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Brad DeLong

May 29, 2015, 4:18 pm, 1482864

Comment of the Day: Craig: Why Don't New York Times Writers Possess Any Awareness of Their Presentation-of-Self?: "One of the fascinating things--sad, but fascinating...

...about us poor monkeys is how we react to a criticism of behavior A not by addressing ...

May 29, 2015, 2:18 pm, 1482785

Must-Read: Nick Bunker writes: Over at Bloomberg, Peter Gosselin points out the costs of contractionary fiscal policy during the current recovery:

Peter Gosselin: Government Austerity Exacts Toll on U.S. Jobs, Wages and Growth: "If federal, state and local governments were cutting taxes


May 29, 2015, 2:18 pm, 1482784

May 29, 2015, 12:18 pm, 1482688
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May 29, 2015, 12:18 pm, 1482687

Live from the Glaswegian Mists: Ken Macleod: Ralph Miliband (Pére): "[Miliband pére's] essays are hard-headed, sober, nuanced....

...The problem I find with his writing is between the lines: a presence evoked, but absent. Ralph Miliband writes as if socialism... ...

May 29, 2015, 10:18 am, 1482603

German Minister to theAmerican Ambassador at Berlin:

from: The German Minister for Foreign Affairs

to: The American Ambassador at Berlin   

May 28, 1915

The German Government believes that it acts in ...

May 29, 2015, 10:18 am, 1482602

The Henry Stimson Diary and Papers (part 4): "HIROSHIMA:

5/29/45 Diary Entry:

...I had in Joe Grew the Acting Secretary of State, Jim Forrestal of the Navy, Marshall the Chief of Staff, and some assistants of each one of ...

May 29, 2015, 12:18 am, 1482352

Over at Equitable Growth: I confess that I think it is time to stop trying to make sense of John Taylor's views on the Taylor rule. There simply seem to be too many gaps in logic, and too many assertions about the literature that I cannot understand.

In fact, ...

May 28, 2015, 10:18 pm, 1482326

Across the Wide Missouri: That Dennis Hastert was a high-school teacher and wrestling coach from 1965-1981 is material to this money-laundering indictment. That and the fact that Hastert's conduct between 34 and 50 years ago is material, is the source of the aggrieved party's believing they deserve ...

May 28, 2015, 4:18 pm, 1482124

Arithmetically, the U.S. economy is depressed because residential construction and government purchases are well below previously-expected trend levels...

Back in 2007 those whose business it was to forecast the American economy were confidently ...