Politics Roundtable

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Brad DeLong


September 19, 2014, 2:18 pm, 1338078


September 19, 2014, 2:18 pm, 1338079

September 19, 2014, 12:18 pm, 1338002

New Economist writes:

New Economist: Has Barro solved the equity premium puzzle? : A new paper by Robert Barro to this year's Minnesota Workshop in Macroeconomic Theory attempts to answer the puzzle: Rare Events and the Equity Premium (PDF). Barro's paper builds upon a 1988 JME ...


September 19, 2014, 12:18 pm, 1338003

Len Moss as reported by his son: 18 September 1944: Second parachute drop into Arnhem meets deadly reception:

Somehow, he managed to untangle the lines and get the parachute canopy deployed, just in time, but…

…he landed very ...


September 19, 2014, 12:18 pm, 1338001

James Sims: 19 September 1944: Arnhem becomes a desperate battle for survival:

After the failure of the ‘Grand Prix’ attack the Germans withdrew a short distance and began to mortar and shell our positions systematically for the first time. The very air ...


September 19, 2014, 10:18 am, 1337920

Over at Equitable Growth: Let's look at the five-year and ten-year U.S. break-even inflation rates--the inflation rates at which an investment in U.S. Treasury bonds held to maturity produces exactly the same return as an investment in U.S. Treasury inflation-protected securities of the same maturity:


September 18, 2014, 8:18 am, 1337121

September 17, 2014, 2:18 pm, 1336612

Over at Equitable Growth: What I think of as the Louise Sheiner fact, as set out by ...


September 17, 2014, 2:18 pm, 1336613

September 17, 2014, 12:18 pm, 1336539