Friday, August 05, 2011

The Debt-Ceiling Debacle

The debt-ceiling debacle revealed that politics is broken in every possible way and there's no point in explaining complicated matters to the American people. By Jacob Weisberg (

… Some of the congressional Republicans who are preventing action to help the economy are simply intellectual primitives who reject modern economics on the same basis that they reject Darwin and climate science. …

… The United States suffers with an increasingly third-world level of infrastructure, a third-tier education system, and enormous gaps in the preparedness of its workforce. The debate has now ended: Money to upgrade those faltering systems will not be forthcoming. …


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