Hey, What’d I Miss? OTE Summary, 6/25 – 7/1

July 2nd, 2012 at 1:44 pm

(A new addition to OTE, summing up the posts of the past week.)

  • Multiple reactions to SCOTUS ACA decision: delivering an initial reaction, examining the Medicaid expansion limitation, and sizing up some nonsensical tax attacks.
  • Considering the safety net, health care, and work supports: looking forward, the growth in safety-net spending as a share of the economy is largely a health care story, and shoving people into the low-wage labor market without a lifeline isn’t a viable solution.
  • Praising economist Alan Blinder’s thoughtful WSJ column: How come the classic argument for more stimulus now followed by a balanced fiscal deal sounds so reasonable when he says it?!
  • Interviewing Nobel Laureate economist Joe Stiglitz on his excellent new book, The Price of Inequality.
  • Some research on the safety net and any labor supply impacts it engenders: examining these programs’ generational effects on later employment and earnings, and testifying before a House Ways and Means subcommittee on any work disincentives associated with the design of safety net programs.
  • A cavalcade of fun for housing nerds wherein I ask if the housing market is finally, maybe carving out a bottom.
  • OTE, LIVE!: discussing the gap between the real compensation of middle-wage workers and productivity growth with the great labor economist Larry Mishel of EPI.

Music: Jimi Hendrix talkin’ bout Freedom on this week’s Friday Musical Interlude.

Bonus: Tea Partiers conduct a war on bike rides?!

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One comment in reply to "Hey, What’d I Miss? OTE Summary, 6/25 – 7/1"

  1. readerOfTeaLeaves says:

    Like the new OTE feature.

    Re: Hendrix: Seattle’s Experience Music Project (EMP) museum (funded by Hendrix fan and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen) has a great Hendrix display. Anyone visiting Seattle who is a Hendrix fan should put it on their agenda.