September 19th, 2016

Decoding the federal budget

Economics & Politics

There is nothing more important for our economic future — or less understood — than the federal budget. It allocates around 20 percent of our national output to such crucial priorities as health, education, science, the environment, and national defense. It determines, to a large extent, the extent of suffering from poverty and even the extent of inequality in incomes. And yet our national debates on economics, and the positions of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, obscure more than they reveal about the choices facing the nation.

Read the full article – the second in this weekly series – on The Boston Globe. 

 

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