Hey, What’d I Miss? OTE Summary, 1/28 – 2/3

February 3rd, 2014 at 10:54 am
  • Over at the NYT Economix blog:  listing four ideas for tax reform and explaining what economics has to say about rising profits and falling wages.
  • Mixin’ it up with Andy Busch on his radio show.
  • Outlining seven reasons why you’re not hearing so much about the budget deficit these days.
  • Giving some first impressions of the SOTU and mentioning a few residual thoughts on the speech.
  • Thanking, snarkily, fiscal drag for reducing real GDP growth last year.
  • Looking at a fascinating development in Tennessee on unions, the auto industry, and well-heeled “outside agitators.”
  • Highlighting a new executive order to raise wages.
  • Worrying about net exports while appreciating their recent contributions.

Music: two exemplary versions of an old Charlie Parker blues ditty called Billie’s Bounce in this week’s musical interlude.

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