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October 22, 2013 7:08 PM

Washington drama is just a dangerous distraction

The deficit isn’t even the nation’s central economic problem. Our real problem continues to be a dearth of good jobs, and widening inequality. Cutting the budget deficit anytime soon will make both worse — by reducing total demand for goods and services and by eliminating programs that lower and middle-income Americans depend on.

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