Ira Stoll on the Upside of the Government Shutdown


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The government "shutdown" is starting to feel a lot like the sequester, writes Ira Stoll, a lot of alarmist warnings that the sky is going to fall, followed by business pretty much as usual. Indeed, he writes, for most of us, it turns out that the government can "shut down" and life goes on pretty much the same as it did before. Now there's a valuable insight that it's almost worth having the government shut down to discover.