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Must-Read: Paul Krugman: The Euroskeptic Vindication

Must-Read: Paul Krugman: The Euroskeptic Vindication: “Conventional Hicks/Keynes macroeconomics–whether or not you dress it up in New Keynesian algebra–has performed very well… …Anti-Keynesians keep making more or less desperate efforts to refute this proposition, usually by taking something I said out of context and pretending that something that happened for one year somewhere or other […]

Three Challenges: Taking Entrepreneurship & Innovation Education Beyond the Classroom

We have made great progress in creating an entrepreneurship and innovation economy – and the university has been a major contributor — but now it is time to do more. In a keynote last week to the 12th Annual European Entrepreneurship Colloquium I focused on three challenges/opportunities for immediate action;

 

reinvigorating innovation strategies of major enterpriseextending entrepreneurship and innovation across the universityengaging universities in the important effort to create healthy innovation communities [“Clusters of Innovation”]

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Since I came to Berkeley in 1991 to establish the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship much has been accomplished by entrepreneurship ... More >

The state of tax progressivity across the United States

A group of Massachusetts advocates are working to get a ballot measure up for a vote that would create a new income tax bracket specifically for millionaires within the state. Despite the images of “Taxachusetts” that might dance in some people’s heads, the Massachusetts state government isn’t particularly tax happy when it comes to the […]

The alarming deterioration of U.S. household surveys

A peak behind the curtain that shields the U.S. economic data-making process can be alarming at times. At least, that’s the upshot of a National Bureau of Economic Research paper published earlier this week. The paper, by Bruce D. Meyer of the University of Chicago, Wallace K.C. Mok of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, […]

Things to Read on the Evening of July 29, 2015

Must- and Should-Reads: Martin Feldstein: The U.S. Underestimates Growth William Gale: State income tax cuts: Still a bad idea Jody Shenn: “Thanks to a push by President Barack Obama’s administration, more and more student-loan borrowers are signing up for income-driven repayment programs, allowing them to pay a fraction of what they would otherwise owe…” Must-Read: […]

Must-Read: Jérémie Cohen-Setton, Joshua K. Hausman, and Johannes F. Wieland: Supply-Side Policies in the Depression: Evidence from France

Must-Read: Jérémie Cohen-Setton, Joshua K. Hausman, and Johannes F. Wieland: Supply-Side Policies in the Depression: Evidence from France: “The effects of supply-side policies in depressed economies… evidence from France in the 1930s… …In 1936, France departed from the gold standard and implemented large-scale mandatory wage increases and hours restrictions. This quickly ended deflation, but output […]

Why Americans Are Nostalgic About Manufacturing

Last month the sharp and hard-working Jeff Spross wrote: Jeff Spross: Why Americans Are so nostalgic About the Manufacturing Industry: “The U.S. still manufactures a lot of stuff, but most of it isn’t stuff average American consumers buy… …These days, we mostly make heavy industrial equipment, circuitry, aircraft, and other big and expensive goods and […]

Must-Read: Ezra Klein: On Paul Krugman’s Theory of Hipsters

Must-Read: Ezra Klein: On Paul Krugman’s theory of hipsters: “Krugman suggests that hipsters are signaling a rejection of the workaday bourgeois world by flouting conventional dress codes… …I think the truth is closer to the opposite: They’re signaling a mastery of the workaday bourgeois world by flouting conventional dress codes. You can find a gentler […]

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