Hey, What’d I Miss? OTE Summary, 12/9 – 12/16

December 16th, 2013 at 11:15 am
  • Over at the NYT Economix blog: talking about countercyclicality from the perspective of the Federal Housing Administration.
  • Pointing to a must-read from the National Journal on Obamacare as political football.
  • Noting that Congress shouldn’t oughta get something special for just doing their job.
  • Delving into an interesting back and forth going on between Paul Krugman and Ezra Klein re: inequality.
  • Illustrating racial/ethnic income gaps vs. wealth gaps.
  • Posting some slides from my talk at the Washington State Budget and Policy Center conference.
  • Previewing the mini budget deal and looking at the deal’s details as it easily passes the House.
  • Detailing a bit of nuance on the minimum wage debate, courtesy of economists David Neumark and Harry Holzer.
  • Looking at structural stagnation and the Volcker rule and noting that press on the rule shouldn’t neglect to mention Austan Goolsbee’s role in the rule’s evolution.

Music: some cool jazz from Gene Ammons in this week’s Friday Musical Interlude.
Bonusexamining some “breaking news” inflation.

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