Digging into her archives, a better economist and writer than I examines his work. Digging into our archives, AB alumnus and working economist Tom Bozzo did some heavy lifting on his political successes.
No, not Dr. Black’s blog. The real eschaton: the end of everything. Or, in this case, its economics equivalent: the point at which almost all human work is no longer necessary but human beings still exist. The scenario is a simple one. There are x humans on Earth (x>>1). Self-repairing, recycling machines can provide all […]
One could add a few names, and people did in comments. One could also add a couple more thoughts to Jonathon’s criterion, two of which could be admitting to mistakes and fixing parts of the model one is using if missed called, and a caveat around whether an economist could explain his/her model well and […]
by Linda BealeEITC: Mulligan (economic theory) vs. Seto (empirical evidence) TaxProf today noted the article in the New York Times about the EITC: Casey Mulligan, Do Tax Credits Encourage Work? New York Times ( 2012). Mulligan, an econ prof at the University of Chicago (home, of course, to Milt Friedman’s “free” market theories) noted that […]
We have just printed the eleventh (11th) straight week in which new jobless claims have exceeded 400,000 people. As Krugman notes, “The Fed predicts disastrously high unemployment as far as the eye can see(pdf) [a]nd, in response to this dire prospect, it declares its work done.” So this it is almost palliative that Barry Ritholtz […]
There’s a reason for this. After the (wholly justified, understated) bitterness of my last post, a moment of cheer: An old friend of mine is in the process of losing his job. Now, normally I wouldn’t celebrate anyone—let alone a friend—losing a job, but, you see, he sells medical insurance in Texas and Indiana. And […]
It was their idea, so it’s no surprise they like paying interest on reserves, even excess reserves: For quite a while, the Fed was quite happy to have that money on its books. Indeed, the power to pay interest on reserves was considered a key tool to keep control over all the liquidity the Fed […]
The great thing about Accounting Identities is that they must be true. The bad thing about Accounting Identities is that their truth is often trivial. Tim Duy notes the reality: We can’t all be net exporters The Greek crisis…is a reminder that global imbalances are still with us – and, if not corrected, will eventually […]