Hey, What’d I Miss? OTE 7/22 — 7/28

July 28th, 2014 at 11:10 am
  • On PostEverything: debunking the myth that President Obama is unfriendly to business, raising concerns over Paul Ryan’s new anti-poverty plan, and explaining how Ryan’s plan attacks the wrong problem and comes up with the wrong solution.
  • Over at the Upshot: explaining the importance of shedding some light on dark pools — largely unregulated private stock exchanges.
  • Interviewing author and economist Paul J. Wolfson on his new book, What Does the Minimum Wage Do?, which surveys the literature on the effects of the minimum wage.
  • Describing how revenue neutrality creates winners and losers in Ryan’s new anti-poverty approach.
  • Evaluating a few data series showing the lack of wage pressures.
  • Analyzing the what little we really know about the tradeoff between inflation and unemployment.

Music: what can one do when the actions of humans just seem to be screwing everything up so badly? Listen to Ray Charles sing about it, in this week’s musical interlude.

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