Hey, What’d I Miss? OTE Summary, 9/4 – 9/10

September 10th, 2012 at 12:59 pm
  • 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.

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