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Why China Owns Our Debt

By: William Robinson China is the world’s largest owner of the U.S. government’s debt, holding $1.273 trillion worth of U.S. Treasury securities as of February 2014. As a result, many pundits, policymakers, and analysts fear that these holdings give China leverage over U.S. policymaking, as this 2010 commercial by Citizens Against Government Waste hyperbolically suggests….

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The Georgia Lottery: Today Is Probably Not The Day

By: Alex Edquist When the Mega Millions jackpot exceeded half a billion dollars, my family bought tickets.  We didn’t expect to win—the odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot is about one in 259 million—but it was fun to sit around the dinner table and talk about what we would do with the money.  And…

John Maynard Keynes taught the government to spend (Source: NPR)

In the Long Run, Keynes is Dead

By: Rob Oldham I recently had a chance to sit down with Dr. Jeffrey Dorfman and chat about the role of the federal government in the U.S. economy. Dr. Dorfman teaches economics in UGA’s Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics. His career has spanned 25 years, from a PhD at the University of California Davis to…

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