Archive for the ‘Economic Growth’ Category

The White House announces a renewed push for balancing work and family (a PGEP!)

January 15th, 2015

Well, this is turning out to be a pretty impressive week for the introduction of progressive ideas in high places. And while it’s easy to dismissively say, “um…they’re not going anywhere in this Congress,” I’d argue that reaction is too short-sighted. Before we get to the latest salvo, let me set the stage with something… Read more

Josh Bivens for the Win: The Fed Interest Rate Liftoff is the New Deficit Reduction

January 14th, 2015

Orange may be the new black, but in my world raising the federal funds rate is the new deficit reduction. Let me explain. I keep bumping into arguments about why, despite pressures from wages or prices, either in real life or in expectations, the Fed should pre-emptively raise the interest rate it controls in order… Read more

Ed Kleinbard calls out “dynamic scoring”

January 3rd, 2015

There are many strong, substantive reasons to be worried about the use of “dynamic scoring” by the new Republican Congress. As Ed Kleinbard tells it in today’s NYT, the new majority is instructing the official scorekeepers of the revenue implications of tax changes to employ models that incorporate macroeconomic feedback. As I argued here, such… Read more