Daily Archives: April 14, 2011

I can see why progressive Democrats are reassured by Obama’s speech on deficits and debt. Paul Krugman says that he can live with the president’s promises to defend the welfare state and stick it to the rich. He grades the speech on style (please stop saying, “win the future”: good advice) and then on substance.

Substance: Much better than many of us feared. Hardly any Bowles-Simpson — yay!

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I have been the FT's Washington columnist since April 2007. I moved from Britain to the US in 2005 to write for the Atlantic Monthly and the National Journal after 20 years working at the Economist, most recently as deputy editor. I write mainly about the intersection of politics and economics.

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