Politics Roundtable

Politics Roundtable

Political blogs of interest to economists.

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Brad DeLong


September 28, 2017, 3:03 pm, 1780592

Kindly General Lee, meet kindly Comrade Vladimir:

If the dissolution of the Constituent Assembly is not your Kronstadt, there is something profoundly wrong with you

"For a certain kind ...


September 27, 2017, 9:03 pm, 1780250

The 17 classes in Berkeley's largest lecture hall: Wheeler Auditorium Classes: Fall 2017:

Computer Science, etc.: 9:

COMPSCI-STAT C8: Foundations of Data Science COMPSCI 61A: The Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs COMPSCI ...


September 27, 2017, 8:34 pm, 1780246

Pat Garofolo: FLASHBACK: In 1993, GOP Warned That Clinton’s Tax Plan Would ‘Kill Jobs,’ ‘Kill The Current Recovery’: "Republicans... have been apoplectic about Obama’s plan, claiming that it will kill jobs and cripple small businesses... https://thinkprogress.org/flashback-in-1993-gop-wa
rned-that-clintons-tax-plan-would-kill-jobs-kill-t
he-current-recovery-96adb3663484/

...“This is about stopping a ...


September 27, 2017, 12:04 am, 1779799

Over at Equitable Growth: Must- and Should-Reads:

Danny Yagan: : Employment hysteresis from the great recession: "This paper uses U.S. local areas as a laboratory to test whether the Great ...


September 25, 2017, 10:34 am, 1779116

Supply-Side Amnesia https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/repub
lican-tax-cuts-budget-deficit-by-j--bradford-delon
g-2017-09
: In the spring of 1980, Martin Feldstein co-taught (with Olivier Blanchard) the second-best macroeconomics class I ever took. (The best was a class I ...


September 24, 2017, 10:34 am, 1778878

Ezra Klein: Graham-Cassidy could’ve been the GOP’s best Obamacare replacement: "Instead, Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy wrote the worst plan yet... https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/9/20/
16333384/graham-cassidy-obamacare-health-care

Jaco
b Levy: Black Liberty Matters: "'How is it that we hear the loudest yelps for liberty ...


September 24, 2017, 10:34 am, 1778879

Must-Reads:

Joshua Gans: Danny Kahneman on AI versus Humans: "At our AI conference last week, Nobel Laureate Danny Kahneman was commenting on a paper by Colin Camerer: https://digitopoly.org/2017/09/22/kahneman-on-ai-v
ersus-humans/

Ezra Klein: Graham-Cassidy could’ve been the GOP’s best Obamacare replacement: "Instead, Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy wrote the ...


September 23, 2017, 3:43 pm, 1778763

Over at Equitable Growth: Must- and Should-Reads:

Nick Bunker: Weekend reading: “Discussing distributional tables” edition: "The decline in the start-up firms across the U.S. economy ...


September 23, 2017, 3:43 pm, 1778761

Noah Smith: Speech on campus: A reply to Brad DeLong: "On Twitter, I wrote that I disagreed with Brad's ideas about speech on college campuses... http://noahpinionblog.blogspot.com/2017/09/speech-
on-campus-reply-to-brad-delong.html


September 23, 2017, 3:43 pm, 1778762

For the Weekend: Stephen Vincent Benet: The Devil and Daniel Webster V http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0602901h.html: "But till you make a bargain like that, you've got no idea of how fast four years can run...

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