- On the Reinhart & Rogoff dustup: giving an initial reaction, explaining the roles of context and political economy in the debt debate, raising a question of economic epistemology, and asking if more peer reviewing is the answer.
- Arguing that getting back to full employment — not debt, deficits, sequester, debt ceilings — is what we ought to be talking about.
- Illustrating the President’s assertion that “…nothing shrinks deficits faster than a growing economy.”
- Laying out a few thoughts on immigration reform: looking at labor market impacts and the introduction of mechanisms to control them.
- Considering the robust profitability of the banking sector in contrast to workers’ paychecks: at least the big banks are kickin’ it…
- Looking at two strange, revisionist pieces in this AM’s WaPo.
Music: last week’s Friday Musical Interlude honored new Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Albert King, plus some Wes Montgomery and Thelonious Monk.