Politics Roundtable

Politics Roundtable

Political blogs of interest to economists.

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Brad DeLong


May 29, 2017, 12:18 pm, 1751429

Memo to Self: The Claremont Canyon-Panoramic Ridge trail is more of a "we run a bulldozer along it every five years" thing than it is a trail, properly so-called...


May 28, 2017, 12:18 pm, 1751271

Must-Reads:

Kavya Vaghul: Trump administration 2018 budget swaps heavy cuts to education for focus on school choice: "The more fundamental problem is that there isn’t much evidence that school choice programs, specifically vouchers, have substantial positive effects... http://equitablegrowth.org/equitablog/trump-admini
stration-2018-budget-swaps-heavy-cuts-to-education
-for-focus-on-school-choice/
Kevin Drum: Trump: I'll Put a Stop to Germany Selling Cars in ...


May 28, 2017, 12:18 pm, 1751270

Must-Read: The Federal Funds rate is currently bouncing around between 0.82 and 0.91%. When the Federal Reserve embarked on its tightening cycle in December 2015, its median expectation was that by now it would have raised the Federal Funds rate to between 2.25 and 2.50%—that it would ...


May 28, 2017, 12:18 pm, 1751269

Must-Read: November 8, 2016 was indeed the end of the long twentieth century:

Samuel Osborne: Angela Merkel says Germany can no longer rely on Donald Trump's America: "'We Europeans must really take our destiny into our own hands'... http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world
/europe/angela-merkel-donald-trump-germany-us-no-l
onger-rely-european-union-climate-change-g7-a77604
86.html

...She said that ...


May 28, 2017, 12:18 pm, 1751268

May 28, 2017, 12:18 am, 1751217


May 27, 2017, 6:18 pm, 1751202

Thank you very much.

Let me follow the example of our Lord and Master Alpha-Go as it takes the high ground first.

Let me, therefore, take the hyper-Olympian and very long run historical point of view.

The human ...


May 26, 2017, 8:18 pm, 1751124

Should-Read: Chad Stone: Donald Trump's Indefensible Economic Growth Forecasts: "The 1.1 percentage point gap between the Trump annual growth forecast over the next decade and CBO's is the largest on record and much larger than any since the Reagan-Bush era... https://www.usnews.com/opinion/economic-intelligen
ce/articles/2017-05-26/donald-trumps-indefensible-
economic-growth-forecasts


May 26, 2017, 8:18 pm, 1751123

Mitch Landrieu: Transcript of Address on Confederate Monuments: "Thank you for coming... http://pulsegulfcoast.com/2017/05/transcript-of-ne
w-orleans-mayor-landrieus-address-on-confederate-m
onuments

...The soul of our beloved City is deeply rooted in a history that has evolved over thousands of years; rooted in a diverse people who have been here together ...


May 26, 2017, 8:18 pm, 1751122

The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed: _The Deleted Passage of the Declaration of Independence (1776) _: "When Thomas Jefferson included a passage attacking slavery in his draft of the Declaration of Independence it initiated the most intense debate... http://www.blackpast.org/primary/declaration-indep
endence-and-debate-over-slavery

...among the delegates gathered ...