Quick Takes on Robots, Disability Insurance, Debt Ceiling, & Charts to inform Grand Bargains

1. I still don’t understand why Krugman thinks the invention of “doers” will be bad for high skilled workers. Here’s my reasoning.

2. Ed Glaeser “2013 Is the Year to Go to Work, Not Go on Disability” HT Evan Soltas

3. Foreboding Feeling: Fiscal Cliff & Debt Ceiling

“I think we’re going to fall out of the fiscal tree,” Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “The big chance for a big deal is at the debt ceiling. That’s when we will have leverage to turn the country around, prevent it from becoming Greece, and save Social Security and Medicare.”

4. Some important charts, including these three from Alice Rivlin, Bob Greenstein, Jared Diamond respectively.

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