J. Edward Carter

Politics & Policy

Back to The Blueprint

President George W. Bush’s first budget (“A Blueprint for New Beginnings”) outlined a sweeping vision for remaking U.S. fiscal policy. It was, as Bush described it, “a new vision for ...
Politics & Policy

Better Than Clinton?

Nine months prior to the 1996 presidential election, Bill Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisers cheerfully reported that the “American economy has performed exceptionally well over the past 3 years.” While ...
Politics & Policy


You can learn a lot about economics by watching Howard Dean and his rivals tussle over the Democratic presidential nomination. If you pay close attention, take copious notes, and ignore ...