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The US Net International Investment Position, aka "Debtor Nation"

US investors of all types--individual, corporate, government--purchase debt and equity issued in other countries.

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A Hive of Authentic College Applicants

As someone with a couple of college-age children who have navigated the admissions process at selective colleges, I found myself nodding in agreement with Matt Feeney's essay in the Chronicle of Higher Education, "The Abiding Scandal of College Admissions: The process has become an intrusive and morally presumptuous inquisition of an applicant’s soul" (April 16, 2021). 

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Interview with Esther Duflo: On Experimental Methods and Inequality

Douglas Clement provides an "Esther Duflo interview: Deciding how to share" (For All: Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Spring 2021).  

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The US Recovery Is Not That Strong

There is an overly optimistic consensus view about the speed and strength of the United States’ recovery that is contradicted by facts.

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What Do You Call a Bigger Wave of Debt?

Sometimes you work on a big and worthwhile project, and then find yourself to be overtaken by events.

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The US Productivity Slowdown After 2005

In the long run, a rising standard of living is all about productivity growth.