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July 01, 2013 11:04 AM Why Debates About Public Debt Are Dumb

In the past few years, there have been countless op-ed pieces and spirited debates about the level of government debt in the U.S. and in the Eurozone, whether it is a problem, and what to do about it. But rarely...

By Keith Humphreys

April 17, 2013 11:11 AM Reinhart-Rogoff on Debt and Growth: Fake but Accurate?

Ken Rogoff and Carmen Reinhart have become known for warning that debt-to-GDP ratios over 90 percent are linked to poor economic growth. But a new working paper from economists at the University of Massachusetts says Reinhart and Rogoff’s findings are...

By Josh Barro