The Fiscal Cliff: New Heights of Sensationalism

Title

The Fiscal Cliff: New Heights of Sensationalism

Authors

Dean Baker

Files

Description

The media have endlessly raised fears of the government falling off the “fiscal cliff.” Dean Baker (Center for Economic and Policy Research) explains why such talk fundamentally misrepresents the short-term budget problem and how the longer term problem has been misrepresented as well.

Publication Date

11-7-2012

Keywords

fiscal cliff, sensationalism, media, government, short-term budget problem, long-term budget

Disciplines

Economics

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