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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Links for Today: Fiscal Cliff, Effectiveness of Savings Incentives, & Banking

Absolutely everything you need to know about the fiscal cliff from Wonkblog Study Questions Tax Breaks’ Effect on Retirement Savings by Annie Lowrie Banking Must not be Left in the Shadows by Gary Gorton via Mark Thoma  

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