Hey, What’d I Miss? OTE Summary, 7/16 – 7/22

July 22nd, 2013 at 12:15 pm
  • Pointing to my recent piece on the NYT Economix blog on the Detroit bankruptcy, and suggesting a temporary public jobs program to help the city pull itself up by its bootstraps.
  • Explaining that what really hurts economic growth is not-growth.
  • Highlighting Ben Bernanke’s speech about Fed policy and the economy.
  • Noting how the sequester is harming national parks.
  • On the Taylor rule: responding to Taylor’s issue with my blog post, illustrating the problem with his suggested version of the rule, and outlining a few more points on the Taylor rule and the Fed.
  • Wondering why the government is paying a UK firm $1.2 billion to set up the ACA’s insurance exchanges instead of a US one.
  • Laying out the fourteenth edition of Sequester Watch:  those who forget about sequestration are doomed to repeat it…

Music: a dose of confectionary cinematic escapism from Pitch Perfect in this week’s Friday Musical Interlude.

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