economy http://wlrn.org en How to Run—or Ruin—an Economy http://wlrn.org/post/how-run-or-ruin-economy <p></p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 28349 at http://wlrn.org How to Run—or Ruin—an Economy How The Fiscal Cliff Would Hit The Economy http://wlrn.org/post/how-fiscal-cliff-would-hit-economy This week, President Obama will meet with congressional leaders to begin working out a deal to avert a budget calamity commonly known as the fiscal cliff.<p>Economists are unanimous in saying that if the leaders fail to keep the country from going over the "cliff," both the stock and labor markets will fairly quickly go "splat."<p>To keep that from happening, Congress must pass legislation to stop or delay or phase in looming budgetary changes. That phrase "fiscal cliff" refers to a massive collection of automatic tax increases and spending cuts that kick in at year's end. Sun, 11 Nov 2012 10:30:00 +0000 Marilyn Geewax 4478 at http://wlrn.org How The Fiscal Cliff Would Hit The Economy