September 30, 2013

LESS DYSFUNCTIONAL:

Graph: U.S. Federal Government Shutdowns (TAMMY FRISBY | MARCH 06, 2011, Advancing Free Society)

On Monday, I'll be teaching a class on the politics of federal fiscal policy to my Introduction to American Government and Politics students here at Stanford. As I've been putting together my teaching materials, I've been hunting for a visual representation of government shutdowns over the last few decades. I couldn't readily find one, so I put together my own, based on information provided by the Congressional Research Service in one of their reports. It struck me that others might find this graph helpful in discussions of the current federal budget battle, so I'm sharing it via this blog. If you do use this graph, proper attribution to me and the Hoover Institution would be appreciated.

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Posted by at September 30, 2013 4:30 PM
  

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