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An Economic Crisis After A Decade Of Stagnation

Great post from Invictus on the present crisis. One example, from many figures and charts at the link:   More from Jared Bernstein here.

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Water Is Wet, The Sky Is Blue, And The US Is A Low-Tax Country

People are talking about Bruce Bartlett’s column yesterday at the NYT pointing out that US tax levels are at relative historic lows, even though this isn’t exactly breaking news.  Bartlett also notes that US corporate tax revenues are low for … Continue reading

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Broken Economy

Dani Rodrik, drawing from this recent paper, posts an alarming chart:

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Numbers? We Don’t Need No Stinking Numbers

New data and analysis from CBPP: The deficit for fiscal year 2009 — which began more than three months before President Obama’s inauguration — was $1.4 trillion and, at 10 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the largest deficit relative … Continue reading

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The Long-Term Debt Issue Is Health Care Costs

Matt Yglesias posts a couple charts to make the argument that, contrary to what Paul Ryan and the right-leaning Washington Post editorial board would tell you, preserving Medicare as we know it is an option.  He points out, correctly, that … Continue reading

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The US Does Not Have a Spending Problem

We were talking about this around here the other day, and it seems worth reinforcing.  Deficits are a function of revenue and spending; the US spends little compared to other industrialized nations; US debt is a long-term problem. Of course … Continue reading

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In the Strife of Truth with Falsehood: The Present Crisis Explained by Charts

The US federal government has high current debt levels. Though not astronomical by current world standards.

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