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. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/fixgov/2019/01/16/the-real-threat-the-government-shutdown-poses-for-the-american-economy/
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THE REAL THREAT THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN POSES FOR THE AMERICAN ECONOMY
The government shutdown has produced a serious economic threat that’s hiding in plain sight: the U.S. economy is flying blind. The people who collect, analyze and release all the basic data tracking the path of the economy and its principal aspects are on furlough. This means that thousands of companies and financial institutions, and millions of investors, have to rely on guesswork instead of data, and each week the problem grows worse. ROBERT SHAPIRO READ MORE