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Hoover Institution Event: Will Protection Make America Great? Trump And US Trade Policy With Doug Irwin

Monday, May 21, 2018
Hauck Auditorium, David and Joan Traitel Building at the Hoover Institution

The Hoover Institution hosts "Will Protection Make America Great? Trump and US Trade Policy with Doug Irwin" on Monday, May 21, 2018 from 2:15pm - 3:45pm PST.

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Analysis and Commentary

Glen Weyl On Radical Markets

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, May 21, 2018

Economist Glen Weyl of Microsoft Research New England and Visiting Senior Research Scholar at Yale University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about his book (co-authored with Eric Posner) Radical Markets. Weyl urges a radical transformation of land and housing markets using a new federal real estate tax based on self-assessment. Owners would be required to sell their houses at the self-assessed price. 

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In the News

Should The Federal Reserve Issue A Cryptocurrency? One Fed Leader Thinks So

quoting Kevin Warshvia Real Daily
Sunday, May 20, 2018

Former U.S. Federal Reserve governor Kevin Warsh believes that the monetary authority should consider minting a government-regulated cryptocurrency of its own, to be called “FedCoin.”

Analysis and Commentary

Here's Why It Matters That Americans Are Having Fewer Children Than Ever Before

by Jeremy Carlvia Fox News
Sunday, May 20, 2018

Americans and Europeans are abandoning parenthood at an alarming rate, profoundly changing the nature of our societies, our politics and our cultures. Last year, women in the U.S. had children at the lowest rate ever recorded. There were just 60.2 births for every 1,000 girls and women ages 15 to 44 in our country. 

In the News

Tom Saler: Trade Imbalance Isn't As Simple As One Country’s Gain Being Another’s Loss

quoting Martin Feldsteinvia Journal Sentinel
Friday, May 18, 2018

In less than two weeks, the Trump administration is set to fire the opening salvo in a trade war with the European Union, an economic bloc whose purchases of U.S. goods and services support an estimated 2.6 million American jobs. But when a president rails against a supposed problem, you might expect him to at least be able to understand its component parts.

Analysis and Commentary

A Conservative Economics Of Dignity

by Tunku Varadarajanvia The Wall Street Journal
Friday, May 18, 2018

[Subscription Required] The dean of Columbia Business School is a tax cutter and free trader, but he says economists must address ‘real economic concerns in the heartland.’

Analysis and Commentary

One Possible Benefit Of The Royal Wedding

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, May 19, 2018

I woke this morning at 4 a.m. PDT and, as is my wont, turned on ESPN. But the woman on ESPN was saying that many people were watching the royal wedding. Ooh, I thought, I forgot. So I turned to ABC and watched it for a while as I did my bicycle exercise. The worst part: a black U.S. minister, Michael Curry, who took full advantage of his 15 minutes of fame; he seemed to forget at times that the wedding wasn't about his agenda and his views.

Analysis and Commentary

Workers Affect Worker Safety Too

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, May 18, 2018

When I taught a cost/benefit analysis course, one of the topics I covered was worker safety. Using W. Kip Viscusi's excellent entry "Job Safety" in The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics, I showed that there is an implicit market for safety in the workplace and that workers do a pretty good job of judging relative risks.

In the News

Book Of The Week: Central Bankers And How To Hold Them To Account

featuring Michael McFaulvia Money Week
Thursday, May 17, 2018

Central bankers have played a huge role in both the economy and financial markets over the past decade, most notably through successive rounds of quantitative easing aimed at preventing economic collapse. However, critics allege that they now wield large amounts of power but lack accountability.

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The U.S.- China Rivalry Is Just Getting Started

quoting Niall Fergusonvia Bloomberg
Thursday, May 17, 2018
British historian Niall Ferguson and German economist Moritz Schularick coined the term “Chimerica” over lunch in a Chinese restaurant in London one day in 2006.

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