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Examining America's Exceptional EconomyFeatured

America’s Exceptional Labor Force

by Edward Paul Lazearvia PolicyEd
Friday, July 13, 2018

America’s economy benefits from its mobile society and dynamic labor force. American rates of mobility are much higher than in other developed countries. And immigrants in America come to work. In fact, workforce participation by immigrants is higher than that of native-born Americans.

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Area 45: Tom Gilligan On Ideas Defining A Free Society

interview with Thomas W. Gilliganvia Area 45
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

The quintessential economic and political conditions for freedom to flourish.

In the News

Italy And The End Of The Euro

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia American Thinker
Tuesday, June 5, 2018

At the time Italy joined the European Monetary Union (EMU) in 1999 on its way to full-fledged membership in the eurozone in January 2002, economists debated whether this never-tried-before experiment will succeed or not. 

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In the News

Marxism “The Opium Of The Intellectuals”

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Troy Media
Friday, May 11, 2018
Karl Marx is buried in England, in the north London suburb of Highgate. I know that because I came across his grave in the summer of 1964. Topped by a large bronze bust on a marble pedestal, the tomb is hard to miss.
Analysis and Commentary

The Posner And Weyl Historical Error

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

In a recent article in which they lament the timidity of modern economists, Eric Posner and Glen Weyl recently wrote: The upshot is that economics has played virtually no role in all the major political movements of the past half-century, including civil rights, feminism, anti-colonialism, the rights of sexual minorities, gun rights, antiabortion politics, and "family values" debates.

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Trump And The ‘Chimerica’ Crisis

by Niall Ferguson, Xiang Xuvia Wall Street Journal
Sunday, May 6, 2018

The countries’ divergence began in 2015, as Beijing took defensive steps against financial risk.

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Area 45: Unleashing The Economy With John Cochrane

interview with John H. Cochrane via Area 45
Thursday, May 3, 2018

The health of the financial markets and economic policies affecting growth and the economy.

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The Genuine Wealth of Nations

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

An antipoverty charity closes its eyes to increasing personal income around the world.

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Reasonable Disagreements: New Reforms for Misguided Financial Regulations

featuring Richard A. Epstein, Adam J. Whitevia Reasonable Disagreements
Friday, March 30, 2018

Introducing Reasonable Disagreements with Richard Epstein and Adam White—who discuss and analyze the top legal issues of the day, and debate points of disagreement between their libertarian and conservative perspectives.

Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman
Analysis and Commentary

Friedman 1968 At 50

by John H. Cochrane featuring Milton Friedmanvia Grumpy Economist
Tuesday, March 27, 2018

This month marks the 50th anniversary of Milton Friedman's The Role of Monetary Policy, one of the most influential essays in economics ever.  To this day, economics students are well advised to go read this classic article, and carefully. 

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