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David Wessel

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Director of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy at the Brookings Institution and former contributing editor at the Wall Street Journal, he wrote its Capital column; author of Red Ink: Inside the High-Stakes Politics of the Federal Budget

David Wessel on KCRW

The British stock market has fallen for eight straight days, the Hong Kong Market's in its worst slump since 2011 and, today Wall Street is ending its worst week since 2012.

Impact of This Week's Plunge in Global Financial on Main Street

The British stock market has fallen for eight straight days, the Hong Kong Market's in its worst slump since 2011 and, today Wall Street is ending its worst week since 2012.

from To the Point

US economic growth may be setting records, but next year's presidential campaign will focus on poverty, stagnant wages and income disparity.

"Middle Class Economics" and Republican Politics

US economic growth may be setting records, but next year's presidential campaign will focus on poverty, stagnant wages and income disparity.

from To the Point

The "fiscal cliff" means all income-tax payers are in for an increase and most government programs are in for massive reductions by the first of next year.

Looking Over the edge of the Fiscal Cliff

The "fiscal cliff" means all income-tax payers are in for an increase and most government programs are in for massive reductions by the first of next year.

from To the Point

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