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Humans Are Said to Burn through Credit Cards

In an otherwise linguistically fine report, dealing more with nuts and bolts than the standard tales found in government reports of creating energy for multiplying synergy, one instance of contorted euphemism stood out:

The City is maximizing its ability to issue new debt . . .

We humans know what that means, but perhaps it is designed to evade master computer search criteria used for compiling “By the Numbers” reports.

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