Politics Roundtable

Politics Roundtable

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Brad DeLong


June 28, 2016, 8:18 pm, 1649322

Live from the Right-Wing's Self-Made Gehenna: WTF!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

Martin Feldstein**: How EU Overreach Pushed Britain Out: "Although many officials and experts predict that Brexit will have dire economic consequences...

...this certainly is not inevitable. Much now depends on the terms of the ...


June 28, 2016, 8:18 pm, 1649323

Must-Read: If you have not been reading Dietrich Vollrath's weblog on economic growth, you should. He has been teaching the world a masterclass in understanding the patterns and determinants of economies' long-run growth trajectories:


June 28, 2016, 6:18 pm, 1649302

June 28, 2016, 6:18 pm, 1649301

Live from the Twitterverse: Henceforth, at least two-thirds of my @-tweets will be "thx..." or "touché..." or ":-)"

That is all...


June 28, 2016, 2:18 pm, 1649216

Live from Westeros: Fire and Lunch: #piecast


June 28, 2016, 2:18 pm, 1649215

June 28, 2016, 12:18 pm, 1649174

Must-Read: How poor were the bulk of our post-Neolithic pre-Commercial Revolution Agrarian-Age ancestors, anyway?

Jared Diamond: Agriculture: The Worst Mistake in the History of the Human Race: "One straight forward example of what paleopathologists have learned from skeletons...

...concerns historical ...


June 28, 2016, 12:18 pm, 1649175

Must-Read: As I periodically say, there are two rules that would have made me much smarter had I adopted them back in, say, 1996:

Paul Krugman is right. If you think Paul Krugman is wrong, consult rule #1.

May I have unanimous consent on the proposition ...


June 28, 2016, 12:18 pm, 1649171

Over at Project Syndicate: Which Thinkers Will Define Our Future?: BERKELEY – Several years ago, it occurred to me that social scientists today are all standing on the shoulders of giants like Niccolo Machiavelli, John ...


June 28, 2016, 12:18 pm, 1649170

Live from Berlin: Alan Beattie: Merkel, the Great Procrastinator, Could Be Britain’s Saviour: "When a situation calls for constructive delay and calculated dithering...

...she is a world beater. Germans have invented a verb, merkeln, meaning to postpone decisions indefinitely. While ...