How much damage is the government shutdown going to do the economy? Well, so far, the market isn’t all that worried. But that could change when the debate shifts to the debt ceiling. Here’s The New Yorker’s James Surowiecki on the last debt ceiling fight in 2011: “Even though a debt-ceiling deal was eventually reached, the Dow fell almost fourteen per cent in less than a month during the crisis, in part because it made people realize that a U.S. default was no longer unthinkable.” And the folks in Washington probably hate each other even more now than they did then.