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The key point here is that we don’t have to wreck the planet to show Vladimir Putin we are tough. We can instead do policies that would make sense even if he hadn’t invaded Ukraine.  
The key point here is that we don’t have to wreck the planet to show Vladimir Putin we are tough. We can instead do policies that would make sense even if he hadn’t invaded Ukraine.  
I don’t agree with much about Ross Douthat’s politics, but he often makes some interesting points.
I don’t agree with much about Ross Douthat’s politics, but he often makes some interesting points.
When most people are confused about an issue they try to get more information. Steven Rattner writes a New York Times column.
When most people are confused about an issue they try to get more information. Steven Rattner writes a New York Times column.
If news outlets, like the Washington Post, are giving more coverage to struggling families today than they did before the pandemic, that is a result of their editorial policy, not a reflection of reality.
If news outlets, like the Washington Post, are giving more coverage to struggling families today than they did before the pandemic, that is a result of their editorial policy, not a reflection of reality.
However, there is little basis for the inflation-panic that some have been pushing. There are good reasons to believe that inflation is more likely heading lower than higher.
However, there is little basis for the inflation-panic that some have been pushing. There are good reasons to believe that inflation is more likely heading lower than higher.
The big lie is that the massive rise in inequality over the last four decades was somehow the result of the natural workings of the market.
The big lie is that the massive rise in inequality over the last four decades was somehow the result of the natural workings of the market.
But Marketplace tells us that businesses don't want to take losses with big price cuts, so they will just store the stuff in warehouses.
But Marketplace tells us that businesses don't want to take losses with big price cuts, so they will just store the stuff in warehouses.
With inflation remaining stubbornly high for longer than I, and many others, expected, I want to take another stab at the argument of the inflation hawks.
With inflation remaining stubbornly high for longer than I, and many others, expected, I want to take another stab at the argument of the inflation hawks.
It's not clear what the Washington Post is referring to. The 6.9 percent growth in GDP report, and the 4.9 percentage contribution of inventories is also in real terms.
It's not clear what the Washington Post is referring to. The 6.9 percent growth in GDP report, and the 4.9 percentage contribution of inventories is also in real terms.
But fans of arithmetic can easily determine that however horrible things might be now for workers, they were worse two years ago when real wages were lower for the vast majority of workers.
But fans of arithmetic can easily determine that however horrible things might be now for workers, they were worse two years ago when real wages were lower for the vast majority of workers.

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