Hey, What’d I Miss? OTE Summary, 4/23 – 4/29
Apr 29, 2013 at 1:59 pm
- Looking at what’s happening in the debt debate: I know it’s more complicated than a grad student found some mistakes in a spreadsheet and the spell that had bewitched the nation was broken — but that’s kinda what seems to be happening.
- Highlighting a worthwhile essay on education, wealth, and inequality.
- Considering the FAA sequester vote: it may have fixed flight delays, but less advantaged Americans will continue to feel the pain of the sequester due to cuts in a variety of programs.
- Laying out the Four Noble Truths of full employment.
- Analyzing the GDP report: it’s up 2.5%, but the report showed continuing weaknesses in the US economy.
- Asking if the US government should play the role of venture capitalist.
- Reacting to Reinhart & Rogoff’s response: they and their paper are part of the problem and if they want to do the world a favor they should try to become part of the solution.
- Charting the way back to Factville, fiscal version: the budget deficit is falling faster than was expected.
- Reporting on the sequester, right from the airport security lines.
- Considering the preferences of the wealthy and their (disproportionate) role in our politics.
- Posting the inaugural Sequester Watch and this past week’s edition: keeping tabs on the effects of the automatic budget cuts now solidly in place for at least the rest of this fiscal year.
Bonus: the unbearable brilliance of Stephen Colbert.