The Fiscal Staircase Explained

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Do you need a bit of a primer on this whole “fiscal cliff” thing? I’m here to help. For starters, it’s more of a fiscal staircase than a fiscal cliff. If you want to know why—along with a breezy explanation of everything else cliff-related—just click here. It’s got everything you need to know in order to sound knowledgeable at your next cocktail party.

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