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My Beautful and Talented Wife (The BTW) is one of the least political people you've ever met. She is also one of the best professional actors you'll ever have the privlege of seeing perform.

This is important because the conversation at dinner last night inevitably turned to the prime topic of the week: Was Hillary Clinton really shedding a tear or was she simply performing for political benefit?

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At least for now, Brad DeLong agrees with Alex Tabarrok that a fiscal stimulus package is not the right way to go.

Then again, neither Brad nor Alex are running for reelection.

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Alex Tabarrok at Marginal Revolution s the first economist I've seen willing to say that a fiscal stimulus bill isn't worth the effort.
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A tax lobbyist friend told me yesterday that he's gone into the economic stimulus business.

In response to my inquiring look that begged for more information, he said that I'd be surprised how many industries and professions have tax reductions that they want in any economic stimulus package that is considered this year and are looking to him to come up with arguments that confirm they will, indeed, be stimulative.

Dewey Beats Truman

09 Jan 2008
Posted by Stan Collender

If you're reading this blog there is a very strong chance that you have more than a passing interest in U.S. politics.  If you have a passing interest in U.S. politics, there's a good chance that you know about the classic picture of Harry S Truman holding up a copy of a newspaper with the now infamously wrong headline, "Dewey Beats

Question: Was last night's New Hapshire Democratic primary results the 21st century equivalent of Dewey Beats Truman?

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