Hey, What’d I Miss? OTE Summary, 02/17 – 02/24

February 24th, 2014 at 11:50 am
  • Over at the NYT Economix blog: explaining why bad policy, not robots, is to blame for persistent unemployment, looking at CBO’s analysis of the impact of increasing the federal minimum wage, and highlighting lessons from the Recovery Act.
  • Delving deeper into both technology, jobs, and wages and the CBO minimum wage analysis.
  • Highlighting some smart, progressive budgeting from the White House.
  • Looking at “Smart Guns” and whether they can be developed to minimize mass shootings in public places.
  • Wondering why all three Olympic medal levels are counted as equal.
  • Analyzing the role of higher education in the economy and the lives of the people in it ahead of a forum at the Urban Institute on Monday.


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