I enjoyed Neil Irwin’s recent piece of the dynamics between the strong dollar and cheap gas in the US macroeconomy. The issues Neil raises pose both an interesting question and a worrisome caveat. Neil writes that “The giant question for the economy in 2015 was which of these forces [strong $ vs. cheap gas] would prove more… 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
Politics notwithstanding, we know how to raise low wages. Sanity notwithstanding, we know how to further enrich owners of wealthy estates. But which policies will lift median wages? Over at PostEverything.
Over at PostEverything. She’s kept many of these cards close to her vest, so I don’t think this is the easiest question in the world.
I somewhat embarrassingly change my mind about three times in this (excellent and carefully balanced) piece on the economics, politics, and legal issues invoked by the prospect of the Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement by Danny Vinik in The New Republic. FWIW, I write this not because I think my personal views matter that much… Read more