Archive for the ‘What’d I Miss?’ Category

Hey, What’d I Miss? OTE 9/11—9/16

September 17th, 2014

On poverty, thinking about the relationship between poverty and growth, calling on all nerds to pay attention to the reduced sample size in the Census Bureau’s poverty data, and analyzing the actual results from the Census. Teaming up with Harry Holzer to describe a win-win approach to increase the future labor force. Exploring some ideas to reduce American’s excessive stock buyback problem…. Read more

Hey, What’d I Miss? OTE 9/1-9/8

September 9th, 2014

On August’s jobs data, explaining why last month’s disappointing jobs numbers does not a new trend make. On Labor Day, calling for the courage to call it like it is and rounding up some great articles on labor, unions, wages, and more. Pointing to Elise Gould’s analysis of the role of the minimum wage at the bottom… Read more

Hey, What’d I Miss? OTE 8/5 — 8/11

August 11th, 2014

On the Upshot, puzzling over the faster economic growth under Democratic presidents. Over at PostEverything, describing how growing fears over wage-push inflation are misguided. Explaining how the White House can move unilaterally against corporate tax inversions. Evaluating what we think we know and don’t know about inequality and growth. Updating my analysis of the persistent… Read more

Hey, What’d I Miss? OTE 7/29 — 8/4

August 4th, 2014

On PostEverything: explaining how North Carolina likely hurt people when it cut unemployment benefits, revisiting the history of block grants and budget cuts, looking at President Obama’s new executive order targeting contractors that violate labor laws, illustrating the potential stabilization of the labor force, and describing why a do-nothing Congress is better than an actively-do-harm… Read more

Hey, What’d I Miss? OTE 7/22 — 7/28

July 28th, 2014

On PostEverything: debunking the myth that President Obama is unfriendly to business, raising concerns over Paul Ryan’s new anti-poverty plan, and explaining how Ryan’s plan attacks the wrong problem and comes up with the wrong solution. Over at the Upshot: explaining the importance of shedding some light on dark pools — largely unregulated private stock… Read more