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Africa Meeting Of Econometricians: History, Revival And Ways Forward

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Friday, July 12, 2019

I just spent a wonderful few days at the 2019 Africa Meeting of the Econometric Society held in Rabat, Morocco with the central bank, the Bank Al-Maghrib, providing an excellent venue. Congratulations to the Bank Al Maghrib for its 60th anniversary year and also to the Econometric Society for its upcoming 90th anniversary in 2020.

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Area 45: The US-UK “Special Relationship” With Andrew Roberts

interview with Andrew Robertsvia Area 45
Friday, July 12, 2019

Is the US-UK relationship on shaky ground?

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How Good Or Bad Is The Budget Decision To Issue Foreign Currency Debt?

by Raghuram Rajanvia Economic Times (India)
Saturday, July 13, 2019

India wants to internationalise rupee eventually – to make it a currency other countries will use. 

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Can Ilhan Omar Overcome Her Prejudice?

by Ayaan Hirsi Alivia The Wall Street Journal
Friday, July 12, 2019

I was born in Somalia and grew up amid pervasive Muslim anti-Semitism. Hate is hard to unlearn without coming to terms with how you learned it.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Pacific Century: Hong Kong, The G-20, And The North Korea Visit: Sound And Fury Signifying?

interview with Michael R. Auslin, John Yoovia The Pacific Century
Friday, July 12, 2019

The US appears to make diplomatic progress with China on trade and North Korea on nuclear weapons, but did it?

Democrat's Donkey
Analysis and Commentary

Of Progressive Carnivores And Cannibals

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Sunday, July 14, 2019

The Obama-era Democratic Party bears little resemblance to the themes embraced just 11 years ago by Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton during the 2008 primaries.

Analysis and Commentary

Would AOC Be A-OK With Trading In Congress For Cable?

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Sunday, July 14, 2019

Political forecasting should go on hiatus – at least, as long as Donald Trump is on the ballot. With this candidate, so many calculations – turnout, what voters tell pollsters versus how they actually vote – don’t make for sound predictions.

Analysis and Commentary

Michael Brendan Dougherty On My Father Left Me Ireland

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, July 15, 2019

Author and journalist Michael Brendan Dougherty talks about his book My Father Left Me Ireland with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Dougherty talks about the role of cultural and national roots in our lives and the challenges of cultural freedom in America. What makes us feel part of something? Do you feel American or just someone who happens to live within its borders? When are people willing to die for their country or a cause? These are some of the questions Dougherty grapples with in his book and in this conversation.

Analysis and Commentary

How Rising Costs Have Affected Higher Education

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, July 15, 2019

Richard Vedder, a Distinguished Professor of Economics Emeritus at Ohio University, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss his new book, "Restoring the Promise: Higher Education in America," and how rising college tuition costs have changed the dialogue around higher education.

Analysis and Commentary

Trade War 2.0—China Sets Sail to Import Innovation, Export Governance

by Christopher R. O’Deavia Strategika
Thursday, July 11, 2019

By agreeing to restart stalled trade talks at their meeting in Osaka last week, President Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping averted a new round of punitive measures in a trade conflict that’s moving into its second year.

Analysis and Commentary

Henderson On French Government's 3% Tax On Techs

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, July 14, 2019

I was interviewed on KCBS in San Francisco last Thursday while I was at my cottage in Canada. It’s just over 3 minutes.

Analysis and Commentary

Summer Reading For The College Class of 2023

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Monday, July 15, 2019

Most colleges and universities have a summer reading program.  A faculty member or high-ranking administrator typically selects three books (or more) and sends them to every first-year and transfer student.  When they arrive on campus for orientation week, they discuss the readings with fellow students, faculty, and sometimes the authors of the books.

Interviews
Interviews

Allen Estrin, Michael New, Victor Davis Hanson, James Hirsen

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Family Research Council
Friday, July 12, 2019

(27:07) Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his American Greatness article "Democratic Candidates Aren’t on a Winning Track."

In the News
In the News

Trump, The Fed And Our Resilient Economy

quoting John H. Cochranevia Chicago Tribune
Friday, July 12, 2019

What sort of machine is the economy? The common assumption is that it’s a fragile and sensitive device, highly responsive to both good and bad government policies. Under this assumption, pessimists worry that one or two wrong moves from Washington will cause it to seize up and optimists think the right change in tax or regulatory policy can supercharge it.

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Not A 'Find-A-Friend' Contest: Bernie Sanders' Camp Sounds Off Over 2020 Candidates Trying To Be Approachable

quoting Morris P. Fiorinavia Newsweek
Friday, July 12, 2019

Vermont senator and 2020 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has taken a new approach to his campaign — going negative.

In the News

Liberalism's Ethical Morass Makes The Deplorables Seem Not So Bad After All

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia PJ Media
Friday, July 12, 2019

In his article in the New Republic Warren Breckman described liberalism as a moral condition, a state of behavior and mind. He quotes a 1920s contributor to the same magazine, John Dewey, who argued there were 'two streams' of liberalism — "one was anchored in laissez-faire economics, worshipped the 'gospel of individualism,' and served as a toady of big industry and banking. The other was humanitarian and open to government interventions and social legislation" But the true American liberalism, wrote Dewey, stood for “liberality and generosity, especially of mind and character.”

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How Did Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Ever Get Elected?

quoting Thomas Sowellvia American Thinker
Sunday, July 14, 2019

I don't want to be unkind, but almost every other week, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez offers up another are you serious? moment. Her defeat of the incumbent, and key Democrat member, Joe Crowley, in the primary a year ago June was the big surprise, and she has not ceased to distinguish herself ever since as a complete absurdity.

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India's Overseas Debt Plan Has Limited Benefit And Many Risks: Raghuram Rajan

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia The Wire
Sunday, July 14, 2019

He said the argument that foreign borrowing would be cheaper because dollar interest rates are lower than rupee interest rates is “bogus”.

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Lagarde Set To Inherit Draghi’s Counsellors At ECB

quoting Melvyn B. Kraussvia Financial Times
Sunday, July 14, 2019

When Christine Lagarde arrives at the European Central Bank this autumn to take over from Mario Draghi, among those welcoming her will be some lesser-known members of his inner circle, whose expertise will prove crucial in helping her to settle in.

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Trump Is Rattling Sabers In Cyberspace — But Is The U.S. Ready?

quoting Jamil Jaffervia Politico
Saturday, July 13, 2019

While cyber defenses are improving, some experts worry about how the U.S. would recover from an even larger strike.