- http://bookviewcafe.com/blog/2015/01/31/writing-where-history-fantasy-and-science-fiction-intersect/#more-42293 : "What frustrated me when I started selling professionally was the push to always write female protag because ‘you’re a girl, you have to.’ Between that and the push to squeeze the stories into set marketing categories, I sometimes got cranky. Then I’d get subversive. That wasn’t always as successful as it might have been, and I made some pretty big mistakes. But it was an awful lot of fun. Still is..."
- http://economistsview.typepad.com/economistsview/2015/01/links-for-01-31-15.html <-- Mark Thoma's daily links are especially good today... : Links for 01-31-15
- .@eilperin @danbalz @PhilipRucker @igorvolsky Back in 93-4 & 08-9, when I was on the inside, press reports of inside deliberations painted a very distorted picture. Why should I presume stories this time about Romney's decision to stop running are any different? Indeed, @jdavidsonlawyer, the story for which there is reliable evidence is the poll- and interview-based story: "how Americans" decide. The inside “how candidate strategized“ sources are not reliable at all. The story the horserace press can’t tell reliably is the story that @eilperin sells...
- http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/01/jeb-bush-terri-schiavo-114730.html#.VMwMmkKBM2p) : Jeb Bush 'Put Me Through Hell’
- A list of "thermonuclear war" scenarios the the computer plays out, on screen, in “WarGames” http://inothernews.tumblr.com/post/545705546/a-list-of-thermonuclear-war-scenarios-the
- http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/01/30/i-see-very-serious-dead-people : I See Very Serious Dead People
- http://www.offthechartsblog.org/the-unconvincing-claim-that-unemployment-benefits-hurt-jobs : The Unconvincing Claim That Unemployment Benefits Hurt Jobs
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http://www.epi.org/publication/income-inequality-by-state-1917-to-2012 * : [Potential Presidential Candidate Jim Webb Has A Lot To Say About The Democratic Party Appealing More To White People http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/Jim_Webb_Is_Almost_Making_Sense * : Economy Grows Incomes Shrink http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2015/1/economy-grows-incomes-shrink.html * : Jeb 'Put Me Through Hell’ http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/01/jeb-bush-terri-schiavo-114730_Page5.html#.VM0Gn0KBM2o * : The English Constitution https://kindle.amazon.com/post/hcL2nzpATc2pj18Z0ENBMA * .@jonathanchait “One… response would be 2 defend these practices… [my] critics chose [not to]” NOT TRUE! Your Your critics say that #RIPpatriarchy twitter hashtag a fine, convincing, and appropriate way of answering Hanna Rosin’s “The Patriarchy Is Dead. Feminists, accept it” trolling. If you don’t engage your actual critics, you’ll lose this round. Do you really think a #RIPpatriarchy hashtag an inappropriate response to Hanna Rosin’s “The Patriarchy Is Dead” #slatepitch? & that creation of a virtual social community of people reassuring themselves that no, contrary to what Slate said, “patriarchy” was still very much alive—that is, somehow, a bad thing in your view? http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2015/01/secret-confessions-of-the-anti-anti-pc-crowd.html * .@jonathanchait You say “social media herd simplicity” is a bad thing, and it happens when people think that because @HannaRosin writes an article titled “The Patriarchy Is Dead. Feminists, accept it”, she is trying to get them to accept the idea patriarchy is dead. Thus @HannaRosin is oppressed by people taking her words to mean what they say. You are aware that you’ve gotten into Monty Python territory here? The point of #slatepitch is to provoke reaction. It did. Full stop. * Reminder: When @jonathanchait says “the PC movement”, he means everything from: “Mireille Miller-Young... angered by the [anti-abortion] sign… snatched the sign, took it back to her office to destroy it, and shoved one of the Short sisters..." to “The next Clinton presidential campaign... [Hillary Rodham] Clinton enters... in a