Hey, What’d I Miss? OTE Summary, 1/29 – 2/4

February 4th, 2013 at 4:12 pm
  • Analyzing the January jobs report, and rounding up some good (and not so good) analysis of the data.
  • Showing that a college degree doesn’t inoculate you from the challenges of today’s job market.
  • Considering the argument that the Federal Reserve could do more than they’re already doing to stimulate growth.
  • Thinking about state (income, corporate, and sales) taxation.
  • Noting that deficit crisis mode is both unwise and unnecessary.
  • Explaining the negative GDP report:  austerity at time when we need a fiscal push is a useful reminder that it’s not nature that has us stuck in this slog, it’s policy.
  • Looking into the economics of immigration:  comparing near- and long-term effects.

Bonus:  calling all tech geeks for laptop recommendations.

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2 comments in reply to "Hey, What’d I Miss? OTE Summary, 1/29 – 2/4"

  1. readerOfTeaLeaves says:

    Business Insider now reporting that Cantor will give a policy speech Tues, emphasizing ‘what government can do’.

    Something about ‘leopards’ and ‘spots’ come to mind, but this does appear to be a rhetorical shift.