Hey, What’d I Miss? OTE 9/30 — 10/06

October 6th, 2014 at 11:28 am
  • On September’s jobs data, explaining why it’s a solid jobs report with one big caveat — stagnant wages. Also, is the strengthening dollar hurting manufacturing employment?
  • Describing the connection between stagnant wages and deep-seeded structural changes that have been zapping worker bargaining power for decades.
  • Discussing the economics of raising the federal minimum wage.
  • Explaining how the jobless rate underestimates the economy’s problems.
  • Examining the potential threat of trade treaties on the US economy.
  • Wondering why former Fed chairman Ben Bernanke couldn’t refinance his mortgage.
  • Laying out one more point President Obama might have added to his economic speech at North Western University.
  • Pointing out some highly misleading ads disguised as articles at the Washington Post.

 

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