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Guest Post by Arpit Gupta: The Laffer Curve

In a Bloomberg View column, Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers suggest a hidden consensus among economists, pointing to a Chicago Booth survey on the Laffer Curve:   How about the oft-cited Republican ...

Taxation is Theft

  When we talk about taxes, we focus on the disincentives they cause and the deadweight losses that result. I’ve written a lot of this subject myself, as Reihan has graciously linked to in ...

The Decline in Administrative Assistants

Bryce Covert and Mike Konczal have an article examining the reversal in male and female unemployment trends. While male unemployment losses were a factor in the early stage of the ...

Mend the Ratings Agencies

  Standard & Poor’s threat to lower America’s AAA rating has sparked waves of anger and prompted defenses of the rating agencies. Recently, several rating agencies heads were called into Washinton ...