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Brad DeLong

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Reflections on Paul Ryan's Transactions in Individual Bank Stocks in 2008

(223) Comments | Posted August 13, 2012 | 1:31 PM


  • Sold his Wells Fargo position (1K-15K) on January 14, 2008

  • Sold part of his Wachovia position (1K-15K) on January 22, 2008

  • Sold part of his JPMorganChase position (1K-15K) on January 22, 2008

  • Sold part of his Citigroup position (1K-15K) on January 22, 2008

  • Bought...

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Review: Ron Suskind's Confidence Men

(138) Comments | Posted September 25, 2011 | 11:00 PM

When I first learned in 2009 that Ron Suskind's next book was going to be 
about the making of a economic policy in the Obama administration, I looked 
forward to it. Previous books about the making of economic policy had 
degenerated into unseemly hagiography (cough Robert Woodward's Maestro 
cough) or...

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Economics for Parrots

(4) Comments | Posted September 30, 2010 | 7:17 PM

It is said that the early nineteenth-century British economist J.R. McCulloch originated the old joke that the only training a parrot needs to be a passable political economist is one phrase: "supply and demand, supply and demand." Last week, US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said that McCulloch's economics --...

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