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Tim Carney: What if taxpayers had guaranteed the jumbo jets that are now catching fire?

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You may have heard that dozens of cutting-edge Boeing jumbo jets have been grounded by the Federal Aviation Administration because they have an unsettling tendency to ignite. What you may not have heard: many of these jets were exported from the U.S. with a guarantee from U.S. taxpayers. The Export-Import Bank of the United States is a federal agency dedicated to promoting U.S. exports — mostly...

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