Ben Wolcott is an intern at the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR).
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Saturday, August 30, 2014
Patently Absurd: the Ice Bucket Challenge in Another Context
Social media and the commentariat are abuzz with updates and analysis on the Ice Bucket Challenge, an internet phenomenon where people do some combination of dumping cold water on themselves and donating money, raising over $90 million for the ALS Foundation so far. While the ice bucket challenge...
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Austerity and the Employment Rate
In 2010, after an initial round of coordinated stimulus from both wealthy and developing countries, deficit hawks around the world regrouped. Pointing to growing deficits and debt, they demanded that countries reverse course and begin moving toward balanced budgets. The deficit hawks argued that...