- Considering an important question sparked by Matt Bai’s new piece: do politicians really have much to do with job creation?
- A YOYO (You’re On Your Own) vs. WITT (We’re In This Together) round-up: Clinton speaks to YOYO vs. WITT at the Democratic National Convention, and I posted a primer on the contrast between the two starkly different political philosophies.
- Comparing international poverty rates: what do they tell us about causes of poverty?
- Looking at the August jobs report, and analyzing the relationship between GDP, productivity, and jobs.
- Highlighting a reminder from President Clinton’s speech: without compromise, we’re toast.
- Pointing to a WaPo piece on something important happening in Charlotte (down the street from the convention center!).
- Explaining why “Does your first derivative have the same sign as it did four years ago?” is the question you really want to be asking right now.
- Adding onto a classic argument: there really is just no evidence to support trickle-down, supply-side economics.
Music: a lovely treatment of Mozart’s variations on Twinkle, Twinkle warranted a midweek Musical Interlude.