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Tax Code Should Be ‘Tossed Out,’ Expert Tells Senators

quoting Michael J. Boskinvia Think Advisor
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Tax experts agreed Tuesday that comprehensive tax reform will help boost economic growth, with one expert suggesting the best way to achieve this is to "toss out" the current tax code and start again.

Analysis and Commentary

On RRP Pro And Con

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Thanks to a comment on the last post, I found The Fed working paper explaining Fed's thinking about overnight reverse repurchases, Overnight RRP Operations as a Monetary Policy Tool: Some Design Considerations by Josh Frost, Lorie Logan, Antoine Martin, Patrick McCabe, Fabio Natalucci, and Julie Remache.

Classroom students
Analysis and Commentary

The Conservative Case For HR 5

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Next
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Club for Growth is right about a bunch of issues, but they’re wrong about the pending House bill to replace No Child Left Behind with something far better. HR 5 (the “Student Success Act”), slated for floor action a few days hence, would, if enacted, be the most conservative federal education move in a quarter century.

Analysis and Commentary

Desperately Seeking A Leader For The FDA

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The hunt is on for a new head of the FDA. The incumbent should be an experienced manager, familiar with the agency’s functions, independent and distanced from politics, and committed to regulatory reform. I’m betting that President Obama’s nominee falls short.

Analysis and Commentary

The Minimum Wage And Monopsony

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

I promised a few weeks ago to "write a further note explaining a more-sophisticated way of understanding the harmful effects of the minimum wage." This isn't it.

Analysis and Commentary

Last Night’s Implications for Education Reform

by Michael J. Petrillivia Education Next
Wednesday, November 5, 2014

With a few exceptions, most of the races decided yesterday didn’t hinge on education reform. But the outcome will have big implications for education policy nonetheless

Analysis and Commentary

How Washington Whittles Away Property Rights

by Michael J. Boskinvia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Property rights and the rule of law are essential foundations for a vibrant economy. When they are threatened, or uncertain, the result is inefficiency, rent-seeking, a larger underground economy and capital flight.

Analysis and Commentary

The Left's Hollow Complaints About Hobby Lobby

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Politics
Saturday, July 12, 2014

Progressives are fond of saying that they stand for empathy and compromise, and are quick to blame conservatives for polarizing our politics. Their feverish reaction last week to the Supreme Court’s thoughtful 5-4 decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. shows that progressives could use more of the virtues they claim as their own.

Rally in Chicago, part of the Great American Boycott and 2006 US immigration ref

Lanhee Chen on Market Makers

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Bloomberg Television
Friday, June 13, 2014

Bloomberg View columnist Lanhee Chen discusses the status of immigration reform following the primary defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and how it plays into midterm elections and the 2016 presidential campaign. He speaks on Bloomberg Television’s “Market Makers.”

Russell D. Roberts

Teles on kludgeocracy

by Russ Roberts
Monday, April 14, 2014

Steven Teles of Johns Hopkins University talks with EconTalk host Russell Roberts about kludgeocracy, a term Teles coined in a National Affairs article to describe what he sees as the complex and unproductive state of political governance in the United States, particularly at the federal level. Topics include size versus complexity of government, how federalism leads to kludgeocracy, education policy, and the Affordable Care Act.