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Liveblogging World War II: October 1, 1943

Noted to Aid Your Morning Procrastination for October 1, 2013

  1. The best economics weblog aggregator is and remains: Mark Thoma's Economist's View
  2. "People, the trend in part-time employment is down, not up. #DontBelieveTheHype": Max Sawicky:
  3. "Automation will almost certainly transform the American workforce. The robots are coming--but they’re not here yet…. Certain vested interests would benefit if policymakers concluded that today’s high unemployment was due to the displacing effect of technology…. Frey and Osborne…. conclude that, in the first wave of automation, 'most workers in transportation and logistics occupations, together with the bulk of office and administrative support workers, and labour in production occupations, are likely to be substituted by computer capital'… 'more surprisingly', service, sales, and construction jobs will be increasingly vulnerable to automation": Richard Eskow: The Robots Are Coming--Now What?
  4. "Paul Ryan candidly explained the calculation: 'The reason this debt limit fight is different is, we don't have an election around the corner where we feel we are going to win and fix it ourselves. We are stuck with this government another three years'": TomPFollow: Daily Kos: Paul Ryan: We Have to Use Extortion Because We Lost the Election
  5. "As an American, it's your moral duty to consume. The odd way the international monetary structure is set up gives us the responsibility of issuing the reserve currency. If India wants to buy oil from Saudi Arabia, it has to sell us something first. This guarantees that we run a trade deficit": Ashok Rao: Trade deficit and secular stagnation: We must borrow
  6. "Clodfelter covers familiar territory with regard to the origins of the USAF… the connection between strategic bombing, independence, and intelligence…. Obviously, I think that Clodfelter could have used some more James Scott. I think the phenomenon he describes is better understood as a facet of high modernism than as a peculiarly American phenomenon": Robert Farley: Sunday Book Review: Beneficial Bombing


Plus: Long:

Stephen Broadberry and Leigh Gardner: Africa’s Growth Prospects in a European Mirror: A Historical Perspective |

Plus: Short:

Martin Feldstein: The Taper Chase | Arcade Fire: Reflektor | Matthew Dalton: Questions About The EU's 'Natural' Unemployment Rate Estimates | Stephanie Banchero: Inside the Nation's Biggest Experiment in School Choice | Hilary Wething: What We Mean When We Talk About Middle-Out Economics |