Gov’t Shutdown

The federal government has been shutdown.  This may or may not have an impact on the nation’s gdp.  However, if this mess is indicative of the way raising the debt ceiling is going to go, we are in for a bumpy ride.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/01/paul-ryan-government-shutdown-debt-ceiling_n_4023983.html

We haven’t gotten to all the macroeconomic stuff yet, but here are a couple of articles about what default could mean.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/johntharvey/2013/09/25/debt-ceiling-dinosaur/

http://money.msn.com/investing/would-a-us-default-mean-disaster-jubak

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2013/09/not-raising-the-debt-ceiling-would-be-either-a-disaster-or-a-historical-calamity/280057/

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