Alan Krueger And Happiness

Alan Krueger And Happiness It took awhile for me to remember after his apparent suicide that the late Alan Krueger was the coauthor of what I consider to be the best paper published on happiness economics, “Develpments in the Measurement of Subjective Well-Being,” Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2006, 20… [Read More...]

Capt. Sullenberger: 737 MAX crashes reveal ‘cozy’ relationship between Boeing, FAA – Washington Examiner

Capt. Sullenberger: 737 MAX crashes reveal ‘cozy’ relationship between Boeing, FAA Washington ExaminerExtra pilot averted disaster on previous Boeing 737 Max 8 flight – report CNNLion Air Boeing 737 Max 8 was reportedly saved by off-duty pilot day before deadly crash in Indonesia Fox NewsIs the Pilot or Robot the Problem? The Wall Street JournalBoeing, … [Read More...]

Tax the Rich

Dylan Matthews has a typically excellent explainer about taxing the rich. Just click the link. I have one thought. Matthews is soft on capital income. Matthews wrote Saez and Diamond also argued that capital income — income from things like capital gains, corporate profits, dividends, etc. — should be taxed, … [Read More...]

Supreme Court gives Trump victory on immigration detention – AOL

Supreme Court gives Trump victory on immigration detention AOLSupreme Court hands Trump administration a victory in immigration battle Fox NewsU.S. Supreme Court hands Trump a victory on immigration detention ReutersWhy court-packing is a really bad idea The Washington PostCourt-packing becomes new litmus test on left | TheHill … [Read More...]

A Small Anecdote about Alan Krueger

A Small Anecdote about Alan Krueger It was back at the beginning of the 1990s, and I was putting together a panel on NAFTA for the ASSA meetings.  This would be URPE’s big plenary at the event, and, among others, I was able to enlist Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas, a leader of … [Read More...]

Black box data from doomed Ethiopian Airlines jet show ‘clear similarities’ between both Boeing 737 Max crashes – CNBC

Black box data from doomed Ethiopian Airlines jet show ‘clear similarities’ between both Boeing 737 Max crashes CNBCAuthorities: Similarities between Ethiopian, Lion Air crashes CNNBlack box data shows link between 2 crashes: Authorities ABC NewsTrump tweeted planes like the Boeing 737 Max are becoming ‘too complex to fly.’ The truth is more … [Read More...]

Interview with Andrew Yang

Now that Andrew Yang has made it into the first debate by meeting the fundraising threshold, and being on Morning Joe this morning,  it is time to post this interview of him via Freakonomics. I was impressed by his thought approach.  He is the first person who is talking about … [Read More...]

Real wage growth continued to improve in February

Real wage growth continued to improve in February    Now that we have February’s CPI (up +0.2%), let’s update nominal and real wage growth. First, here is a graph of nominal wage growth YoY vs. consumer inflation YoY since the beginning of this expansion almost 10 years ago: First of all, … [Read More...]

Pilots complained about the 737 Max in a federal database – CNN

Pilots complained about the 737 Max in a federal database CNNBoeing 737 MAX 8 pilots voiced safety concerns before Ethiopia crash USA TODAYPressure mounts on US FAA to ground Boeing 737 MAX 8 | Al Jazeera English Al Jazeera EnglishDon’t ground the 737 Max 8 just yet Los Angeles TimesFAA vs. the rest of the world: Boeing’s 737 … [Read More...]

Examples of Larry Kudlow predictions:

Via Brad Delong comes two pedictions FROM 2008/09 from our current economist in the White House here. Larry Kudlow (December 7, 2007): Bush Boom Continues: “There’s no recession coming. The pessimistas were wrong. It’s not going to happen. At a bare minimum, we are looking at Goldilocks 2.0. (And that’s a minimum). … [Read More...]

Neoliberals Passing the Baton

Brad DeLong got a huge amount of attention by saying it was time for neoliberals such as Brad DeLong to pass the baton to those to their left. Alarmingly, he seems to have written this first on twitter. Zach Beuchamp rescued it from tawdry twitter to now very respectable blogosphere … [Read More...]