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Universal Basic Income, In Perspective

by David R. Hendersonvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, June 13, 2019

How should poor people climb the ladder to economic success?


Thomas Sowell Talks About Discrimination, Race, And Social Justice

interview with Thomas Sowellvia The Federalist
Thursday, June 13, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Thomas Sowell talks about his new book Discrimination and Disparities,  as well as his life's works.

Analysis and Commentary

The 7 Worst Ideas For Regulation This Century

by David R. Hendersonvia American Institute for Economic Research
Thursday, June 13, 2019

Many good things have happened both in the United States and worldwide this century. In the U.S., we have the lowest unemployment rate in half a century. Worldwide prosperity is growing so fast that the rate of extreme poverty fell by half between 1990 and 2015, five years ahead of the World Bank’s optimistic goal.

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The Libertarian: Break Up Big Tech?

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, June 13, 2019

Why an antitrust framework doesn’t make sense for Silicon Valley giants.


Why A Tax Vote Last Week In Los Angeles Is A Preview Of 2020’s Coming Attractions

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, June 13, 2019

Baseball has spring training, Broadway its tech rehearsals, and software engineers their beta tests.

In the News

ECB Frustrated As Markets Call Bluff On Stimulus Signals

quoting Melvyn B. Kraussvia The Financial Times
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Seven years ago Mario Draghi could rely on words alone to convince markets that he would do “whatever it takes” to save the euro. Now, with his eight-year term drawing to a close, investors are willing to bet that the European Central Bank president is bluffing.

In the News

Influential Economist Martin Feldstein Has Died At Age 79

featuring Martin Feldsteinvia Fox Business
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

FBN's Maria Bartiromo on the death of Harvard Economics Professor and Hoover Institution Fellow Martin Feldstein.

In the News

Raghuram Rajan In The Frame As UK Contemplates A Foreign Central Bank Boss

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia The Economic Times
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Raghuram Rajan has delivered some uncomfortable economic truths in a career spanning the International Monetary Fund and powerful positions in his native India. The question is whether Brexit Britain is ready to hear them from another foreign Bank of England governor.

Analysis and Commentary

My Economics Of Golf Ball

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Yesterday I broke with an old pattern I had developed during half a century of work (if you include college, where I did work hard) and took the day off. I had always wondered what it would be like to attend a major golf tournament and I was fortunate enough to get 2 free passes to the U.S. Open practice rounds plus a parking permit. So I invited a friend and we had a ball, so to speak.

Russ Roberts

Russ Roberts On The Emergent Order Podcast

interview with Russell Robertsvia Emergent Order Podcast
Friday, June 7, 2019

John Papola interviews economist, author, Hoover Institution fellow, and host of the EconTalk Podcast, Russ Roberts. John and Russ explore the story behind their first creative collaboration: Fear the Boom and Bust.


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