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"The only uncertainty about our warming world is how bad the changes will get, and how soon." some time ago me & an environmental econ blogger exchanged words here on the ideathat denialism was no longer the issue, that the fight now was dealing with the problem as it is, not as the political moderates wished it were. "go slow" is as much our enemy now as "go nowhere."
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what? he was given a job coordinating a huge bureaucracy of experts? that's madness. i'm sure he'll never even be considered for a job like that again. wait... paul romer was CEA chair?
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another might be: summers was CEA chair during the toughest economic period in modern history.
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it didn't come out of nowhere. have i been mocking the politicking of summers' recent editorials right along? oh yes i have. he's ADORABLE.
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wrong. there have been significant automatic transfers to detroit — through the social safety net — and also new crisis transfers — the auto industry bailout was one of the largest industrial interventions ever. also there were loud calls for deeper real aid to states & cities, from late 2008 onward. wrong.
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this commentary from an environmental site talks about another white/black situation: the present & future of appalachian coal jobs. the writer hails from tennessee. http://grist.org/living/why-coal-has-a-hit-on-americas-got-talent/ "is tomorrow going to be ok" has a lot of power right now.
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"detroit? i'd buy THAT for a dollar!"
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in a similar situation a few years ago i found personal-private writing helped bridge the gap.
Toggle Commented Jul 20, 2013 on Two Quick Notes at Economist's View
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we were discussing before, how many bangladeshes are left in the world, to which labor-intensive capital may flee.
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i realize the emperor is in ill health, but the bureaucracy of eunuchs is still capable of managing this transition.
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PGL: "(1) as wages rise, won't the share of income going to consumption go up … and (2) the Chinese rural economy likely has a lot of unreported income and consumption" PK: "The question is whether this can happen fast enough to avoid a nasty slump"
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caller meant to mention something about the marginal utility of income, but was mentally impaired due to talking hermself into deeper malnutrition.
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voting while black, psychological profiling of wannabe barbarians at the gate, why can't we all just get along?
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do you have anything like gerrymandering in french politics? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerrymandering http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerrymandering
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yes but when will you walk out in a disgusted huff, again? that's the best part.
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"Do our comments reveal to you unfamiliarity with what we're supposed to be talking about?" ---> "our"
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for those of you who didn't click to read the article, you missed a key concern: "most households nearing retirement in 2008 had most of their wealth in home equity.… Our national policy needs to take away much of the enormous subsidy to homeownership — but if and when it does so, it will have to find some other way to promote proper saving."
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now all we need is a market to disincentivize people from using the established sedentary infrastructure.
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did you snicker or snort, at the end? i wasn't listening right when you said it.
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"We’ve got the money and the necessary pieces to get really, really good outcomes." no, we're missing at least one piece: our urban layouts discourage walking.
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student loans as an automatic stabilizer timebomb....
Toggle Commented Jul 9, 2013 on Links for 07-09-2013 at Economist's View
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maybe i'm going nuts. i went looking for whether the fed data answered the questions the columnist was asking. it looks to me -- from the reported data in http://federalreserve.gov/releases/g19/current/default.htm -- that the only significant growth in credit from 2010 trough was in federal loans, aka "loans originated by the Department of Education under the Federal Direct Loan Program, as well as Federal Family Education Loan Program loans that the government purchased from depository institutions and finance companies"
Toggle Commented Jul 9, 2013 on Links for 07-09-2013 at Economist's View
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"Could build the worlds most advanced fibre optics with huge capacity negating the need for most travel thus saving ALL the time via teleconferencing... for a billion or 3." the rail lobby is blocking telecommunications infrastructure?
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or bylaw if you like
Toggle Commented Jul 7, 2013 on 'Why are Unions Unpopular?' at Economist's View
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wait, family control was a by-law?
Toggle Commented Jul 7, 2013 on 'Why are Unions Unpopular?' at Economist's View
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