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Commentary Open Forum: Sowell Brother

featuring Thomas Sowellvia The Winchester Star
Thursday, January 12, 2017

Remembering a great economist, now in retirement.

Analysis and Commentary

Was USAID Behind Indian Government's War On Cash?

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, January 12, 2017

On November 8, Indian prime minster Narendra Modi announced that the two largest denominations of banknotes could not be used for payments any more with almost immediate effect. Owners could only recoup their value by putting them into a bank account before the short grace period expired at year end, which many people and businesses did not manage to do, due to long lines in front of banks.

Analysis and Commentary

Trump's Trade Trifecta

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Well, it's now obvious that Canada has not dodged a bullet. One of President-elect Trump's most sincerely held views is that free trade is suspect. He buys into virtually every mercantilist myth, even claiming in a recent tweet, "China has been taking out massive amounts of money & wealth from the U.S. in totally one-sided trade."


David Davenport On Opinion Journal: American Individualism, Not Dead Yet

interview with David Davenportvia The Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow David Davenport discusses the theme of his new book Rugged Individualism.

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The Libertarian: The Future of American Health Care

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

How Republicans can repeal and replace Obamacare without unleashing chaos.

Analysis and Commentary

This Could Be The Moment For Rolling Back Regulators' 'Soft Despotism'

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Bill McGurn in a recent Wall Street Journal column condemned the “soft despotism” in our government that has been created by “the unelected and increasingly assertive class that populates our federal bureaucracies and substitutes rule by regulation for the rule of law.” 

Analysis and Commentary

Hugh Hewitt On The Interest Deduction

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

In yesterday's Wall Street Journal, talk radio host Hugh Hewitt has an op/ed titled "Policy Purity is Bad Politics." In it, he argues against capping the mortgage interest deduction.

Analysis and Commentary

FDA’s Committees Provide Political Cover

by Henry I. Millervia The Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

[Subscription Required] Today, advisory committee meetings are held often when the FDA wants to political cover for a decision that has already been made.


Allan Meltzer On The Monetarist Counterrevolution And Economic Reforms

interview with Allan H. Meltzervia Macro Musings
Monday, January 9, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Allan Meltzer discusses current central bank policy, both in the United States and abroad, and how monetary policy can become more rules-based. Meltzer also argues many of our current economic problems are real, not nominal, and he hopes a Trump Administration can address some of these woes.


John Taylor: Economic Issues Facing The New President (1:04:35)

interview with John B. Taylorvia American Economic Association
Saturday, January 7, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow John Taylor discusses economic issues facing President-elect Trump. Taylor notes that the biggest problem is economic growth. 


Economic Policy Working Group

The Working Group on Economic Policy brings together experts on economic and financial policy to study key developments in the U.S. and global economies, examine their interactions, and develop specific policy proposals.

Milton and Rose Friedman: An Uncommon Couple