Tax-Holiday Tricks Only Undermine Social Contract: Amity Shlaes

Dec. 8 (Bloomberg) -- Black Friday, and we were getting ready to hop in the car and head to the outlet mall when the phone rang. It was a pollster calling to interview us about the nation’s collective splurge. If we answered just three questions about the unpleasant topic of our politicians and the federal debt, we’d get a free Caribbean cruise.

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