FISCAL FOLLIES -- DECEMBER 2013 CONTINUING RESOLUTION
Budget deal doesn’t alter grim long-term picture (Editorial Board, U-T San Diego, 12/12).
Twilight of the Sequester (Fred Barnes, The Weekly Standard, 12/13*).
The Republican Mainstream Strikes Back (Eugene Robinson, RealClearPolitics, 12/13).
The Biggest Losers (Paul Krugman, The New York Times, 12/12).
The Budget Deal: A Beginning or the End? (Robert Bixby, The Concord Coalition / The (Tab)ulation, 12/12).
There could be happy green news hidden in the budget deal (Ben Adler, Grist, 12/12).
Don’t Be Fooled: The Murray/Ryan Budget Deal Clearly Raises Taxes (Sean Davis, The Federalist, 12/12).
How Paul Ryan Won the Budget War—in 1 Chart (Matthew O'Brien, The Atlantic, 12/13).ECONOMIC REPORTS
The Most Pro-Capitalism Place to Live in North America Is… (Dan Mitchell, International Liberty, 12/13).
Will 2014 Finally, Really, Truly Bring an End to the Financial Crisis? (Michael Schuman, Time / Business & Money, 12/13).THE NATURE OF POLITICS
96 Percent Of Americans Are Wrong About Congress (Ezra Klein, The Federalist, 12/13).
How the States Committed Suicide (Paul Moreno, RealClearPolicy, 12/13).SPENDING-SIDE REFORM
Short Term Farm Bill Extension: Congress Could Do Worse (Christine Harbin Hanson, Americans for Prosperity, 12/12).
Job Protection Isn’t Enough: Why America Needs Paid Parental Leave (Heather Boushey, Jane Farrell and John Schmitt, Center for American Progress, 12/12).MIXED-SIDE AND REGULATORY REFORM
Here’s how big the left wants to grow government, exactly. And here’s how much it will cost, exactly (James Pethokoukis, AEIdeas, 12/13).
Why the Volcker Rule Will Harm the U.S. Economy (Peter J. Wallison, The American, 12/13).GROWTH AND JOBS
Americans Won't Be Easily Reassured About the Economy (Charlie Cook, National Journal, 12/12).GOVERNMENT FINANCE AND FINANCIAL POLICY
This is the biggest mistake people are making about QE now (John Carney, CNBC, 12/13).
What will tapering do to Treasuries? (Daryl Jones, CNN Money, 12/12).
Contempt and Elitism Brought Us the Fed and QE (Jeffrey Snider, RealClearMarkets, 12/13).LOCAL GOVERNMENT BANKRUPTCY -- DETROIT
3 essential (and ignored) questions about Detroit’s bankruptcy (David Sirota, Salon, 12/12).PUBLIC PENSIONS
Cheaper pensions: How the math works for employees (Steve Malanga, Public Sector Inc., 12/12).GLOBAL ECONOMY -- CHINA
This Chinese revolution would change the world (Jeremy Warner, The Telegraph, 12/12).