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Why is the debt ceiling too dangerous to use?

The debt ceiling doomsday advice (FT, £) The ceiling is so dangerous because Obama could not obey it in a non-destructive way, writes Martin Wolf. 

We don’t just need houses, we need whole new towns (Telegraph) Whichever party puts a roof over people’s heads stands the best chance of winning the election, writes Mary Riddell.

Never empower people who hate freedom (Times, £) Restrictions on free speech nearly always spread, becoming tools of the intolerant and the illiberal,…

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