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Peter Thiel on markets, technology, and education
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Peter Thiel on markets, technology, and education

interview with Peter A. Thielvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, October 24, 2014

In this episode of Uncommon Knowledge, guest Peter Thiel, one of Silicon Valley’s leading investors and thinkers, discusses his new book Zero to One.

Economics Concept

IMF's Loungani: Demand for Labor is Downward-Sloping

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, October 23, 2014

I was on the road from Sunday a.m. to late last night and thus my sparser than usual blogging. I taught classes in Patuxent River, MD on Monday, Norfolk, VA on Tuesday, and Arlington, VA on Wednesday, with lots of driving in between and a flight home last night. I'm one tired puppy.

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The Libertarian: “Innovation, Regulation, and Airbnb”

by Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

New York’s attempts to crack down on the sharing economy.

Game of Loans

by Kathryn Jean Lopezinterview with Charles Calomiris, Stephen Habervia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Banking crises are a product of people and strategy, not mysterious forces, say Charles W. Calomiris and Stephen H. Haber

Reform Conservatism and the Junior Senator from Utah

with Peter M. Robinsonvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

“In the absence of a unifying conservative reform agenda,” says Mike Lee, junior senator from Utah, “there will be a lot of bickering. We need to fill the void.” An interview with Peter Robinson.

A Modern Mandarin

by Jonathan Schleferinterview with Michael Spencevia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Opening itself to free markets, China has lifted several hundred million people out of poverty. That was the easy part. An interview with Hoover fellow Michael Spence.

Economics Abstract

Progress on OTC Contraceptives

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

In February 2012, I posted a proposal that the federal government allow contraceptives to be sold over the counter. I wrote:

An End to Pension Patches

by Carson Brunovia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Meaningful ways to mend the Golden State’s pension-funding gap.

Economics in a Time of Drought

by Edward Paul Lazearvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Let the water flow where the market, not the government, says it should go.

The United States of Envy

by Allan H. Meltzervia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

What closes income gaps? Education and innovation—not confiscatory taxes such as those Thomas Piketty proposes.


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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