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Area 45: American Attitudes Toward Immigration Featuring Tim Kane

interview with Timothy Kane, Bill Whalenvia Area 45
Monday, October 9, 2017

The Road ahead for Immigration.

Analysis and Commentary

Ricardo Hausmann On The Venezuelan Tragedy

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, October 6, 2017

The Financial Times has an excellent interview with economist Ricardo Hausmann on the Chavez and Maduro-created tragedy that is Venezuela. HT2 Timothy Taylor, aka, the Conversable Economist.

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The Libertarian: DACA And The Future Of Immigration Policy

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Can America chart a sensible course on immigration policy in the Trump era?

In the News

Technology, Blockchain And The Natural Resource Curse

quoting Larry Diamondvia Crypto Insider
Monday, August 28, 2017

The “paradox of plenty,” natural resources are both a gift and a curse to emerging economies. Rather than providing a flourishing economy, often the result of discovering an abundance of new resources is quite the opposite.

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Calculating The Risk Of Preventive War

by Max Bootvia Strategika
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

The issue of “preemptive” war is more in the news now than at any time since the invasion of Iraq in 2003. The impetus, of course, is the rapid development of North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs, which will soon give Pyongyang the capability to hit any American city with a nuclear-tipped ICBM. President Trump has been threatening “fire and fury” in response, and warning that the United States is “locked and loaded” for war. 

Featured

The Surprising Factor For Immigrant Success

by Edward Paul Lazearvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, June 26, 2017
Those born in Algeria do better than those from Israel and Japan. Why? There are fewer of them.
Analysis and Commentary

Larry Summers Trumps Trump

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

On agriculture, China reiterated a promise that it has broken in the past to let in more beef. Previously, we, as reciprocity, had been withholding publication of a permissive rule on Chinese poultry, but we have now relented. Advantage China.

Analysis and Commentary

Cuba’s Impact On America

by Markos Kounalakisvia Sacramento Bee
Friday, March 3, 2017

Russia worked to take down Hillary Clinton in 2016, but it may have been Cuba that delivered Donald Trump the White House.

Bitcoins
Analysis and Commentary

Jim Epstein On Bitcoin, The Blockchain, And Freedom In Latin America

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, February 13, 2017

Writer, reporter, and film producer Jim Epstein talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about mining Bitcoins in Venezuela as a way to import food. Venezuela is a tragicomic example of how policy can lead to strange and presumably unexpected outcomes.

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On the Cover

via Hoover Digest
Friday, January 27, 2017

One of Mexico’s best defenders of democracy is a young, tousleheaded artist named Antonio Arias Bernal,” Life magazine reported in early 1942. At the time, Arias Bernal (1913–1960) had never visited the United States, but he had “many American traits,” Life assured its readers, including a liking for baseball, cigarettes, and playing loud music on the radio. 

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