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

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

Hey, What’d I Miss? OTE 7/15 — 7/21

July 21st, 2014

On PostEverything: a) pointing out the negative media bias surrounding the Affordable Care Act b) explaining why cutting corporate taxes won’t help the middle class. Testifying before the Joint Economic Committee on the progress we’ve made five years into the recovery. Describing why critics of June’s jobs report are wrong to say we have a… Read more

Hey, What’d I Miss? OTE 6/30 — 7/14

July 14th, 2014

On PostEverything: looking at the real IRS scandal and explaining why it would a terrible thing for Congress to fail to replenish the fading Highway Trust Fund. On June’s employment numbers: previewing the data on Jobs Day Eve, giving my first impressions on June’s strong and welcomed report, and asking: what will it take to… Read more