Hey, What’d I Miss? OTE 6/2 –– 6/10

June 10th, 2014 at 6:09 pm
  • On the Upshot: examining the demographics of raising the minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour.
  • On May’s employment numbers: previewing the data on Jobs Day Eve, illustrating stability in the payroll side of the jobs market, giving my first impressions on May’s steady-as-she-goes jobs report, and asking the big picture question: why did it take so long  for jobs to recover to their pre-recession peak?
  • Explaining why recent productivity trends challenge automation arguments.
  • Illustrating that including taxes and transfers doesn’t much change the trajectory of income inequality over the past few decades.
  • Highlighting the costs of income inequality to the growth of most households’ incomes.
  • Sounding out two words for the sardonic DC insiders who say there’s little of import these days re econ policy: Fed governors. 
  • Explaining why the Washington Post has it wrong re the need to switch to “fair-value accounting” for scoring federal lending programs. 
  • Pointing out that assuming job loss from a min wg increase strengthens my earlier demographic findings. 
  • Explaining why wage trends should be added to the mix of indicators guiding the Fed’s next move — or lack thereof!
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