"Words ought to be a little wild, for they are the assault of thoughts on the unthinking" - JMK
- David Henderson asks an interesting question here. Click through and give him your thoughts. I've got several comments in there.
- Brookings had a short response to our EPI report last week. They get into the data more than many of the other responses, but there are a lot of problems with it. Hal and I have subsequent responses mostly drafted. Another take on the problems with the Brookings paper is provided by Ron Hira here. I think he overstates the issue of the proprietary data (other people could FOIA this and what else are they supposed to do - not use microdata they have available?). His other critiques are stronger.
- New efforts to address gender pay inequality in the federal government (HT - Kate).
- Paul Krugman on similarities between Japan and the UK in the 1930s.
- The green card lottery is threatened in the new immigration reform discussion. Fantastic. Cut the program that gives everyone in the world that wants to be here the same shot - the closest thing to "all men created equal" we've got in immigration policy - and replace it with programs that essentially say "this person is more desirable than that person so we'll take him". There are problems with the green card lottery, but the mindset behind this sort of move is not encouraging to me.
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