Hey, OTE’ers, ready for another round of “where’s JB?” I took the photo below on a bit of a jog yesterday from somewhere within these here United States (somewhere very beautiful). As usual, the winner gets to pick the music for a Friday interlude. I’m here in ____ talking about the precarious state of financial… Read more
Covering a lot of ground in this Skype interview from World Finance. Check it out. Connection isn’t perfect, which also invokes economics (the Comcast monopoly in northern VA) but that’s a topic for another day.
And not just re her speech, of course, but these figures represent critical themes she and the other candidates have and will continue to hit on. First (h/t: Larry Mishel), here is something I suspect you haven’t seen, because these compensation data (wages + benefits) are not as well known as they should be. They… Read more
Ariel: [about Leopold] He taught me a lot… Andrew: Like what? Ariel: Like how to listen to Mozart. Andrew: With your ears, right? –from Woody Allen’s “A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy” Hillary Clinton is poised to give an important speech tomorrow (Monday) explaining her diagnosis and prescriptions on the U.S. economy, with a focus on wage stagnation and… Read more
PK correctly reminds me (as did a commenter) that in fact, Manhattan did bail out Texas. But my key point (really, the key point of the German economist who made this argument to me), as Paul notes is this: But of course Manhattan was never asked to bail out Texas; we had a national system… Read more