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Misty: Tax Avoider

July 8th, 2011

Usually, it’s not a good idea to compare something sweet and cute, like the ponies of Assateague Island, with something sour and un-cute, like the idea of allowing multinational corporations to “repatriate” their overseas earnings at a much lower tax rate. But Elaine Maag makes it work here. “If you let me repatriate my foriegn earnings,… Read more

June Jobs, Part 2

July 8th, 2011

Almost everything in today’s jobs report suggests recession-like conditions in the labor market.  You don’t want to read too much into any one report, but considering the last two reports together, the American jobs machine has stalled. –Payrolls not only went nowhere in June—up only 18,000—but May’s lousy 54K was revised down to 25K; –Unemployment… Read more

Jobs Preamble

July 8th, 2011

I don’t know what you’re up to, but I’m up early prepping for the jobs report that comes out at 8:30 this morning. It’s good to be talking about jobs again, and not debt.  Imagine, just for fun, how the debate would look and feel if you could substitute the words “jobs” and “unemployment” every… Read more