Must- and Should-Reads: May 22, 2017

Larry Summers: 5 Suggestions for Avoiding Another Banking Collapse: “First, it is essential to take a dynamic view of capital… Bridget Ansel: Weekend Reading: “Mind the Gap” Edition: “Alana Semuels […]

Must- and Should-Reads: May 19, 2017

Rick Levin: Toward Sustainable Financing of Higher Education: “In the face of rising costs of attendance and an escalating burden of student debt… http://www.cshe.berkeley.edu/events/toward-sustainable-financing-higher-education-0 Paul Krugman: Calling Literatures From The […]

Must- and Should-Reads: May 15, 2017

Joseph Stiglitz: Illiberal Stagnation: “What went wrong? Who, if anyone, is to blame?… https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/illiberal-stagnation-russia-transition-by-joseph-e–stiglitz-2017-04 David Rennie: An Economist reporter dishes on Trump’s ‘priming the pump’ interview: “On trade deals… [Trump] […]

Must- and Should-Reads: May 8, 2017

Peter Coy: Piketty’s Capital Was So Popular There’s a Sequel: “Another hefty volume that looks at the connection between capitalism and inequality… https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-08/piketty-s-capital-was-so-popular-there-s-a-sequel Thomas Piketty: After Piketty: The Agenda for Economics […]

Must- and Should-Reads: May 4, 2017

Nick Bunker: Some very worrying trends in U.S. lifetime income growth: “Concerns about outright income stagnation for many Americans are not overhyped… http://equitablegrowth.org/equitablog/value-added/some-very-worrying-trends-in-u-s-lifetime-income-growth/ Tamim Bayoumi and Barry Eichengreen: Shocking Aspects […]

Must- and Should-Reads: May 3, 2017

Francis Wilkinson: Trade Is the Scapegoat for Political Failure: “Democrats have no viable plans to bring back sustainable, high-paying, blue-collar jobs… https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-05-03/trade-is-the-scapegoat-for-political-failure Ernest Gellner (1990): The Civil and the Sacred: […]