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Links: Trade, Housing, Taxes

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Saturday, August 11, 2018

Three interesting links caught my attention today: 1) Prefab housing in Berkeley and Alex Tabarrok Commentary on Marginal Revolution. Imagine a four-story apartment building going up in four days, and from steel. It happened in Berkeley, a city known for its glacial progress in building housing.


A Global Trade War May Produce A Recession In The U.S., Stanford Economist Russ Roberts Says

interview with Russell Robertsvia Stanford News
Thursday, August 9, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Russ Robert discusses trade, tariffs, and the economy.

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Tariffs Prompt U.S. Manufacturers To Review Plans: Fed Survey

quoting Steven J. Davisvia Bloomberg
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

America’s escalating trade dispute with China and other trading partners has prompted almost a fifth of U.S. businesses including about 30 percent of manufacturers to review their capital spending plans, according to a study by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.


Stanford Scholar, Jennifer Burns, Explores Pros, Cons Of ‘Basic Income’

interview with Jennifer Burnsvia Stanford News
Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Jennifer Burns discusses universal basic income and notes that universal basic income could help protect workers who hit rock bottom in an age of technological disruption.


Santelli Exchange: Ed Lazear On The Jobs Report

interview with Edward Paul Lazearvia CNBC
Friday, August 3, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Ed Lazear discusses manufacturing job creation, the employment-population ratio rising to the highest level since 2009, and wages.

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The Libertarian: Regulating Big Tech?

via The Libertarian
Thursday, August 2, 2018

Analyzing calls for federal regulation of Silicon Valley.

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Area 45: Taxes, GDP Growth, And The Trump Economy

interview with John H. Cochrane via Area 45
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

John Cochrane on the good and the bad of “Trumponomics.”

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Uncommon Knowledge in Copenhagen: Revitalizing Democracies Around the World

interview with Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, July 26, 2018


Building an Alliance of Democracies.

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The Libertarian: Fighting The Trade War

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, July 26, 2018

Judging the president’s efforts to recalibrate global trade.


Trade War

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Wednesday, July 25, 2018

I am encouraged by the reported Senate reaction (Politico) to the latest salvo in the trade war, the agriculture department's announcement to ramp up Roosevelt-era farm subsidies to offset the Administration's tariffs.


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