GRAPH: Every government shutdown ever, in one chart
Posted: September 30, 2013 Filed under: Economics, History, Politics | Tags: Dylan Matthews, Government shutdown, Hoover Institution, Seth Kadish, Tammy Frisby, United States, United States Congress, Walter Hickey
The 1970s were a really popular time for government shutdowns:
(Click to enlarge.)
This chart comes from Tammy Frisby of the Hoover Institution. Previously, Dylan Matthews went through all previous government shutdowns, why they happened, and how they got resolved.
Update: On the other hand, if you want to see how rare government shutdowns actually are in the broader scheme of things, check out this chart from Seth Kadish:
(Via Walter Hickey.)
Every government shutdown ever, in one chart