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David Ignatius on President Obama

Obama Missing in Action By David Ignatius Washington Post “It would be hard to imagine a more dispiriting prelude to a new presidential term than this week’s sorry “fiscal cliff” deal to defer (and perhaps multiply) the nation’s financial problems.” … Continue reading

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Lawrence Summers on U.S. Tax System

How to Fix Costly and Unjust U.S. Tax System By Lawrence Summers Financial Times “Sooner or later the American tax code will be reformed…,” writes former Treasury Secretary and Harvard Kennedy School professor Lawrence Summers. “Raising revenue will be the … Continue reading

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Martin Feldstein on tax rates

The Tax Hike Canard By Martin Feldstein ForeignAffairs.com “Five years ago, the United States’ budget deficit equaled 1.5 percent of GDP and its national debt stood at 36 percent of GDP. This year, the deficit will exceed $1 trillion, or … Continue reading

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Robert B. Zoellick on Obama and the economy

Obama’s Historic Budget Opportunity By Robert B. Zoellick Huffington Post “Since the election, President Obama has focused the debate about the fiscal cliff on taxes. This tactical political positioning is putting at risk the strategic objective of a pro-growth budget … Continue reading

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David Ignatius on budget sequestration

The Republicans’ budget roulette Washington Post August 15, 2012 Commentary by: David Ignatius, Future of Diplomacy Project fellow Topic: Budget sequestration “The politics of ‘sequestration’ illustrate the talent of congressional Republicans, led by Rep. Paul Ryan, for being on both … Continue reading

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Niall Ferguson on the U.S. defense budget

Dangers Follow From Congress’s Coming Cuts to Defense Spending Newsweek November 21, 2011 Commentary: Niall Ferguson, member of the Belfer Center Board of Directors Topic: U.S. defense budget “Fort Leavenworth in Kansas is the perfect place to go to think … Continue reading

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