What the shutdown revealed about America’s broken politics

US Congress

Alice Rivlin, senior fellow in Economic Studies, discusses the flaws in our democratic institutions that led to the government shutdown. She argues that all the problems facing our nation are manageable, but that they are not being managed well by our government.

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