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Trump’s Trade-Policy Uncertainty Deters Investment

by Steven J. Davisvia Chicago Booth Review
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

President Donald Trump has upended US trade policy: the particulars include a US pullout from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), threats to jettison the North American Free Trade Agreement, a refusal to affirm new World Trade Organization judges, tariff hikes on steel and other goods, frequent rhetorical attacks on major trading partners, and a wrong-headed obsession with bilateral trade deficits.

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Job Openings Outnumbered Unemployed Americans By More Than One Million In September

quoting Steven J. Davisvia The Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

[Subscription Required] Difficulty filling high-skilled jobs is causing some businesses to adjust their strategies.

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Quotation Of The Day

quoting Thomas Sowellvia AEI
Saturday, November 3, 2018

Quotation of the day on Trump’s trade war is from Thomas Sowell, being interviewed for the 50th anniversary issue of Reason.

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You Could Google It

by Richard Sousa, Nicolas Petitvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 29, 2018
Economic analysis makes it clear: the efforts to break up big tech companies just don’t compute.
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Pension Reform: Economic Policy Challenges Facing California’s Next Governor

by Joshua D. Rauhvia Hoover Institution
Monday, October 29, 2018

Pension liabilities are one of the most important, and most poorly understood, fiscal challenges facing California. Unfunded pension liabilities are a large and growing fiscal burden for the state government and for local governments as well. For the state government, the share of pension contributions in the budget has increased by 350 percent since 2002. 


Steven Davis: The Trade War Is A 'Negative' For The U.S.: Professor

interview with Steven J. Davisvia CNBC
Thursday, October 18, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Steven Davis discusses evidence of the trade war reducing the willingness of businesses to invest in the US in the short term.

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How the World Recovered: The 2008 Financial Crisis Ten Years Later

interview with George Osborne, Kevin Warshvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, October 17, 2018


Analyzing the Global Financial Crisis and Its Aftermath in the United States and the United Kingdom with Kevin Warsh and George Osborne.


Santelli Exchange: Ed Lazear On The Jobs Report And Rising Interest Rates

interview with Edward Paul Lazearvia CNBC
Friday, October 5, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Ed Lazear discusses employment versus population growth, the rise in part-time workers, average weekly hours, and yield curve steepening.

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The Libertarian: California’s Diversity Quota

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

The Golden State mandates women on corporate boards.

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How The California Supreme Court Is Eliminating Many Of The State’s Independent Contractors

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Earlier this year, the California Supreme Court reclassified what it means to be an independent contractor in the state.


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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