Tag Archives: Dylan Matthews

Breaking Down US Debt

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One thing I learned in Hanover this weekend – UK Housing Subsidies Edition

Sorry for the light posting – I was out of town for a college reunion. It was great to talk to old classmates. One of my friends who lives in London told me about new UK mortgage subsidy programs that … Continue reading

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Who Gets Tax Breaks? Tax Expenditures and Credits by Income Group

From Dylan Matthews: The CBO is out with a big new report on who gets what out of tax expenditures, the deduction, credits, and exclusions that have grown to cost the federal government hundreds of billions of dollars a year. Here’s the … Continue reading

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Links: Deficits, Fiscal Policy in a Depressed Economy, Finance, & Moneyball for Judges

Moneyball for Judges by Cass Sunstein Dylan Matthews on Deficits (and Krugman follow up) Fiscal Policy in a Depressed Economy: Further Thoughts from Brad Delong Solow on American Finance (or Mark Thoma’s summary)

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The Types of Things that Congress Should be Considering

From the Hamilton Project (and recently highlighted by Dylan Matthews): An Enduring Social Safety Net Transitioning to Bundled Payments in Medicare Reforming Federal Support for Risky Development Restructuring Cost Sharing and Supplemental Insurance for Medicare An Evidence-Based Path to Disability Insurance … Continue reading

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Skill-Biased Technological Change and Rising Wage Inequality: Some Problems and Puzzles

Dylan Matthews has a nice post on the inequality & skill biased technical change debate between David Autor, who is one of my favorite labor economists, and some folks at EPI. I wanted to highlight this paper by David Card … Continue reading

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More Progressive Ways to Reduce Social Security Spending than Chained CPI

Dylan Matthews has a great post discussing more progressive cuts to social security than Chained CPI.  He includes the option of altering the Preliminary Issuance Amount, which is determined by a benefit schedule that maps  your “average wages” into a personalized … Continue reading

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