Hey, What’d I Miss? OTE Summary, 7/30 – 8/5

August 5th, 2013 at 12:15 pm
  • Suggesting that the President tap TARP’s Hardest Hit Fund to help Detroit.
  • On the July jobs report: previewing the report on jobs day eve and laying out some first impressions of the data.
  • In the wake of the July jobs report, wondering if the Fed’s next move is really all that mysterious.
  • Looking at the White House’s new corporate-tax-cuts-for-jobs proposal.
  • Delving into the new GDP report and revisions back to the beginning of time (that’s 1929 in government accounting), and more on the revisions with Dean Baker in a NYT op-ed.
  • Analyzing the necessity for revenue-neutral tax reform: based on the numbers, how urgent is it?
  • Explaining the challenge of tax reform: selling it is like a selling a price without a product.
  • A few pieces over at the NYT Economix blog: on the President’s tax cuts for jobs trade, an economy stuck in second gear, and Republican budget opposition.
  • Laying out the 15th and 16th editions of Sequester Watch.
  • A new piece on globalization, inequality, YOYOs, and WITTs.

Music: More jazz piano in this week’s Friday Musical Interlude featuring Hank Jones.

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