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Maya MacGuineas: The national debt still matters, despite low interest rates

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...

GDP Did Not Just Increase 33%

Today's advanced third quarter GDP estimates from the Bureau of Economic Analysis are being reported as showing 33 percent economic growth. This...

The Cost of the Trump and Biden COVID Response Plans

The COVID pandemic has caused considerable economic damage and human suffering. Policymakers responded aggressively this spring to address the...

A Closer Look at the Record $3.1 Trillion Deficit in FY 2020

The Treasury Department released its final Monthly Treasury Statement for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020, showing a record $3.1 trillion deficit for the year...

CBO Shows "Interest" in Greater Transparency

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) took another step last week towards greater transparency when it published an interactive workbook that allows...

Maya MacGuineas: Trump and Biden must answer critical budget questions

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...

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