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Updated: 2016-12-11T17:34:44-08:00

 



Links for the Week of December 11, 2016

2016-12-11T17:34:44-08:00

**Most-Recent Must-Reads:** * **Neville Morley**: _[When It Changed][]_: "Eric Hobsbawm['s]... short twentieth century... [an] idea... found in Stefan Zweig’s _Die Welt von Gestern_... (Tu) * **James Kwak**: _[The Deduction Fairy][]_: "Incoming Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin promised a big tax cut for corporations and the 'middle class', but not for the...




2016-12-09T10:56:22-08:00

**Live Not from Chicago:** Why, yes, I am cursed trying to fly into snowy places in January for AEA meetings, so I engage in passive resistance and try to avoid doing so. Why do you ask? East of the Cascade Range and north of the Ohio River in January? Just...



No. The New York Times Is Not Interested in Being a Trustworthy Information Intermediary. Why Do You Ask?

2016-12-09T09:32:15-08:00

**Scott Lemieux**: _[Today in False Equivalence][]_: "I am beginning to wonder why I subscribe.... [Anemona Hartocollis]... >>Bias incidents on both sides have been reported. A student walking near campus was threatened with being lit on fire because she wore a hijab. Other students were accused of being racist for supporting...




2016-12-08T13:33:17-08:00

**Must-Read: Tony Yates**: _[The Perceived-Grievance-Wrong-Headed Sop Vortex][]_: "A desire to respond to the perceived grievances of those who voted to give incumbent governments a kick... [The Perceived-Grievance-Wrong-Headed Sop Vortex]: https://longandvariable.wordpress.com/2016/07/27/the-perceived-grievance-wrong-headed-sop-vortex/ >...But in so far as these grievances are not genuine, responding to them in ways that harm everyone and don’t...




2016-12-08T13:15:42-08:00

**Live from Tea Party Headquarters: Jonathan Chait**: _[Donald Trump Has Proven Liberals Right About the Tea Party][]_: "Conservatives insisted that what spurred protesters... were the timeless principles of conservative movement thought... [Donald Trump Has Proven Liberals Right About the Tea Party]: http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/12/donald-trump-has-proven-liberals-right-about-the-tea-party.html >...advocacy of balanced budgets, adherence to a strict...




2016-12-08T13:14:40-08:00

**Should-Read: Roberto Bonfatti and Kevin Hjortshøj O’Rourke**: _[Growth, Import Dependence and War][]_: "Existing theories of pre-emptive war typically predict that the leading country may choose to launch a war on a follower who is catching up... [Growth, Import Dependence and War]: http://www.economics.ox.ac.uk/materials/papers/13387/bonfatti-orourke-working-paper.pdf >...since the follower cannot credibly commit to not...



Will the U.S. Economy Boom Over the Next Four Years?

2016-12-08T08:02:18-08:00

The very sharp Ken Rogoff predicts a boom over the next four years: "The biggest missing piece... is business investment, and if it starts kicking in... output and productivity could begin to rise very sharply.... You don’t have to be a nice guy to get the economy going.... It is...




2016-11-12T10:48:59-08:00

**Must-Read:** On one level, simply do not panic: Obama12 52.9%, Obama08 51.0%, Bush04 50.7%, Gore00 48.4%, Kerry04 48.3%, Clinton16 48.0%, Bush00 47.9%, Romney12 47.2%, Trump16 46.2%, McCain08 45.7%. This is the same country with the same activated political coalitions we have seen since 2000. Trump and social media have simply...




2016-12-08T07:02:36-08:00

**Comment of the Day: Sherman Robinson**: _[On the Economics of BREXIT][]_: "I largely agree with Simon Wren-Lewis’s comments, and with the quote from Maurice Obstfeld... >...The trade-productivity links they discuss, as Wren-Lewis notes, “all make common sense”. [On the Economics of BREXIT]: http://www.bradford-delong.com/2016/12/should-read-i-want-the-opinion-of-sherman-robinson-of-ifpri-and-piie-on-this-sherman-simon-wren-lewis-_the-obr.html?cid=6a00e551f08003883401b8d243e635970c#comment-6a00e551f08003883401b8d243e635970c >However, I think it is very important...



Procrastinating on December 8, 2016

2016-12-08T06:23:38-08:00

**Over at [Equitable Growth](http://EquitableGrowth.org): Must- and Should-Reads:** * **Nick Bunker**: _[How tight is the U.S. labor market? And how tight do we want it? - Equitable Growth][]_ * **Mark Thoma**: _[How social welfare benefits help the economy][]_: "Donald Trump has, at times, said he’ll protect Medicare and Social Security... *...