was pretty uninspired. In the middle of a four-minute segment on the public’s fears about jobs, I get about 15 seconds to talk about “make-work bias,” which is the term my co-blogger uses for the public’s fear about processes that improve productivity, such as international trade. Alan Blinder’s comments, about how the public under-estimated the strength of the economy in 1992 (the year of “it’s the economy, stupid,” where Clinton defeated Bush the elder), are more interesting.