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The Right Question

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[ THIS PIECE ORIGINALLY APPEARED IN THE HUFFINGTON POST ON JULY 27, 2008. ]

The Right Questions

By Jared Bernstein

Thomas Pynchon said something like: if they get you asking the wrong questions, they don’t need to worry about the answers.

With so many aspects of our current economy in trouble, we find ourselves back in the midst of that great debate over government’s role in the economy. The problem is, we risk answering the wrong questions. Or, to be more precise, we risk not going nearly far enough in probing what’s right and wrong with the American economy.

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Jared Bernstein is a senior economist at the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, D.C.

[ POSTED TO VIEWPOINTS ON AUGUST 4, 2008. ]


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