Professor Buchanan Leads Debt Ceiling Discussion

During October's two-and-a-half week government shutdown, the United States Treasury sought out options to pay the country’s financial obligations if Congress failed to increase the debt ceiling by October 18. Professor Neil Buchanan, an economist and legal scholar, was at the forefront of the national conversation about alternatives available to the President and Congressional leaders. 

Professor Buchanan was cited, interviewed, and quoted in over a dozen media outlets to explain his published, peer-reviewed theory: that faced with a series of unconstitutional options, the President should continue to issue debt without Congressional approval. Professor Buchanan explains this theory in his recently published book, The Debt Ceiling Disasters.


What Happens After Thursday Without US Debt Deal? 
The Hindu Business Line | October 16, 2013

What Obama Could Do If Congress Fails to Raise the Debt Ceiling 
AllVoices | October 14, 2013

The Debt-Ceiling Doomsday Device 
Financial Times | October 15, 2013

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the Debt Ceiling (But Were Afraid to Ask) 
Tampa Bay Times | October 11, 2013

Should Obama Just Ignore the Debt Ceiling? These Law Professors Think So. 
The Washington Post | October 10, 2013

The Budget Is Its Own ‘Debt Ceiling’ 
KDAL 610 | October 10, 2013

Calculating the Probabilities of a U.S. Default  
Harvard Business Review | October 10, 2013

If the Debt Ceiling Is Reached, the President Will Be Forced to Go It Alone, But the Fed Could Save the Day 
Verdict Blog | October 10, 2013

Would a Constitutional Challenge Stop the Debt Ceiling Madness? 
Digital Journal | October 10, 2013

Sen. Collins Skeptical of Claims that Debt-Ceiling Deadline Would Spell Immediate Default 
Kennebec Journal | October 10, 2013

Executive Intervention: Should the President Override Congress? [Video]
Aljazeera America | October 9, 2013

Longshot Debt Ceiling Ideas Explained 
The Wall Street Journal | October 9, 2013

When the Treasury Runs Out of Cash 
New York Times Economix Blog | October 8, 2013

Why the 14th Amendment Matters in the Debt-Ceiling Crisis 
Fortune | October 7, 2013

Debt Ceiling Creates a Constitutional Conundrum 
The Wall Street Journal | October 4, 2013

Experts See Potential Ways Out for Obama in Debt Ceiling Maze 
The New York Times | October 3, 2013

If Congress Won't Raise the Debt Ceiling, Obama Will Be Forced to Break the Law 
The Atlantic | October 2, 2013

Our Outlaw President
The New York Times | September 29, 2013