Hey, What’d I Miss? OTE Summary, 9/18 – 9/30

September 30th, 2013 at 10:55 am
  • Explaining that House Republicans’ additions to the CR bill make government shutdown likely and laying out some notes on the political trainwreck.
  • Clarifying the relative costs of a shutdown versus a default.
  • Over at the NYTimes Economix blog: charting our path to dysfunction junction and examining the numbers and etiology of minority rule in the House.
  • Raising some critical issues with the Washington Post’s profile of Rep. Steve Southerland and his proposed SNAP changes.
  • Illustrating the effect of policy on poverty and mobility, here and abroad.
  • Wondering if surprise can be an effective communication tool for the Fed.
  • Pointing to something more uplifting than anything you’ve read here lately: a piece on “onshoring,” or how some textile jobs are coming back to our shores.
  • Laying out the 23rd edition of Sequester Watch: remember, those who forget the sequester are doomed to repeat it.

Music: featuring my old friend, the absolutely brilliant jazz pianist singer composer Sue Maskaleris, in this week’s Friday Musical Interlude.

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One comment in reply to "Hey, What’d I Miss? OTE Summary, 9/18 – 9/30"

  1. David Carlton says:


    A small pet peeve–you refer to “textile jobs” coming back to the US, but the link is not about textiles, but apparel. They’re different industries, using different technologies, but journalists get them mixed up all the time. Why should an economist?