- Looking at why the Obama administration bailed out the banks but isn’t talking about doing so for Detroit.
- Highlighting President Obama’s move away from DC’s “damaging framework” of deficit obsession.
- Thinking about the middle-out hypothesis and linkages between income inequality and economic growth.
- Using the Tax Policy Center’s income and tax model to look at changing patterns of income composition.
- Noting one way to get some more jobs in the very near term—900,000 to be precise: get rid of the sequester (or replace it with balanced plan that back-loads deficit reduction).
- Offering a few thoughts ahead of the President’s economics speech, and giving some of my first impressions.
- Reminding the DC talkers that the next Chairperson of the Fed is as of yet unknown.
- Considering whether the US economy is good, bad, or in-between right now.
- Writing on inequality, mobility, and the adequacy of the policy agenda over at the NYT Economix blog.
Music: a taste of some early Herbie Hancock in this week’s Friday Sunday Musical Interlude.