Daily Archives: July 5, 2010

FT column: The long and the short of fiscal policy

My latest column is on the US economy

The US recovery is faltering. Last Friday’s jobs report, though not discomfiting the markets, contained more bad news than good, and followed a slew of other disappointing indicators. What Congress can do in current circumstances is limited, but Washington’s politicians are making sure to avoid doing even that. A limping recovery and a squabbling, impotent government are no formula for restoring confidence.

Clive Crook’s blog

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I have been the FT's Washington columnist since April 2007. I moved from Britain to the US in 2005 to write for the Atlantic Monthly and the National Journal after 20 years working at the Economist, most recently as deputy editor. I write mainly about the intersection of politics and economics.

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