Monthly Archives: September 2012

Right-wing political extremism in the Great Depression | vox

Right-wing political extremism in the Great Depression | vox. Advertisements

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When are people paying taxes? 47% and taxes over the lifecycle

See Economist’s View for more details

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The Cost of Letting the Housing Market Hit Bottom

A new op-ed from Carl Shaprio and Pascal Noel. When large, important parts of a modern economy fail, like the banks or the housing market, policy makers have a choice. They can do nothing and hope that the problems will … Continue reading

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Which tax cuts stimulate the economy?

David Cay Johnston of Reuters covered my research today: Tax cuts are the key to job creation, or so Mitt Romney, running mate Paul Ryan and the 2012 Republican platform all say. But what does the empirical evidence show? Is the … Continue reading

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Eliminating tax evasion in Greece could cut deficit by a third

I just saw Adair Morse of U Chicago present a recent working paper on tax evasion in Greece that has been getting a lot of attention (e.g. Economist). She shows that banks give loans with payment amounts that exceed reported income and … Continue reading

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Job Growth: Obama Recovery much better than Bush in Private Sector

To understand the competing claims about job growth under Obama and Bush, you really need to look at these two graphs (from Paul Krugman) that separate private and public employment. Key Points Private sector job growth is much more impressive … Continue reading

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Global Warming in 16 seconds

Watch this awesome 16 second video showing how summer temperatures have evolved since 1950. HT: Marginal Revolution

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