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  • Inexcusable Republican Tactics Endanger the Economy

    posted to Economist's View on Tue 8th Oct 13

    New column: Inexcusable Republican Tactics Endanger the Economy A better title might have been "Makers, Takers, and the Real Immoral Behavior," or perhaps "Why are Republicans Putting Working Class Households at Risk?"

  • Fed Watch: Credibility on the Line

    posted to Economist's View on Tue 8th Oct 13

    Tim Duy: Credibility on the Line, by Tim Duy: I was pleased to see this morning that at least one other person was as appalled as me by the Jon Hilsenrath WSJ story this morning. Below I will cover some of the same ground as Ryan Avent, but the story deserves

  • 'Americas Children are the Silent Victims of the Great Recession'

    posted to Economist's View on Tue 8th Oct 13

    Miles Corak: Americas children are the silent victims of the Great Recession: The Great Recession has disrupted the lives of families and their children in an unprecedented way. It has changed everyday life in some ways that can be measured by money,

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  • What's Wrong with Macroeconomics?

    posted to Economist's View on Mon 14th Sep 09

    Some recent contributions to "what's wrong with macroeconomics?": Nick Rowe: John Cochrane, Paul Krugman, and Say's Law, again Brad Delong: In Which Nick Rowe Says John Cochrane Commits "Small But important" Errors... Free Exchange: Which caricature do you

  • Tim Duy: Misunderstanding the CPI

    posted to Economist's View on Thu 8th May 08

    Tim Duy takes issue with David Leonhardt's discussion of inflation: Misunderstanding the CPI, by Tim Duy: David Leonhardt at the New York Times purports to explain the CPI but by the end of the article, I began to wonder if he really understands it himself.

  • Carbon Taxes vs Cap-and-Trade

    posted to Economist's View on Tue 3rd Jun 08

    A review of the equivalence of carbon taxes and cap-and-trade:Carbon taxes vs cap-and-trade, by Stephen Gordon: There are now several plans for reducing greenhouse gas emissions bouncing around the political landscape. ...It's important to remember that in

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  • Watergate! Iran-Contra! BLS 2012.10.5?

    posted to Econbrowser on Fri 12th Oct 12

    Paranoia and Conspiracy Theory in a Time of ExcelI debated whether to discuss the hysterical assertions of manipulation surrounding the BLSs September employment situation release, since it had been so well covered. Rogow/WSJ RTE Rampell/NYT Economix [Thoma/EV]

  • The burden of the (bad monetary policy) on future generations

    posted to Worthwhile Canadian Initiative on Thu 11th Oct 12

    You can try to kill zombie ideas. Or you can try to reframe them.I'm fed up with killing the "The national debt is not a burden on future generations because they will inherit (sic) the bonds as well as the debt so they will owe it to themselves"

  • Jack Welchs Ignorance Regarding Employment Data

    posted to EconoSpeak on Wed 10th Oct 12

    Mark Thoma is very upset with the latest from Jack Welch and he should be. But lets be calm and look at a couple of Welchs two key claims: In August, the labor-force participation rate in the U.S. dropped to 63.5%, the lowest since September 1981. By definition,