I meant to get to this yesterday and now the NYT editorial board beat me to it. It’s an inspiring story about a type of political courage you see way too little of these days: a governor in a red state fighting against a harmful, regressive tax cut…and maybe even winning the fight! Gov. Jay… Read more
Here’s an engaging read from this AMs NYT on why economics doesn’t qualify as a science, and, more fundamentally, asking what is it good for, anyway? On the first point, you’d probably be hard pressed to find even many economists willing to defend our discipline as a science, or at least anything resembling a hard… Read more
I’ve been getting that question a lot lately, so I thought it might be useful to offer some thoughts here. President Obama is giving an economics speech later today at Knox College in Illinois, focusing on the economy from the perspective of the middle class. As he did in a speech at this same locale… Read more
On the importance of bringing an ample policy response to an issue I’ve focused on a lot around here: the linkages between increased inequality and diminished mobility, over at the NYT Economix blog.
Each Monday, we run a series of links to articles showing the impact of sequestration across the land. Often, these are localized impacts that don’t readily show up in GDP, enabling the chin-strokers on cable TV (yes, I’m one) to protest that the budget cuts have had no impact at all. As our weekly links… Read more