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Examining America's Exceptional EconomyFeatured

Sustaining America’s Exceptional Economy

by Edward Paul Lazearvia PolicyEd
Monday, July 9, 2018

There are many reasons to be optimistic about America’s future. Our nation’s success has propelled us into global prominence, but to remain successful we need to maintain our exceptional economic position. If we lose it, we will be losing more than the right to claim that we are the land of opportunity.

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America’s Exceptional Work Ethic

by Edward Paul Lazearvia PolicyEd
Monday, July 9, 2018

American workers have always been industrious, leading to long-term growth and prosperity. The American spirit is one of self-reliance and individual drive to improve our financial situation, and it hasn’t wavered much even after centuries of increasing our standard of living. Long-term investments in education and a willingness to move for economic opportunities helped America succeed.

In the News

People Are Quitting Their Jobs In Droves This Year — And Getting Record-Setting Pay Boosts Because Of It

quoting Steven J. Davisvia Business Insider
Friday, July 6, 2018

The tight labor market has stressed out fast food managers, trucking executives, and other managers. But it's a boon for other working Americans who want a pay raise, according to a Wall Street Journal article published on July 4.

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No Teens Need Apply

by Charles Blahousvia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 9, 2018

A high minimum wage keeps teenagers out of the job market, robbing them of crucial experience and lowering their future earnings.


'Big Is Bad' Narrative Is Simply Untrue In High-Tech Sector

by Richard Sousa, Nicolas Petitvia The Hill
Saturday, June 16, 2018

The May jobs report came in with good news for employment growth. Some members of the economics profession, however, have been busy bashing big firms for their destructive effects on American workers.


John Taylor: Trump's Relationship With G-7 Members 'Worrisome,' Says Expert

interview with John B. Taylorvia CNBC
Monday, June 11, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow John Taylor weighs in on President Trump's agenda on the economy and trade.

Analysis and Commentary

Chronology Of Past Jobs I Have Had, Part 2

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, June 10, 2018

Occasionally our family didn't spend the whole summer at our cottage and so I had to come up with ways of making money other than hunting golf balls.

Analysis and Commentary

Chronology Of Past Jobs I Have Had, Part 1

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, June 9, 2018

On Facebook in the last few months, various friends have listed jobs they had chronologically. I've gotten quite a lot of enjoyment from reading them, but in many cases I wanted to know more: (1) how old were you when you had it? (2) what did you do in that job? (3) what did you learn from that job?

In the News

Trade War A ‘Lose-Lose‘ Situation: Raghuram Rajan

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia Kaplan Herald
Friday, June 8, 2018
Former RBI governor on Tuesday expressed concern over escalation of between the US and China saying it would be a "lose-lose" situation if the two major economies carry out their threats. Rajan also cautioned that the situation can get "out of control very quickly" hampering global growth.

Kiron Skinner: China's ZTE Will Pay $1B Fine In Deal With US

interview with Kiron K. Skinnervia Fox Business
Thursday, June 7, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Kiron Skinner talks about how the Trump administration reached a deal with Chinese company ZTE.


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