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Myths About Capitalism

by Milton Friedmanvia PolicyEd
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

One of the great myths of free-market capitalism is that the rich benefit at the expense of the poor.

In the News

Agree With Raghuram Rajan, Economy Suffering Because All Powers Centralised In PMO: Shiv Sena

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia India Today
Tuesday, December 10, 2019

In his essay for the India Today Magazine, Raghuram Rajan had said India is currently in the midst of a "growth recession" with signs of extreme centralisation of power in the PMO.

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Repo Firepower Reduced By Falling Cash Levels At Big U.S. Banks

quoting Darrell Duffievia Yahoo Finance
Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Even as hedge funds and smaller broker-dealers lean more heavily on the biggest U.S. banks for borrowing in repo markets, the lenders’ cash holdings have been declining, reducing their ability to jump in and relieve pressure when rates spike.


Elizabeth Economy: Podcast: Ian Shepherdson On The U.S.-China Trade War And China's Mounting Economic Challenges

interview with Elizabeth Economyvia Council on Foreign Relations
Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Elizabeth Economy discusses China’s mounting economic challenges, progress on economic reform efforts, and the likely long-term economic and geopolitical effects of the US-China trade war.

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What Would A Wealth Tax Mean For Silicon Valley? Depends On Whom You Ask

quoting Richard A. Epsteinvia Stanford Daily
Monday, December 9, 2019

A band of Democratic presidential hopefuls is pitching a tax on wealth as a way to reduce economic inequality while funding ambitious public projects. Adopting one could bring big changes to Silicon Valley, a global hotspot of wealth thanks to the tech industry.


As California Teeters Toward Recession, Will Voters Finally Demand Better Policies?

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Is California heading for a recession? According to the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were fewer people working in October 2019 than in October 2018. 


Paul Volcker Was Inflation’s Worst Enemy

by John B. Taylor mentioning Milton Friedman, George P. Shultzvia The Wall Street Journal
Monday, December 9, 2019

[Subscription required] Paul Volcker, who changed the course of economic history dramatically for the better, died Sunday at 92. He was appointed chairman of the Federal Reserve Board in 1979 by Jimmy Carter and was reappointed in 1983 by Ronald Reagan. But his influence on policy wasn’t limited to his chairmanship of the Fed.

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Paul Volcker, The Fed Chairman Who Reined In Runaway Inflation, Dies At 92

quoting George P. Shultzvia Los Angeles Times
Monday, December 9, 2019

Paul A. Volcker, the powerful Federal Reserve chairman whose grit and determination helped break the back of inflation in the early 1980s and put the American economy on a path to extended growth, died on Sunday at his home in New York. He was 92.

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Lara's Theme Harms California Insurers

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, December 9, 2019

The state's insurance commissioner punishes a captive industry.


The Guy Benson Show Goes To Stanford University: Broadcasting LIVE From The Hoover Institution

interview with Michael McFaul, Victor Davis Hanson, Charles Blahous, Bill Whalen, Scott W. Atlas, Abbas Milani, John B. Taylorvia The Guy Benson Show
Saturday, December 7, 2019

Hoover Institution fellows Michael McFaul, Victor Davis Hanson, Charles Blahous, Bill Whalen, Scott Atlas, Abbas Milani, and John Taylor are interviewed on the Guy Benson Show.


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