much stronger position... her supporters may find it irresistible to amplify p.c. culture’s habit of interrogating the hidden gender biases in every word and gesture against their side…” In Chait's envisioning, these are two ends of a single Monstrous Regiment of Women and others that needs to be opposed... * @DaveWuzzHere: @MarkHalperin you're really bad at your job, huh? @MarkHalperin: To be clear: I don't know what @MittRomney will say this morning, but every talk I've had w/ Mitt World leads me to believe he will run. @dparkinson: With this remarkable insight from @MarkHalperin, it's clear why "Mitt World" advisers were off track in 2012. @imillhiser: #Oracle MT @MarkHalperin: I don't know what @MittRomney will say but every talk I've had w/ Mitt World leads me to believe he will run. * : Blogs are so over http://maxspeak.net/blogs-are-so-over * : "If someone would like to write an intelligent, detailed article about stifling political correctness in a specific online milieu of twitter users and feminist tumblrs, or whatever, WITH LINKS, they should do that, and then we can talk about that. But Chait didn’t write anything like that at all. There’s no reason I should extend him so much argumentative charity that I go bankrupt over here constructing his argument for him. It’s like trying to make an Eiffel Tower out of popsicle sticks in Pre-K, and my partner on the project uses each stick in turn like a nacho to eat paste off of, and then just hands them to me all slimy. I have better things to do." http://crookedtimber.org/2015/01/30/but-wait-theres-more * : Redistribution or Inclusion? http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/income-inequality-opportunity-costs-by-ricardo-hausmann-2015-01 * : Scam PACs Open Thread http://ordinary-gentlemen.com/blog/2015/01/29/scam-pacs-open-thread * : Comment on "What Failed in 2008?" http://delong.typepad.com/sdj/2015/01/what-failed-in-2008-by-j-bradford-delong-project-syndicate.html?cid=6a00e551f08003883401b7c7414523970b#comment-6a00e551f08003883401b7c7414523970b * : Whitewashing the Crazy, Fed Edition http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/01/28/whitewashing-the-crazy-fed-edition * : Slavery or Technology? From Politics http://www.gutenberg.org/files/6762/6762-h/6762-h.htm * : What This Morning's U.S. Wage Numbers Mean https://twitter.com/JustinWolfers * : Europe’s Greek Test http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/30/opinion/paul-krugman-europes-greek-test.html * : Beware of Woolly-Minded Attacks on the Fed http://www.wsj.com/articles/alan-s-blinder-beware-of-woolly-minded-attacks-on-the-fed-1422401124 * : States with Weak Gun Laws and Higher Gun Ownership Lead Nation in Gun Deaths, New Data for 2013 Confirms http://www.vpc.org/press/1501gundeath.htm * : The New Republic's Legacy on Race: From Du Bois to the Bell Curve http://www.newrepublic.com/article/120884/new-republics-legacy-race * : "Augustine is the first to address rape victims with consolatio, and in so doing he turns consolation into social critique: [Melanie Webb] ‘his consolation cannot simply be an exhortation to rape-survivors to re-orient themselves within a society that regards them with shaming suspicion. It must also be an admonition to civil leaders to re-orient society toward rape-survivors as dignified women without requiring "proof" of innocence. Augustine initiates his project of social criticism through the genre of consolatio’..." http://www.firstthings.com/blogs/leithart/2015/01/rape-and-consolatio * : Jonathan Chait and the New PC http://m.thenation.com/blog/196521-jonathan-chait-and-new-pc * : Capital in the 21st Century http://www.voxeu.org/article/capital-21st-century * : "I fundamentally agree with Jill Filipovic’s reaction: ‘There is a good and thoughtful piece to be written about language policing & ‘PC’ culture online and in academia. [Jonathan Chait's] was not it...’" * (2012): The Christmas Sermon 2012--“On Not Believing In Canada” http://crookedtimber.org/2012/12/21/the-christmas-sermon-2012-on-not-believing-in-canada * As Safe as Houses http://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21641206-banks-have-been-boosting-mortgage-lending-decades-expense-corporate * : "The Bell Curve was perhaps the most impactful, and unfortunate, example of the magazine’s embrace of [The New Republic's racial mythmaking..." http://www.newrepublic.com/article/120884/new-republics-legacy-race * : "Roughly half of the 28 Post staffers Shalit interviewed wrote in to say that she had either lied about what they told her or misrepresented them; The New Republic printed only a fraction of these complaints..." http://www.newrepublic.com/article/120884/new-republics-legacy-race * : Those Radical VSPs http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/01/26/those-radical-vsps * : Andrew Sullivan is not the Future of Journalism http://pando.com/2015/01/28/andrew-sullivan-is-not-the-future-of-journalism * : I don’t know what to do, you guys http://fredrikdeboer.com/2015/01/29/i-dont-know-what-to-do-you-guys * : Europe’s Lapse of Reason http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/european-union-austerity-backlash-by-joseph-e--stiglitz-2015-01 * : Kathleen Paker: The Republicans Forced Palin to Embarrass Herself http://nomoremister.blogspot.com/2015/01/kathleen-parker-they-put-gun-to-palins.html * (2011): "We love Palin..." http://dyn.politico.com/printstory.cfm?uuid=C1F5F8DC-18FE-70B2-A81430A8C754FA08 * : The Climate Science Behind New England's Historic Blizzard http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/01/26/3615330/blizzards-climate-scientists * : cite>[Techno-Neutrality https://growthecon.wordpress.com/2015/01/26/techno-neutrality * : "If he runs again in 2016, Romney is determined to re-brand himself as authentic..." http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/romney-ahead-of-2016-run-now-calls-utah-home-talks-openly-about-mormon-influence/2015/01/27/c3875940-a4ef-11e4-a06b-9df2002b86a0_story.html <--Greatest line ever! * : Finance Ministry slows blogging down but ends it not http://yanisvaroufakis.eu/2015/01/27/finance-ministry-slows-blogging-down-but-ends-it-not * : "The strong market reactions to the Federal Reserve’s suggestion that it would taper its asset purchases are consistent with the similarly strong reactions—in the opposite direction—to unexpected Federal Reserve asset purchase announcements. The lesson from the taper tantrum is that the QE programs have had the desired effect on asset prices, suggesting that the purchases have influenced output, employment, and inflation expectations in the desired direction." http://research.stlouisfed.org/publications/es/article/10036 * : While We Wait For Yet Another FOMC Statement http://economistsview.typepad.com/timduy/2015/01/while-we-wait-for-yet-another-fomc-statement.html * : What the CBO Budget Outlook says about the ACA https://storify.com/onceuponA/what-the-cbo-budget-outlook-says-about-the-aca * : "Creditors have a moral responsibility to lend wisely. If they fail to do due diligence on their borrowers, they deserve what is going to happen. In the case of Greece, the scale of the external deficits, in particular, were obvious. So, too, was the way the Greek state was run..." http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/44c56806-a556-11e4-ad35-00144feab7de.html * : The Condescending Neoliberal Dicknose Is Right! To a Degree http://gawker.com/i-got-something-cooking-but-let-me-just-say-this-in-th-1682128509 * : Greece: the case against ‘structural reform’ http://blogs.ft.com/the-world/2015/01/the-greek-economy-the-case-against-structural-reform/ * : The Imaginary 'Moynihan Report' http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/03/14/the-imaginary-moynihan-report.html * : "These gifts to Wall Street came without a requirement that it change any of the most fundamental aspects of the way it does business..." http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2015/01/wall-street-rises-again/383514 * (2011): Recessions and the Costs of Job Loss http://faculty.chicagobooth.edu/steven.davis/pdf/RecessionsCostsJobLoss.pdf * : Ron Paul Escapes Tethers In Son’s Basement, Heads To Fun Secession Conference For Fun http://wonkette.com/574042/ron-paul-escapes-tethers-in-sons-basement-heads-to-fun-secession-conference-for-fun * : "Since the tea party burst onto the political landscape in 2009, the conservative movement has been plagued by an explosion of PACs that... exist mostly to pad the pockets of the consultants who run them... plow most of their cash back into payments to consulting firms for additional fundraising efforts..." http://www.politico.com/story/2015/01/super-pac-scams-114581_full.html * 2009: Berkeley Political Economy 101: Reference Document DRAFT http://delong.typepad.com/sdj/2009/06/berkeley-political-economy-101-reference-document-second-draft.html * 2009: Berkeley Political Economy 100: Reference Document DRAFT http://delong.typepad.com/sdj/2009/05/berkeley-political-economy-100-reference-document-draft.html * : The Rent is Too Damn High Guy Is Getting Evicted from His Rent-Controlled Apartment http://www.vox.com/2015/1/27/7921317/jimmy-mcmillan-eviction * : Taxing the Wealthy Promotes Economic Growth http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Columns/2015/01/27/Taxing-Wealthy-Promotes-Economic-Growth * : Post Recession Lessons http://mainlymacro.blogspot.com/2015/01/post-recession-lessons.html * W. Arthur Lewis http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._Arthur_Lewis * (2003): Dead Right http://examinedlife.typepad.com/johnbelle/2003/11/dead_right.html * : Have We Talked About Number Needed to Treat? * : "I thought the post might say something more controversial than 'Economists are amoral, Mammon-worshipping robots.'" http://www.unfogged.com/archives/comments_14361.html#1778295 * : For the last time: poor people didn't cause the financial crisis http://www.vox.com/2015/1/26/7897035/poor-financial-crisis-mortgage * : Did Cutting the Duration of Unemployment Benefits Lead to Faster Job Growth in 2014? http://www.cepr.net/index.php/blogs/cepr-blog/did-cutting-the-duration-of-unemployment-benefits-lead-to-faster-job-growth-in-2014 * (1990): Three Approaches to Locke and the Slave Trade http://www.jstor.org/stable/2709512?seq=2#page_scan_tab_contents * : On "Capital in the Twenty-First Century" http://equitablegrowth.org/research/scepa-presents-thomas-piketty * : Republican State Officials Cast Doubts on Anti-Obamacare Lawsuit http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2015/01/27/republican-state-officials-cast-doubts-on-anti-obamacare-lawsuit * : "I only revealed nine years ago what happened that night to my husband of nearly 30 years after another woman went public with similar allegations and sued Cosby. I always thought I was the only one. I couldn't believe he had done this to others. I told my story to our attorney, who is also a good friend, because I was considering going public then, but eventually chose not to because the case was settled." http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cindra-ladd/bill-cosby-trust-me_b_6526064.html?utm_hp_ref=tw * : Secular Stagnation, Debt Overhang, and Other Rationales for Sluggish Growth, Six Years on http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2015/01/secular-stagnation-debt-overhang-and-other-rationales-for-sluggish-growth-six-years-on * : Did Credit Replace Wage Growth in the Mid-2000s? http://equitablegrowth.org/news/credit-really-replace-wage-growth-mid-2000s * : Repealing Obamacare Would Be Immoral http://www.newrepublic.com/article/120847/repealing-obamacare-king-vs-burwell-would-be-immoral * : Ben Carson Advocated Partial Government Health Care Takeover In His 2012 Book http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/ben-carson-advocated-partial-government-health-care-takeover#.srVoRP9KG * : Technocrats know how to fix the economy. And they did http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/technocrats-know-how-to-fix-the-economy-and-they-did/2015/01/23/4d6cf83c-a29c-11e4-903f-9f2faf7cd9fe_story.html * : Alternative Eurozone Histories http://mainlymacro.blogspot.com/2015/01/alternative-eurozone-histories.html * : "Several readers sen[t] me a blogpost from Scott Sumner saying... Keynesians have been dishonest... not owning up to... [their] predicting a recession in 2013.... I certainly agreed that budget