Slaying the Dragon of Debt

Project description: One of the most recent projects of the Regional Oral History Office at UC – Berkeley, Slaying the Dragon of Debt explores why the national debt has grown so significantly since the late 1970s. Its major focus is on federal budgeting and shifting policy views on debt and taxes.

Regulatory significance: The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is discussed extensively, with some attention to its metaregulatory role. The bulk of these interviews, however, are focused on more direct forms of governance.

RepositoryUniversity of California – Berkeley

Interview dates: 2010 – 2011

Digital access: Transcripts for most interviews are available online.

Physical access: For access to all transcripts and audio, visit the Bancroft Library at UC-Berkeley, California.