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Analysis and Commentary

Summers, Kotlikoff, And Mintz On The Proposed Trump Tax Cuts

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

I posted a few days ago on Kevin Hassett's case for the Trump tax cuts, pointing out the huge positive effect on the real wages that he claims they would have. One commenter, JFA, asked the relevant question: The question is how did Hassett combine the evidence from the literature to come up with those estimates?

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Area 45: Of Patents, Trump, And Trolls Featuring Stephen Haber

interview with Stephen Habervia Area 45
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

How the Trump administration can shield and spur American innovation.

In the News

Trump’s National-Security Team Needs More Politicians, Fewer Generals

quoting George P. Shultzvia National Review
Monday, October 16, 2017

Add to the generals some people who have, in Sam Rayburn’s words, ‘run for sheriff just once.’

Tax cuts and reforms

How To Make A Good Tax-Reform Plan Even Better

by Edward Paul Lazearvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, October 16, 2017
The GOP framework would boost growth and help the middle class—even more with one simple tweak.
In the News

How History Readied Putin To Disrupt The US Election

quoting Stephen Kotkinvia Axios
Monday, October 16, 2017

U.S. investigators are probing whether Russia relied on clandestine American help to identify political soft spots and pressure points in its campaign to disrupt the 2016 election. But experts say that, even without local assistance, Russia's own history of exploiting animosities and jealousies across its empire gave it unusual know-how to stir up existing American tensions.

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The Libertarian: The Trump Tax Plan

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Analyzing the pros and cons of the White House's efforts to kickstart economic growth.

In the News

Why Is The FBI Stonewalling Congressional Subpoenas On The Fusion GPS 'Trump Dossier'?

quoting Paul R. Gregoryvia American Thinker
Saturday, October 7, 2017

Could the story behind the "Trump dossier" be the Rosetta Stone of Russian manipulation of our electoral process in 2016? There is a strong and justifiable suspicion that the dossier was the critical bit of evidence that persuaded the FISA Court to reverse itself and permit monitoring of American associates of Donald Trump.

Analysis and Commentary

For Now, Trump Dossier Creates More Questions Than Answers

by Paul R. Gregoryvia The Hill
Thursday, October 5, 2017

The Trump dossier was compiled by ex-British spy Christopher Steele of London-based Orbis International and was commissioned by the D.C. opposition-research firm, Fusion GPS, headed by Glen Simpson.


Richard Epstein On The Estate Tax And The Rollback Of Regulations By President Trump

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia Patriot Tonight
Thursday, October 5, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses the estate tax and the Trump administration's order to roll back regulations ahead of a possible complete repeal.


Trump And The Fed

featuring Kevin Warsh, John B. Taylorvia The Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Will President Trump embrace the monetary policy that he campaigned against?