12/17/2010 09:28 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Simon Johnson: Tax Cut Package Is Voodoo Economics Revisited

WASHINGTON, DC - Democratic and Republican leaders in Washington are suddenly falling over themselves to agree on the need for major tax cuts - affecting not just middle-class Americans, but also very rich people (both living and when they die). Does this sudden outbreak of the long-desired bipartisan consensus indicate that a new, stronger America is just around the corner?

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