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Why Keith Hennessey’s Debt Ceiling Plan Doesn’t Make Sense

Keith Hennessey proposed a debt ceiling plan for republicans, which wisely begins by saying not increasing the debt ceiling makes little sense. However, he goes on to say the following: Congressional Republicans offer Mr. Obama a choice. He can have … Continue reading

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Blogs review: The trillion-dollar platinum coin option to the debt ceiling

Jérémie Cohen-Setton, a friend and classmate at Berkeley, has a nice write up at Bruegel on the platinum coin debate: What’s at stake: What started as an arcane idea on a finance blog a couple of months ago – that the debt ceiling … Continue reading

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Debt Ceiling Deja Vu – What Happened Last Time?

This Stevenson & Wolfers op-ed from the last time games were played with not raising the debt ceiling has some informative, unpleasant graphs on consumer confidence and employment growth:

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Quick Takes on Robots, Disability Insurance, Debt Ceiling, & Charts to inform Grand Bargains

1. I still don’t understand why Krugman thinks the invention of “doers” will be bad for high skilled workers. Here’s my reasoning. 2. Ed Glaeser “2013 Is the Year to Go to Work, Not Go on Disability” HT Evan Soltas 3. Foreboding Feeling: Fiscal … Continue reading

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