In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Congress has been abuzz with huge budget requests and commitments, but vague sketches of where the money will come from. And increasingly ideas incubated in think tanks have found their way onto policy agendas. Join Kojo for a look at the contentious economics of the Gulf-region recovery effort.


  • Jodi Schneider Economics and Finance Editor, Congressional Quarterly
  • Alison Fraser Director of Economic Policy Studies, Heritage Foundation
  • James Horney Senior Fellow, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

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