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What’s Your Problem?

June 14th, 2011

We were having a decent discussion on the Larry Kudlow show tonight when Larry and Ron Kruszewski had to go all taxes and regulations on me. I’ve always thought that neither the logic nor evidence provided much support for that claim, especially compared to…oh, I don’t know…the worst demand slump since the Great Depression! When… Read more

Everyone Remain Cool…

June 14th, 2011

While I have not verifed this report, a commenter writes that both Paul Krugman and Dean Baker are away from their blogposts, presumably on vacation.  My understanding was that in the interest of progressive political economy and protecting what gains we have made, they were not allowed to be away at the same time. Ezra…DeLong…Yglesias…please maintain your… Read more

Down the Memory Hole

June 14th, 2011

Listening to the Republican debate last night, I was once again struck by the extent to which these folks are stuck in a tattered old box when it comes to economic policy.  Deregulation, supply-side tax cuts, turn the entitlements over to the market, etc…the very agenda that got us into this mess. That’s not a… Read more

The Pivot?

June 13th, 2011

In comments made today, the President makes an important distinction between day-to-day problems (that’s the lack of enough jobs) and structural problems (that’s the unsustainable budget path).  Then he gently leans into another round of a payroll tax cut, an important way to avoid an economic air-pocket next year (since the current policy sunsets at… Read more