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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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Graham Allison and Shai Feldman on Iran

The Coming Clash Over Iran By Graham Allisonand Shai Feldman The National Interest “With the violence in Gaza and Israel subsiding at least for a while, U.S.-Israeli conversations will likely soon return to the much more significant issue of Iran.” … Continue reading

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Elaine Kamarck on tax reform

Time to Reform Complex Tax Code By Elaine Kamarck Politico “There are very few “teaching moments” in politics, but the drama surrounding the current debate over the fiscal cliff is one of them. As it unfolds, it is becoming clear … 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 European free-trade agreement

A Free-trade Agreement with Europe? By David Ignatius “At a recent meeting of German business and foreign-policy leaders, one participant summed up an anxiety that’s almost palpable here: “Europeans have a sense of being left alone. You Americans don’t understand how … Continue reading

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Interview with Martin Feldstein and Laura Tyson on Obama and the economy

Discussion on what Obama’s second term means for the economy Interview with Martin Feldstein and Laura Tyson CNBC “Laura Tyson, chair of the Council of Economic Advisors for President Obama, and Martin Feldstein, chair of the Council of Economic Advisors … Continue reading

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Lawrence Summers on the ‘Obama debt’ fallacy

The ‘Obama debt’ fallacy By Lawrence Summers CNN “Writing on behalf of the Romney campaign, my friend Mike Boskin has responded to my column from last week that argued that in a number of areas of economic policy, President Obama … Continue reading

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