I’ve been pulled in many directions, including writing testimony for next week. So light posting at best. Two quick points. TPP: Here’s a good e.g. of what this trade deal is really about. The piece explains how the U.S. negotiators of the deal backed down a bit on measures to protect the patents of our… Read more
…and why there are few falsities that some politicians repeat that are more invidious than the one about losing the war on poverty. Over at PostEverything.
While the protests and riots in Baltimore in recent days were critically triggered by yet another death of a young black man interacting with the police, there are of course many other forces at work. Mike Fletcher, a journalist at the Washington Post, has made important contributions to the poverty/economics beat in recent years. But… Read more
Read the intro to my new book, The Reconnection Agenda: Reuniting Growth and Prosperity, over at the WaPo PostEverything. Or better yet, download the whole damn book at let me know what you think. You can buy a hard copy–you know, with paper pages, here. [Here’s the cover, which I think is great, by Anthony… Read more
Good old Ez Klein provides a highly efficient and important summary of what can happen when the federal government turns the administration of a program over to the states in the form of a block grant: A block grant takes money the federal government is already spending on a program and gives it to the… Read more