Hey, What’d I Miss? OTE Summary, 10/8 – 10/15

October 15th, 2013 at 10:59 am
  • Some writings over at the NYT:  an Economix piece on waiting for the markets to wake up reasonable Republicans, and a Room for Debate column on what the sequester has taught us.
  • Explaining what I would do if I were Rep. John Boehner and noting that a potential deal to end the shutdown/debt ceiling debacles all comes down to him.
  • Pointing to a ridiculous Tea Party protest against the government shutdown they themselves caused.
  • Describing how financial markets’ reaction could help close a budget deal.
  • Looking at market failures that cause the high cost of medicines in the US relative to other countries.
  • Wondering if there’s a potential thaw in the budget fight — and if so, what was that all about?!
  • Highlighting a presentation I did at Oberlin, where I debated my old friend but factual nemesis Art Laffer.
  • Pointing to a useful Matt Yglesias post on why debt prioritization won’t work, ranging from it’s illegal to it’s impossible.
  • Listing a few thoughts on Janet Yellen for Fed Chair.
  • Laying out the 25th edition of Sequester Watch: remember, those who forget the sequester are doomed to repeat it.
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