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Behind Washington's Firestorm

By Robert Samuelson - October 14, 2013

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WASHINGTON -- When the history is written, I suspect the brutal budget battle transfixing the nation will be seen as much more than a spectacular partisan showdown. Careful historians will, I think, cast it as a symbolic turning point for post-World War II institutions -- mainly the welfare state and the consumer credit complex -- that depended on strong economic growth that has now, sadly, gone...

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