Posted by | September 23, 2012 17:42 | Filed under: Top Stories

by Stuart Shapiro

The graph above shows the laws passed by Congress.  The Congresses considered the least productive are in red (h/t John Sides).  While a lame duck session may move the 112th out of the bottom tier, it won’t be by much.  Now, anti-government folks may consider this a good thing.  But I’m betting that drought-stricken farmers, those who lost their jobs or houses in the recession, or those who are seeing teachers and fire fighters laid off in their communities feel differently.

By: Stuart Shapiro

Stuart is a professor and the Director of the Public Policy
program at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers
University. He teaches economics and cost-benefit analysis and studies
regulation in the United States at both the federal and state levels.
Prior to coming to Rutgers, Stuart worked for five years at the Office
of Management and Budget in Washington under Presidents Clinton and
George W. Bush.