Archive for the ‘Financial Markets’ Category

Check it out, OTE’ers: The Reconnection Agenda is upon us!

April 24th, 2015

Read the intro to my new book, The Reconnection Agenda: Reuniting Growth and Prosperity, over at the WaPo PostEverything. Or better yet, download the whole damn book at let me know what you think. You can buy a hard copy–you know, with paper pages, here. [Here’s the cover, which I think is great, by Anthony… Read more

FTT redux

April 23rd, 2015

Good comments/questions on this post from yesterday, so let me briefly revisit the idea of a financial transaction tax: a small, few basis points tax on the buying and selling of securities. –Mike points out that “spoofers” place and cancel buy and sell orders, they don’t execute sales, so an FTT wouldn’t stop them. Sloppy… Read more

Robert Samuelson on full employment; my own concerns as to our readiness for the next downturn

April 6th, 2015

Robert Samuelson has a few good words for full employment, coming off of our event a few weeks ago. He makes some useful points: –not only is full employment an important goal, but it’s a bipartisan one, or at least it should be; –no one really knows with any precision what the “natural rate” of… Read more