Hey, What’d I Miss? OTE 9/17 — 9/29

September 29th, 2014 at 9:58 am
  • Sharing some advance thoughts re Martin Wolf’s new book.
  • Pushing back on a misleading critique of a paper I wrote on inequality and growth.
  • Analyzing Chair Yellen’s decision to keep the words “considerable time” in her statement before the FOMC.
  • Explaining the biased against full employment in when-to-lift-rates debate.
  • Looking at evidence of labor market slack through the relationship between the labor force participation rate and weak wage growth.
  • Pondering our benighted US corporate code, despite the Administration’s fine start on curbing inversions.
  • Describing the arbitrariness of the Federal Reserve’s 2% inflation target.
  • Highlighting one of the best Fed speeches you’ll ever read by Charles Evans.
  • Pointing to the Obama administration’s much needed move to curb corporate inversions.
  • Feeling a bit confuzzled by some recent analysis from Brad DeLong and John Fernald on potential growth trends.
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