Edward Lazear answers frequently asked questions about the United States economy and immigration. What are optimal tax rates? How can we help displaced workers when automation is increasing? How could we improve the current immigration system? Is the current path of welfare and entitlement programs sustainable?
Globally, malls have become renewed public squares. They also are where a revived Chinese democracy movement is finding a home. Demonstrators, peacefully gathering , singing songs of freedom and waving Hong Kong flags, are defying Beijing by packing into places like the Amoy Plaza megamall.
There’s a problem with the idea that the legacy of slavery in America is the major deterrent today to social and economic progress by black Americans. And it’s being ignored as the New York Times and others seek to redefine America’s history as having been shaped more by slavery than any other factor.
My early-morning post, “Trump Phone Call Triggered Whistleblower Complaint,” was decidedly unpopular with the OTB readership for understandable reasons. In it, I seem to be offering a backdoor defense of a President I think is dangerous to the nation for doing something, as yet unspecified, that may well be dangerous to the nation.
A conversation with Condoleezza Rice, the 66th U.S. Secretary of State, moderated by Michael Barr, dean of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. She is expected to discuss a number of topics, including her career in public service and the current state of foreign affairs.
The paradox of the modern dictator is that he must create the illusion of mass support while turning the population into a nation of terrorised prisoners endlessly condemned to faking enthusiasm for their oppressor.
President Donald Trump on Thursday denied making an improper promise to an unnamed foreign leader. The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee criticized the administration for hiding the details of a whistleblower's complaint against the president.