Tuesday assorted links

1. Santoor music from Iran (short video).

2. Dean Baker on inequality and mobility and me.

3. Delong on Bernanke, Summers, and Krugman and how they think.

4. An ideological Turing simulation of certain Straussian ideas.  By Will Wilkinson.

5. Brad DeLong’s arguments for more government, Paul Krugman comments.  I see too quick a move from “funder” to “provider” in both sets of remarks.  Furthermore most of the hyperbolic argument doesn’t imply much more than a series of low budgetary cost legal mandates, or perhaps nudges.  It does not imply a massive expansion of the state sector, quite the contrary.  On top of that, government agents and voters presumably are hyperbolic as well.


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