For the next edition of our series, Blog Spotlight, we travel West to Mark Thoma at the University of Oregon for his Economist’s View.
Mark Thoma is a member of the Economics Department at the University of Oregon. He joined the UO faculty in 1987. His research involves the effects that changes in monetary policy have on inflation, output, unemployment, interest rates and other macroeconomic variables, and he has conducted research in other areas, such as the relationship between the political party in power and macroeconomic outcomes. Mark blogs daily at Economist’s View.
This is part of our ongoing short list of excellent but somewhat overlooked
blogs that deserves a greater audience. Expect to see a post from a
different featured blogger here every Tuesday and Thursday evening,
Today’s focus commentary looks at: Worker Security, Social Insurance, and Protectionism
More on the decline in worker security:
US faces globalisation without safety net, by Alan Beattie, Commentary,
Financial Times: If Americans are feeling ever more insecure about
inequality, jobs and globalisation, they are not alone. The concerns of the
"anxious middle" income earners are echoed across the Atlantic. But …
Americans have tended to display a much greater tolerance for the type of
economic dislocation that can accompany globalisation…
Category: Blog Spotlight
1927-1933 Chart of Pompous Prognosticators Chart locations are an approximate indication only 1. “We will not have any more crashes in our time.” – John Maynard Keynes in 1927 [NB: The authenticity of this one is a little suspect] 2. “I cannot help but raise a dissenting voice to statements that we are living in…Read More