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Krugman: Don’t Worry about Debt; We Owe It to Ourselves



Let’s say you loan me $10,000 but then I fall on hard times and it looks like you may never get your money back. When you express your concern I reply, “Don’t worry; considering the two of us collectively, we just owe it to ourselves.”

Would you find that response comforting? Of course not. In fact, the reply is so silly, you can’t imagine anyone saying it. But New York Times economics writer Paul Krugman said exactly that the other day when writing about the international monetary system:

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John C. Goodman is a Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, President of the Goodman Institute for Public Policy Research, and author of the widely acclaimed Independent books, A Better Choice: Healthcare Solutions for America, and the award-winning, Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis. The Wall Street Journal and the National Journal, among other media, have called him the “Father of Health Savings Accounts.”


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