COVID-19 and the U.S. Fiscal Imbalance

12 Pages Posted: 2 Feb 2021

Date Written: December 8, 2020


Policymakers must do something to slow the growing debt burden or else face a major fiscal meltdown. Proposals such as Medicare for All and the Green New Deal would only make the looming fiscal crisis worse.

Keywords: COVID-19, coronavirus, covid, U.S. finances, United States finance, United States Fiscal, U.S. Fiscal Imbalance, United States Fiscal Imbalance, U.S. Debt, United States Debt

JEL Classification: I10, I15, I18, I19, H10, H11, H12, H13, H19, H50, H51, H59

Suggested Citation

Miron, Jeffrey, COVID-19 and the U.S. Fiscal Imbalance (December 8, 2020). Cato Institute, Policy Analysis No. 905 (2020), Available at SSRN:

Jeffrey Miron (Contact Author)

Cato Institute ( email )

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