A star-studded Dionysium debate moderated by Todd Seavey
If no budget deal is reached, will Dec. 2012 prove to be the end of the world? Or are we likely better off with the mix of automatic tax hikes and spending cuts slated for January -- that is, just jumping off the so-called "fiscal cliff"?
Matt Welch, editor in chief of Reason magazine
John Carney, editor of finance blog NetNet at CNBC
Lynn Parramore, econ editor at AlterNet and founder of RecessionWire
Dan Gerstein, political consultant and Gotham Ghostwriters president