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A Decade Of July 4th Debt Explosions: Are They Getting Less Spectacular?

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Thursday, July 4, 2019

Starting a decade ago, I’ve charted on Independence Day the most recent long-term projection of the federal debt by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).

In the News

Seeing Is Believing

quoting Andrew Grottovia Bohemian
Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Say What? A crudely manipulated video of Nancy Pelosi that seemed to show her slurring her words went viral in May, egged on in part by President Trump.

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Area 45: The School Spending Disconnect With Paul Peterson

interview with Paul E. Petersonvia Area 45
Monday, July 8, 2019

Why money isn’t the sole cure to what ails America’s schools.

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The Libertarian: A Law Professor’s Fourth Of July

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Wednesday, July 3, 2019

The intellectual history of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

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Area 45: About Those Debates . . .With David Brady And Doug Rivers

interview with David Brady, Douglas Riversvia Area 45
Monday, July 1, 2019

Who can challenge President Trump in 2020?

Russell Roberts
In the News

An Evening With EconTalk Host Russ Roberts

mentioning Russell Robertsvia Stripe
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Please join us for an evening with Russ Roberts and all things EconTalk! We’ll eat, drink, meet other EconTalk listeners, engage, opine, and maybe even influence Russ's next book.

The “Digital Revolution” Of Wellbeing

by Michael Spencevia Project Syndicate
Friday, June 28, 2019

The rise of digital platforms, cutting-edge forms of automation, and Big Data promises to transform labor markets and upend longstanding business models. It will also broaden our thinking about human wellbeing, much of which hinges on social and experiential factors that have little to do with standard measures of material welfare.

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The Libertarian: Understanding Takings

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Friday, June 28, 2019

A new Supreme Court decision enhances protection against government appropriation of private property.

In the News

U.S. Supreme Court Launched A New Church-And-State Era Last Week. Follow-Ups, Please.

quoting Michael McConnellvia Get Religion
Thursday, June 27, 2019
“Of making many books there is no end,” complains the weary author of the Bible’s Book of Ecclesiastes. And there’s no end to lawyers making many lawsuits trying to learn what the U.S. Supreme Court thinks the Constitution means when it forbids “an establishment of religion” by government.
Analysis and Commentary

What's Putin Up To In The Arctic?

by Alice Hillvia The Hill
Thursday, June 27, 2019

What’s Russia President Vladimir Putin up to? That question gets asked a lot, especially when it comes to Russia’s activities and intentions in the Arctic. Russia first begged the world to ask this question in 2007 when it planted a Russian flag on the seabed directly beneath the North Pole.


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