Archive for the ‘Sequester Watch’ Category

The Sequester and the Parks

July 16th, 2013

The cut to the National Park Service from sequestration is over $150 million this year, and according to a story out of Wisconsin, staff reductions at a Wisconsin park are making it easier for bears to steal food, leading to at least one fan of sequestration, shown below. More generally: Officials have been dealing with these… Read more

Sequester Watch, #13

July 15th, 2013

Here again, our series of links to articles tracking the sequester, under the principle that those who forget about it, are bound to repeat it.  Or, as Nancy Cook puts it in her piece on the sequester and the poor, “Until a broader — and more politically powerful — group of people feels the effects,… Read more

A Deeper Dive into Sequestration’s Impact on Head Start

July 12th, 2013

Each Monday, we run a series of links to articles showing the impact of sequestration across the land.  Often, these are localized impacts that don’t readily show up in GDP, enabling the chin-strokers on cable TV (yes, I’m one) to protest that the budget cuts have had no impact at all. As our weekly links… Read more

Sequester Watch, #12

July 8th, 2013

Those who forget sequestration are likely to repeat it.  And as I point out here, European austerians–who clearly are not spending enough time here at OTE–are misguidedly using sequester as an argument for their own cuts. The ‘sequester’: how three Americans see it working so far The Christian Science Monitor   Sequestration Endangers Missile… Read more

Sequesteration’s Impact on the Job Market

July 8th, 2013

Still in Europe, arguing the sagacity of austerity measures.  As usual, the typical European economist is much more aware of what’s going on in the US than we are re Europe (and, even more impressively, they can usually talk to you about it in English).  So, I wasn’t surprised that they knew the details of… Read more