Detroit Metro Times mockup of the card for my Federal Lines of Credit Proposal
This is an update of my post “Miles’s Best 7 “Save-the-World” Posts, as of July 7, 2012”– a title with a bit of gentle self-mockery at my own presumption. This time, inspired by the U.S. presidential campaign, I want to think of my most important policy recommendations as a kind of shadow political platform. I have neither the odd talents, the drive, nor the sheer stamina required to be a political candidate. But if I were a political candidate, this is the platform I would run on.
Let me organize some key posts for each policy area. Within each policy area, I have arranged them in a recommended reading order. Many of the proposals are the proposals of others, but if I put a post in this list, it is something I have signed on to, with whatever caveats are in my post.
There are three areas where I don’t have as much in the way of specific proposals (with the one exception of Charter Cities), but the posts hint at an approach. I have signaled these by using the word “perspectives” in the area heading.
Until I do another update, you will be able to access this post at any time by the “‘Save the world’ posts” link at my sidebar. Or you should be able to reach it by using the searchbox further down on the sidebar.
Short Run Fiscal Policy
- Getting the Biggest Bang for the Buck in Fiscal Policy
- National Rainy Day Accounts
- Leading States in the Fiscal Two-Step
- What to Do When the World Desperately Wants to Lend Us Money
- Preventing Recession-Fighting from Becoming a Political Football
- Joshua Hausman on Historical Evidence for What Federal Lines of Credit Would Do
- Why George Osborne Should Give Everyone in Britain a New Credit Card
- Bill Greider on Federal Lines of Credit: “A New Way to Recharge the Economy”
- My First Radio Interview on Federal Lines of Credit
Long Run Fiscal Policy
- No Tax Increase Without Recompense
- Scott Adams’s Finest Hour: How to Tax the Rich
- What is a Supply-Side Liberal?
- Rich, Poor and Middle-Class
- Avoiding Fiscal Armageddon
- Why Taxes are Bad
- A Supply-Side Liberal Joins the Pigou Club
- “Henry George and the Carbon Tax”: A Quick Response to Noah Smith
- Is Taxing Capital OK?
- Rich People Do Create Jobs: 10 Tweets
- Larry Summers on the Reality of Trying to Shrink Government
- Balance Sheet Monetary Policy: A Primer
- Trillions and Trillions: Getting Used to Balance Sheet Monetary Policy
- Going Negative: The Virtual Fed Funds Rate Target
- Future Heroes of Humanity and Heroes of Japan
- The Euro and the Mark
- Matthew O'Brien on Paul Ryan’s Monetary Policy Views
- Matthew O'Brien versus the Gold Standard
- Matthew Yglesias on Archery and Monetary Policy
- Michael Woodford Endorses Monetary Policy that Targets the Level of Nominal GDP
- Ezra Klein on the Fed’s September 13, 2012 Action
- Matthew O'Brien: How Much is a Good Central Banker Worth?
- Pedro da Costa on Krugman’s Answer to My Question “Should the Fed Promise to Do the Wrong Thing in the Future to Have the Right Effect Now?”
- Let’s Have an End to “End the Fed!”
Immigration Policy and Helping the Poor
- You Didn’t Build That: America Edition
- Adam Ozimek: What “You Didn’t Build That” Tells Us About Immigration
- Bill Dickens on Helping the Poor
- Will Mitt’s Mormonism Make Him a Supply-Side Liberal?
Perspectives on Long Run Economic Growth and Human Progress
- Leveling Up: Making the Transition from Poor Country to Rich Country
- Paul Romer on Charter Cities
- Things are Getting Better: 3 Videos
- Jonathan Rauch on Democracy, Capitalism and Liberal Science
- Two Types of Knowledge: Human Capital and Information
- Avoiding Fiscal Armageddon
- Smaller, Cheaper, Faster: Does Moore’s Law Apply to Solar Cells? by Ramez Naam
- Is Nuclear Energy Safe? Well, Which One?
- Noah Smith on How to Slow Global Warming
Labor Market and Education Policy
- Adam Ozimek on Worker Voice
- Magic Ingredient 1: More K-12 School
- When the Government Says “You May Not Have a Job”
- Adam Ozimek: School Choice in the Long Run
- Health Economics
- Miles Kimball and Noah Smith on Balancing the Budget in the Long Run
- Evan Soltas on Medical Reform Federalism–in Canada
- Gilbert Welch on Testing What We Think We Know in Medicine
- Another Dimension of Health Care Reform: Discouraging Soft Drink Consumption
Perspectives on Finance
- Reply to Matthew Yglesias: What to Do About a House Price Boom
- Dr. Smith and the Asset Bubble
- Why My Retirement Savings Accounts are Currently 100% in the Stock Market
- Noah Smith on the Coming Japanese Debt Crisis
- Noah Smith on the Demand for Japanese Government Bonds
Bipartisanship in Governing and Proper Conduct During Political Campaigns
- Mark Thoma on the Politicization of Stabilization Policy
- Matt Yglesias on How the “Stimulus Bill” was About a Lot More Than Stimulus
- Kevin Hassett, Glenn Hubbard, Greg Mankiw and John Taylor Need to Answer This Post of Brad DeLong’s Point by Point
Foreign Policy, etc.
- Charles Hill: The Empire Strikes Back
- Avoiding Fiscal Armageddon
- Ross Douthat Lays Out the Best-Case Scenario for a Romney Presidency
- The Magic of Etch-a-Sketch: A Supply-Side Liberal Fantasy
- Noah Smith: “Miles Kimball, the Supply-Side Liberal”
- Milton Friedman: Celebrating His 100th Birthday with Videos of Milton
- Beyond Happiness and Satisfaction: Toward Well-Being Indices Based on Stated Preference
- The Egocentric Illusion
- Teleotheism and the Purpose of Life
- Miles’s April 9, 2006 Unitarian Universalist Sermon: “UU Visions”
- What is a Partisan Nonpartisan Blog?
- Adam Smith as Patron Saint of Supply-Side Liberalism?
- Audio of Miles’s Q&A with Ann Arbor Science & Skeptics
- The Flat Tax, The Head Tax and the Size of Government: A Tax Parable
- The Deep Magic of Money and the Deeper Magic of the Supply Side
- Books on Economics
- Cross-National Comparisons of Tax and Benefit Systems and Economic Behavior
- Charlie Stross on the Diminishing Marginal Utility of Stuff