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Brad DeLong


April 23, 2017, 8:18 pm, 1740268

Weekend Reading: Henry Farrell: Fourteen Years of Krauthammer Days: "Today is the fourteenth anniversary of the day when Charles Krauthammer announced to the world... http://crookedtimber.org/2017/04/22/fourteen-years
-of-krauthammer-days/

...Hans Blix had five months to find weapons. He found nothing. We’ve ...


April 23, 2017, 10:18 am, 1740207

Must-Reads:

Kevin Drum: We're Now In the Second Biggest Housing Boom of All Time: "The most remarkable feature of this chart... http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2017/04/were
-now-second-biggest-housing-boom-all-time
Òscar Jordà, Moritz Schularick, and Alan M. Taylor: Monetary Policy Medicine: Large Effects from Small Doses?: "How do we know that higher interest rates will bring prices under ...


April 23, 2017, 10:18 am, 1740205

Hoisted from Mike Konczal's Archives:Mike Konczal (2013): Reinhart-Rogoff A Week Later: Why Does This Matter?: "Well this is progress...

...We are seeing subtle distancing by conservative writers on the Reinhart/Rogoff thesis. In Feburary, Douglas Holtz-Eakin wrote:

The debt hurts ...


April 23, 2017, 10:18 am, 1740206

Must-Read: Ezra Klein: The GOP’s biggest health care achievement has been making Obamacare more popular: "It is bizarre watching House Republicans persuade themselves that the problem they face on health care... https://www.vox.com/obamacare/2017/4/20/15373092/r
epublicans-made-obamacare-more-popular

...is cutting a deal between the Freedom Caucus and the ...


April 22, 2017, 12:18 pm, 1740101


April 21, 2017, 4:18 pm, 1739970

Live from the Central Asian-Mediterrean Cultural Interface: Shrimp Saganaki:

15 ounce can cannellini beans 3/4 pound shrimp (add near end) 1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes, halved 6 ounces feta cheese, crumbled (add at end) ½ cup vegetable stock ½ cup pitted kalamata olives ½ cup ...


April 21, 2017, 4:18 pm, 1739972

Live from the Orange-Haired Baboon Cage: Josh Barro: 'Art of the Deal' quote explains Trump's presidency: "One quote from the book that keeps haunting me during Trump's presidency... http://www.businessinsider.com/art-of-the-deal-tru
mp-presidency-2017-4

...What the bulldozers and dump trucks did wasn’t important, ...


April 21, 2017, 4:18 pm, 1739971

Live from the Orange-Haired Baboon Cage: Josh Barro: Trump makes GOP pretend health reform is on table: "The Republican healthcare bill is supposedly coming back from the dead... http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-health-care-r
eform-dead-2017-4

...pass the House within President Donald Trump's first 100 days in office. And ...


April 21, 2017, 2:18 pm, 1739930

Should-Read: Chris Hayes: On escaping the “doom loop” of Trump's presidency: "I tend to think of it in terms of my own behavior... https://www.vox.com/2017/4/19/15356534/chris-hayes
-donald-trump-media-elections-2016-criminal-justic
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...Like, what am I going to do? How am I going to avoid the doom loop? My whole ...


April 21, 2017, 2:18 pm, 1739929

Should-Read: Bridget Ansel: Weekend reading: “This post is tax-ing” edition: "The increase in income inequality since 2000 is largely driven by higher capital income among the top .01 percent of earners... http://equitablegrowth.org/equitablog/weekend-read
ing-this-post-is-tax-ing-edition/

...Kavya Vaghul compiles a roundup of graphics showing interesting trends ...