The Government Shutdown: Short-term Pain, Long-term Disaster
OK, now I'm upset. Every workday morning I fire up my computer, log onto the Internet, and read all of the relevant economic data releases for that day. But when Congress decided to allow the shutdown of the federal government yesterday, one of the many bureaus that was closed was the Census Bureau. And since nobody is currently working at the Census Bureau, there is nobody there to release the data that they usually report every month.