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Welcome to our blog – The Bottom Line, where you’ll find up-to-date commentary and analysis on the most important news in the fiscal world. Below is a list of our blog posts.
Sep 15, 2009 | Budgets & Projections

A Brief History of (Financial) Time

This week marks the one year anniversary of the Lehman Brothers collapse, an event that both seriously destabilized and ominously ruptured the U.S....
Sep 15, 2009 | Budgets & Projections

The Lehman Collapse -- One Year Later

This week marks the one year anniversary of the Lehman Brothers collapse, an event that both seriously destabilized and ominously ruptured the U.S....

The Second Ten Years

CQ reports that CBO is likely to score the costs of the Senate Finance Committee health care bill for the second ten year period. This is excellent...
Sep 15, 2009 | Economics

Can Deficits Fix the Economy?

By Maya MacGuineasLast night I attended a curtain raiser dinner for today’s Dealing with America’s Debt Overhang event, hosted by New...
Sep 15, 2009 | Budget Process

Peterson-Pew Commission Event on Budget Reform

Tomorrow, on September 16th, the Peterson-Pew Commission on Budget Reform will host an event -- Beyond PAYGO -- to discuss recent proposals to gain...
Sep 14, 2009

Fiscal Stimulus: The CEA Report and Beyond

Is the largest fiscal stimulus package adopted in U.S. history working? Is it worth the high fiscal cost in the future? With these questions in mind...
Sep 14, 2009 | Economics

Fiscal Failures Hurt U.S. Competitiveness

UPDATE: See New American Contract's response to our post. They argue there may be trade-offs between improving the fiscal situation and strengthening...
Sep 12, 2009

Three More FDIC Bank Closings

On Friday evening, the FDIC reported that it has taken over three additional banks (Venture Bank, Brickwell Community Bank, and Corus Bank) for a...
Sep 11, 2009 | Budget Process| Health Care

Selective Triggering

We think triggers can be helpful in budgeting, by providing a back-up plan for when estimates prove wrong or conditions change, and by helping...
Sep 10, 2009

CEA Releases Report on the Economic Impact of the Recovery Act

The Council of Economic Advisers has just released their first quarterly report on the economic impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act...

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