Hey, What’d I Miss? OTE Summary, 2/5 – 2/11

February 11th, 2013 at 4:17 pm
  • Previewing what I’ll be listening for in tomorrow night’s State of the Union speech.
  • Considering whether it’s really important to stabilize the public debt, and explaining the Cyclical Dove and a Structural Hawk (CDSH) stance.
  • Noting that the pace at which the government is deleveraging (reducing deficits) is too fast relative to the household sector getting back in the game.
  • Thinking about immigration economics and STEM guest visas.
  • Showing who gets hurt the most by unemployment:  minorities and those with lower levels of education.
  • Pointing to some analysis on defense cuts by Senator John McKeynes — er, McCain.
  • Wondering if Congress could take the Hippocratic Oath to do no harm on the economy.
  • Laying out an example of the “carried interest” tax loophole.
  • Highlighting my Congressional testimony on how recent budget cuts are threatening the educational support critical to a productive workforce.
  • Summarizing the Congressional Budget Office’s new budget and economic outlook.



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