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What Matt Said

May 23rd, 2011

Matt Yglesias raises an important point here about conservatives who can’t abide any increase in tax rates but will entertain raising more tax revenues through reductions of tax expenditures–that cool trillion or so we forgo in tax revenue each year through various favored activities in the tax code, like the mortgage interest deduction or the… Read more

Friday Afternoon Musical Interlude

May 20th, 2011

Sure, I like budget debates, wage trends, occupational projections as much as—probably more than—the next guy, but come Friday afternoons at On the Economy we’re going to get into some music. Classical, jazz, funky—I love it all. But I think it makes sense to start with what IMHO is one of the greatest compositions ever… Read more