Bitter debates about the national debt date back to the earliest days of the Republic, economist Simon Johnson says. Back then, the nation's failure to borrow was the problem. In White House Burning, Johnson and co-author James Kwack explore the meaning of the national debt and prospects for managing it.
There are tens of thousands of abandoned houses scattered across Ohio. The state, in an effort to improve neighborhoods and boost housing prices, plans to raze 20,000 of those homes with money from the national mortgage settlement.
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