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Progressive wonks always bring a spreadsheet to a knife fight.

November 11th, 2014

I completely agree with my old colleague Peter Orszag who argues this AM that the new Republican majority in the Senate would make a big mistake were they to appoint a strongly partisan proxy to head the Congressional Budget Office when the directorship opens up next year. While I’ve had some disagreements with their work,… Read more

A few things I forgot to post yesterday: midterm dystopia and great music!

November 8th, 2014

First, a bit more on the political economy of the midterms, over at PostEverything. Second, and much more importantly, two great musical entrees for your edification, funkification, and swingification. First, it was made clear to me that some of the youngsters where I work were unfamiliar with this funk classic from the man himself, James… Read more

October jobs report: first impressions

November 7th, 2014

The US job market continues to truck along at a solid clip, with payrolls adding over 200,000 jobs for the ninth straight month—including 214,000 last month—the unemployment rate ticking down to 5.8%, the closely watched participation rate ticking up a tenth, positive payroll revisions of 31,000 for August and September, and a slight bump up… Read more