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The Right's Strange New Hero: Gavin Newsom

quoting Bill Whalenvia Huffington Post
Monday, July 21, 2014

You may remember that straight San Francisco mayor with the perfect hair and square jaw who stood athwart history yelling, “Yes!” to gay marriage.

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Chris Blattman on Cash, Poverty, and Development

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, July 21, 2014

Chris Blattman of Columbia University talks to EconTalk host Russ Roberts about a radical approach to fighting poverty in desperately poor countries: giving cash to aid recipients and allowing them to spend it as they please. Blattman shares his research and cautious optimism about giving cash and discusses how infusions of cash affect growth, educational outcomes, and political behavior (including violence). The conversation concludes with a discussion of the limits of aid and the some of the moral issues facing aid activists and researchers.

Poverty in the US
Interviews

Henry Miller on the John Batchelor Show (19:39)

interview with Henry I. Millervia John Batchelor Show
Saturday, July 19, 2014

Research Fellow Henry Miller discussed his Forbes.com piece, “Wealthy Activist Vandana Shiva Is A Poor Advocate For The Poor,” on John Batchelor Show.

taxes
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Stanford's Boskin: Taxes Will Have to Double to Pay for Unfunded Public Liabilities

featuring Michael J. Boskinvia Moneynews
Friday, July 18, 2014

The government is taking away the rights of citizens to control their own income, says Stanford University economist Michael Boskin. "Property rights and the rule of law are essential foundations for a vibrant economy," he writes in The Wall Street Journal. "When they are threatened, or uncertain, the result is inefficiency, rent-seeking, a larger underground economy and capital flight."

Latino students in class
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Border Crisis Is Unfair, But No Surprise

by Timothy Kanevia CNN.com
Friday, July 18, 2014

Watching the flood of immigrant children from Central America seeking, and gaining, entry into the United States, one is struck by the chaos at all levels. It is a crisis, but hardly a surprise.

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Wynn Resorts Owner Steve Wynn Discusses his Journey into the Las Vegas Hotel and Casino Business

with Steve Wynnvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Steve Wynn discusses his life, his dad’s death, being broke, and how he got into the hotel and casino business.

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Yellen Says Restraining the Fed’s Oversight Would Be a ‘Grave Mistake’

quoting John B. Taylorvia New York Times
Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Federal Reserve’s chairwoman, Janet L. Yellen, said on Wednesday that it would be a “grave mistake” for Congress to adopt legislation proposed by House Republicans constraining the Fed’s management of monetary policy.

Featured Commentary

California's Good Intentions Won't Yield Prosperous Results

by Carson Brunovia RealClearMarkets
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Most people want to help the poor, but that doesn't mean intentions yield results. To illustrate, let's take two Californians, Ashley and Betsy. Ashley is 18, working retail, about to go off to UCLA, and both of her parents are educated professionals living in Santa Monica. Then, there is Betsy, a 32-year old single mother from San Bernardino, who only has a high school diploma and works full-time as a waitress.

Tax cuts and reforms
Interviews

Ed Lazear on Market Makers

interview with Edward Paul Lazearvia Bloomberg Television
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Senior Fellow Edward Lazear discussed the economy on Bloomberg’s Market Makers.

Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building
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What a Rollout

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Last week (July 7) I wrote on this blog about a newly-introduced bill  that would require policy rules for the Fed. Since then a Congressional hearing was held on the bill on July 10, Fed Chair Janet Yellen was cross-examined about it in two more Congressional hearings on July 15 and 16, and the proposal has been widely-covered in the press, social media, blogs, and opeds. And all this occurred just 6 weeks following the Centennial conference we had out here on policy rules for the Fed. What a rollout!

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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

Policy Seminar on the economic situation in Europe