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Ideas From Aspen, Part 2

July 1st, 2011

Just back from an interesting panel on manufacturing where we had a good talk about the role of government in the sector.  I again stressed the economic rationale for government’s role in overcoming barriers that no single firm could overcome, like R&D, coordination across place and sectors, access to credit for unproven innovative initiatives, and… Read more

Ideas At Aspen

July 1st, 2011

I’m out at the Aspen Ideas Festival, and if you must talk economic and budget policy, I recommend doing it here. Heard Bob Rubin give a great talk this morning.  I suspect people who view the former Treasury Sec’y as centrist at best would have been surprised to hear some of Rubin’s points (I’ll try… Read more

Friday Musical Interlude

July 1st, 2011

Wayne… It seems since forever that saxophonist Wayne Shorter has been composing some of the coolest and most interesting music out there.  He was a member of one of the great Miles Davis quintets, he co-founded Weather Report, made great forays into Brazilian music, and is still going strong. This tune, Fee Fi Fo Fum,… Read more

President Obama Talks Jobs

June 30th, 2011

President Obama gave a press conference today and elaborated a number of jobs ideas.  Since I’ve been focusing on that part of the agenda for a while, here’s what I heard, with some commentary. Things the Administration Can Do “[Review] government regulations so that we can fix any rules in place that are an unnecessary… Read more