Editorial: Danger! Cliff ahead

In Editorial

Print Share
10th January, 2013
If you’re not already sick of the phrase “fiscal cliff”, you soon will be. As the calendar counts down to March 1, the new date by which the United States needs to sort out its finances, we’re going to hear it again and again. And again and again and again. There’s another phrase many Americans would probably be delighted to shelve for a while: “kicking the can down the road”. That one hasn’t been quite so prevalent here, perhaps because we prefer the more culturally relevant “kick for touch”. But it has certainly been heard a lot lately in the US in relation to the fiscal ...

Get full access to Listener.co.nz

Subscribers can read the full version of this story.

You can subscribe and get full online access for as little as $5 per week.

Enjoy the high-quality, in-depth journalism of the Listener magazine with convenient online access. This includes access to thousands of archived articles and up-to-date TV and entertainment listings.

Our great content is available online even before it hits the shelves, and includes more focus on breaking news. With our responsive design you get a great reader experience whether you read from your home computer, tablet, or even smartphone.

Already a subscriber? Just to read full version of this story.

Already an existing print subscriber? As part of your magazine subscription you are entitled to receive full access to the New Zealand Listener Online content. Click here for instructions on how to redeem your digital access.

Or you can subscribe now to get unlimited access to listener.co.nz.

Switch to our mobile site