Political Monsters, Inner Demons

December 2013
Progressive Populist;12/1/2013, Vol. 19 Issue 21, p16
The author discusses some lessons learned from the crisis over the federal government shutdown in 2013 and the impending default on the U.S. government's debt obligations. He notes that economic self-interest does not explain everything, and that even the most power players cannot always control the events. He also considers how the Tea Party groups took the bond market to the brink of default.


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