J. Bradford DeLong

J. Bradford DeLong


Primate, economist, utopian, shrill: Macroblog: http://bradford-delong.com. Retweets endorsements--except hate-retweets and 'this is interesting!'-retweets...

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Alan Levin and Ryan Beene: Boeing Pilot Expressed Worries About 737 Max Safety in 2016 : "FAA chief, in letter, demands explanation from planemaker. Pilots were alar...

Once again, we have a piece by an impressively credentialed academic Republican economists that seems to me to have... no contact with reality. There is no economist I know of save for Robert Barro who has ever said or implied that the "neutral" real ...

Perhaps the most interesting thing to happen in political economy over the summer was the American Business Roundtable's declaration that it no longer believed in "shareholder primacy". "Shareholder primacy" is the doctrine that a corporation's ...

This catches the wise David Adler's attention. Indeed, Wolfgang Streeck's socialism is a very particular and grinchy and, indeed, nationalsocialism. I first saw this back in 1993-1994 in the NAFTA wars, when too many on the left seemed to think they ...

There have been many disruptions of the functioning of the discursive public sphere by new communications technologies. The most recent significant one was the early-twentieth century disruption by radio. The very sharp and witty Maciej Ceglowski ...

It is a very curious thing that pre-industrial societies were, by and large, about as unequal in terms of relative income as we are today. It does suggest that something like Vilfredo Pareto's Iron Law is operating, although how it could operate is ...

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I think it is fair to say that the already-broken American political public sphere has become significantly more broken since November 8, 2018. On the center and to the left, those like me in what used to proudly call itself the Rubin Wing of the Democratic Party—so-called 1/

Again if you want to negotiate with China over IP, you start by joining and strengthening the TPP so that the TPP can then confront China about the rules of the globalization game in the Pacific. You do not blow up the TPP on day 1, then follow that ...

Thus those of us who have pushed for lightly and cleverly regulating markets to achieve the social democratic ends of strong and equitable growth need to: 1. wake up, 2. recognize that the world is not as we thought it was, 3. adjust. That is all. 12/

IN ONE SENSE THIS IS THE PROUDEST MOMENT OF MY LIFE!!!!

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* In a well-run society the top executives of Perdue pharmaceuticals should now be in jail for life for how they responded the market forces by addicting Americans to Oxycontin. * It is a very different world in the world I thought years ago that I lived in. 11/

@Beyerstein  @nycsouthpawO  @statepressf  course the story doesn't give the AS team credit. The culture of the NYTimes is: "whenever possible, be the assholes you hated when you were in your 20s "...

From the past. Worth highlighting. Why? Because when the nest recession comes, the usual suspects will once gain start claiming the the should not do anything to shorten or cushion it. And the usual suspects will once again be wrong: Paul Krugman ...

David Walsh went to the Niskanen Center conference. He got hives:

@RadioFreeTom  @garywhittaI  must say, I now feel I understand what went down in Germany Sep 1932-Mar 1933 and in Italy Jun-Dec 1922 much better than I did back in 2015...

I think that the first piece of advice to give is: restrict yourself to #nevertrump  . Trumpists are either morons, grifters, or deluded. Those who have made accomodation with neo-fascism to any substantial degree are not people you want around—they will, for one reason or 12/

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