How the deficit affects the economy

Listen 17:00
FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, file photo, the sky over The Capitol is lit up at dawn  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, file photo, the sky over The Capitol is lit up at dawn (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

With all this boost in spending, and the GOP tax bill, we’ll close today’s show with NEIL IRWIN, senior economics correspondent for The New York Times who will explain the role deficits play in the economy.

Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

It will take 126,000 members this year for great news and programs to thrive. Help us get to 100% of the goal.