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Brad DeLong


November 21, 2018, 12:05 am, 1922956

Across the Wide Missouri: FiveThirtyEight's ultimate Thanksgiving dinner menu is: Tofurky... Frog eye salad... Jell-O salad... Yorkshire pudding... Snickers salad: Walt Hickey*: The Ultimate Thanksgiving Dinner Menu


November 20, 2018, 7:24 pm, 1922911

This from eight years ago is still the best thing I have seen about "sustainability" and its proper role in economic analysis: Kenneth J. Arrow, Partha Dasgupta, Lawrence H. Goulder, Kevin J. Mumford, and Kirsten Oleson (2010): Sustainability and the Measurement of Wealth: "We develop ...


November 20, 2018, 7:24 pm, 1922912

This from eight years ago is still the best thing I have seen about "sustainability" and its proper role in economic analysis: Kenneth J. Arrow, Partha Dasgupta, Lawrence H. Goulder, Kevin J. Mumford, and Kirsten Oleson (2010): Sustainability and the Measurement of Wealth: "We develop ...


November 20, 2018, 7:24 pm, 1922910

It may finally be the time that we get some traction on better measures of economic growth and prosperity than GDP. So go back and reread this from 290016: homas Piketty, Emmanuel Saez, and Gabriel Zucman: Distributional national accounts: Methods and estimates for the United ...


November 20, 2018, 7:24 pm, 1922909

It may finally be the time that we get some traction on better measures of economic growth and prosperity than GDP. So go back and reread this from 290016: homas Piketty, Emmanuel Saez, and Gabriel Zucman: Distributional national accounts: Methods and estimates for the United ...


November 20, 2018, 7:24 pm, 1922907

Equitable Growth's Will McGrew makes a good catch here, and direct us to Brendan Greely: Will McGrew: Weekend Reading: “Monopsony and Mobility” Edition: "Brendan Greely of the Financial Times dives into another aspect of the mobility divide: social capital. Using frequent Equitable Growth guest authors ...


November 20, 2018, 7:24 pm, 1922908

Equitable Growth's Will McGrew makes a good catch here, and direct us to Brendan Greely: Will McGrew: Weekend Reading: “Monopsony and Mobility” Edition: "Brendan Greely of the Financial Times dives into another aspect of the mobility divide: social capital. Using frequent Equitable Growth guest authors ...


November 20, 2018, 7:24 pm, 1922897

I highlighted this two years ago. I am highlighting it again, as I think it has not received the attention it deserves. Ernest Liu: Industrial Policies in Production Networks: "Many developing countries adopt industrial policies favoring selected sectors. Is there an economic logic to this ...


November 20, 2018, 7:24 pm, 1922895

175 years ago Friedrich Engels put his finger on the major flaw in economics that Paul Romer has tried to repair over his career: Friedrich Engels (1843): Outlines of a Critique of Political Economy: "According to the economists, the production costs of a commodity consist ...


November 20, 2018, 7:24 pm, 1922896

175 years ago Friedrich Engels put his finger on the major flaw in economics that Paul Romer has tried to repair over his career: Friedrich Engels (1843): Outlines of a Critique of Political Economy: "According to the economists, the production costs of a commodity consist ...