Tag: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

Wonking Out: What Inflation Risks and My Intermittent Fasting Have in Common

Like many people, I put on some pounds during the pandemic. Not catastrophic — I kept working out, and I think my cardio fitness has held up. But I was doing a lot less walking than normal, and also, in retrospect, engaged in too much comfort eating.

So now I’m doing what has worked for me in the past: going hungry, with restricted calories, two or three days a week.

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How Big Spending Got Its Groove Back

Now, it’s true that the big spending plans in the pipeline include “pay-fors” — that is, they include offsetting savings and revenue increases, so they won’t explicitly involve simply borrowing to pay for public investment. But the dissipation of debt panic means that Democrats won’t worry too much about how convincing those pay-fors look.

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