What Did You Learn?

A new report produced by the Center for American Progress aims to divine the policy lessons that we’ve learned in the wake of the Great Recession.  The report offers three major lessons (the latter two of which I would have expected to have been obvious going in to the recession, but obviously were Read more…

2013: The Year in Review

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Here are a handful of my favorite posts from the past year.  It’s a bit of a mixed bag (peaks and valleys and whatnot).  I hope you’ll find something of value — much more to come in the new year.

Thanks for stopping by!

  1. ON THE DEATH OF LABOR

My thoughts on inequality in the context of H.G. Wells’ “The Time Machine.” (If you’re wondering why I’m always muttering about Morlocks and Eloi…) (more…)

The Importance of Excel

Given today’s news on Reinhart & Rogoff’s potential Excel blunder, this February post from The Baseline Scenario seems prescient. But while Excel the program is reasonably robust, the spreadsheets that people create with Excel are incredibly fragile. There is no way to trace where your data come from, there’s no Read more…