The Washington PostDemocracy Dies in Darkness

How the shutdown hurts the economy, in one chart

Placeholder while article actions load

That's not a ton, but it's a blow to an already weak economy that could use all the growth it can get. If you think the shutdown will result in substantial improvements to policy, then it's probably still worth it. But the odds of either side giving up anything don't look too high at the moment.

Loading...