FISCAL FOLLIES -- DECEMBER 2013 CONTINUING RESOLUTION
John Boehner: Conservative Groups' Reaction to Budget Deal Is 'Ridiculous' (Matt Berman, National Journal, 12/11).
Dems threaten budget deal (Vicki Needham, Mike Lillis and Bernie Becker, The Hill, 12/11).
Budget Deal Is Better Than Nothing for Weakened Obama (Steven T. Dennis, Roll Call, 12/11).
Republicans Get the Better End of the Budget Deal (Megan McArdle, Bloomberg, 12/11).
House approves budget deal, handing major victory to Boehner (Erik Wasson Russell Berman, The Hill, 12/12).
Bipartisan Budget Deal Puts Ryan Under Fire From Fellow Conservatives (Jonathan Weisman, The New York Times, 12/11).
House Passes Budget Bill to Increase Spending, Reverse Some Automatic Cuts (Charlotte Alter, Time / Swampland, 12/12).
Pelosi on budget deal: ‘Embrace the suck’ (Geoff Earle, The New York Post, 12/12).
Durbin: We need GOP votes for deal (Alexander Bolton, The Hill, 12/12).
Republicans and Tea Party Activists in 'Full Scale Civil War' (Abby D. Phillip, ABC News, 12/12).
John Boehner: Conservative Groups Have 'Lost All Credibility' (Matt Berman, National Journal, 12/12).
The Budget Deal and Defense (Max Boot, Commentary, 12/11).
Conservatives are right to be skeptical of Ryan-Murray budget deal (Philip Klein, The Washington Examiner, 12/11).
In budget deal, Republicans buck the purity police (Dana Milbank, The Washington Post / WP Opinions, 12/11).
A Firm Step Forward (Paul Ryan, National Review Online, 12/11).
The Budget Deal Is a Win for Democrats (Noam Scheiber, New Republic, 12/11).
Budget deal averts crisis; does little else (Editorial, The Detroit News, 12/12).
The Minimalist Budget Deal (The Editorial Board, The New York Times, 12/11).
What is the Impact of the Defense Sequester on the Economy? (Steve Bell, Shai Akabas, Brian Collins and Alex Gold, Bipartisan Policy Center, 12/11).
Heritage Expert Analysis on the Ryan–Murray Budget Deal (Romina Boccia, The Foundary, 12/11).
CBO Score - Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 (Congressional Budget Office, 12/11).
ATR Analysis of Budget Proposal (Ryan Ellis and Mattie Duppler, Americans for Tax Reform, 12/11).
The Budget Agreement Should Cut Federal Employee Pay, But Not Like This (Josh Barro, Business Insider, 12/11).
A Cruel, Irresponsible and Dysfunctional Budget Deal (John Nichols, The Nation, 12/10).
The Murray-Ryan Budget Deal and the Slow Death of Public Investment (Ben Harris, RealClearMarkets, 12/12).
Ideologues Shouldn’t Torpedo Budget Truce (Jonathan S. Tobin, Commentary, 12/11).
Paul Ryan Gave Away the Sequester, Along With Fiscal Discipline (Wayne Brough, RealClearMarkets, 12/12).
Another Republican budget surrender (Matt Kibbe, The Washington Times, 12/11).DEFICITS AND DEBT
This Is the Golden Age of Deficit Reduction (Daniel Gross, The Daily Beast, 12/12).THE STUDY OF LAW
Over-criminalization undermines respect for legal system (John G. Malcolm and Norman L. Reimer, The Washington Times, 12/11).REVENUE-SIDE REFORM
The Tax Draft Of Sen. Max Baucus Amounts To Legalized Wealth Confiscation (Scott A. Hodge, Forbes, 12/11).SPENDING-SIDE REFORM
The Gush of Subsidies and the College Wonderfall (Adam C. Smith, RealClearPolicy, 12/12).MIXED-SIDE AND REGULATORY REFORM
Real Family Values: Raising the Federal Minimum Wage (Jack Jenkins, Center for American Progress, 12/10).GROWTH AND JOBS
An Economic Detective Story: Solving the Mystery of Unexpectedly Strong U.S. GDP Growth (Political Calculations, 12/12).
World Led by U.S. Poised for Fastest Growth Since 2010 (Rich Miller and Simon Kennedy, Bloomberg / Personal Finance, 12/12).GOVERNMENT FINANCE AND FINANCIAL POLICY
Will the market actually cheer tapering? (Jesse Solomon, CNN Money, 12/12).GLOBAL ECONOMY -- CHINA
China’s Shadow Currency (Matthew Lowenstein, The Diplomat, 12/12).GLOBAL ECONOMY -- BRITAIN
Britain's negotiating hand in Europe has never been as strong before (Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, The Telegraph, 12/11).GLOBAL ECONOMY -- WTO
The WTO Is Back -- for Now (Jean-Pierre Lehmann, RealClearWorld, 12/12).GLOBAL ECONOMY -- JAPAN
Abenomics’ half success (Editorial, Korea JoongAng Daily, 12/11).
Japan's Morally Troubled Revival (Robert Kaplan, RealClearWorld, 12/12).GLOBAL ECONOMY -- IRELAND
Hardships Linger for a Mending Ireland (Liz Alderman, The New York Times, 12/11).