OTE Weekly Wrap-Up, 5/14 – 5/20

May 20th, 2013 at 8:06 am
  • Perusing the Sunday papers: a NYT dialogue based off of my full employment op-ed, and a piece on the Cincinnati IRS office.
  • Noting that the Congressional Budget Office says the President’s debt path is even lower than the White House’s own estimate.
  • Putting out a call for submissions:  got questions?  Post them in the comments section of this post, and I’ll answer a bunch in a forthcoming video.
  • Reviewing Bob Kuttner’s important new book, “Debtors’ Prison”.
  • Illustrating the current pace of low inflation and its implications for demand.
  • Considering a few potential lessons from the IRS scandal.
  • Addressing pushback re: technological unemployment in Part 2 of the OTE Full Employment Series, and delving deeper into the automation/unemployment nexis in Part 3.
  • Highlighting CBO’s response to the Republicans’ 37th attempt (!!) to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
  • Pointing to CBO’s latest budget update, a fire hose for hair-on-fire austerions re: near-term budget deficits.
  • In the wake of the IRS scandal, asking why any 501(c)(4) groups should have tax-exempt status in the first place.
 Music: Everyone in my house is incessantly singing this insouciant song, so be forewarned: it is VERY catchy.
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