Hey, What’d I Miss? OT Summary 3/19 – 3/22

March 24th, 2014 at 11:16 am
  • Over at the NYT Economix blog: describing how fiscal policy from Congress and monetary policy from the Fed have been working at cross purposes and showing federal spending trends that buck conventional wisdom.
  • Explaining why the Fed should largely tune out the building chorus of preemptive inflation hawks.
  • Comparing the Fed’s latest Open Market Committee statement to that of their last meeting in track mode, thanks to the WSJ.
  • Describing how lower leverage ratios at banks will help, not hurt, monetary policy.
  • Explaining why it’s not enough to tell policy makers that we need more fiscal stimulus; they need a clearly stated policy road map.
  • Highlighting a short book review by my CBPP colleague Paul Van de Water on a life in the public service.
  • Pointing out how our current expansion, now 57 months old, is  getting on in years relative to all the others since the mid-40s.

Music: listening to some kids from the Detroit Academy of Arts and Sciences doing that recent hit song “Happy.”

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2 comments in reply to "Hey, What’d I Miss? OT Summary 3/19 – 3/22"

  1. Jill SH says:

    Another report from the trenches, again off topic (but in this thread, is there any topic that’s off?): NH today did a great thing; we approved Medicaid expansion. But in typical New Hampshire style, we had to do it the “New Hampshire way” and make sure all the Medicaid expansion funding goes through private insurance first. (Traditional Medicaid was outsourced to some managed care orgs last term, due to Tea Party wisdom.)

    But this will allow coverage of about 50,000 more low-income NH residents, including my son and daughter-in-law. And I’m proud to have voted for it.


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