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Articles by James C. Capretta (page 1)

June 21, 2022 5:30 am

Ripple Effects of the Fed’s Anti-Inflation Actions

Among other things, tighter monetary policy will affect the federal budget outlook.
James C. Capretta
May 9, 2022 7:46 am

Is Biden a Deficit Hawk?

Explaining the administration’s recent rhetorical shift on fiscal matters.
James C. Capretta
April 8, 2022 5:40 am

The Gang of Ten and the Challenge of Bipartisan Budgeting

The center of the Senate holds a great deal of power. Why not use it to fix real problems?
James C. Capretta
March 7, 2022 5:30 am

Sizing Up the Fiscal Challenge

How changing the government’s accounting method—and reforming the congressional budgeting process—could start to improve the federal budget outlook.
James C. Capretta
February 8, 2022 5:30 am

It’s Time for Federal Budgeting Rules to Match the New Reality

The appropriations process is out of date.
James C. Capretta
December 13, 2021 5:27 am

BBB Is a Fiscal Risk

The debt crisis is real. At least one party needs to act like the grownups.
James C. Capretta
September 20, 2021 5:30 am

The GOP’s Misguided Short Game

Refusing to help raise the debt limit—or eliminate it—is an abdication of responsibility and it carries long-term political risks.
James C. Capretta
August 4, 2021 5:30 am

GOP Senators Should Pursue a Budget Deal with Biden

Learn the lessons of the infrastructure bill and participate in the essential business of governing.
James C. Capretta
May 19, 2021 5:30 am

100 Years After Its Creation, the Federal Budget Process Needs Updating

The law creating the modern budget process was enacted in 1921. In 2021, it’s badly in need of reform.
James C. Capretta
May 3, 2021 5:30 am

The Return of Earmarks

Long synonymous with pork-barrel spending, earmarks were eliminated a decade ago. Here’s why they’re coming back.
James C. Capretta