As the lame duck Congress searches for a way around, over or through the so-called “fiscal cliff” that it set before itself in November 2011, when a bipartisan “super committee” failed to reach a deal on deficit reduction, we ask the fundamental questions: Is this a failure of leadership or a real clash of ideas? What should government spend money on anyway? What are the consequences if we actually go over the cliff?

We will continue to update these group blog posts until a deal—or the cleft—is reached. Click below to read our writers’ takes on the cliff.

TBR Fiscal Cliff Group Blog

  1. Fiscal Follies by Todd Shallat
  2. Fiscal Cliff is Fork in the Road by Justin Vaughn
  3. So Let’s Kick Some Cans by Scott Yenor

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