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Eugene Steuerle: Multi-Trillion Dollar Fiscal and Monetary Gambles

Dr. Eugene (Gene) Steuerle is an Institute fellow and the Richard B. Fisher chair at the Urban Institute and a member of the Committee for a...
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Even With Lower Interest Rates, Debt Remains Unsustainable

With the Federal Reserve today announcing a 0.25 percentage point decrease in the federal funds rate, it appears interest rates will remain...

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...
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Rising Rates Could Further Balloon Interest Spending

Note (5/15/2018): This blog was published before CBO's April 2018 baseline, which provides official estimates of the amount of interest that...
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The Fed's Effect on Deficits and Debt

As monetary policy watchers descend upon Jackson Hole, Wyoming, for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s annual economic policy symposium, we...
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How a Fed Rate Increase Could Affect the Budget

Today, the Federal Open Market Committee, the Fed's interest rate setting and deliberative body that meets eight times a year, could announce...
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The Federal Reserve Budget Gimmick In The House Transportation Bill

The transportation bill that the House passed last week contains a budget gimmick worth almost $60 billion (Wall Street Journal Paywall). The...

Yellen: High Debt Could Undermine Flexibility

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen delivered testimony on the Semiannual Monetary Policy report to the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday. Not...

Fed and Treasury 'rowing in opposite directions'

The Federal Reserve's efforts to help the economy recover through quantitative easing (QE), twisting, and tapering have made front page news without...
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The FOMC Tapers, But That's Not All!

In a move that has been discussed and anticipated for months, the Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee announced that it would slightly...

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