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The Clash of Generations: Niall Ferguson’s Take on the Biden-Ryan Debate

Harvard historian Niall Ferguson saw in the debate, not the clash of civilizations, but the clash of generations: What we saw last week was not just a contrast between Irish-American political styles. We saw the opening round in the clash … Continue reading

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Maybe Not So Bad Afterall?: The National Debt, as a Percentage of GDP, is About the Same as Where It Was In 1992

Paul Rosenberg, at Open Left, has an interesting chart which keeps the national debt in perspective. The national debt, bad as it is, is hovering, in relation to GDP, at levels akin to those just prior to Bill Clinton’s presidency. … Continue reading

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