Politics Roundtable

Politics Roundtable

Political blogs of interest to economists.

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Brad DeLong


September 30, 2014, 4:18 pm, 1343949

September 30, 2014, 10:18 am, 1343694

...is that it is somehow rude to hold politicians--especially right-of-center politicians--to the standard of behaving with honor or serving the public interest, and even ruder to point out that the Washington press corps village should call them on it. Ron Fournier of the National Journal, for example, calls it ...


September 30, 2014, 10:18 am, 1343695

From George Washington to Lund Washington, 30 September 1776:

Col. Morris’s, on the Heights of Harlem,

30 September, 1776.Dear Lund,

Your letter of the 18th, which is the only one received and unanswered, now lies before ...


September 30, 2014, 10:18 am, 1343693

Timothy Noah (2007): Has Jonah Goldberg gone soft on Hillary?: "Her name's been removed from his forthcoming book's subtitle...

Three months ago, I speculated that Jonah Goldberg's forthcoming book, then titled Liberal Fascism: The Totalitarian Temptation From Mussolini to Hillary Clinton, ...


September 30, 2014, 10:18 am, 1343692

Over at Equitable Growth: Joshua Brown: “Do we need to fire Pimco?”: "In February of 2011, [Bill] Gross loudly proclaimed...

[that] PIMCO Total Return had taken its allocation to US Treasury bonds down to ...


September 29, 2014, 12:18 pm, 1342998

From earlier this month: the incomparable Doktor Zoom:

Doktor Zoom: Mitch McConnell’s Campaign Manager Quits To Spend More Time With His (Alleged) Bribe Money: "Looks like Senate Minority Leader and Supreme Chelonian Overlord Mitch McConnell...

...is going to have to find himself a ...


September 29, 2014, 8:18 am, 1342845

Letter from Harry S. Truman to Bess Wallace, September 29, 1914:

Dear Bess:

I am going to try and send you a letter anyway this week. Sunday was Papa's worse day. He very nearly got so weak he could ...


September 29, 2014, 8:18 am, 1342844

September 29, 2014, 6:18 am, 1342790

The extremely sharp but differently-thinking Peter Thiel:

Peter Thiel: Robots Are Our Saviours, Not the Enemy: "Americans today dream less often of feats that computers will help us to accomplish...


September 28, 2014, 6:18 pm, 1342640

Paul Krugman: The New Classical Clique: "As I said, international macro went in a different direction...

...The overwhelming international evidence against a new classical view, although that view persisted on the domestic side despite compelling evidence after 1980.... For domestic macro types, the ...