Hey, What’d I Miss? OTE Summary, 5/29 – 6/3

June 3rd, 2013 at 12:02 pm
  • Highlighting four trends in the economic recovery — two of which you don’t see enough.
  • Explaining why a long critique of Chinese expansionary economics in the NYT seems pretty misguided.
  • On the recently released Medicare and Social Security trustees’ reports: noting that the Medicare report shows lower cost growth is helping Medicare financing, pointing to CBPP analyses on both reports, and emphasizing the important connection between improving health cost trends and the timing of reform.
  • Discussing how to end corporate tax avoidance, with the help of my CBPP colleague Chye-Ching Huang’s NYT Room for Debate column.
  • Looking at Potemkin stimulus in Ireland: somewhere Keynes is crying and Marx is laughing–that would be Karl and Groucho.
  • Contemplating Canadian governing structure:  does it offer a solution to our political dysfuntion?
  • Analogizing a very wonky dust-up about how the federal government accounts for its lending programs, like student loans.
  • Writing on kids, poverty, the safety net, and the recession over at The American Prospect.
  • Noting that when it comes to an improving housing market, we can’t mustn’t the role of the Fed.
  • Outlining the values of (Jason) Furmanomics in the wake of news that he’s been tapped to chair the Council of Economic Advisors.
  • Laying out the sixth and seventh editions of Sequester Watch: those who forget about sequestration are doomed to repeat it…

Music: a Friday Musical Interlude featuring the late Mulgrew Miller, and some Monday music by Sarah “Sassy” Vaughan to start the week off with a swingin’ bounce.

Bonus: this is my kind of poetry.

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