Monthly Archives: February 2013

The Debt Paradox That Everyone Should Be Aware Of

This is the fifth of a series of articles I’ve called “7 Deadly Sins of the Government Debt Debate.” You don’t need to read the other four to follow this one, but if you were to go here, here, here … Continue reading

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Why We Should Be Entitled to a More Honest Accounting

In this article, I’ll reveal the fourth of the seven sins introduced in “7 Deadly Sins of the Government Debt Debate – #1” (sin #1) and continued here and here (sins #2 and #3). In case you missed the first … Continue reading

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A Cyniconomical Reply to Brad Delong

Over the past few weeks, the Ivory Tower wing of the “kick the can consensus” has been busy sharing their upbeat interpretations of the CBO’s latest debt projections. Paul Krugman wasted no time declaring that the projections were “distinctly not … Continue reading

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The 8% Solution

In this article, I’ll reveal the third of the seven sins introduced in “7 Deadly Sins of the Government Debt Debate – #1” (sin #1) and continued here (sin #2). In case you missed the first two installments, I’m channeling … Continue reading

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What Would You Do?

Here’s a post that was inspired by an excellent article on the Federal Reserve by Eric Parnell, published Friday on Seeking Alpha. And in particular, a question that was asked in comments that followed the article. The questioner suggested that … Continue reading

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The Case of the Missing $240 Billion Per Annum

This is the second installment of the word match challenge that I introduced in 7 Deadly Sins of the Government Debt Debate – #1. The idea is to match the seven “sins” in the right-hand column below to the seven topics … Continue reading

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Great News This Week: CBO Reveals There’ll Be No More Business Cycles

You may have seen that the CBO updated their ten year budget projections yesterday.  Here are a few observations about its economic assumptions:

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7 Deadly Sins of the Government Debt Debate – #1

I offer a challenge that requires vocabulary and reasoning skills and may bring back memories of elementary school. And it’s not talking your way out of detention. In the diagram below, seven “sins” are listed in the column on the … Continue reading

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