Brief Deficit: What Caused It, Why It Matters
Alan J. Auerbach, William G. Gale
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(103.43 KB) op-ed, July 30, 2009. William Gale and Alan Auerbach explain that the government is spending more than it's bringing in, resulting in a deficit. They explain why that gap must be brought under control.
Research Areas Economic mobility and inequality Taxes and budgets
Tags Fiscal policy Federal budget and economy
Policy Centers Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center