cutbacks and the end of the payroll tax cuts would dampen growth, but the number was between 0.5-0.8 percentage points. This left us far from recession..." http://www.cepr.net/index.php/blogs/beat-the-press/did-the-keynesians-get-it-wrong-in-predicting-a-recession-in-2013 * : "Look no further than Europe's economic mess for a lesson in the folly of austerity..." http://www.salon.com/2015/01/23/krugman_austerians_balanced_budget_fetish_is_deeply_irresponsible/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=socialflow * Via Mark Thoma: : Who are the Radicals in Europe? https://fsaraceno.wordpress.com/2015/01/25/who-are-the-radicals-in-europe * : "Jamie Galbraith in interviewed by Roger Strassburg on the upcoming Greek election and the prospects and consequences of a possible Syriza government" http://economistsview.typepad.com/economistsview/2015/01/the-prospects-and-consequences-of-a-possible-syriza-government.html * : Value Investing as Software Eats the World http://arunsplace.com/2014/09/23/the-challange-of-value-investing-as-software-eats-the-world * : Climate-driven technical change: seasonality and the invention of agriculture http://www.andreamatranga.net/uploads/1/5/0/6/15065248/andrea-matranga-jmp---nov07.pdf * : Can We Solve Our Child-Care Problem? http://nymag.com/thecut/2015/01/can-we-solve-our-child-care-problem.html * : The leap not taken: Wage growth | Marketplace.org http://www.marketplace.org/topics/economy/leap-not-taken-wage-growth#.VMOS1SiK6fI.twitter * : Back On The Veldt, People Who Didn't Attribute Innate Personality Differences To Gender Were All Eaten By Wolves. What Were Wolves Doing On The Veldt? Who Can Tell? http://www.unfogged.com/archives/week_2015_01_18.html#014354 * : Hall of Mirrors [Audio] http://pca.st/qB0F?utm_content=buffer9f3cb&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer * : "Romney appears to have been body-snatched—perhaps by the ghost of Ted Kennedy.... What's next? Supporting gay rights, gun control, and abortion rights? (Or, in his case, going back to supporting gay rights, gun control, and abortion rights)..." http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/01/mitt-romney-progressive-champion * : How working women, cheap cars, and Starbucks killed carpooling http://www.vox.com/2014/10/28/7070835/what-ever-happened-to-carpooling * : Unicorn Bloodbath: VC Bill Gurley Sounds The Alarm, Again http://valleywag.gawker.com/unicorn-bloodbath-vc-bill-gurley-sounds-the-alarm-aga-1681119294 * : The Midwest’s climate future: Missouri becomes like Arizona, Chicago becomes like Texas http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2015/01/23/the-midwests-climate-future-missouri-becomes-like-arizona-chicago-becomes-like-texas * : Medicaid Expansion http://www.greatfallstribune.com/videos/news/2015/01/21/22129775 * : The AI Revolution: Road to Superintelligence http://waitbutwhy.com/2015/01/artificial-intelligence-revolution-1.html: GOP senator Joni Ernst who boasted about her family's self-reliance received $460K in federal subsidies http://boingboing.net/2015/01/23/gop-senator-boasted-about-her.html * : The Upshot http://www.fastcodesign.com/3040817/the-upshot-where-the-new-york-times-is-redesigning-news * : GOP Rep. Tom McClintock: Keep minimum wage low ‘for minorities’ who aren’t worth more than $7 an hour... http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2015/01/gop-rep-keep-minimum-wage-low-for-minorities-who-arent-worth-more-than-7-an-hour * : Time to get serious about bank reform: After the financial crisis, governments staved off a second Great Depression--too well. This triumph let them duck tough reforms... http://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/features/time-to-get-serious-about-bank-reform * : Policy Divergence http://economistsview.typepad.com/timduy/2015/01/policy-divergence.html * : Insiders, Outsiders, and U.S. Monetary Policy http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/01/22/insiders-outsiders-and-u-s-monetary-policy/?