Politics Roundtable

Politics Roundtable

Political blogs of interest to economists.

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Brad DeLong


November 23, 2014, 10:18 pm, 1376608

November 23, 2014, 10:18 pm, 1376613

I liked Matt Miller at lot when we worked on opposite sides of the White House during the early Clinton administration, but...

Matt Miller: Mr. Miller Doesn’t Go to Washington: "The reason I ...


November 23, 2014, 10:18 pm, 1376611

What is best in life?

What is best in life is to spend the 11 hours of a Northern Hemisphere polar winter's night one spends in the belly of an A340-300 in transit from SFX to ZRH (a) eating Swiss chocolate, and (b) reading ...


November 23, 2014, 10:18 pm, 1376612

Another Monday, and still a shortage of high-quality DeLong Smackdowns on the Internet that I can justify bringing to your attention.

But I can't face reading another Kindle screen from chapter 11 of David Graber's Debt right now.

So I am going to ...


November 23, 2014, 10:18 pm, 1376609

November 23, 2014, 10:18 pm, 1376610

History.com: U.S. B-29s Raid Tokyo:

On this day in 1944, 111 U.S. B-29 Superfortress bombers raid Tokyo for the first time since Capt. Jimmy Doolittle's raid in 1942. Their target: the Nakajima aircraft engine works.

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November 23, 2014, 10:18 am, 1376476

MY DAY by Eleanor Roosevelt, November 21, 1944:

CHICAGO, Monday—I have had a number of letters in the course of the last few days, some of them stating that I was wrong when I said in a recent column that the President did not promise, in the ...


November 22, 2014, 8:18 pm, 1376369

Over at Equitable Growth: Paul Krugman: Inequality and Crises: Scandinavian Skepticism: "The ongoing question of whether rising inequality makes countries more vulnerable to financial crises...

...or in some other way degrades performance. I’ve been ...


November 22, 2014, 12:18 pm, 1376268

Danny Vinik: Peter Schiff: My Inflation Prediction Was Correct. The Stats Are Lying: "Peter Schiff... might... be the person most wrong...

...about America's economic struggles. In 2009, Schiff not only warned of impending inflation but said it was already upon us.... In the newest issue ...


November 22, 2014, 12:18 pm, 1376267

Steven Teles: Restrain Regressive Rent-Seeking: "The great paradox of the last third of a century is that we have actually had...

...an explosion of regulation in this ‘supposedly deregulatory’ era... regulation that has the effect of redistributing, sometimes dramatically, upward.... Intellectual property protections, especially patents ...