Tagged: economics

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TPC Calculator

Confused about the latest round of tax cut arguments? The Tax Policy Center has a nice calculator which will show you how the different proposals would affect you. Or if you prefer pictures, the...

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CFPB

Today President Obama named Elizabeth Warren (one of our favorite people) as a special advisor to set up the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. It would have been run to watch the Republicans try to...

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Four for the Money

Four recent articles on the economy. They’re by very different writers, but they kind of fit together somehow. Michael O’Hare apologizes to incoming Berkeley freshman for the mess the “me generation” made of their...

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Keep Your Crises Small

I mentioned Ed Catmull the other day in this post. Yesterday, in this post, I talked about Andrew Lo’s thoughts about planning for failure and containing it. So here’s Ed at Stanford Business School...

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Andrew Lo

I recently attended an interesting talk by Andrew Lo of the Sloan School. He does research on how human behavior factors into economics and the limitations of the classical economics model that people are...

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Budgets

It’s that time of year again. The President has rolled out his budget proposal for 2011. That’s the beginning of a fairly drawn out process. In a couple of weeks the CBO will add...

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The 5 Stages of a Dismal Scientific Revolution

In most people’s minds, the recent financial crisis has been the last nail in the coffin of the Chicago School of Economics’ philosophies. That’s certainly what members of the saltwater school think, and I...

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The Financial-Industrial Complex

Simon Johnson has an article in the NYTimes today with another suggestion on reforming the finance industry. He compares the dangers we face from this industry to the dangers Eisenhower warned about with the...

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McCain Cantwell

Senators John McCain and Maria Cantwell have introduced legislation which would reinstate Glass-Steagall. The Glass-Steagall act was a law which was introduced after the Great Depression. It separated banks into different types and made...

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Latest CBO Report

The Congressional Budget Office released their estimates of what individuals would pay for health insurance under the Senate Bill. I’m sure you’ve seen this reported in the news. It usually has a headline like...