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Robert Samuelson is Worried About Debt

Yes, what else is new? Today's column highlights the growth in debt-to-GDP ratios in both the public and private sectors in the last decade. There are three points worth making on this issue. The first one is that Samuelson's concern, as noted in the headline, is that the growth of debt will leave us open to another financial crisis. The problem here is that it goes along with the myth that the financial crisis was something that sneaked up on us that no one could detect.
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