Hey, What’d I Miss? OTE Summary, 2/4 – 2/10

February 10th, 2014 at 9:30 am
  • Over at the NYT Economix blog:  laying out a policy response to weakness in the jobs market and explaining that the CBO report’s real message wasn’t about health reform.
  • Reflecting on some interesting inequality discussions from the broadsheets.
  • Looking at recent volatility in stock and emerging markets:  how worrisome is it, really?
  • Describing my main takeaway from the CBO update:  the absence of full employment and the persistence of large output gaps is projected to take a toll on our fiscal health.
  • Correcting Paul Ryan’s misguided claim that the ACA is a “poverty trap.”
  • Congratulating CVS on their decision to stop selling cigarettes and imagining a world where other sellers follow suit.
  • On the January employment numbers:  previewing the data on Jobs Day Eve, highlighting my first impressions of a lackluster report, and showing that what little real wage gains we’ve seen are the result of dis-inflation.
  • Adding to an interesting discussion from Bin Appelbaum on the impact of recent developments in the health care sector on the macro economy.
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