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September 24, 2013 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

Dodd-Frank Strikes Again

September 19, 2013 | Investor's Business Daily

High Unemployment Makes Productivity A Job Destroyer

New research shows, workers have suffered because high unemployment has turned productivity increases into a substitute for job growth rather than a complement to it.
September 18, 2013 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

What Economic Recovery?

September 15, 2013 | Politico

Who Really Fixed The Financial Crisis?

This weekend marks the fifth anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers, providing an opportunity to recount the history of the financial crisis, look back at what really caused it, and consider policy ramifications that remain relevant today. Even five years later, a host of misconceptions about the crisis — ranging from why it began to...
September 16, 2013 |

Bush Ended Financial Crisis Before Obama Took Office -- Three Important Truths About 2008

It was President Bush’s task to stop the financial panic that was occurring in the autumn of 2008. He and his administration succeeded.
September 11, 2013 | Money News

John Taylor: 'Poor Economic Policies' Have Caused Sluggish Expansion

The flawed economic policy of the past few years is responsible for the languid pace of economic recovery, says Stanford University economist John Taylor.
September 10, 2013 | Economics One

Four Posts Within a Post Remembering 9/11

Here are four posts recalling life in the U.S. Treasury on 9/11 and afterwards Flying Back to Treasury on 9/11: I was in a hotel room in Tokyo when the first plane hit the World Trade Center, recen...
September 9, 2013 | Wall Street Journal

The Weak Recovery Explains Rising Inequality, Not Vice Versa

September 3, 2013 | Creators Syndicate

Unintended Consequences

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August 27, 2013 | Economics One

Say No To Macro-Prudential Fine-Tuning

In an article in the Wall Street Journal John Cochrane raises serious doubts about  recent “macro-prudential" policy proposals.   I hope the Fed listens. The Bank of England has already started in ...