Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Economy

Policymakers Should Avoid Austerity in Addressing the Debt

The economy remains weak and may be headed for a double-dip recession this winter. Though COVID relief enacted to date has been largely successful in...
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Canceling Student Loan Debt Is Poor Economic Stimulus

Facing a weak economy still suffering from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been a number of calls for President-elect Joe Biden to...

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.

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.

Comparing Fiscal Multipliers

The United States is currently facing one of its worst economic and public health crises as a result of COVID-19.

Janet Yellen and Jared Bernstein: The Senate Is on Vacation While Americans Starve

Janet Yellen is a Distinguished Fellow in Residence with the Economic Studies Program at the Brookings Institution, a former Chair of the Feder

How Much COVID Relief Has Been Spent So Far?

Our brand new, state-of-the-art interactive COVID Money Tracker tool follows every dollar authoriz

Comparing the Heroes and HEALS Acts

As lawmakers formulate the next round of fiscal relief to fight the COVID-19 public health and economic crisis, two pieces of legislation have emer
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Webinar & Chartbook: Where Does the Next Phase of COVID Relief Stand?

The novel coronavirus (COVID) pandemic and resulting economic crisis has been met with an unprecedented policy response.
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Did GDP Fall by One-Third?

In their reporting on the Bureau of Economic Analysis's (BEA) second quarter Gross Domestic Product (GDP) 

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