Hey, What’d I Miss? OTE Summary, 4/16 – 4/22

April 22nd, 2013 at 10:12 am
  • 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.

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