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  1. Healthy life expectancy has increased by 1.8 years since 1992. Disabled expectancy? Down a half-year.
  2. Shocker. Not. Supply shocks are expansionary, even at ZLB. All of this stuff about the “rules being different” at the zero lower bound astound me, as if there is some magic to the number zero as opposed to a number like -0.5 or 3.2 or any other number. It is a totem.
  3. In other zero lower bound news, if you have a view of secular stagnation, it turns out that structural labor market reforms are … begger thy neighbor. Color me skeptical.

Very unmotivating week of research. That is more a reflection of your author than the field.

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