"[T]he risks of moving too quickly are quite a bit higher than the risks of waiting a little bit. If it turns out that the inflation rates are rising, the Fed is well-positioned to address that promptly."
"Normally, they would be a little wary of someone who seems erratic. They like predictability in the same way they like conservatives.... But Putin is a very calculating guy."
—Melvyn Levitsky on how Vladimir Putin won the U.S. election. U.S. News & World Report, Nov. 9, 2016.
"Legislating paid family leave would help bring U.S. government policy more in line with a changing society—and with other developed nations."
"The future strength of the middle class depends on our ability to help more young people earn college degrees without starting life neck-deep in unaffordable student loans."
"Broken Windows frames trivial misbehavior as the beginning of something much more serious. And I worry that that encourages the police to see a broader and broader swath of the people they're policing as bad guys."
"He has talked about doing things that would cause a trade war. Absolutely—the possibility has been heightened."
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