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What Would Buddha Do?

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[ THIS PIECE ORIGINALLY APPEARED IN THE HUFFINGTON POST ON MAY 25, 2008. ]

What Would Buddha Do?

By Jared Bernstein

American presidential campaigns are always fraught with all kinds of nonsense, but this year’s takes the cake. It’s got to be the longest on record. And I don’t know about you, but I still haven’t recovered from that debacle of a debate in Philadelphia, where mindless moderators switched back and forth from misinformation (remember Gibson’s ridiculous claims that increasing the capital gains tax would hurt the middle class (PDF)) to “gotcha” craziness. 

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

[ POSTED TO VIEWPOINTS ON MAY 27, 2008. ]


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