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The Fight Over the Debt Ceiling Is Dangerous and Dumb. That’s a Bad Combination.

The debt ceiling should simply be abolished as it serves no actual purpose

At this point, everyone knows that getting anything done in the US Senate requires navigating a series of arcane and arbitrary rules that have accumulated over the years. The most important of those are…




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James Surowiecki

James Surowiecki

I’m the author of The Wisdom of Crowds. I’ve been a business columnist for Slate and The New Yorker and written for a wide range of other publications.

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