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The debt ceiling exists for a reason. Asking people to evade or poke holes into it for special projects defeats the purpose of a debt ceiling.
The debt ceiling exists for a reason. Asking people to evade or poke holes into it for special projects defeats the purpose of a debt ceiling.
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>"But the mighty dollar isn't likely to be knocked off its global perch anytime soon, writes Christopher Smart."
>"But the mighty dollar isn't likely to be knocked off its global perch anytime soon, writes Christopher Smart."
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>"Mortgage rates in the US faced the biggest weekly decline in nearly 41 years, providing some relief after a rapid run-up _...Read More_
>"Mortgage rates in the US faced the biggest weekly decline in nearly 41 years, providing some relief after a rapid run-up _...Read More_
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"Surging inflation and an ongoing economic slowdown should have hurt demand for the US dollar, and yet the greenback is at a 20-year high. The US economy’s relative strength and the Fed’s rapid monetary tightening will likely keep the _...Read More_
"Surging inflation and an ongoing economic slowdown should have hurt demand for the US dollar, and yet the greenback is at a 20-year high. The US economy’s relative strength and the Fed’s rapid monetary tightening will likely keep the _...Read More_
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"In a sane world, republicans and democrats would recognize the enormous conflict of interest here and work to ensure the FDA is entirely neutral and driven by strong ethics and research, rather than corporate money."
"In a sane world, republicans and democrats would recognize the enormous conflict of interest here and work to ensure the FDA is entirely neutral and driven by strong ethics and research, rather than corporate money."
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"Thirty-five years after former US Federal Reserve Chair Paul Volcker left office (and nearly three years after his death), the mere mention of his name still gives shivers to Latin Americans who remember the economic devastation caused by _...Read More_
"Thirty-five years after former US Federal Reserve Chair Paul Volcker left office (and nearly three years after his death), the mere mention of his name still gives shivers to Latin Americans who remember the economic devastation caused by _...Read More_
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"Say what you will about Karl Marx, the man knew how to turn a phrase. His observation about history repeating itself, first as tragedy then as farce, surely applies to the ongoing failure of U.S. monetary policy. Alex Pollock’s insightful _...Read More_
"Say what you will about Karl Marx, the man knew how to turn a phrase. His observation about history repeating itself, first as tragedy then as farce, surely applies to the ongoing failure of U.S. monetary policy. Alex Pollock’s insightful _...Read More_
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"Kaushik Basu argues that the US central bank’s aggressive policy tightening reflects a misreading of the labor market."
"Kaushik Basu argues that the US central bank’s aggressive policy tightening reflects a misreading of the labor market."
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"Dambisa Moyo argues that the heightened focus on inflation should not come at the expense of bigger long-term issues."
"Dambisa Moyo argues that the heightened focus on inflation should not come at the expense of bigger long-term issues."
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"Jim O'Neill gives four reasons for questioning whether economic forecasters' current pessimism is still justified."
"Jim O'Neill gives four reasons for questioning whether economic forecasters' current pessimism is still justified."
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"Jason Furman argues that the Federal Reserve should err on the side of doing too much, rather than too little."
"Jason Furman argues that the Federal Reserve should err on the side of doing too much, rather than too little."
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>"You'd be hard-pressed now to find a recession in the rearview mirror. What's down the road, though, is another story."
>"You'd be hard-pressed now to find a recession in the rearview mirror. What's down the road, though, is another story."
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"The last time inflation burned hot, consumers could put money in the bank and watch it grow like the prices on store shelves, easing much of the pain."
"The last time inflation burned hot, consumers could put money in the bank and watch it grow like the prices on store shelves, easing much of the pain."
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"The International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced that its projection for global economic growth is “gloomy and more uncertain” as it reduced its growth expectation for 2022 to 3.2 percent, about half a percentage point lower than previously _...Read More_
"The International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced that its projection for global economic growth is “gloomy and more uncertain” as it reduced its growth expectation for 2022 to 3.2 percent, about half a percentage point lower than previously _...Read More_
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"Because housing is sensitive to changes in borrowing costs, it can tell policymakers and consumers a lot about whether the Fed’s plan is working."
"Because housing is sensitive to changes in borrowing costs, it can tell policymakers and consumers a lot about whether the Fed’s plan is working."