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 […]
**Live from Bullwinkle Plaza: Michael Cohen**: ["The congressional debate on the Iran deal](http://www.wor...
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”]
Here are core elements redacted from that talk….
Since I came to Berkeley in 1991 to establish the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship much has been accomplished by entrepreneurship ... More >
This is the Terra Ignota series, book 1 from @torbooks next summer. I like it too much to fit into this margin.
.@Noahpinion As I remember, you thought 96% of UCLA’s similar document was just fine. What % of this document is just fine?
Must-Read: Why is it always the people who work hard to mark their beliefs to market–like Mark Thoma–who are hesitant and worry that their political priors are contaminating their assessment of what policies actually work? Why is it that it is those whose policy views have no contact with reality are those who never think […]
nytimes.com/2015/07/27/us/… This is a shift, sure, but *away* from the “we’re trying to protect women” back to “women are gross murdering sluts”.
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 […]
Must-Read: I had always thought that we had a mixed economy and the social safety net in large part to counter and correct the market’s judgment as to who deserved to have resources used for their benefit. And I had always thought that this was an obvious and well-understood part of benefit-cost analysis. Have I […]
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, […]
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: […]
fusion.net/story/173379/t… Makes sense. Most GOP politicians can’t lie about how they want to “protect” women from abortion well.
Young people have always been poor, but today's young people are poorer than most, reports @AnaSwanson
**Must-Read:** Why is it always the people who work hard to mark their beliefs to market--like Mark Thoma-...
Impressive list of technology originated by government, none of which would exist if wankers had their way.
**Must-Read:** I had always thought that we had a mixed economy and the social safety net in large part to...
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 […]
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 […]
**Live from Evans Hall (Must-Read If You Could):** Jeremie Cohen-Setton**: How Binding Is the Trilemma in ...
Must-Read: The very sharp Kevin O’Rourke concludes that it is time to throw in the towel on the eurozone. I think it is worth one more throw of the dice: perhaps European macroeconomic stabilization regulation can be moved out of the hands of the Eurocracy in Brussels and Frankfurt and into a more general North […]
**Must-Read:** A very nice income inequality visualization from Catherine Mulbrandon. I want another set, ...
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 […]