Archive for the ‘Fiscal Policy’ Category

Paul Krugman goes all “crowd out” on us. Is he right?

January 9th, 2017

Progressives’ Keynesian economist in chief, Paul Krugman, has been second to none in calling out policymakers’ focus on reducing budget deficits when economies were still weak (also known as “austerity”). Given that record, his oped in today’s NYT may surprise some readers. He argued that, as the economy closes in on full employment, fiscal budget… Read more

Kudlow for CEA?

December 16th, 2016

A few people have asked me about the rumored pick of CNBC host Larry Kudlow to head the Council of Economic Advisers in the incoming Trump administration (I’m never sure if that’s supposed to be an ‘e’ or an ‘o’ in Advis_rs; the WaPo piece just cited has ‘o’ in the headline and ‘e’ in… Read more

Odds and Ends

December 6th, 2016

–I continue to earnestly and ploddingly try to find the way back to Factville. Over at WaPo. –More on the seriously botched decision by a Texas judge to enjoin/block the new overtime rule that should have gone into effect a few days ago (Dec 1). Over at Vox. –Readers know my take on Trump’s Carrier… Read more