Hey, What’d I Miss? OTE Summary, 9/10 – 9/16

September 16th, 2013 at 1:38 pm
  • Over at the NYT Economix blog: highlighting six qualities we should look for in the next Fed Chair and explaining why labor’s share of income is falling.
  • More on the Fed: reiterating that the Fed should hold off on the taper.
  • Emphasizing that the official poverty rate misses much of the impact of anti-poverty programs.
  • Pointing to an important microcosm of anti-unionism in Tennessee.
  • Noting that an increase in the debt ceiling should be paired with… nothing!
  • Looking at two scatterplots regarding labor market weakness.
  • Explaining why it doesn’t make sense to blame the poor themselves for the increase in poverty in the midst of the worst downturn since the Great Depression.
  • Illustrating how the TANF subsidized jobs program provides a big bang-for-the-buck and helps the market get closer to full employment.
  • Highlighting an inspiring story about a type of political courage you see way too little of these days: a governor in a red state fighting against a harmful, regressive tax cut.
  • Laying out the 21st edition of Sequester Watch: remember, those who forget the sequester are doomed to repeat it.
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