Politics Roundtable

Politics Roundtable

Political blogs of interest to economists.

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Brad DeLong


July 27, 2014, 2:18 pm, 1306191

Over at Equitable Growth: I have said this before. But I seem to need to say it again...

The very intelligent and thoughtful David Beckworth,


July 27, 2014, 12:18 pm, 1306167

Sir Edward Grey:

Count Mensdorff told me by instruction to-day that:

the Serbian Government had not accepted the demands which the Austrian Government were obliged to address ...


July 26, 2014, 4:18 pm, 1305994

Via Mark Ames:

Special Revisionism Issue

Nick Gillespie: Did Reason Really Publish a "Holocaust Denial 'Special Issue'" in 1976? Of Course Not!

Of course it's not a Holocaust Denial "Special Issue"! Only three of the seven articles--Greaves's "FDR's Watergate: Pearl Harbor" about ...


July 26, 2014, 12:18 pm, 1305975

Ray Fisman: Sweden school choice: The country’s disastrous experiment with Milton Friedman and vouchers: "Americans wring their hands over the state of our schools...

...The angst over U.S. student performance—and its implications for the American workforce of the near future—is inevitably accompanied by ...


July 26, 2014, 12:18 pm, 1305976

David Cay Johnston: State’s Job Growth Defies Pessimistic Predictions After Tax Increases: "Dire predictions about jobs being destroyed...

...spread across California in 2012 as voters debated whether to enact the sales and, for those near the top of the income ladder, stiff income ...


July 26, 2014, 12:18 pm, 1305974

Scott Lemieux: The Teleological Fallacy: "A good point about... Thomas Frank...

...[by] fearless navigator of our new comment system JeremyW....

[W]hat strikes me... is that... rather than a system where actual progressive change is ...


July 26, 2014, 12:18 pm, 1305973

Robert Waldmann: Anchored Perceived Inflation, or How Fox News Helped Obama: "A huge recession, sluggish recovery and gigantic persistent output gap....

...Core PCE inflation... fell from sticking close to 2% to fluctuating in the range of 1% to 2%. The standard lowbrow backward-looking ...


July 26, 2014, 12:18 pm, 1305965

Guido Matias Cortes et al.: The Micro and Macro of Disappearing Routine Jobs: A Flows Approach: "The U.S. labor market has become...

...increasingly polarized since the 1980s, with the share of employment in middle-wage occupations shrinking over time. This job polarization process has ...


July 26, 2014, 12:18 pm, 1305963

Ezra Klein: Paul Ryan's Poverty Plan: "P The most important idea in Paul Ryan's poverty plan...

...reverses the most important idea in Paul Ryan's budgets. Those budgets... [made] deep cuts to spending on programs for the poor the cornerstone of Republican fiscal policy... cut spending ...


July 26, 2014, 12:18 pm, 1305964

Brian Buetler: The Adler-Cannon Halbig v. Burwell Argument Is a Fraud--Just Ask Scott Brown: "It is now an article of faith on the right that Congress meant to condition the subsidies...

...as an inducement to states, but overestimated the power of that inducement. ...