_r=0 * The Earl Grey Tea House http://www.howickhallgardens.org/earlgreyteahouse.php * : "There must be a statute of limitations for those who say there will be inflation..." http://www.calculatedriskblog.com/2015/01/draghi-there-must-be-statute-of.html * : The Davos oligarchs are right to fear the world they’ve made http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jan/22/davos-oligarchs-fear-inequality-global-elite-resist * : Economist Appoints Zanny Minton Beddoes Editor http://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/jan/22/economist-magazine-appoints-its-first-female-editor * : The Peripheral http://crookedtimber.org/2015/01/22/the-peripheral * : On ECB QE https://ello.co/lorcanrk/post/4SkTXpBu3bkxky3g-E4qJQ * : What have we learned about the ACA over the last year? http://equitablegrowth.org/news/learned-aca-last-year * : Why People Hate Economics, in One Lesson http://induecourse.ca/why-people-hate-economics-in-one-lesson * : "Roughly 6.3 million people... will drop their Obamacare coverage or face using as much as half of their income for health insurance if a Supreme Court ruling dismantles subsidies in states that haven’t established their own exchanges... nearly two-thirds of those who lose subsidies are white Southerners, and nearly half have full-time jobs..." http://www.marketwatch.com/story/how-obamacare-ruling-could-slash-enrollment-2015-01-22 * : Betting Against Subprime Mortgages Was a Good Thing http://www.cepr.net/index.php/blogs/beat-the-press/betting-against-subprime-mortgages-was-a-good-thing * * : "Hubbard is defending... the 2003 cuts in tax rates on dividends and long-term capital gains... all it did was boost payouts to shareholders.... Two-thirds of the benefits from the dividend tax cut went to the top 1 percent..." * : "Obama wasn’t exactly able to claim morning in America... but he was able to talk about success and moving forward.... Why the difference?... On the secular stagnation front... the euro area’s working-age population peaked in 2009.... Aggregate euro-area fiscal policy has been substantially tighter than in the US.... On the monetary side Europe zagged when America zigged... behaved throughout as if debt and inflation were the overwhelming risks.... Europe’s woes are no mystery, although it’s hard to allocate the blame; policy did everything wrong, so it’s hard to tell which wrongness mattered most..." http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/01/21/euroblunders * : The Fall of the House of Samuelson http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/paul-samuelson-economic-crisis-by-robert-skidelsky-2015-01 * : Higher Education, Wages, and Polarization http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2015/01/higher-education-wages-and-polarization * : ECB QE. Much too Late and Not to Be Counted on https://longandvariable.wordpress.com/2015/01/21/ecb-qe-much-too-late-and-not-to-be-counted-on/ * : Now we know how many drivers Uber has, and how much money they’re making http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/01/22/now-we-know-many-drivers-uber-has-and-how-much-money-theyre-making * : CEO inanity, at the Davos World Economic Forum and beyond http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-01-22/ceo-inanity-at-the-davos-world-economic-forum-and-beyond * : "Week one, we had a Speaker election that didn't go as well as a lot of us would have liked. Week two, we spent a lot of time talking about deporting children, a conversation a lot of us didn't want to have. Week three, we're debating reportable rape and incest--again, not an issue a lot of us wanted to have a conversation about. I just can't wait for week four..." http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/rape-abortion-charlie-dent?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+tpm-news+(TPMNews) * : Encouraging Dialogue http://mainlymacro.blogspot.com/2015/01/encouraging-dialogue-between-economists.html * : ECB QE guesswork, cut out and keep edition http://ftalphaville.ft.com/2015/01/22/2097442/ecb-qe-guesswork-cut-out-and-keep-edition * Davos DeVille (@DavosDeville) | Twitter: Socialite, charity patron and non-executive director, Dynamic Emerging Strategic Opportunities (Guam) LLP. If found, please return to @ftalpha https://twitter.com/DavosDeville * : Why East Asia Overtook Latin America: Agrarian Reform, Industrialisation and Development http://www.jstor.org/stable/3993564?