Weekend reading

This is a weekly post we’ll publish every Friday with links to articles we think anyone interested in equitable growth should read. We won’t be the first to share these articles, but we hope by taking a look back at the whole week we can put them in context.

A slow growth future?

The Economist argues the potential growth rate of the U.S. economy has declined. [the economist]

Economist David Beckworth says Larry Summers is wrong about secular stagnation [wonkblog]

The gains from trade

Will a more productive China reduce the gains from international trade? Timothy Taylor on the Samuelson Conjecture [conversable economist]

Understanding the labor market

Carola Binder looks at the new labor market index from the Fed and wonders if it tells us anything new [quantitative ease]

Danielle Kurtzleben on the forces holding back the economic progress of black men [vox]

Zach Goldfarb writes about the Council of Economic Advisers report on the labor force participation rate [wonkblog]

Thinking about how economists think

Noah Smith asks, “How are macro methods evolving?” [noahpinion]

July 18, 2014

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