Ben Casselman

Ben Casselman


Econ/business/data reporter for @nytimes. Formerly: @fivethirtyeight, @WSJ. Adjunct @newmarkjschool. ben.casselman@nytimes.com Photo by Earl Wilson/NYT

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One other note: This does not mean growth is terrible. 2% is about what most economists consider to be the underlying pace of growth right now given long-term forces (aging pop., etc). But we certainly aren't seeing the big boost to growth that Trump promised.

This is a really fun (and educational) dissection of our "Modal American" episode from @RyanEs . The folks @planetmoney  are true geniuses when it comes to storytelling, and it was fascinating to see that process up close. @RadioMalone  @jacobgoldstein 

Interesting pre-/post-debate polling from @FiveThirtyEight . Buttigieg and Klobuchar seem to have outperformed the most relative to their pre-debate standing. Of the "big three," Warren appears to have had the best night, though no dramatic shifts there.

I'm a sucker for an Art Briles story, but this one from @mckinneykelsey  @Deadspin  is particularly excellent.

@JustinWolfers Justin, you can't tweet at 5:08 p.m. on a Friday and *not* declare it beer o'clock. This week, especially. That is just cruel.

Huh, it's almost like this state doesn't want to make their lobbying records easy to download and analyze.

This @EmilyPeck  story on a women's leadership seminar held at EY last year is ... quite something.

So wait, if WeWork is now worth only $7.5 billion, does that mean Adam Neumann managed to extract nearly 10% of the value of the company before getting pushed out?

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So voters want a higher minimum wage, legal pot, abortion access and GOP representation. Ok then.

Unnamed @FiveThirtyEight  staffer upon returning from a two-week overseas vacation: "quick question, who is Anthony Scaramucci?"

In case you're keeping track, #Ferguson  PD has now: - Blocked aerial coverage; - Refused to release name of officer; - Arrested reporters.

Trump: If Hillary didn't want me to avoid taxes, she should have closed the loophole. Clinton: I literally did that.

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In 2010, U.S. attorneys prosecuted 162,000 federal cases. Grand juries declined to indict in 11 of them.

Churchill: "We shall fight them on the beaches..." Trump: "WHY ARE YOU GIVING AWAY OUR STRATEGY???"

Democrats want to tax the rich. Voters -- including a significant number of Republicans -- are largely cheering them on. With Data from

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Trump wants to deport 2-3mm undocumented immigrants with criminal records. Problem: There are less than 1mm of them.

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