Hey, What’d I Miss? OTE Summary, 4/2 – 4/8

April 8th, 2013 at 10:50 am
  • 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.


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