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Austerity as a Bridge to Nowhere

By Eugene Robinson - May 8, 2012

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WASHINGTON -- Economic austerity is a dangerous, self-defeating intellectual fad. Perhaps I should say that's what it was, given Sunday's election results in Europe. Perhaps I should also say good riddance. Voters in France, Greece and even Germany -- a hotbed of the austerity cult -- told their political leaders, in no uncertain terms, that boosting economic growth is more important than...

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