Recently, a certain GOP presidential candidate has said that the answer to America’s immigration problem is a giant wall on the Mexican-American border. Political consensus and Mexico’s willingness or unwillingness aside for the moment, how much would a wall like this actually cost?
Well, anarchists rejoice, the US Government has officially shut down. But what does that mean exactly? There are still police on patrol, and firefighters fighting fires. Hospitals are (mostly) still running. So what’s changed? Continue reading The Economics of…a Government Shutdown