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Covering the Economy: Readings for March 21: Budget Mechanics

A lecture on how the U.S. government decides to spend what it does...

Background readings:

Treasury Secretary John Snow annoys the Wall Street Journal's Greg Ip.

My speech to the National Association of Business Economists last week.

Long-run budget decisions will have to be made:

Budget overview: Gale-Orszag.
Health care funding crisis: Krugman-Wells.