Joshua Bell
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How Much Do Government Shutdowns Cost Us? Since 2010, More Than You Know

A new report from Macroeconomic Advisers, LLC argues that Congress's myopic behavior has cost America dearly.

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The One Chart That Proves Congress Doesn't Get Unemployment, Economics, Or Anything Else

New research makes a case that contractionary fiscal policy is hurting America's labor market. And by setting this policy, Congress is making a bad situation worse.
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A Monetary Policy 101 Lesson For the Can Kicks Back

The Can Kicks Back campaign posts an embarrassing article on the Federal Reserve. Here is how monetary policy actually works.
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Bitcoin IPO: Winklevoss Twins Dangerously Bet Bitcoin is the Next Big Thing

Except ... it's almost certainly not. The Bitcoin investment even comes with a big Surgeon-General-type risk warning.
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The Scariest Labor Market Chart You've Ever Seen

Congress worries about inflation. But people are out of work, and have been for a long time. That is the real fiscal policy problem facing America today.
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Federal Spending 2013: It's Not How Much Debt You Have, It's How You Use It

Policymakers have obsessed over the size of the deficit. Policymakers need to consider that quantity of our debt is not the only thing to be concerned about in handling fiscal policy.