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Ezra Klein Archive: Economic Policy

What about the short term?

Tonight's State of the Union will be about the future, mostly. What the American economy should look like in five, 10 and 20 years. The major policy initiatives are expected to span that timetable: Infrastructure investment, R&D, education and...

By Ezra Klein  | January 25, 2011; 1:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Economic Policy  
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Should America be competitive?

Over the weekend, President Obama sent an e-mail to his Organizing for America list previewing the State of the Union. “My No. 1 focus,” he said, “is going to be making sure that we are competitive. ... I will...

By Ezra Klein  | January 24, 2011; 12:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  Economic Policy  
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It's harder to pay workers well in America

I've been trying to wrap my arms around the question of "where on earth are middle-skilled middle-class jobs supposed to come from if not from manufacturing" lately, and though I don't really have any answers, I do have a couple...

By Ezra Klein  | January 21, 2011; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (35)
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How does the government innovate?

Matt Continetti says that "we need to distinguish between a government that finances long-term investment and a government that finances present consumption." He identifies entitlements like Medicare and Social Security as being consumption-oriented, while things like education, infrastructure and R&D...

By Ezra Klein  | December 3, 2010; 2:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
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Roger Altman to replace Larry Summers?

Roger Altman, who served as deputy secretary of the Treasury in the Clinton administration, met with President Obama yesterday. Bloomberg is reporting that he's a leading candidate to replace Larry Summers as director of the National Economic Council. The wonks...

By Ezra Klein  | November 17, 2010; 12:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
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Buffet: 'Well, Uncle Sam, you delivered.'

Warren Buffet pens a thank-you note to Uncle Sam for saving the financial sector -- and his company: Only one counterforce was available, and that was you, Uncle Sam. Yes, you are often clumsy, even inept. But when businesses and...

By Ezra Klein  | November 17, 2010; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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The White House's economic message, Ezra Klein , July 2, 2010
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Grim growth forecasts, Ezra Klein , June 17, 2010
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Thinking about the stimulus, Ezra Klein , June 11, 2010
The word 'bailout', Ezra Klein , June 9, 2010
The global economy isn't zero-sum, Ezra Klein , June 3, 2010
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Consumer financial protection, Texas-style, Washington Post editor , April 1, 2010
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Don't pull back on stimulus, Ezra Klein , March 10, 2010
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The many, many Senate jobs bills, Ezra Klein , February 16, 2010
The Senate Finance Committee's jobs bill, Ezra Klein , February 11, 2010
Prescient people saying scary things, Ezra Klein , January 12, 2010
Senate Democrats readying new jobs package, Ezra Klein , January 8, 2010
Are we heading for a double-dip recession?, Ezra Klein , December 30, 2009
Federal Reserve beginning to pull back?, Ezra Klein , December 29, 2009
Should we cut the minimum wage?, Ezra Klein , December 16, 2009
Can banks increase lending?, Ezra Klein , December 15, 2009
The government hearts debt, Ezra Klein , November 18, 2009
Worrying about inflation, Ezra Klein , November 16, 2009
Peter Orszag makes the case for Germany, Ezra Klein , November 13, 2009
Are homeowners better people?, Ezra Klein , November 10, 2009
More on the home buyer's tax credit, Ezra Klein , November 6, 2009
Krugman on Krugman, Ezra Klein , November 4, 2009
The Worst Words for the Economy, Ezra Klein , October 12, 2009
The Wisdom of Not Nationalizing, Ezra Klein , October 5, 2009
Presidential Approval and Unemployment, Ezra Klein , September 30, 2009
The Manager in Afghanistan, Ezra Klein , September 21, 2009
Replacing GDP, Ezra Klein , September 15, 2009
The Rise of Wal-Mart, Ezra Klein , September 11, 2009
The Stimulus is Working, Ezra Klein , September 2, 2009
More on Red State Models, Ezra Klein , August 3, 2009
Should We Envy Texas?, Ezra Klein , August 3, 2009
The Problem of (Some) Profits, Ezra Klein , July 30, 2009
The Four-Day Workplace Week, Ezra Klein , July 28, 2009
Federalism: Objectively Pro-Recessions, Ezra Klein , July 24, 2009
Help for the (One-Time) Homeowners, Ezra Klein , July 17, 2009
Planning for a Third Stimulus, Ezra Klein , July 13, 2009
The Tao Of Lanny Davis, Ezra Klein , July 13, 2009
The Need for a Third Stimulus, Ezra Klein , June 19, 2009
A Prescription for a Crippling Recession, Ezra Klein , June 15, 2009
Is It Time for a Consumption Tax?, Ezra Klein , June 12, 2009
Is This Socialism?, Ezra Klein , June 2, 2009
The Tyranny of the Economists, Ezra Klein , June 2, 2009
Your World in Charts: Debtor Nation, Ezra Klein , May 29, 2009
Bill Clinton and the Housing Bubble, Ezra Klein , May 28, 2009
Are Debit Cards the Future?, Ezra Klein , May 26, 2009
Can the IRS Save America?, Ezra Klein , May 22, 2009
The Failure of Old Ideas, Ezra Klein , May 18, 2009
 
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