The Plum Line: austerity

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 01/16/2014

Washington austerity at its most self-defeating

Infrastructure repair is fiscally smart.

By Ryan Cooper  |  04:59 PM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 11/11/2013

Why Democrats should win the argument about austerity, but probably won’t

Lawmakers ought to be scrambling over each other to rescue the economy, starting with a quick repeal of the sequester. But because Washington is incapable of breaking out of its self-imposed austerity cage, very likely nothing will change.

By Ryan Cooper  |  12:24 PM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)