In defense of modern macro theory David Andolfatto, MacroMania
Should economists rule? Mainly Macro
Ben Bernanke’s top excuse for working at a hedge fund actually makes it worse Matt Yglesias, Vox. Yglesias has a pretty low baseline. Bernanke is w-a-a-a-y below it.
American Realty Investors Allege Fee-Driven Scheme by Schorsch Bloomberg. Feedom fries with that?
Thousands in Germany protest against Europe-U.S. trade deal Reuters. TTIP.
ECB’s Draghi Rejects Talk of Greek Euro Exit WSJ. Euro “irrevocable.”
Europe ready for Grexit contagion as Athens gets closer to Russian cash Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Daily Telegraph
Revealed: how Tony Blair makes his millions Daily Telegraph. Third Way politician makes the Clinton Foundation look like Transparency International’s poster child.
Why I Landed A Gyrocopter On Capitol Hill Popular Resistance
Clinton’s Real Opponent: Barack Obama Larry Sabato, Politico
The Swarm Stop Me Before I Vote Again
Jeb Bush Wants To Gradually Raise The Retirement Age Talking Points Memo
Collecting educational data is important for the future of education and can help define the the character of a town, said Nicole Brisbane, state director at Democrats for Education Reform.
“Schools are one of the biggest differentiators of value in the suburbs,” she said. “How valuable will a house be in Scarsdale when it isn’t clear that Scarsdale schools are doing any better than the rest of Westchester or even the state? Opting out of tests only robs parents of that crucial data.
Obamacare repeal falls off Republicans’ to-do list as law takes hold Los Angeles Times
What does gun violence really cost? Mother Jones
Black Injustice Tipping Point
How riding your bike can land you in trouble with the cops — if you’re black Tampa Bay Times (Furzy Mouse).
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
Are city surveillance camera regulations being ignored? Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Controversial secret phone tracker figured in dropped St. Louis case St Louis Post-Dispatch. Stingray.
Zuckerberg: It’s better to have free Internet access than to have a ‘free’ Internet Pando Daily. We should have both.
A QUIC update on Google’s experimental transport Google. Replacing both the URL and TCP makes me feel a little queasy. Can more technically inclined readers comment?
New Laws for New Threats Like Drones and Bioterrorism WSJ. “An era of futuristic, high-tech violence will require a new social contract.” Looking forward!
Paid work is never enough: we need to pay attention to the quality as well as the quantity of jobs created London School of Economics
Apollo 13, We Have a Solution IEEE Spectrum. Three-parter expanding on link yesterday; an amazing engineering culture.
Young Maine couple give up city life, take on challenge at Monroe farm Bangor Daily News
Bill Cunningham | Joy Blooms (video) NYT. Springtime zeitgeist watch.
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