What is the impact of the government shutdown?

October 15, 2013 — This week on “Off the Shelf”, Chris Payne, senior economic analyst and Cameron Leuthy, senior budget analyst for Bloomberg Government, discuss the impact of the shutdown.

Payne outlines the economic ramifications of the potential failure to raise the debt ceiling.

He also makes the case as to why the debt ceiling makes no fiscal, economic or policy sense.

Leuthy talks about the budgetary impact of shutdown and what it means for government missions and contractors supporting customer agency missions.