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Politics and Government

Politico on the inside story of the Fiscal Cliff negotiations
Ezra Klein on why the Republicans believe they won the Fiscal Cliff Faceoff:  
Ezra Klein on why the White House believes it won the Fiscal Cliff Faceoff:   
Ralph Benko and Sherlock Holmes at Forbes.com: Spoiler Alert!  The Changing of the GOP Guard and How Washington actually will resolve the Fiscal Cliff through growth
In Bloomberg, Richard Rubin reports the fiscal cliff deal means higher taxes for 77% of households. 
From The WSJ, David Malpass says nothing is certain except more debt and taxes. 
Monetary Reform
On Free Enterprise, Greg Galdabini interviews Steve Forbes on The Federal Reserve. 
At TGSN, Ralph Benko compares “The Trillion Dollar Platinum Coin Solution” to Zimbabwe’s currency debacle. 
From The Telegraph, Ambrose Evans-Pritchard says a monetary revolution is underway. 
Tax
In ATR, John Kartch describes the $1 trillion Obamacare tax hike which took effect January 1st. 
Spending
Fox News predicts the spending debate will continue after the fiscal cliff deal


Pension

At Bloomberg, Amity Shlaes argues that Unions promote wage inequality.