- Talking about resetting the current economic debate with CAP’s Michael Linden.
- Considering what happens as economic stimulus winds down.
- Highlighting CBPP’s Bob Greenstein on an unbelievably draconian amendment to the farm bill that failed in the House this week.
- On the Fed: noting that Bernanke’s forward guidance on the taper may be too optimistic, and wondering if the Fed is making the same mistake as Congress by pivoting away from stimulus.
- Discussing CBO’s analysis of the fiscal impact of immigration reform: it turns out that the bill is expected to lower the budget deficit by $197 billion over the next decade. Wonky bonus: delving into a bit of the economics behind CBO’s analysis.
- Looking at whether SNAP rolls have increased more than they “should have” over the past few years (spoiler alert: nope — in fact, if they hadn’t increased, something would have been seriously wrong).
- Rounding up some news from the morning papers on immigration reform and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.
- Two new blog posts over at the NYT Economix blog: on the text and subtext of the current U.S. economy & controlling the immigrant flow as a part of reform.
- Laying out the tenth edition of Sequester Watch: those who forget about sequestration are doomed to repeat it…
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