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Brad DeLong


May 1, 2016, 6:18 pm, 1631904

Women during the May Day Demonstration in Berlin (May 1, 1946):

According to Neues Deutschland, more than 500,000 people took part in the May Day rally on May 1, 1946, including many women who – like those shown in the picture – ...


May 1, 2016, 6:18 pm, 1631909

Must-Read: Raj Chetty and Nathaniel Hendren: The Impacts of Neighborhoods on Intergenerational Mobility: Childhood Exposure E↵ects and County-Level Estimates: "Studying more than five million families who move across counties in the U.S....

...we present quasi-experimental evidence that neighborhoods affect intergenerational mobility ...


May 1, 2016, 6:18 pm, 1631907

World War II Timeline: April 28, 1946-February 17, 1947:

April 28, 1946: The International Military Tribunal for the Far East indicts Japanese war minister Tojo Hideki as a war criminal, charging him with 55 counts. He will be sentenced to death in November ...


May 1, 2016, 6:18 pm, 1631908

May 1, 2016, 6:18 pm, 1631906

John Adams: Travels, and Negotiations:

Dined with the Marshall De Maillebois, with a great deal of Company. Here also We were shewn the Marshalls Amie seated at the Table, with all his great Company. Mr. Lee and I had a good ...


May 1, 2016, 6:18 pm, 1631905

Eleanor Roosevelt: My Day:

NEW YORK, Monday—The blue sky returned to us yesterday and, luckily, cold as the weather was, it was not quite freezing, so our fruit blossoms and our plants are still unhurt.

As I walked ...


May 1, 2016, 4:18 pm, 1631884

Must-Read: Jeff Stein, Dylan Matthews, and Ezra Klein Voxsplain the purpose and meaning of Obama's speech at the press dinner last night--a message every single reporter and correspondent got, but very few of them dare to inform their readers about:

Ezra Klein and Dylan Matthews: ...


May 1, 2016, 4:18 pm, 1631883

Economista Dentata: Wentworth’s Letter: "'I can listen no longer in silence...

...I must speak to you by such means as are within my reach. You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me ...


May 1, 2016, 4:18 pm, 1631877

You know. There is much too much good stuff out there--written by smart, hard-working people trying their best to inform me, many of whom have not gotten their fair chance because they did not make the right connections or flatter the right gatekeepers. The combination of Obama's ...


May 1, 2016, 4:18 pm, 1631876

Live from La Farine:

Kansas City Star: Kansas lawmakers, Gov. Sam Brownback stagger toward shameful end to session: "Gov. Sam Brownback finally entered the Kansas budget talks over the weekend...

...but his plan wasn’t very helpful.... The dysfunctional Kansas Legislature failed on the 101st day of ...