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Analysis and Commentary

Michael Spence on Bloomberg TV

interview with Michael Spencevia Bloomberg Television
Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Senior Fellow Michael Spence discusses the Brazilian economy on Bloomberg TV

Analysis and Commentary

Time Inconsistency in Tax Policy: A Colombian Case Study

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, September 30, 2014

This discussion is related to the time inconsistency of optimal policy, which occurs when the government cannot implement an optimal tax policy because the stated policy is inconsistent with the government's incentives over time. Consider a proposal made by the government of Colombia in 2002.

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Analysis and Commentary

The Amoral Nature of the Pawn Strategy

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Monday, July 21, 2014

The humanitarian crisis on the border derived from four callous parties who used illegal immigrants as pawns for their own self-interested agendas.

Analysis and Commentary

Obama's Tranquility

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Sunday, July 20, 2014

Barack Obama’s team recently took credit for improving the “tranquility of the global community,” and the president made it clear just what a calm place the world has become during his tenure.

Analysis and Commentary

Exporting Guns and Gangs to Central America, and Importing Victims

by Markos Kounalakisvia Sacramento Bee
Sunday, July 20, 2014

The balance of trade in misery is hard to measure. The United States is importing inordinate suffering with the increasing numbers of victims fleeing Central American violence. More than 52,000 unaccompanied minors have recently entered the U.S. and sparked the latest immigration crisis.

Latino students in class
Analysis and Commentary

Border Crisis Is Unfair, But No Surprise

by Timothy Kanevia
Friday, July 18, 2014

Watching the flood of immigrant children from Central America seeking, and gaining, entry into the United States, one is struck by the chaos at all levels. It is a crisis, but hardly a surprise.

Analysis and Commentary

Illiberal Immigration ‘Reform’

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The last thing a liberal proponent of immigration reform wants is liberal immigration reform. Remember that paradox, and the insanity at the border makes some sense.

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The Peregrine Podcast: “Finding an Immigration Equilibrium” with Richard Epstein

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Peregrine
Thursday, June 26, 2014

Richard Epstein argues that immigration reformers should focus on criteria for admitting new citizens, not trying to establish quotas.

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The Peregrine Podcast: “The Need for Skilled Immigration” with Clint Bolick

by Clint Bolickvia Peregrine
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Clint Bolick explains why immigration reform needs to focus on America’s economic needs rather than on family unification.

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The Peregrine Podcast: “Dispelling Immigration Fears” with John Cochrane

by John H. Cochrane via Peregrine
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

John Cochrane addresses the most persistent concerns about increasing immigration to the United States, from wage suppression to assimilation.