Saturday 21 October 2017

This standoff on US debt is now a deadly game of brinkmanship

Patricia Zengerle in Washington

STAGING an economic tug of war on the edge of a cliff is a risky business -- especially if you lose.

As the rest of the world looks on in bewilderment at the Washington stand-off, the sense of disbelief and seething anger of ordinary Americans is reaching breaking point.

Even so, there seems to be no immediate end to the row in sight.

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