Politics Roundtable

Politics Roundtable

Political blogs of interest to economists.

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Brad DeLong


July 27, 2016, 8:18 pm, 1657898

Must-Read: Alisdair McKay and Ricardo Reis: Optimal Automatic Stabilizers:

Should the generosity of unemployment benefits and the progressivity of income taxes depend on the presence of business cycles?...

We derive an augmented Baily-Chetty formula showing that the ...


July 27, 2016, 8:18 pm, 1657901

Must-Read: Giles Wilkes: How I learnt to love the economic blogosphere:

Let me introduce you to Interfluidity, the blog of Steve Randy Waldman, a computer programmer now based, I believe, in San Francisco. Waldman epitomises the meritocracy of the medium; without ...


July 27, 2016, 8:18 pm, 1657902

Riffing off of yesterday's: : "'Gunpowder Empire': Should We Generalize Mark Elvin's High-Level Equilibrium Trap?"...

A generation ago Michael Kremer wrote a superb paper: Michael Kremer (1993): "Population Growth and Technological Change: One ...


July 27, 2016, 8:18 pm, 1657900

Must-Read: Jeffrey Frankel: Trump Jr.’s Pants-on-Fire Allegation of Manipulated Jobs Numbers:

When interviewed about the unemployment numbers, which have fallen steadily since 2010, Donald Trump Jr., replied:

These are artificial numbers. These are ...


July 27, 2016, 8:18 pm, 1657899

Must-Read: Leah Schnelbach: Thinking Through Violence in The Just City and The Philosopher Kings:

In a different book, the narrative would become either ‘Maia’s recovery’ or ‘Ikaros’ redemption’, and Walton would track their lives and relationships with this night as a ...


July 27, 2016, 4:18 pm, 1657822

Over at Project Syndicate: A Brief History of (In)equality: BERKELEY – The Berkeley economist Barry Eichengreen recently gave a talk in Lisbon about inequality that demonstrated one of the virtues of being a ...


July 27, 2016, 4:18 pm, 1657821

Comment of the Day: Phil Koop: Avik Roy's Damascene Conversion:

I agree that Roy's Damascene conversion is more than a little precious. But...

...you have disregarded the sting in tail of Beauchamp's piece:

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July 27, 2016, 4:18 pm, 1657820

Comment of the Day: Yes, Donald Trump is suffering from not mild but moderate dementia:

Sans Souci: Dementia:

Tom Kean?....Tim Kaine?...Dementia, I tells ya....This is dementia....

Trump confuses Clinton's running mate ...


July 27, 2016, 10:18 am, 1657685
Procrastinating on##

Over at Equitable Growth: Must-Reads:

Stephen J. Terry: The Macro Impact of Short-Termism Danny Yagan: Is the Great Recession Really Over? Josh Hausman: What Was ...


July 27, 2016, 10:18 am, 1657684

Harry Truman: Transcript of Executive Order 9981:

WHEREAS it is essential that there be maintained in the armed services of the United States the highest standards of democracy, with equality of ...