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Is There Really A Link Between Test Scores And America’s Economic Future?

quoting Eric Hanushekvia The Washington Post
Thursday, April 27, 2017

For years now, some economists and policymakers have tried to make the case that there is an important link between student standardized test scores and economic growth in the United States. They do this with complex mathematical formulas that most people can’t even pretend to follow.

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Lanhee Chen: Trump's Tax Plan Is Short On Details

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia CBS
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen talks about President Trump's tax proposal and who might benefit the most from the plan.

Interviews

Niall Ferguson: Munk Debate Q&A

interview with Niall Fergusonvia The Globe and Mail
Thursday, April 27, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses the international order, Brexit, international monetary policy, the United Nations, and more.

Analysis and Commentary

Keep Your Eye On The Prize

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

In a comment on a recent blog post I wrote on United Airlines, The Original CC highlighted one of my sentences and wrote: You seem to be the master of deescalation. Can you explain this interaction and what you said in a little more detail? We could probably all learn from it.

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Increased Efficiency: Our Best Source Of Clean Energy

by James L. Sweeneyvia Policyed.org
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Increases in energy efficiency are an often-forgotten component of our shift to clean energy and reduced carbon emissions. Higher prices triggered by the 1973 oil embargo caused America to drastically change how it used energy. The ensuing gains in efficiency had more of an impact on America’s energy consumption than all of the growth in solar, wind, geothermal, natural gas and nuclear energy combined.

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A Progressive VAT

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

A VAT (value added tax) with no other tax — no income, corporate, estate, etc. etc. etc. — is pretty much the economists’ ideal. But how do you make it progressive? A bright — or perhaps lunatic— idea occurred to me.

Interviews

Bill Whalen On The John Batchelor Show (4:37)

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses President Trump's first one hundred days, Gorsuch's impact on the court and country, as well as President Trump's plan for corporate taxes.

Analysis and Commentary

Reply To Adam Ozimek

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Adam Ozimek has written an article on Forbes.com titled "Libertarianism Needs To Become More Realistic." HT to Tyler Cowen. Although authors rarely get to choose their articles' titles, the title does seem consistent with his message. Ozimek is friendly to libertarianism, and so his suggestions should be seen as friendly amendments to the strategies pursued by some libertarians.

Analysis and Commentary

New Issue Of Hoover Digest Online

via Hoover Daily Report
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The latest issue of Hoover Digest is now available online.

Analysis and Commentary

Long Run Lira?

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Luigi Zingales inaugurated a series of essays in Il Sole 24 Ore, an Italian newspaper, on whether Italy should stay in or get out of the Euro, and graciously asked me to contribute. My view, here in English, here in Italian.

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