Hey, What’d I Miss? OTE 12/16 — 1/7

January 7th, 2015 at 11:37 am
  • Posting a comprehensive presentation on the rise of inequality…to go!
  • Pointing to Greg Sargent’s key points on the overime debate.
  • Noting the new nominee for the Fed — a community banker.
  • Highlighting Larry Summer’s call for a tax on carbon and linking to my own calls for raising the federal gas tax.
  • Excerpting Ed Kleinbard’s substantive worries re dynamic scoring.
  • Reminding folks where most of the money from last year’s stock market run-up actually went.
  • Posting Q&A on minimum wages that are breaking out around the country.
  • Pointing out the asymmetric credibility at the Fed and price-level targeting.
  • Explaining that despite signs of a tightening labor market, there is still room for improvement.
  • Posting some of my favorite graphics from 2014 that point the way back to Factville.
  • Describing why the Trans-Pacific Partnership should not be ratified without a currency chapter.
  • Evaluating the annoying microeconomics of giving and receiving.
  • Explaining why the conventional wisdom about Jeb Bush’s electability may be wrong and how the D’s may have the same problem.
  • Highlighting Paul Volcker’s reaction on the new two year delay in implementing his eponymous rule.
  • Laying out a high-tech “event analysis” of the Affordable Care Act.
  • Posting a quick note on the FOMC’s distinctions between “patience” and a “considerable time.”
  • Pointing out some bipartisan support for raising the federal gas tax and replenishing the Highway Trust Fund.
  • Musical Interludes: kicking off the holiday season with Lou Rawls and listening to the great Sonny Boy Williamson (and watching some movies) during holiday break.
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