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Austerity and the Greek Depression

The NY Times has a nice feature that compares the Greek economy from 2007-2012 to that of the US from 1929-1934. Besides the disturbing similarity, the most notable feature of this figure is how different the government spending response has been. … Continue reading

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Blogs review: The trillion-dollar platinum coin option to the debt ceiling

Jérémie Cohen-Setton, a friend and classmate at Berkeley, has a nice write up at Bruegel on the platinum coin debate: What’s at stake: What started as an arcane idea on a finance blog a couple of months ago – that the debt ceiling … Continue reading

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Corporate Tax Reform: Is broadening the base and lowering the rate always a good idea?

In a Bruegel post today, Jeremie Cohen-Setton and I weigh in on simulations of the Romney tax plan, new thinking on capital income taxation, and corporate tax reform. Base-broadening corporate tax reform Both candidates have roughly similar corporate tax plans … Continue reading

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