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Brad DeLong


July 30, 2015, 4:18 pm, 1518794

Must-Read: Steven Greenhouse: Jeb Bush 'Should Be Embarrassed' by His Overtime Pay Claims: "Jeb Bush... said Barack Obama’s proposal to expand overtime pay...

...would result in “less overtime pay” and “less wages earned”.... Daniel Hamermesh, a University of Texas labor economist, ...


July 30, 2015, 4:18 pm, 1518795

Live from Bullwinkle Plaza: Where oh where are Nate Silver and Sam Wang on this?:

PredictWise: 2016 President--Republican Nomination:

The only four things truly on-point are:


July 30, 2015, 2:18 pm, 1518712

Worth Attending If in Town: Bernie Sanders: Conference on the Greek Debt Crisis: Rm 902 Hart Senate Office Building. 2:30 PM, Thursday July 30th...

...Participants: U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders. Joseph Stiglitz, Senior fellow and chief economist at Roosevelt Institute. James Galbraith, University ...


July 30, 2015, 12:18 pm, 1518623

Must-Read: I had always thought that we had a mixed economy and the social safety net in large part to counter and correct the market's judgment as to who deserved to have resources used for their benefit. And I had always thought that this was an obvious ...


July 30, 2015, 12:18 pm, 1518622

Must-Read: Paul Krugman: The Euroskeptic Vindication: "Conventional Hicks/Keynes macroeconomics--whether or not you dress it up in New Keynesian algebra--has performed very well...

...Anti-Keynesians keep making more or less desperate efforts to refute this proposition, usually by taking something I said out ...


July 30, 2015, 12:18 pm, 1518621

Live from Bullwinkle PlazaHarry Reid: On Twitter: "Been carrying this in my wallet a long time..." http://t.co/ZoiqsoVwdk

Been carrying this in my wallet a long time. It shows you how long Republicans have been wrong about health care. pic.twitter.com/ZoiqsoVwdk

— Senator Harry Reid ...


July 30, 2015, 10:18 am, 1518539

History.com: Battle of Hooge:

In Flanders, Belgium, on July 30, 1915, the Germans put their new weapon, the flammenwerfer, or flamethrower, to devastating use against the Allies at the Battle of Hooge.

The Battle of Hooge represented one ...


July 30, 2015, 10:18 am, 1518538

Alfred Marshall and Mary Marshall (1885), Economics of Industry, Book III: Market Value: Chapter 1: Changes in the Purchasing Power of Money http://tinyurl.com/dl20110818j:

(4) After every crisis, in every period of commercial depression, it is said that supply is in excess of demand. ...


July 30, 2015, 10:18 am, 1518537

Live from Bullwinkle Plaza: Michael Cohen: "The congressional debate on the Iran deal... will be high-volume Kabuki theater...

...For most Democrats, there is little interest in undercutting a president of their own party.... Republicans... have little to gain from its demise... the ...


July 29, 2015, 10:18 pm, 1518210

Must-Read: Jérémie Cohen-Setton, Joshua K. Hausman, and Johannes F. Wieland: Supply-Side Policies in the Depression: Evidence from France: "The effects of supply-side policies in depressed economies... evidence from France in the 1930s...

...In 1936, France departed from the gold standard and ...