Daily Archives: July 17, 2007

By Kenneth Rogoff

The Bush administration was beside itself with glee earlier this month when it announced that the fiscal year 2007 federal deficit was set to fall to just over $200bn, or 1.5 per cent of US gross domestic product. Although the continuing deficit hardly makes the US a picture of fiscal prudence, the dollar amount is less than half what it was in 2004. Read more