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The figures of Grief and History stand on top of the Peace Statue near the U.S. Capitol after President Donald Trump and the U.S. Congress failed to reach a deal on funding for federal agencies in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2018.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts - RC1F1DB11260
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What the shutdown revealed about America’s broken politics

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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The economic impact of a government shutdown

Alice Rivlin was in charge of the last government shutdown. This is what she saw.

 

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