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Op-Ed Pieces, Published and Unpublished

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Asia's Flu: A History Lesson by Brad DeLong

A brief argument that IMF and U.S. Treasury policy toward East Asia during its financial crisis has been just about right...

What's Wrong with Our Bloody Economies? by Brad DeLong

An attempt to place East Asian financial crises in perspective.

Asia's Economic Future by Brad DeLong

A short-run forecast of what lies ahead for Asia's economies--and why IMF support is a good thing.

"Is the Stock Market Overvalued?" by Brad DeLong

A brief look at the Federal Reserve's attitude toward the possible current overvaluation of the stock market. Published in Slate, Dec. 21, 1996. My (inferior and unedited) submitted draft.

"Trading Places: The Cuban Embargo and the World Trade Organization," by Brad DeLong.

Published version as: "Trading Places: The Cuban Embargo and the Future of the World Trade Organization," Slate (April 5, 1997). <http://www.slate.com/Features/TradeHyp/TradeHyp.asp>. Why are we trying to destroy the World Trade Organization we were so proud two years ago of building?

"A Capital Gains Tax Cut Op-Ed: Not a Capital Idea" by Brad DeLong and David Levine

An edited version of this appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle on December 5, 1995. The edited version is copyright 1995 by the San Francisco Chronicle.

"A Deficit of Clear Thinking" by David Levine and Brad DeLong

Cal Monthly (August 1996). A lament that the real issues of budget balance and the long-term financing of the social insurance state are being ignored.

"Welfare Reform that Makes Poor Kids Poorer Will Never Pay Off" by Brad DeLong and David Levine

Published by the Los Angeles Times in November 1995. The arguments apply just as strongly to the most recent, enacted "welfare reform."

"A Wired Child" by Brad DeLong

From the March 1996 issue of Harper's.

"Where Does the Deficit Come From?" by Lloyd Bentsen

An Op-Ed that I worked on for Lloyd Bentsen while I worked at the Treasury Department. I am quite proud of it. It ran in the Wall Street Journal on November 3, 1994.

"Can a Financial Market Be Too Liquid and Too Efficient?" by Brad DeLong

Published in German as "Können Finanzmärkte zu liquide sein?: Gefahr der Verstärkung von Kurseinbrüchen," in the Neue Zuercher Zeitung: Elektronische Borse Schweiz December 5, 1995, p. B 14.; not published in English.

"Doleful Deficit News: What Jack Kemp Means for America's Economy" by David I. Levine and Brad De Long

Unpublished. Why former Senator Dole's choice of Jack Kemp as his running mate is bad news.

"Dole's Forty Percent Solution: Why "Dynamic" Effects Will Amplify Revenue Losses from Tax Cuts" by Brad DeLong

Also unpublished. An unsuccessful attempt to get out in front of the curve on the Republican march toward silliness in economic policy in the summer of 1996

"Endogenous Growth: Economic Theory and Faster Growth" by J. Bradford DeLong

Published in the British journal Parliamentary Brief in late spring of 1996.

"First Lessons from Kindergarten" by Ann Marie Marciarille and Brad DeLong

Also unpublished--but I think one of the better things I have written.

"NAFTA and Jobs: Remember the "Giant Sucking Sound"?" by Chris DeLong, Brad DeLong, and Sherman Robinson

Unscrupulous opponents of NAFTA made many predictions of how many net jobs in the U.S. would be destroyed by the agreement. All of them were false.

"NAFTA Is More Important Today than Before the Peso Crisis" by Chris DeLong, Brad DeLong, and Sherman Robinson

From the Los Angeles Times of July 25, 1996.

"Resolving the Peso Crisis: Rescuing the Peso Was a Good Idea" by Chris DeLong, Brad DeLong, and Sherman Robinson

Also unpublished.

"The Shock of the Virtual: How the "Virtual" Website of the U.C. Museum of Paleontology Feels More "Real" than the Museum Itself" by Brad DeLong

Published in the internet newsletter TidBITS, and then picked up by many others--Hotwired, Wired, Harper's, and (curiously) American Art.

"Welfare Reform Is Expensive: How the Welfare Reform Debate Shows that Our Political System Is Broken" by Brad DeLong and David Levine

Unpublished. Our final try to influence the public debate on welfare reform.


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