The left shouldn't make inequality its organizing economic concern.
The consensus is that a one week shutdown will cost us about 0.1 to 0.2 points of growth this quarter. That's not a lot, but it's not nothing either.
The U.S. economy grew at a 2 percent annual rate in the third quarter of 2012, according to the initial figures from the Bureau of Economic Analysis. That's pretty good! But the average revision in these reports is 1.3 percentage points. That's a huge amount of error.
Some argue we should focus on growing happiness, not growing the economy. But we can do both!