Welcome to the 43rd regular edition of the Pivot Points blog e-newsletter, by Ed Crego and Frank Islam...
We look at the real costs of the government shutdown, and reasons for optimism that we, the people, may be on the verge of shutting down future gridlock at the source...
The shutdown did have some positive consequences, very much unintended by those who perpetrated it, that echo some of the best recent political and economic writing...
What We're Reading (Porter, Pincus)
New York Times reporter Eduardo Porter reveals the silver lining in the two parties' failure to agree on fiscal policy...
At a memorial service for a Democratic Speaker of the House, his Republican counterpart recounts what we can only hope are days of future, not passed...
Pivot point - an area that can be leveraged and addressed to achieve outcomes and results
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