Paul Krugman: Myths of AusterityQuicklink submitted by Sheila Samples Permalink
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|Every few months we're told that the bond vigilantes have arrived, and we must impose austerity now now now to appease them. Three months ago, a slight uptick in long-term interest rates was greeted with near hysteria: 'Debt Fears Send Rates Up,' was the headline at The Wall Street Journal, although there was no actual evidence of such fears, and Alan Greenspan pronounced the rise a 'canary in the mine.'|
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