Category: Economics

The Truth About Clinton’s Tax Hikes And Budget Surpluses

Today at the New Republic, Jonathan Cohn analyzes the latest iteration of Rep. Paul Ryan’s federal budget overhaul (which our very own Jon Green parsed yesterday). Under the humble title of “The Stunning Immorality of Paul Ryan’s Budget,” Cohn argues that Ryan’s plan would “take health insurance away from tens of millions of people, while effectively

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If Goldman Sachs Is So Abusive, Why Does It Still Have Clients?

Now-former executive Greg Smith’s departure from Goldman Sachs via the New York Times editorial page sparked a flurry of commentary, much of it restating the tired criticism that, in Mr. Smith’s words, the “toxic and destructive” firm is dominated by “morally bankrupt people” who “callously […] talk about ripping their clients off.” The curiosity of

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