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Central Banks Assess Next Steps As ECB Joins Retreat From QE

quoting Melvyn B. Kraussvia Financial Times
Friday, December 14, 2018

When the European Central Bank switches off its money-printing press at the turn of this year and stops buying fresh assets, it will mark the end of a decade-long global experiment in how to stave off economic meltdowns.

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Reduce Number, Weight Of Government Mandates For Public Sector Banks, Says Raghuram Rajan

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia FirstPost
Friday, December 14, 2018

Pointing out that privatisation of public sector banks is not panacea for all ills, former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan on Friday made a case for reduction of uncompensated mandates like lending targets and pushing government schemes through branches of state-owned lenders.

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The Libertarian: Europe In Turmoil

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Friday, December 14, 2018

As the UK, France, and Germany reel from internal strife, what’s the future of Europe?

Interviews

Raghuram Rajan Says, "Job Crisis Needs Attention"

interview with Raghuram Rajanvia Times Now News
Thursday, December 13, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Raghuram Rajan red flags creating jobs in India, in an interaction at the India Economic Conclave 2018. He says the lack of jobs could snowball to a crisis if not addressed immediately. 

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Fed Piles Up $66 Billion In Paper Losses

quoting Kevin Warshvia The Register Citizen
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

The Federal Reserve is piling up unrealized losses on its $4.1 trillion bond portfolio, raising questions about its finances at a politically dicey moment for the independent central bank.

In the News

Go Local On Housing, Forget The Surplus: Advice For The New Governor From Economists

quoting Lee Ohanianvia CALmatters
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

When Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom is sworn in on Jan. 7, he will inherit record economic prosperity. California has a projected $15 billion budget surplus and a 4.1 percent unemployment rate. But we also are in the second-longest economic expansion in state history, so no one is expecting the party to last.

Analysis and Commentary

Crossing Lines With Lanhee Chen

by Lanhee J. Chenvia Crossing Lines with Lanhee Chen
Monday, December 10, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen interviews Wall Street Journal Chief Economics Commentator Greg Ip about the US-China trade dispute and likely impacts on the US economy. He also reflects on the life and political legacy of President George H.W. Bush, as well as other events of the last week.

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Series On Recession And Financial Crisis

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Thursday, December 13, 2018

Over the last few weeks we have had a series of discussions at Hoover on the 10th anniversary of the financial crisis and recession. This all happened mostly due to the energy of John Taylor. The final event on Friday Dec 7 was a Panel Discussion Summary, including Taylor, Shultz, Ferguson, Hoxby, Duffie, and myself, with question and answer.

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What Evelyn Wrought

quoting Thomas Sowellvia National Review
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

When I say I love to read obituaries, I don’t mean to be macabre — I’m not happy the people are dead, far from it. I just love reading about their lives. Often, I know nothing about them until they are gone. Years ago, Robert Bork told me that he had given up reading the New York Times except for one thing — one section: the obits. I consider them un-give-uppable too.

Henderson Versus Leon Panetta On The Long War

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

I posted in 2011 about my question to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta in a public forum and his response. I was telling Bob Murphy, who interviewed me for his podcast, about it and found, with a few keystrokes, the audio/video. For my question and his response, go to 43:41.

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