Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget


Stiglitz, Stimulus, the Financial Sector and the Genie

Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz stopped by New America this week to discuss his new book "Freefall", about our economic and financial crisis...

Announcing the "Announcement Effect Club"

Since CRFB called for a Fiscal Recovery Plan in July, a growing number of

Jobs and Policy

At the start of the new decade, one in every ten Americans is unemployed.

Deficit Hawks Love their Cake

Over the weekend one of our favorite bloggers, EconomistMom, joined an important discussion prompted by a Stan Collender blog that called out deficit...

Can Government Debt Threaten Economic Growth?

At this week’s American Economic Association meetings in Atlanta, two economists, Kenneth Rogoff and Carmen Reinhart, explore how high levels...

Thanks, Stan

In a blog post earlier this w

Event Recap: Release of 'Red Ink Rising'

On December 14, the Peterson-Pew Commission on Budget Reform

Peterson-Pew in the Press

The Peterson-Pew Commission’s “Red Ink Rising” plan for American lawmakers has earned s

Fed Exit Strategy: Reverse Repos

How and when the Fed will unwind the massive amounts of liquidity it has provided to shore up the financial system and economy?  Will the Fed

Weekend Editorial Roundup

Here are the highlights from this weekend’s editorials on fiscal and budget policy: