Went to the movies this weekend and enjoyed the new film The Martian, starring Matty D. Besides being really entertaining, I thought it embodied some mission critical messages for our dysfunction era. OTOH, feel free to tell me I’m overthinking it…over at WaPo.
One reason it’s been so hard to shift this economy out of second gear–why we’re still stuck with large output and employment gaps–is that there’s actually a cost to dysfunctional federal politics. The Fed’s holding up their side of the bargain, but it takes both monetary and fiscal policy. Over at WaPo. The recent dust-up… Read more
Over at the WaPo. One thing I try to bring out in the piece is that importance of a gov’t program that, after a troubled start, found its footing and is having its intended effect, and without the distortions opponents claim. While they can keep calling it a “job killer,” that’s just not defensible. I’m… Read more
I try to make sure to provide links here to stuff I write for other sites but fall down on that job sometimes. Here are a few I think I missed: A couple of pieces on the current economic outlook with lots of neat graphics. A piece linking the Fed’s big question to the Clash’s… Read more