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More on the non-mystery of non-work: Germany v. US

October 23rd, 2016

I spent a few minutes on Twitter today tweeting out some figures and links relevant to this issue of non-work among prime-age adults (25-54 year olds). The issue is getting a ton of attention, well-deserved, for sure, but why now (this NYT survey provides a useful summary, though as Dean Baker points out, women’s employment… Read more

The correct, non-alarmist framework within which to discuss our fiscal challenges

October 19th, 2016

I couldn’t agree more with David Leonhardt’s anti-alarmist framework regarding the “debt and entitlements” question that’s likely to come up in tonight’s final (woo-hoo!!) presidential debate. David’s rap is much like my own in this recent testimony. It’s particularly germane in this political context because alarmism is often a tactic by those whose true motivation… Read more

Much needed comic relief, even more needed inspiration, and…corporate tax inversions.

October 14th, 2016

This totally cracked me up…pretty brilliant video work, I thought. Next, this is just a beautiful story, beautifully told, of a business student at Georgetown U breaking through the barrier between himself and a janitor at the university. And it happened right here, in the shadow of our terribly divisive, mean-spirited politics. I read this… Read more