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The blight of bank bailouts

The blight of bank bailouts

By Charles W. Calomiris and Stephen H. Haber | 02/21/14 12:00 AM

Over the past four decades, for many countries, the most important source of government debt unsustainability has been something else: hidden guarantees for banks that behave a bit like icebergs -- one can barely see them, and then all of a sudden, they sink the fiscal ship of state.
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Reform entitlements --- or go bust

Reform entitlements --- or go bust

By Charles Paul Blahous | 02/21/14 12:00 AM

The president can delay his budget, but no good can come from further postponing our country’s desperately needed financial reforms.
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