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Saturday, September 10, 2011
Gary Farber - Amygdala
Susie Madrak - The Campaign (American Hospital Association lobbying to raise the eligibility age for Medicare)
Arthur Silber - Once Upon A Time. . .
Ezra Klein- Charles Evans dual mandate speech
I understand the fears of the Fed, of inflation picking up and facing the ignominy of being responsible for stagflation. But the fact is that inflation below 5% has very minor, basically unquantifiable costs, while 9% unemployment and a trillion dollar output gap are disasters, and you have to base policy on the facts, not fears.
Matthew Yglesias - The American Jobs Act
Matthew Yglesias - Ben Bernanke Hints At Further Easing
Brad Delong (quoting David Beckworth) - How To Undertake Credible Expansionary Monetary Policy
Matthew Yglesias (quoting Beckworth) - good monetary policy by Swiss, Swedish, Australian, Israeli central banks
But really, what do the Swiss know about banking?
Juan Cole - Israel, Egypt, Turkey; Afghanistan & Iraq; Libya
Karl Smith - Wealth vs Employment, donut seller from hell
Rortybomb (Mike Konczal) - retrospective, analysis of Obama's jobs proposals
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