- 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.