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Surveillance: The Key Is Productivity, Raghuram Rajan Says (20:34)

interview with Raghuram Rajanvia Bloomberg
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Raghuram Rajan says it would be ideal for the new Fed Vice Chair to be someone who straddles both academic and policy worlds.


Why America Is Going Broke

by John F. Coganvia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Entitlements are driving deficits and debt. Absent reform, the problem will soon become a crisis.

Analysis and Commentary

Cash And Carry, Or Who Wants Which Countries’ Paper Money To Conduct Criminal Activity, Launder Money, And Evade Taxes?

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

An increasing number of monetary authorities and economists around the world are recommending that high denomination banknotes be removed from circulation on the grounds that they underwrite criminal behavior, money laundering, and tax evasion.

In the News

US Public Pension Funds Break Cardinal Rule Of Investing

quoting Joshua D. Rauhvia Chief Investment Officer
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Research shows that institutional investors rely on past performance to gauge future returns.

In the News

Lecture On Inequality

mentioning David R. Hendersonvia Webber
Thursday, February 22, 2018

Join us Thursday, February 22nd at 7pm for a lecture on inequality by David R. Henderson.

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Income Inequality Isn’t The Problem

by David R. Hendersonvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Disparities are shrinking because millions are being lifted out of poverty each month. 


The Composition Of Gross Domestic Product

by John B. Taylorvia
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Gross domestic product is made up of the total market value of final goods and services produced in an economy.


Jordan Peterson On 12 Rules For Life

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, February 19, 2018

Jordan Peterson, author of 12 Rules for Life, talks about the book with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Topics covered include parenting, conversation, the role of literature in everyday life, and the relationship between sacrificial rites and trade.


The Progressives’ Legacy: Debt, Deficit, And Entitlements

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine
Friday, February 16, 2018

The high cost of rejecting human nature and simple mathematics.


Economic Policy Working Group

The Working Group on Economic Policy brings together experts on economic and financial policy to study key developments in the U.S. and global economies, examine their interactions, and develop specific policy proposals.

Milton and Rose Friedman: An Uncommon Couple