Monday, July 28, 2003

Arithmetical abnormalities. The Globe "Ideas" section yesterday ran a piece by Harvard economist Benjamin Friedman arguing that the Bush deficit will bring economic growth to a halt. Certainly Friedman appears to be well within the economic mainstream in that regard.

But Friedman's third paragraph begins, "One war, two terrorist attacks, and three tax cuts later ..." Hmm. Isn't that one terrorist attack and two wars? Or am I missing something?

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