Linda J. Bilmes

Harvard University

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Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University and co-author of The Three Trillion Dollar War: The True Cost of the Conflict in Iraq; former Assistant Secretary of Commerce during the Clinton Administration

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When public business comes to a halt in other countries, the government falls. In the US, shutdowns are a political tactic.

The shutdown highlights a broken system

When public business comes to a halt in other countries, the government falls. In the US, shutdowns are a political tactic.

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The Iraq War: What Has It Cost? What Are the Lessons?

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The high price of oil has Iraq rolling in money, but much of that new wealth stays in foreign bank accounts, while the US rebuilds the country.

Who Should Pay for Iraq's Reconstruction?

The high price of oil has Iraq rolling in money, but much of that new wealth stays in foreign bank accounts, while the US rebuilds the country.

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