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Washington Fiscal Impasse: To Talk or Not To Talk

Washington’s fiscal impasse has caused a government shutdown and threatens a U.S. debt default. It also has forced lawmakers to grapple with issues of democratic governance: specifically, how to fulfill basic duties in a politically divided legislature. Much of the fury on Capitol Hill revolves around whether the current standoff should be resolved through negotiations and compromise between Democrats and Republicans. Dialogue - it is how differences are supposed to be resolved. But are ...

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