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Think tank: Taxes, parking and lawsuits

1) The Center for Budget and Policy Priorities rounds up 10 facts about Social Security's current condition and future trajectory. 2) François Gourio and Jianjun Miao find that temporary cuts in dividend and capital gains taxes actually lead to a...

By Ezra Klein  |  August 16, 2010; 2:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Thank tank: Defense cuts, the gold standard and skills

1) Michael Leachman of the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities argues that the stimulus has created more jobs than recovery.gov tracks. 2) Bruce Katz, Emilia Istrate and Jonathan Rothwell note that rising exports would help metropolitan areas disproportionately. 3)...

By Ezra Klein  |  August 2, 2010; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Think tank: The cost of war that comes after the fighting stops; the 55% recession; and mobility in America

1) For economists find evidence of a direct connection between civilian casualties at the hands of American forces and insurgent recruitment in Afghanistan. 2) An Urban Institute report suggests that being born poor means, for most people, staying poor. 3)...

By Ezra Klein  |  July 6, 2010; 10:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Think Tank

1) John Taylor -- of the famed "Taylor rule" -- gives his take on the financial crisis, and the response. 2) Paul Krugman's slightly cryptic slides from his talk on inequality and crises. 3) How contributions from subprime mortgage lenders...

By Ezra Klein  |  June 28, 2010; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Think tank

1) Pew releases an analysis of how the press covered health-care reform. 2) The Breakthrough Institute, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, and Brookings have an action plan for energy innovation. 3) The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget creates...

By Ezra Klein  |  June 22, 2010; 10:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Think Tank: The economists strike back edition

1. Gary King and Andrew Gelman examine why presidential-campaign polls are so unpredictable even though presidential-campaign outcomes are extremely predictable. 2. Donald Marron and Phillip Swagel offer a proposal for reforming Fannie and Freddie. 3. Doug Elmendorf, the director of...

By Ezra Klein  |  June 7, 2010; 10:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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This Week's Think Tank, Ezra Klein , August 24, 2009
This Week's Think Tank, Ezra Klein , July 27, 2009
Think Tank, Ezra Klein , July 13, 2009
Think Tank, Ezra Klein , June 22, 2009
Think Tank Update, Ezra Klein , June 8, 2009
This Week's "Think Tank", Ezra Klein , June 1, 2009
 
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