Cory Egan
Cory Egan
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There Should Be No Debt Ceiling: It's Just a Cheap Tactic

If not entirely unconstitutional, to use the debt ceiling as a bargaining chip is wholly undemocratic ... a sign of weak government.

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What is the Debt Ceiling?

A guide to exploring the U.S. statutory debt limit which Congress imposed upon itself in 1917.
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This is How Obama Can Bring Down the National Debt in the Next Two Months

The roadmap for President Obama to solve our fiscal crisis starts and ends with two words: entitlement reform.
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Fiscal Cliff 2013: Every American Is Tired of These Negotiations

Americans thought the Mayan apocalypse would bring about the end of the world, but who knew that an unforeseen disaster in the GOP would produce a fiscal cliff Armageddon for Obama?
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Why You Should Blame Yourself For the Failings of Government We See Today

In basic political debates, critical thinking has been absent from public discourse for some time now. This ignorance by the general public allows Washington to make dumb mistakes.
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Fiscal Cliff 2013: Debt Reduction and Cliff Avoidance Are Two Separate Issues

The GOP deserves more blame, but the Democrats are culpable as well. The fiscal cliff is a rather easy problem to solve. So why is it being linked-up with long-term debt negotiations?

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How About This For a Brilliant Middle East Peace Plan: Let Lawless Areas Stay Lawless

Here's why cities in the Middle East-North Africa region should actually be states and the desolate areas in between shouldn't even be governed.
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Fiscal Cliff Definition: Why This Economic Issue is At the Core of the American Identity

The debate over the fiscal cliff is symptomatic of a more fundamental question: what does the 'ideal' United States of America look like? Here's my take.
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How the Dallas Cowboys and Greenbay Packers Explain the Middle East Peace Process

Today's Middle Eastern countries were arbitrarily defined by colonial powers. We should re-draw the map, starting with the major cities as the loci around which new states are defined.
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Fiscal Cliff 2013: Why Political Compromise is Absolutely Necessary

The economic indicators included here are important for small business growth. Their recent movements are encouraging. The only question is whether politicians can compromise with one another.
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Fiscal Cliff 2013: Why Household Savings Matter the Most for US Economy

Compared to any other economic indicator, the level of household savings is an indication of the health of a country's economy. How does the U.S measure up to other countries? Poorly.

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Fiscal Cliff 2013: Congress Can Avoid Another Economic Crisis, Here is How

Tax deductions distort economic activity and one of the leading proposals for long-term debt reduction is to eliminate these types of tax expenditures. Here's a simplified explanation.
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Fiscal Cliff 2013: What It is and Why We Want to Avoid It

If a compromise isn’t reached between Democrats and Republicans, a whopping $607 billion will vanish from the economy overnight.