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Richard Epstein On Cruises, First-Class Travel, And Inequality

by Russell Robertsinterview with Richard A. Epsteinvia EconTalk
Monday, June 27, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Russ Roberts interviews Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein about cruise lines that offer special amenities for top-paying travelers as well as first-class sections of airplanes. They note that these kinds of unequal treatment provide benefits beyond those who receive the top-of-the-line option. The conversation then moves on to a general discussion of inequality, taxation, and redistribution.

Analysis and Commentary

Is The Limit On Nuclear Liability A Subsidy?

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, June 27, 2016

My fellow UCLA grad and former Council of Economic Advisers senior economist colleague applies Ronald Coase-type thinking to limits on liability for nuclear power plants.

In the News

Taxes, Budgets And The Long-Range Plan For Illiterate, Innumerate America

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Examiner
Sunday, June 26, 2016

Lincoln Public Schools' (LPS) proposed 2016-2017 budget of $402.4 million includes a $22.6 million increase. The superintendent's salary $313,239.00 + benefits, more hours for teachers to help middle school students with reading and math, counselors and social workers are among the costs of the 6% increase.

In the News

Clinton Backing More Than A Dozen Tax Changes; She’s In Cincy Monday

quoting Lee Ohanianvia Dayton Daily News
Sunday, June 26, 2016

She will be campaigning today in Cincinnati.

Interviews

Josef Joffe: The U.K. Votes To Leave The E.U. - What Comes Next?

interview with Josef Joffevia WBUR
Friday, June 24, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Josef Joffe discusses how Brexit will impact global markets, world politics, and more.

Interviews

Lanhee Chen: At The Table With Bloomberg Politics (6:29)

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Vimeo
Friday, June 24, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the economy, health care, debt, and the presidential election.

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The Classicist: “Brexit and the Future of Europe”

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Friday, June 24, 2016

What the UK’s split from Brussels means for the future.

Analysis and Commentary

Finding Out The Implications Of The Brexit Vote

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, June 25, 2016

A straightforward application of public choice theory.

Analysis and Commentary

Is Brexit A Monetary Shock?

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, June 24, 2016

Both co-blogger Scott Sumner and blogger David Beckworth argue that the Brexit vote is a large monetary shock. To be a monetary shock, it has to be either (1) a shift in the supply of money or (2) a shift in the demand for money.

Analysis and Commentary

One Cost Of The Drug War

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, June 24, 2016

We walk the floor. He stops. We stop. "You know what is stupid?" he says. "I see murderers. I see rapists. I see robbers. And then I see, the vast majority is in here for bein' stupid enough to smoke a joint too close to a school.

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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