The Rancor Dividend

Crook, Clive
January 2007
Atlantic;Jan/Feb2007, Vol. 299 Issue 1, p36
The article discusses the 2006 congressional elections in the United States and the effect that the results are expected to have on economic policy. Several fiscally conservative Democrats were elected to Congress. The article describes periods of economic restraint under former U.S. Presidents Eisenhower and Clinton that coincided with opposing party control of Congress. Comments from William Niskanen of the Cato Institute on the effects of a divided government on fiscal policy are presented.


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