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The Anti-Economist — March 20, 2013, 4:09 pm

Day of Greed

A quick scan for a deadly sin

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The Anti-Economist — March 12, 2013, 5:02 pm

We Need a Shadow CBO

The trouble with the Congressional Budget Office’s long-term budget projections

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The Anti-Economist — March 7, 2013, 1:33 pm

A Republican Magic Trick

Deficit misdirection

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The Anti-Economist — February 13, 2013, 5:11 pm

The Economic Understatement of the Union

If the president wants the public’s support, he should be making a forceful case for spending

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The Anti-Economist — January 15, 2013, 5:23 pm

Does America Need Jack Lew?

The incoming treasury secretary’s positions on regulation and the deficit offer cause for concern

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The Anti-Economist — January 3, 2013, 1:17 pm

America Is Having the Wrong Fiscal Argument

The question should be whether to cut the deficit right now, not how

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