fiscal-policy

A new initiative by the left-leaning Center on Budget and Policy Priorities launching today is refocusing on the role of fiscal policy in the nation’s economic recovery. It's about time.

Last year, we got to see whether monetary policy could offset fiscal austerity from Congress.

  • Mike Konczal
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  • Jan 18, 2014
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Here's what to make of the hints coming out of the budget conference committee.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Oct 31, 2013
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The 2013 fiscal year revenue and spending data are in, and the U.S. budget deficit is dropping.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Oct 31, 2013
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The government could shut down at the end of the month. Here's why, in gory, horrible detail.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Sep 18, 2013
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The Federal Reserve chairman thinks Congress is getting it backwards on deficit reduction.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • May 22, 2013
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Lost in the debate about Reinhart-Rogoff is the big question: does austerity help growth?

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Apr 18, 2013
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For four years, the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities has put out a great chart showing what's driving our deficit (the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and tax cuts). Here's the final version of that chart, as informative as ever.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Feb 28, 2013
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The Princeton economist discusses how the economy blew up, how we put it back together, and how to prevent it all from happening again.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jan 23, 2013
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