- Explaining where a Washington Post editorial on deficit delusion went badly wrong.
- On the May employment report: previewing the report on Jobs Day Eve, noting that the report shows a game of high-stakes musical chairs, showing that public sector jobs don’t crowd out private sector ones.
- On the weekend broadsheets: Parts I and II on the skittish bond markets and phone records, Part III wherein I get a touch hawkish, and Part IV on how economic policy matters… a lot.
- Pointing to a post by my CBPP colleague Chye-Ching Huang on three hyper-caffeinated “accounting techniques” that Starbucks uses to shelter profits.
- Mulling over a weird, unsettling graph on gold trades and the jobs report.
- Highlighting CAP’s Michael Linden’s piece on trends in fiscal and economic variables that have moved in ways that should inform the DC debate.
- Commenting on skittish markets: it’s the stock market, not a romantic comedy. You gotta take the ups with the downs.
- Noting that the S&P’s credit rating agency revised up its outlook for US debt — and financial markets yawn.
- Laying out the eighth edition of Sequester Watch: those who forget about sequestration are doomed to repeat it…
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