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  • A taxing issue

    In book talk, MIT economist Simon Johnson and co-author James Kwak emphasize need to raise revenues to cope with national debt.

    April 11, 2012
  • 3 Questions: Simon Johnson on the national debt

    In new book, MIT economist surveys history of debt battles and offers a prescription for fiscal recovery.

    April 7, 2012
  • Gender spenders

    Study suggests yet another cause of personal debt: searching for the ideal mate.

    January 18, 2012
  • Attention: Deficit disorder

    At MIT forum, economists warn that deficit concerns, while legitimate, have been crowding out initiatives to help jobs and growth.

    October 6, 2011
  • 3 Questions: Liquidity lessons

    Economist Bengt Holmstrom on the problems of borrowing and lending in a post-crash world, and the role of government in responding to crises

    March 24, 2011