Tag Archives: Debit-Limit Crisis

Calculated and Careful Callousness as Policy

This was the Monday before the Monday, one week before Monday, September 30, when, at midnight, the federal government shuts down. It will have no legal authority to spend any money, except on essential services. Everyone in the military will … Continue reading

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Forced Learning

The year was 1918 and the music was odd – but with worldwide sales of phonograph/gramophone records hitting about a hundred million that year, part of that was a revolution in technology. Mark Oppenheimer explains what it was like before that: If you … Continue reading

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