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents * : "One of the things nerds love to do is look at other people’s stacks and say, ‘what a house of cards!’ In fact I fully expect people to link to this article and write things like, ‘sounds okay, but they should have used Jizzawatt with the Hamstring extensions and Graunt.ns for all their smexing’..." https://medium.com/message/how-paper-magazines-web-engineers-scaled-kim-kardashians-back-end-sfw-6367f8d37688 * : "The criminal law-inspired alternatives... are counterproductive.... They ignore that campus assaults are addressed not to vindicate the rights of the state but as part of a civil rights regime to promote gender equity in education..." http://prospect.org/article/fair-process-not-criminal-process-right-way-address-campus-sexual-assault * : Europeans Need to Reconsider the Lessons of the Great Depression http://historynewsnetwork.org/article/158160 * : Manager 'truly sorry' for blowing up hedge fund * : "Forbes Magazine’s tips on How to Become a Thought Leader include keeping a journal, liberally using LinkedIn, and practicing your speeches on your cat before you try them on people..." http://www.thebaffler.com/blog/daily-bafflements-204/# * : A Tale of Two Pegs http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/01/21/a-tale-of-two-pegs/?smid=tw-NytimesKrugman&seid=auto * : Taxation in the Name of Equity * : Debates http://rjwaldmann.blogspot.com/2015/01/debates.html * : "The argument is made that there should be a press conference after every meeting, and the case for this at present is as compelling as it has ever been..." http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2015-01-21/fed-officials-reassess-u-s-growth-outlook-amid-global-weakness.html * : Quantitative Easing and the Euro Zone: The Sad Consequences of the Fear of QE http://www.economist.com/blogs/freeexchange/2015/01/quantitative-easing-and-euro-zone?fsrc=rss * : Chronic Economic and Political Ills Defy Easy Cure http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/913b3b7a-847c-11e4-bae9-00144feabdc0.html?ftcamp=published_links/rss/comment_columnists_martin-wolf/feed//product&siteedition=intl#axzz3PGlJ8DJj * (2013): The Minimum Wage: Catching up to Productivity http://www.democracyjournal.org/29/minimum-wage-catching-up-to-productivity.php * : We Can Now Read What's Written On Rolls Of Papyrus Buried By Vesuvius http://io9.com/we-can-now-read-whats-written-on-rolls-of-papyrus-burie-1680727229?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+io9/full+(io9) * : Robots Won't Save Us From Secular Stagnation http://www.businessinsider.com/robots-wont-save-us-from-secular-stagnation-2015-1 * : "President Obama’s new proposal to tax capital gains at death is a welcome change that would close a huge loophole.... [But] for some assets, it would be a record-keeping nightmare.... There is an easy fix.... We should allow taxpayers to have a ‘standard basis’... 20% percent of current asset value..." http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/up-front/posts/2015/01/21-fix-obama-sotu-capital-gains-proposal-gale#.VL6mLkhBh1c.twitter * : The Long Divergence: How Islamic Law Held Back the Middle East http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0691147566/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0691147566&linkCode=as2&tag=brde-20&linkId=7UT6Y7L2IHQLVMPJ * : Capital taxation: What is it good for? http://equitablegrowth.org/news/capital-taxation-good * : Capital Taxes and the Real Economy: The 2003 Dividend Tax Cut http://eml.berkeley.edu/~yagan/DividendTax.pdf * : The European Scene http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/01/19/the-european-scene * : "5 Questions About the 'Victory' of the Right: 5. Did the Left Win the Economics Debate Over 1900s-1930s, and since then Left and Right Have Been Haggling Over Details?" http://noahpinionblog.blogspot.com/2015/01/5-questions-for-nick-rowe-about-victory.html * Kansas Center for Economic Growth Weblog