Yes, this is among the things I ponder, for I am an enormous nerd: European Labor Markets: Six Key Lessons. (Short version: ditch the austerity measures, strengthen the social safety net, and make the labor markets of some E.U. countries more flexible.) And who figured after so many years of economic malaise that the Japanese… Continue reading Are You Pondering What I’m Pondering?
Today I’m mostly pondering the 41st anniversary of the day I started breathing independently. It hasn’t been a particularly interesting birthday thus far, but anything would have been better than last year’s edition, eclipsed as it was by my father’s stroke a few days earlier. –If you come to my reading on Friday, you may… Continue reading Are You Pondering What I’m Pondering?