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Must- and Should-Reads: August 12, 2017

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Barry Eichengreen: Revenge of the Experts: “The Brexit debate is an endless source of mirth for anyone with a dark sense of humor… https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/economists-right-about-brexit-impact-by-barry-eichengreen-2017-08 Dean Baker: Opposition to Trade Deals: Brad DeLong’s “Socialism of Fools” Might Look Like Common Sense to Those Outside the Fraternity: “First, Brad is well aware that the economy has operated well below full employment… http://cepr.net/blogs/beat-the-press/opposition-to-trade-deals-brad-delong-s-socialism-of-fools-might-look-like-common-sense-to-those-outside-the-fraternity PGL: The Output Gap per the Gerald Friedman Defenders: “Menzie Chinn back on February 20, 2016 had some fun with the defenders of that awful paper by Gerald Friedman…

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J. Bradford DeLong is Professor of Economics at the University of California at Berkeley and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He was Deputy Assistant US Treasury Secretary during the Clinton Administration, where he was heavily involved in budget and trade negotiations. His role in designing the bailout of Mexico during the 1994 peso crisis placed him at the forefront of Latin America’s transformation into a region of open economies, and cemented his stature as a leading voice in economic-policy debates.

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