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Int’l Experts To Discuss Challenges Of Global Economy At Astana Economic Forum 2016

mentioning Thomas J. Sargentvia The Astana Times
Friday, May 6, 2016

The main trends and challenges of global economic development and ensuring long-term economic growth in new reality conditions will be discussed May 25-26 at the 9th annual Astana Economic Forum (AEF) to be held under the theme of “New Economic Reality: Diversification, Innovations and Economics of Knowledge.”

In the News

The Debasing Of Our Civic Currency

quoting Bruce Thorntonvia American Spectator
Friday, May 6, 2016

If a nation’s history is reduced to score settling grievance, forget about its future.

In the News

Trump Adviser’s Ties Raise Security Questions

quoting Michael McFaulvia Buzzfeed
Friday, May 6, 2016

With Donald Trump on the brink of receiving classified security briefings from the Central Intelligence Agency, U.S. foreign policy figures of both parties are raising concerns about a close Trump aide’s ties to allies of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Analysis and Commentary

We Too Will Continue

by Jeremy Carlvia National Review
Friday, May 6, 2016

William F. Buckley would have some advice for conservatives in this moment of defeat.

Analysis and Commentary

What If Donald Trump Isn't All That Different?

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, May 6, 2016

I woke up Wednesday morning feeling a little bleak that our two main choices are two really awful candidates: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Many of my libertarian and conservative friends have denounced Trump continuously, both on his policy views and on his disgusting behavior. But, as readers of my posts know, I often look for the glass half full, or, in this case, 10 percent full.

Analysis and Commentary

Delong And Logarithms

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Friday, May 6, 2016

Brad Delong posted a response to my oped on growth in the Wall Street Journal. He took issue with my graph.

Analysis and Commentary

Event Announcement: "Sextortion: Remote Sexual Assault"

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Friday, May 6, 2016

Next Wednesday, May 11, Brookings is holding an online event to release a pair of papers on which I and a team of Lawfare folks have spent a great deal of time over the last several months. 

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Our Polarized Politics Are Tied To Flaws In Education

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Politics
Friday, May 6, 2016

The debasement of liberal education is a little-discussed but long-standing cause of the much-discussed polarization of our politics.

Thomas Sowell
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Thomas Sowell On The Fallacy Of Redistribution

featuring Thomas Sowellvia American Enterprise Institute
Thursday, May 5, 2016

While reviewing some old CD posts from 2012 (including the Milton Friedman lecture below), I came across a post with a great quotation from Thomas Sowell on the “fallacy of redistribution,” which generated nearly 400 comments below the original post (might be a CD record for comments?).

In the News

Brexit Outcome May Play Into Rate Decision, Fed Officials Say

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia Reuters
Thursday, May 5, 2016

Britain's vote in June on whether to leave the European Union is shaping up to be the next global event to impact the U.S. central bank's decision-making on when to next raise interest rates.

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