October 11, 2013


Default Doubters Repudiated by Republican Economists

"Republican lawmakers have played down the significance of hitting the debt limit, saying the U.S. can avoid default by putting aside funds to pay bond holders. Economists affiliated with the party aren't so sanguine," Bloomberg reports.

"Glenn Hubbard, Douglas Holtz-Eakin and Donald Marron, all of whom served in President George W. Bush's administration, voiced concern that such a strategy could end up hurting the economy even if default were averted."










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