Economy

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Please DON'T pass the SALT

April 07, 2020

Before the ink was dry on the $2 trillion CARES Act, the third and largest coronavirus rescue package enacted to date, it was evident that Congress would need to pass another.

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CBO's Big Challenge

April 06, 2020

It seems likely that when Phil Swagel took over as director of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) last June he did not think he would need to include assumptions about “social distanci

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Fight the Wolf, Then the Termites

March 24, 2020

As the nation grapples with devastating healthcare and economic consequences of the spreading COVID-19 pandemic, policymakers in Washington have been ratcheting-up their responses.