Over at WaPo: –I weigh in on the “will-the-tax-plan-help-or-hurt-the-R’s” debate. Lots of unknowables that will be known soon enough, but I suspect the plan’s largely negative first impression will persist. –Please, let’s avoid obfuscation. When politicians want to cut a program, do not let them get away with their favorite euphemisms, like “reform,” “fix,” “overhaul,”… Read more
Comments that in my judgment get the balance of criticism and snark wrong–they overweight the snark–get zapped by he-who-must-be-obeyed (that’s me!).
An interview with the great Heidi Shierholz over at WaPo on a thoroughly pernicious rule change from the Trump Dept. of Labor.
First, I give a primal scream over at WaPo re the tax plan that may well be law by the time you read this. Next, there’s been a lot of writing, including my own, on the question of whether the plan further incentivizes or discourages offshoring of investment and jobs. I’ve thought so, for a… Read more
I contributed to this symposium on productivity growth in the The International Economy. I look forward to reading all the entries–they’re mercifully short–but I enjoyed mine! Boy, this tax debate has really been terrible. There’s been endless exaggerations and lies about trickle-down, growth effects, while evidence, facts, and the historical record has been kicked aside… Read more