http://realprosperityks.com/kceg-blog * : When Central Bank Losses Matter http://mainlymacro.blogspot.com/2015/01/when-central-bank-losses-matter.html * : NICE’s application of cost-effectiveness threshold(s) http://blog.academyhealth.org/nices-application-of-cost-effectiveness-thresholds * : Ron Fournier's Idiocy Reappears As He Attempts To Counsel President Obama On Progress And Partisan Gains http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/Ron_Fourniers_World * : "Uber and Lyft have become so popular so quickly in large part because they've filled a big gap in the urban transportation market. The smartphone-enabled ride services have offered more predictability than cabs, faster travel than transit, and fewer hassles--no parking, for one--than personal cars..." http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/01/19/how-uber-and-lyft-have-exploited-long-waits-slow-travel-and-poor-service-to-crack-open-transportation * : Mike Huckabee’s PAC Paid His Family Almost $400,000 http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/01/mike-huckabee-pac-paid-his-family-almost-400000 * : Robert E. Lee Day http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2015/01/robert_e_lee_day_some_southern_states_still_celebrate_the_confederate_general.html * : [He Went In For A Tune-Up And Came Out With A Full Cerebral Upgrade http://io9.com/he-went-in-for-a-tune-up-and-came-out-with-a-full-cereb-1680477995?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+io9/full+(io9) * (2013): Recovering Submerged Worlds http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2013/jul/11/recovering-submerged-worlds * : American Sniper Lawsuit: Chris Kyle Told Lies About Jesse Ventura http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2015/01/american_sniper_lawsuit_chris_kyle_told_lies_about_jesse_ventura.html * : Hall of Mirrors: The Great Depression, The Great Recession, and the Uses-and Misuses-of History * : The SNB, the Exchange-Rate Peg, and the Interest-Rate ZLB: Much food for thought here... * : "The [SNB] just wanted to try something different. But I confess that it is a great mystery to me why.... This has to be a major hit to Swiss exports and tourism, leave the SNB with little credibility and negative capital... cause significant financial disruptions... around the world." * : "James Tobin often remarked that there are worse things than three percent inflation, and from time to time we have them. Indeed, we just did. In the same vein, there are worse things than sovereign debt defaults, and from time to time we have them too. They are in progress as we meet." * : Why Republicans Can't Replace ObamaCare: "For all the plans floating around, there's little evidence Republicans care enough about health reform to pay its [political and budgetary] cost..." * : The Effects of School Spending on Educational and Economic Outcomes: Evidence from School Finance Reforms * : The Poor People's Campaign: the little-known protest MLK was planning when he died * : The New Compassionate Conservatism and Trickle-Down Economics * (1935): "Today a hope of many years’ standing is in large part fulfilled..." * : Review of Roger Moorhouse: 'The Devils' Alliance: Hitler's Pact With Stalin, 1939-41': "In his closing chapters, Moorhouse persuasively shows how the USSR did not effectively use the twenty-two months of their pact with Hitler to prepare for an invasion, and how Stalin misread the many intelligence warnings he received..." * : The Race Card, Circa 1871: Jon Chait and Stephen Budiansky on post-Civil War Democratic complaints that Republicans were "waving the bloody shirt" as the original false-flag propaganda defense of ongoing anti-Black violence... * : A Defense of Disruption as a Cultural Phenomenon: "Wieseltier.... Isn't it possible both to resent... drones, mindlessly copying and pasting articles and co-opting narratives, but still be excited about the democratization of ideas?... Disruption is not the same thing as nihilism. Moreover, nihilism wasn't invented in the 21st century..." * Snowdonia Cheese Company: The Increasingly Unequal States of America: Income Inequality by State, 1917 to 2012