Politics Roundtable

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Brad DeLong


October 25, 2014, 4:18 pm, 1357679

Over at Equitable Growth: Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman: Exploding wealth inequality in the United States: "The share of total income earned by the top 1%...

...less than 10% in the late 1970s but now exceeds 20%.... A large portion of this increase ...


October 25, 2014, 4:18 pm, 1357682

Larry Mishel: The Wage Message: "The intellectual basis for [skill-biased technological change, SBTC]...

...in my view has collapsed. It has very little to contribute to the understanding over inequality over the last 20 years, and is not the basis for thinking about the future so ...


October 25, 2014, 4:18 pm, 1357681

Gauti Eggertsson and Neil Mehrotra: Secular stagnation and the paradox of worth: "It is important to ensure that the asset...

...cannot operate as a perfect storage technology as this may put a zero bound on the real interest rate... a secular stagnation equilibrium remains a ...


October 25, 2014, 4:18 pm, 1357680

October 25, 2014, 2:18 pm, 1357652

Jesse Singal: jsingal comments on "Another poorly-researched hit-piece, from the Boston Globe": "Uh huh. That's why at this very moment three of the top six posts on KIA--the subreddit I was explicitly instructed to visit if I wanted to see the real GamerGate...

...are about ...


October 25, 2014, 2:18 pm, 1357651

Scott Lemieux: In Fairness, There Was Nothing About Drug Running at the Mena Airport: "I am not particularly thrilled about the prospect of a noncompetitive Democratic primary...

...with Hillary Clinton as the presumptive nominee.  An article that explained why and how a candidate could be ...


October 25, 2014, 12:18 pm, 1357603

THE BATTLE OF WESTPORT: 150th Anniversary Exhibition& Reenactment October 23-26, 2014 :: 􏰀6601 Swope Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64132

9 million people living in the Confederacy: 5 million white, 4 million Black.

1.2 million adult white males in the Confederacy. 900,000 served. 75,000 ...


October 25, 2014, 8:18 am, 1357564

Over at Equitable Growth: I think Paul Krugman gets one wrong--or, at least, I need more convincing before I think he gets this one right, in spite of the extraordinary empirical success of my rules (1) and (2):


October 24, 2014, 6:18 pm, 1357432

October 24, 2014, 6:18 pm, 1357431

James D. Hornfischer: The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors:

At 6:35 A.M., as sunrise revealed a grayed-out and hazy dawn, the most powerful concentration of naval gun power the Japanese empire had ever assembled reordered its geometry in preparation for daylight ...