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Why America Is Going Broke

by John F. Coganvia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Entitlements are driving deficits and debt. Absent reform, the problem will soon become a crisis.

Policy Seminar with Casey Mulligan

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Annenberg Conference Room, Lou Henry Hoover Building

Casey Mulligan, Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago, discussed “The Employer Penalty, Voluntary Compliance, and the Size Distribution of Firms: Evidence from a Survey of Small Businesses.”

Analysis and Commentary

Lanhee Chen: A Spending Problem

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Townhall
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

President Trump earned significant praise for his first State of the Union Address—and for good reason. It presented an affirmative vision for what unified Republican governance can accomplish. It also laid out policy priorities to keep the homeland secure and strengthen our economy.


A War On The Rich Won’t Help The Poor

by David R. Hendersonvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, February 8, 2018

Oxfam notes that poverty has declined sharply, then ignores the quickest way to reduce it even more.

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The Libertarian: The Nunes Memo And The Mueller Investigation

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Thursday, February 8, 2018

Is the GOP's intelligence memo a bombshell, a dud, or something in between?

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Area 45: President Trump, From A Libertarian Perspective

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia Area 45
Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Lower taxes and reduced regulations…is President Trump using the Libertarian playbook?

Analysis and Commentary

Good News On The Economy

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, February 2, 2018

The job numbers are out today and they show that 200,000 jobs were added in January. That's good. Even better is that 164,000 of those jobs--over 80%-- were on private nonfarm payrolls.


Martin Feldstein: Jobs Data Projected To Show Faster January Growth

interview with Martin Feldsteinvia Fox Business
Thursday, February 1, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Martin Feldstein discusses employment and the economy.

Analysis and Commentary

Henderson On Monopsony Power In Labor Markets

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, January 27, 2018

David R. Henderson, an economist at the conservative Hoover Institution, said the existence of additional options outside a worker's current occupation or city made him skeptical that concentration was having an effect on wages. Skilled workers, he said, can seek out opportunities in other cities. Less-skilled workers can change occupations relatively easily.

The Classicist with Victor Davis Hanson:
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The Classicist: Donald Trump, President NObama

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Friday, January 26, 2018

How the 45th president has become a repudiation of the 44th.


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