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Commentary May 26, 2023

CNN: The only solution to the debt limit crisis

“While use of unprecedented workarounds could indeed allow Treasury to continue to spend, such actions would not be without legal uncertainty and would not pre…
News April 5, 2023

International Banker: Is the US economy headed for a soft landing?

“’In our view, the persistence of both high inflation, strong consumer demand, and very high job openings suggest that the Fed needs to slow the economy enough…
News March 25, 2023

The Washington Post: Banking failures put Fed under yet another harsh political spotlight

“Still, the Fed’s rare independence in Washington puts it in an unusual position. Wendy Edelberg, director of the Hamilton Project and a senior fellow in econo…
News March 21, 2023

Marketplace: Consumer confidence is up despite current bank troubles — will it last?

“’And when people worry,’ said Wendy Edelberg, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, ‘they keep the money in the bank account just in case they need it…
News January 26, 2023

CNBC's Squawk Box: What experts think about Q4 GDP data

“To be clear, the slowdown that I expect we will see in the first quarter is a good thing. It will show that the economy is starting to rebalance, get on a mor…
January 23, 2023

C-SPAN, White House Press Briefing : Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm

“Larry Summers, former Treasury Secretary, that many of you speak with: ‘A default would be catastrophic . It would mean higher borrowing cost forever.’ And la…
News January 19, 2023

Semafor: The best arguments for and against minting a $1 trillion coin to solve the debt crisis

“Rather than a $1 trillion coin, Edelberg said, it's more conceivable that the Mint would print a platinum coin that is worth the exact amount of money the go…
News January 19, 2023

Forbes Advisor: How a debt ceiling standoff could devastate your finances

“Some 70 million Social Security recipients would likely be among the first to feel the brunt of the Treasury running out of money," says Wendy Edelberg, direc…
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