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A team of ex-Clinton and Obama officials have a tax reform plan that would raise $1.8 trillion over ten years. Is it a good idea?

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Dec 4, 2012
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Watching the Republican and Democratic conventions, you might have thought there was nothing the two parties could agree on. But you’d be wrong. They have adopted the same theory of unemployment. The only problem? That theory is wrong.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Sep 11, 2012
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What was different about Clinton's speech -- what's always been different about his speeches -- is that Clinton trusts the American people to care about the issues enough to listen to a detailed explanation of them. And the American people, in return, trust Clinton to explain the issues.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Sep 6, 2012
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Investing in education may be a good goal on its own merits, but it won't solve the unemployment problem.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Sep 6, 2012
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Bill Clinton's speech Wednesday night was full of policy substance. But does that substance check out?

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Sep 6, 2012
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Responding to Bill Clinton's speech, my colleague Glenn Kessler takes aim at the White House's deficit reduction and jobs plans. There are problems in both, but I'm not sure they're the problems Glenn points out.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Sep 6, 2012
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"People ask me all the time how we delivered four surplus budgets," former President Bill Clinton said. "What new ideas did we bring? I always give a one-word answer: arithmetic." That's also the one-word answer to what Clinton brought to his convention speech.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Sep 6, 2012
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Former president Bill Clinton is speaking at the Democratic National Convention tonight, and is sure to spark a lot of commentary about the contrast between the economic boom times of the Clinton administration and the stop and start recovery of the past four years. But what actually was Clinton's economic record?

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Sep 5, 2012
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Bill Clinton will deliver tonight’s keynote speech at the Democratic Convention. That means you can expect to hear a lot of Democrats say some version of the following: “What’s so bad about going back to the Clinton-era tax rates?” But most Democrats -- including President Obama -- do not want to go back to the Clinton-era tax code.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Sep 5, 2012
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You probably know that executive compensation has skyrocketed over the past 20 years. What you probably don't know is that this rise occurred in spite of changes in the tax code meant to stop it.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 16, 2012
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