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REUTERS/Gary Cameron - U.S. House of Representives Speaker-elect Paul Ryan (L) salutes the members of the House as he stands with outgoing Speaker John Boehner after Ryan was elected on Capitol Hill in Washington October 29, 2015.

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Offseason moves in the debt ceiling blame game

February 5, 2016, Philip A. Wallach

A recent report from the Chairmen of the House Financial Services and its Oversight subcommittee released a report accusing the Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York of engaging in contingency planning for a hypothetical debt ceiling catastrophe. In this post, Philip Wallach lays out the political and practical implications of this report. 

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