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Analysis and Commentary

Financial And Digital Inclusion Project

by John Villasenorvia Brookings Institution
Monday, August 24, 2015

The Brookings Financial and Digital Inclusion Project (FDIP) evaluates access to and usage of affordable financial services by underserved people across 21 countries.

Interviews

Terry Anderson On The John Batchelor Show (19:15)

interview with Terry Andersonvia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow Terry Anderson discusses his Wall Street Journal piece, “How Trophy Hunting Can Save Lions,” today on the nationally syndicated John Batchelor Show.

Analysis and Commentary

How Trophy Hunting Can Save Lions

by Terry Anderson, Shawn Reganvia The Wall Street Journal
Thursday, August 6, 2015

The revenues support the agencies that safeguard wildlife from poachers.

In the News

Morten Jerven On African Economic Growth

interview with Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, June 22, 2015

Morten Jerven of Simon Frasier University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about his new book, Africa: Why Economists Get It Wrong.

Analysis and Commentary

The Bloom Is Off The BRICS

by Michael J. Boskinvia Project Syndicate
Wednesday, June 17, 2015

A few years ago, pundits and policymakers were predicting that the BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa – would be the new engines of global growth. Naive extrapolation of rapid growth led many people to imagine an ever-brighter future for these economies – and, thanks to them, for the rest of the world as well.

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The Classicist With Victor Davis Hanson: “Immigration and the Future of the West”

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The implications of mass immigration in Europe and the United States.

Oil Drilling
In the News

Can Uganda Escape The Natural Resource Curse?

quoting Larry Diamondvia International Policy Digest
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

According to Larry Diamond of Stanford University: “[The] surge of money from oil often has insidious effects on the greater economy: the influx of oil money fuels inflation, distorts exchange rates, undermines the competitiveness of traditional export sectors such as agriculture, and preempts the growth of manufacturing.”

In the News

Beyond Human Rights Rituals A Case for State-Nation Specific Negotiation Of UNDRIP Implementation

quoting Tod Lindbergvia IC Magazine
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Tod Lindberg, research fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, argues that Posner’s historical analysis is essentially wrong, “International human-rights law is good and useful not because it compels, which it mostly can’t, but because it inspires.”

Analysis and Commentary

March Madness From The United Nations

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes
Friday, March 20, 2015

The NCAA basketball tournament has started, and I hope I’ve picked my brackets as well as I predicted the outcome of this month’s meeting of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a component of the UN’s World Health Organization that evaluates the likelihood that various chemicals cause cancer.

taxes
Analysis and Commentary

Countries Or Jurisdictions With A Flat Tax As Of March 2015

by Alvin Rabushkavia Flat Tax
Friday, March 20, 2015

Countries or Jurisdictions With a Flat Tax as of March 2015 (Includes Personal Exemption or Allowance. Effective Zero Rate on First Tranche of Earnings or Self-Employed Business Profits)

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