EPI’s work on federal fiscal policy analyzes revenues, spending and deficits, but always within the context of the overall economy. EPI believes that the federal budget is the embodiment of our nation’s priorities, but recognizes that the state of budget balance is simply a tool to meet larger economic goals, not an end-goal in itself.
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From free-fall to stagnation: Five years after the start of the Great Recession, extraordinary policy measures are still needed, but are not forthcomingFebruary 14, 2013 | | Report
When and what kind of deficit reduction matters most: The danger of aggressive 10-year deficit targets in the current budget debateJanuary 25, 2013 | | Blog