If you plan to catch Wednesday’s Democratic presidential debate, here’s a tip: Keep an eye on California Sen. Kamala D. Harris. Unless she manages a rhetorical miracle in front of a national audience, Harris could well be the next candidate to exit the race (stage left).
I gave a presentation on "capital markets" at the Hoover Centennial series on Tuesday. Caroline Hoxby gave a clear presentation on human capital, and George Shultz told some great stories from his time in government. Judging from the questions, Caroline was the star and I put them to sleep. Finance always does that.
General James Mattis, former defense secretary, retired four-star marine general, and Davies Family Distinguished Fellow, discussed his new book, Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead, at the Hoover Institution on November 15, 2019. General Mattis sat down with Hoover director Tom Gilligan to discuss the lessons learned from more than forty years in the Marines.
Russ Roberts has a great econtalk podcast, interviewing Keith Smith of the Surgery Center of Oklahoma Click on that link, roll over the areas of your body that hurt, and find out exactly how much it will cost to fix them.
As the Democratic National Committee obsesses over symbolism when choosing presidential debate locales (curiously, and unlike Republicans, they never seem to settle on presidential libraries), let’s spend a moment on Atlanta’s Tyler Perry Studios, the host for Wednesday night’s 10-candidate fun-fest.
In the first 175 years of the nation, the House of Representatives impeached only one president, Andrew Johnson. Now in the last 57 years, it’s impeached two, Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton, and it may be ready to impeach a third.
Frackers to Pump Less Oil and Gas To Push Up Prices. This is the headline on the print version of a Wall Street Journal news story in the November 12 edition. Fortunately, in the electronic version, it is now a more-accurate “Frackers Prepare to Pull Back, Exacerbating a Slowdown in U.S. Oil Growth.”
In last week’s testimony before the Joint Economic Committee of Congress, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell applauded the U.S. economy’s continued strength. He also suggested that, after easing monetary policy three times this year, the Fed will hold interest rates at their present levels so long as the favorable outlook remains intact.