Hey, What’d I Miss? OTE Summary, 4/30 – 5/6

May 6th, 2013 at 10:34 am
  • Looking at pushback against the President’s proposed cap on tax-deferred retirement savings:  at what point does a tax incentive become a tax shelter?
  • Considering tax reform:  as usual, we’re going about it all wrong.
  • Talkin’ full employment in an op-ed over at the New York Times, and talkin’ taxes at the Milken Global Conference.
  • Jobs day roundup:  previewing the April numbers, noting that the report came in better than expected, and highlighting some good news, less good news, and a warning from the data.
  • Analyzing the trouble with low inflation.
  • Highlighting Pope Francis’ thoughts on unemployment, austerity, and social justice.
  • Discussing the costs and benefits of the Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing.
  • Illustrating one of the costs of moderate payroll growth:  a slowly falling unemployment rate.
  • Pointing to some articles on how this really bad idea of across-the-board budget cuts continues to play out in another edition of Sequester Watch.
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