Thelma and Louise, James Bond, Frodo Baggins and the Inception Cast Following the election, financial and non-financial presses alike gravitated rapidly to the topic of the fiscal cliff. At present, lead articles on the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, CNBC, Fox News, and CNN splash pages all give top billing to the fiscal crisis and its implications for Main Street. American citizens are no different – Google Trends analysis reveals that searches on the term “fiscal cliff” on November 7th were 12 times more frequent than at any other point in the previous ninety days. Clearly, it’s on our minds. There are many scenarios that could play themselves out over the next fifty days, as Congress and the President work to find compromise in order to avert the tax hikes and spending cuts that could further damage the frail economy.…

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