Hey, What’d I Miss? OTE 9/1-9/8

September 9th, 2014 at 2:44 am
  • On August’s jobs data, explaining why last month’s disappointing jobs numbers does not a new trend make.
  • On Labor Day, calling for the courage to call it like it is and rounding up some great articles on labor, unions, wages, and more.
  • Pointing to Elise Gould’s analysis of the role of the minimum wage at the bottom of the wage distribution.
  • Explaining the increasing prevalence of kitchen-sink econometrics.
  • Pondering Rep. John Delaney’s (MD-D) solutions for fixing Congressional dysfunction.
  • Reacting to Tom Edsall’s thoughts re a bipartisan solution to poverty.
  • Illustrating a simple picture of inequality from the new SCF survey.
  • Looking at US health care in an international context — the very picture of an outlier.
  • Arguing that this isn’t the right time to get too wound up about potential supply constraints.

Music et al: switching up this week’s musical interlude by adding observations, recipes, recommendations, and more.

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