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U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign event at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio on Aug. 21, 2012. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign event at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio on Aug. 21, 2012. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

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Obama’s Gotta Go

That’s the title of a controversial essay written for Newsweek by the historian-economist Niall Ferguson. It’s included here in the Reader because Ferguson’s scathing critique of Obama is very much based on the financial well being of families.

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Rebuttals to Ferguson’s argument have piled up quickly. Here’s some extensive fact-checking by as associate editor at The Atlantic magazine.

And here's a take from the British newspaper The Telegraph that offers another critique.

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