Hoover fellow John Cochrane discusses the Fed meeting next week and whether the interest rates will increase. Cochrane thinks it will be difficult for the Fed to raise rates based on the weakness in the economy especially the low labor force participation and slow growth.
Hoover fellow Charles Blahous discusses "King v. Burwell,” a case before the Supreme Court. The court's decision is critical to the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) because if the subsidies are struck down then millions of Americans covered by the ACA might conclude they can no longer afford health insurance and decline to carry it.
Hoover fellow Paul Gregory discusses Gazprom and the EU's antitrust charge against Gazprom, which has used its dominance of European markets to control the flow of natural gas to Europe. If the lawsuit is successful then Gazprom would be forced to open its pipelines to third party suppliers.
Admiral Gary Roughead, USN (Ret.), an Annenberg Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution, discusses China's strategic view of the Silk Road Economic Belt and the Maritime Silk Road, and the importance of controlling the sea lanes.
Scott Sumner, of Bentley University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about interest rates. Sumner suggests that professional economists sometimes confuse cause and effect with respect to prices and quantities.