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Links (1/24/19)

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Grad students across country criticize econ departments’ culture - Yale Daily News Stealing from the Poor and Giving to the Rich in the Workplace - Regulatory Review Completing physics Ph.D. does not stem from scoring high on GRE - EurekAlert How Political Campaigns Can Easily Manipulate Public Attitudes Toward Public Policy - ProMarket Friedman and Schwartz, Eichengreen and Temin, Hawtrey and Cassel - Uneasy Money An Independent Fed Isn’t ‘Loco,’ It’s Effective - WSJ The key arguments for high top rates of income tax are political as well as pecuniary - mainly macro Repugnant markets spur thinking about how to engineer complex systems - Stanford Humanities and Sciences The Three Revolutions Economics Needs - Edmund S. Phelps Davos Elites Love to Advocate for Equality - So Long

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Mark Thoma
Mark Allen Thoma (born December 15, 1956) is a macroeconomist and econometrician and a Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics of the University of Oregon. Thoma is best known as a regular columnist for The Fiscal Times through his blog "Economist's View", which Paul Krugman called "the best place by far to keep up with the latest in economic discourse", and as an analyst at CBS MoneyWatch. He is also a regular contributor to EconoMonitor.

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