- Over at the NYT Economix blog: looking at how the EITC expansion proposed in President Obama’s 2015 budget would raise both take-home pay and tax fairness, explaining why wage gains for middle-wage workers is good sign, not a threat to inflation, and pointing out how antipoverty policies targeting consumption also target investment.
On President Obama’s 2015 Budget: explaining why budget proposals matter even if it seems like that don’t, highlighting what’s not DOA in the President’s proposal, and pointing out one idea from the President’s budget that might have some bipartisan legs.
Evaluating the lack of conventional wisdom regarding trade and wages.
Presenting more on the CBO and the limitations of economic analysis.
On February’s employment numbers: highlighting my first impressions of the mixed jobs report and featuring a jobs assessment round-up with five interesting viewpoints regarding the last month’s data.
Music: two versions of Neil Young’s wonderfully dark “Don’t Let It Bring You Down” in this week’s musical interlude.