Without Rules, Fiscal Policy Chaos Will Continue

The 35-day government shutdown that kicked-off 2019, and the compromise than ended it, are only the latest indicators of the fiscal chaos that reigns in Washington. The latest version is just now getting underway, kicked off by the President’s 2020 budget message.

The chaos is reflected both in the failure of Congress to follow the procedural rules it has set for itself, and in a…

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Ed Dolan

Ed Dolan

Economist, Senior Fellow at Niskanen Center, Yale Ph.D. Interests include environment, health care policy, social safety net, economic freedom.