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Today in Fiscal Policy: Is There a Little Deal in the Offing?

Jared Bernstein | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

Now don't get me wrong: they're partially defusing a fiscal time-bomb they set themselves, so no one should mistake this for a great advance in bi-partisan fiscal policy.

We Need a Strong Volcker Rule

Sen. Jeff Merkley | Posted 04.15.2012 | Politics
Sen. Jeff Merkley

Put simply, the Volcker Rule takes deposit-taking, loan-making banks out of the business of high-risk, conflict-ridden trading -- leaving that to the hedge funds, if they choose to do it.