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Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) walks to the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. (Joshua Roberts, Reuters)

‘Debt Chicken’ Will Become New National Pastime

As a sports fan who finds baseball about interesting as watching paint dry on growing grass, I’m so happy to see that the United States has found itself a new national pastime, which we can call “debt chicken.” Forget the fact that you cannot find an economist who thinks sucking billions of dollars out of… Continue reading ‘‘Debt Chicken’ Will Become New National Pastime’



Am I Crazy or is Privatizing Medicare Insane?

OK, I will be the first to admit, I did not study economics. I spent four years of college reading books and writing papers, and some of those papers were admittedly about fairy tales for a class about fairy tales. Yet I feel as though Paul Ryan and his “courageous” proposal to slash the deficit… Continue reading ‘Am I Crazy or is Privatizing Medicare Insane?’