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The cliff is still inevitable “If I control the metaphors, I don’t care who makes law or policy,” I think someone once said. The “fiscal cliff” is a good example, referring to a prearranged tax increase and spending reduction. Putting aside that there are probably more apt metaphors, e.g., the economy as an addict with politicians providing a new “fix” (stimulation, quantitative easing) as needed to keep the emaciated junkie ...

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