2:05pm

Thu October 11, 2012
Economy

How We Got To The Edge Of The Fiscal Cliff

Originally published on Thu October 11, 2012 2:26 pm

As the end of the year draws near, politicians and economists are again warning of the consequences of the "fiscal cliff." David Wessel, economics editor of The Wall Street Journal, sorts through the politics and numbers to explain how the government came to the precipice of the fiscal cliff.