Category Archives: Politics

Debt ceiling and denialism

With the US approaching yet another debt-ceiling crisis, the term debt-ceiling denialism has entered (or, I suppose, re-entered) the discourse. Many leading Republicans are claiming that there’s no such thing as a debt ceiling, or that if one exists blowing through it will have no effect. Florida Rep. Ted Yoho has even suggested that it will be a good thing for world markets.

Sound oddly familiar? Substitute climate change and carbon dioxide and we have the same discussion on climate change. Brought to you by the same people. I don’t thinkĀ Merchants of Doubt was really meant as an instruction manual.