mick jagger was quoted after edmund burke today in the house of rep debates. he was introduced as a "great british philosopher"

"you can't always get what you want, but you get what you need"

the traders are gathering like vultures around the tv screens. seriously, this is the first time i've seen the nyse resemble a betting parlour broadcasting the horse races, as they watch the numbers blink on the screen.

and the thing about this crisis is that the economist has finally gone back to writing about economics again, instead of foreign policy

it looks like it's passed. the republicans are still split, and this only passed because the democrats got their party disciplined (albeit with all sorts of sweeteners)

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