This Week in the Economy: Youth in Revolt and Looming Government Shutdown

Hoping to avoid the fate of other leaders in the Arab world, the King of Saudi Arabia has introduced a number of welfare measures targeting unemployed or poor young people.

Martin Wolf, in the FT, tells us why youth are in such a revolting state of mind.

David Leonhardt looks back on the debate between Germany and the United States on stimulus versus austerity. Turns out austerity didn't really work - Why Budget Cuts Don't Bring Prosperity. Now if only there were an ongoing debate to which this evidence could be applied...

Mother Jones says "It's Inequality, Stupid" and has some snazzy charts to back it up.

Jonathan Chait tries to understand why Republicans are moving things in the direction of a government shutdown.

The National Journal counts down to government shutdown.