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The fiscal freak-out

From “Why Economists are United Against the Fiscal Cliff” by Christopher Matthews 

“One of the truths revealed by the debate over the fiscal cliff is that lawmakers in Washington are in bitter disagreement over the cause of and solution to our economic malaise….With the recent deal over the fiscal cliff, however, a strange thing happened: Despite the fact that many of these camps’ ideas are in direct opposition with one another, the final deal ended up satisfying nobody — causing economists across the ideological spectrum to declare the deal a dud.”

Questions for Consideration 

What’s your understanding of the fiscal cliff deal and how will it impact you? Who benefits from the deal? How worried are you about the federal debt? How can elected officials better inform the public about the economy?

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