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Hey, What’d I Miss? OTE 10/15 — 10/20

October 20th, 2014

Evaluating early results from the Treasury’s move to curb corporate tax inversions. Explaining the impact of inequality, opportunity, and growth on stagnant wage trends. Describing why to say “we fought the war on poverty and lost” is to reveal ones contempt for the facts of the case. Explaining why we should be careful not to view… Read more

Chair Yellen Holds Forth on the Inequality of Opportunity

October 17th, 2014

Just heard Fed chair Janet Yellen give this great talk on inequality of wealth, income, and importantly, opportunity. I’ll have more to say later, but do give this a read. Some points that jumped out to me: –It’s fundamentally important that she gave this speech, as it was when President Obama gave a speech elevating… Read more

The new global slowdown isn’t new and the problem isn’t the economies. It’s the policies.

October 16th, 2014

What the heck is going on with the global economy? If you’ve been following news about things other than Ebola, you’ve likely picked up on the following: –New worries about the rate of global growth have led to all sorts of market volatility. –Declining rates of interest and inflation both here and in Europe reflect… Read more