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Maya MacGuineas: With a growing debt, a fiscally responsible blueprint is needed to handle the next recession

Maya MacGuineas is president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt. She recently wrote an...

Break Glass Here: A Responsible Plan to Combat the Next Recession

The United States is in the midst of one of the longest periods of sustained economic growth in its history, but there are signs that this prolonged...

CBO: Fixing the Debt Would Increase Income

Putting debt on a downward path could increase average income by almost $9,000 per person per year, or about 10 percent as compared to continuing on...

Maya MacGuineas: America's Biggest Weakness is No Big Secret

Maya MacGuineas is president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt. She recently wrote an...

Was the Federal Reserve’s Monetary Tightening Unprecedented?

In a Wall Street Journal op-ed, House Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Kevin Brady (R-TX) and former National Economic Council...

Economists Agree: Deficits Matter

Rarely do economists agree on anything. But a survey this week through the University of Chicago's IGM Forum found that 42 top economists...

Maya MacGuineas: The Rise of Free Lunch Economics & the Growth of Our National Debt

Maya MacGuineas is president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt. She recently wrote an ...

Erskine Bowles: Americans are being left behind. Here's how we fix it.

Erskine Bowles served as chief of staff to President Bill Clinton from 1997 to 1998 and is a member of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget...

The Longest Shutdown Has Hit Consumer Sentiment the Hardest

It's not just the economy that's taken a hit from the partial shutdown of the government. Consumer confidence has taken a dip as well, falling more...