- March jobs roundup: previewing the numbers on jobs day eve, summarizing my first reactions, and arguing that we’re lacking a job growth trend.
- Illustrating an inefficient tax break, courtesy of my CBPP colleague Will Fischer’s work on the mortgage interest deduction.
- Recapping a rousing and often substantive debate on the minimum wage sponsored by the group Intelligence Squared.
- Pointing to a heartbreaking example of the sequester in action: a lottery to see who gets kicked out of preschool? That’s how we’re building the future?
- Dreaming of full employment: some people like to dream about Christmas when it’s August; I like to think about full employment when we’re stuck in the slog we’re in.
- Laying out some random musings on the budget debate, and considering the work-around strategy of the President’s budget.
- Explaining why market-watchers should be wary of upside surprises — or more precisely, market over-reactions to upside surprises.
Also, here’s a slightly longer, though no less favorable, review of David Stockman’s dystopic screed for the magazine Foreign Policy.