Hey, What’d I Miss? OTE Summary, 02/25 – 03/03

March 3rd, 2014 at 6:29 pm

Over at the NYT Economix blog: looking at the promises and pitfalls of House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp’s tax plan and explaining how to undo the structural damage to potential GDP growth.

  • Explaining the false choice between a higher EITC or minimum wage.

  • Sounding alarms on BLS’s curtailment of the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages program.

  • Pointing out the reduction of the EITC in Chairman Camp’s tax plan.

  • Analyzing Q4’s GDP mark down and what we should expect this year.

  • Evaluating Federal Reserve activity and skittish financial markets.

  • Looking at why the policy process suffers when policymakers assign too much credibility to highly uncertain forecasts/projections.

  • Pondering the relationship between marijuana legalization, productivity, and spiders.

  • Examining the evidentiary bias in Rep. Paul Ryan’s new poverty report.
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