Hey, What’d I Miss? OTE Summary, 1/13 – 1/22

January 22nd, 2014 at 11:32 am
  • Over at the NYT Economix blog: explaining the connection between poverty and inequality, noting that policymakers may be looking at the wrong guidepost when it comes to the UI extension, and critiquing the marriage-as-a-route-out-of-poverty discussion.
  • Celebrating Dr. King’s birthday by discussing the role that full employment plays in providing economic opportunity for African-Americans.
  • Describing how the transfer of income to poor families with children can be an investment with long-term payoffs.
  • Delving into the question of why the unemployment rate is measured the way that it is.
  • Laying out the what, why, and will-they-help of the President’s new Institutes for Manufacturing Innovation.
  • Considering the conservative response to the War on Poverty.
  • Recognizing that Congress probably won’t help the economy with fiscal tailwinds, I note they’re doing less to hurt the economy with fiscal headwinds.

Music:  this week’s Musical Interlude featured great R&B artist Louis Jordan’s version of “Ain’t Nobody Here but Us Chickens!”–and connected it to financial reform!

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3 comments in reply to "Hey, What’d I Miss? OTE Summary, 1/13 – 1/22"

  1. Larry Signor says:

    Doesn’t appear you have missed anything this week, Jared. Glad to see you and many of your cohorts (PK, LS, EK, BD et. al.) on the point of the inequality spear. If you all keep explaining the problem, maybe the smart guys will get it.

    • Jared Bernstein says:

      Thanks! I’ll keep hammering away…

    • Robert Buttons says:

      Right now at Davos:

      Quasi-govt central banker: (sipping a Lafitte-Rothschild ’89) Could the massive liquidity injections since ’08 be the etiology of the growing inequality?

      Investment bank CEO: You’re doing great work, my boy, keep it up! How about some more wine…..