Hey, What’d I Miss? OTE Summary, 8/13 – 8/19

August 19th, 2013 at 3:09 pm
  • Over at the NYT Economix blog: wishing Social Security a happy 78th birthday, highlighting the fiscal side of fighting terror, and breaking out of a cramped economic policy debate.
  • Noting that Keynes was right about the Recovery Act:  the problem was that it faded too soon.
  • Looking at whether the government stifles innovation (spoiler alert: I don’t see it).
  • Arguing that an executive order to improve the quality of jobs among federal contractors is much needed.
  • Analyzing how firms and economies absorb minimum wage increases.
  • Delving into the interaction between mortgage rates and refis.
  • Illustrating the relationship between income inequality and consumer spending.
  • Responding to some critiques from my CNBC pal Jimmy P (aka, James Pethokoukis).
  • Laying out the 18th edition of Sequester Watch.

Music: a rare Tuesday Musical Interlude featuring a Dr. John version of Junko Partner, and coping with criticism that I’m too hung up on Mozart by posting more Mozart in this week’s Friday Musical Interlude.

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