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The release of a new report on Obama's efforts to revive economic growth offers a visual guide to his economic policies.

A new study finds the famous 2009 vehicle trade-in program created some jobs and cut carbon emissions — but at a remarkably high cost.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Oct 31, 2013
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Training people to instantly take jobs when you're not sure where they're coming from isn't a strategy for success.

Move aside, Paul Ryan: The Senate Budget Committee also released preliminary budget figures today. Here's how the two plans stack up.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Mar 12, 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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Shinzō Abe wants to boost growth in Japan by two points. But his plan could do even better than that.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jan 11, 2013
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Obama and Boehner are currently hashing out a fiscal cliff deal. But how would you solve it? We built a tool to let you try.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Dec 20, 2012
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The administration's new proposal is basically equivalent to half the payroll tax holiday, but is better targeted at the poor.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Oct 29, 2012
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A123 Systems, an electric-car battery maker that has received $250 million in stimulus grants, just filed for bankruptcy. Since this is bound to be big political fodder, here are a few things to know about the company, its collapse, and the broader battery industry.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Oct 16, 2012
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An interview with Michael Grunwald, author of a new history of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act -- better known as the stimulus.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Sep 9, 2012
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A lot of claims have been made at the RNC so far. How many of them are true?

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 30, 2012
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The proposal would have cost about $3 trillion over the next decade -- so a bit less than 400 percent what the stimulus cost -- and not a dollar of it would've been paid for.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Aug 27, 2012
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Paul Ryan requested stimulus money. But did Congressional actors actually affect where it was distributed?

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 18, 2012
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The Romney campaign says fiscal stimulus is not appropriate during a Rogoff/Reinhart recession. Someone should tell that to Rogoff and Reinhart.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Aug 16, 2012
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The Romney campaign, referencing two studies, says stimulus doesn't work. But a more comprehensive look at the literature leads to a very different conclusion. Thirteen good studies conclude that stimulative policies are effective, while two studies concluded the opposite. The consensus is clear: economists think stimulus works.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 8, 2012
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The Romney campaign is out with a new white paper defending his economic plan. But does it take all the relevant studies into account? On the stimulus, the answer is certainly "no."

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 7, 2012
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It's been a while since we've done a page 69 test on Wonkblog, and what better way to start it back up again than with Michael Grunwald's "The New New Deal," a history of the passage and implementation of the 2009 stimulus package.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 7, 2012
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