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Analysis and Commentary


by John H. Cochranevia The Grumpy Economist
Monday, September 20, 2021

I was going to write about the FDA's idiotic booster recommendations, and then I found the perfect answer on Marginal Revolution, which I will quote in its entirety for the few readers who don't read MR every day

Analysis and Commentary

How One Short Story Changed Someone From Left To Libertarian

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, September 12, 2021

I gave a talk on Milton and Rose Friedman today to an audience of about 60 law school professors and judges. It went well, by the way. One of my slides, labeled “Equality of Outcome,” was a quote from Milton and Rose Friedman’s Free to Choose.

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A Lost War: A Conversation with Victor Davis Hanson and H. R. McMaster on Afghanistan’s Past, Present, and Future

interview with H. R. McMaster, Victor Davis Hansonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, September 20, 2021


In this frank, no-holds-barred conversation, General H. R. McMaster and Victor Davis Hanson discuss the United States’ mission in Afghanistan: how it began, how it was conducted, and its ignominious end. 


David Henderson On The Essential UCLA School Of Economics

interview with David R. Henderson, Russ Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, September 20, 2021

Economist and author David Henderson talks about his book (co-authored with Steve Globerman) The Essential UCLA School of Economics with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Much of the conversation focuses on the work of Armen Alchian and Harold Demsetz, who both saw economics as a powerful tool for understanding human behavior and how the world works.


Inflation In The Shadow Of Debt

by John H. Cochranevia Project Syndicate
Friday, September 17, 2021

Generally speaking, inflation can be stabilized with little recession if people believe the necessary policy tightening will be seen through, rather than abandoned at the first signs of pain. Unfortunately, US economic authorities have done little to inspire such confidence.

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The Libertarian Podcast: Biden’s Plan To Tax The Rich

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, September 16, 2021

What kind of tax increases are in President Biden’s spending bill and how will the economy respond?

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Federalism At Work: A Governor’s Perspective

via Hoover Podcasts
Thursday, September 16, 2021

Governor Kristi Noem in conversation with Scott Atlas on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 2:00 PM ET.

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Will Increasing Teacher Pay Harm Students?

via Hoover Podcasts
Thursday, September 16, 2021

Momentum is growing for significant increases to teachers‘ salaries. Can we be certain in the post-COVID world that the plan would lead to positive outcomes?

Matters of Policy & Politics
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Matters Of Policy & Politics: A Recall Recap

interview with Lee Ohanian, Bill Whalenvia Matters of Policy & Politics
Thursday, September 16, 2021

The policy implications of the recall for the Golden State and the nation moving forward.

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GoodFellows: As California Goes . . .?

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, Bill Whalenvia Fellow Talks
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Pre-COVID, California governor Gavin Newsom touted his state’s policies as “America’s coming attractions.” Does that apply to the Golden State’s recall election—its overtones of vaccine mandates, abortion rights, and championing progressive ideals setting the stage for upcoming elections? Hoover senior fellows Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, and John Cochrane discuss California’s outlook and whether the pendulum currently swings left or right in America and around the globe.


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