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GDP Data Illustrate Both The Good And Bad Of Trump's Trade Wars

quoting Steven J. Davisvia Bloomberg
Friday, April 26, 2019

One big headline from Friday’s initial report on first-quarter U.S. gross domestic product is the boost growth received from the fallout of President Donald Trump’s trade wars. Yet below the surface are signs of how his disruptive approach to trade is also dampening growth in a way that may be more worrying for the long term.


Crucial For Trump To Have A Deal With China, Hoover's Lanhee Chen Says

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Bloomberg
Sunday, April 28, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen talks about the trade negotiations between the world's two largest economies, and the implications for the US presidential election.


Lee Ohanian - Should Taxpayers Pay $70 Million To Keep A Trailer Park As "Low-Income Housing?"

interview with Lee Ohanianvia Lars Larson National Podcast
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lee Ohanian discusses his California On Your Mind article "What Do You Call A $70 Million Trailer Park? Insanity? No, It’s Called “Low-Income Housing.”

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The Libertarian: The Mueller Report And Its Aftermath

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, April 25, 2019

Partisans on both sides of the Russia controversy are grievously in error.


Elizabeth Cobbs: PBS Documentary Explores The Future Of Automation And The American Dream

interview with Elizabeth Cobbsvia The Show (KJZZ)
Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Elizabeth Cobbs discusses her and James Shelley's new PBS documentary, "Cyberwork and the American Dream."

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When Deregulation Really Took Off

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Airline deregulation remains one of the triumphs of sound economic thinking. But for a while it was touch and go . . .

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Area 45: California And Economics On Your Mind With Lee Ohanian

interview with Lee Ohanianvia Area 45
Thursday, April 18, 2019

Lee Ohanian talks about California On Your Mind and his latest article on California’s economic health, its new governor, and the state’s role as the lead in the anti-Trump “resistance.”

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When It Comes To Playing “the California Game,” Kevin Durant May Have Dethroned “King James”

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, April 18, 2019

If you’re a fan of the National Basketball Association, you’re probably aware of two California trends.


An Equation To Ensure America Survives The Age Of AI

by Elizabeth Cobbsvia Financial Times
Thursday, April 11, 2019

Tech investors celebrate a future of self-driving taxis and low labour costs as gig economy platform companies such as Lyft and Uber go public. But workers spy disaster. In more and more industries, the low-skilled suffer declining pay and hours. McKinsey estimates that 60 per cent of occupations are at risk of partial or total automation.

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Raghuram Rajan Has A Few Tips On Jobs, Reforms For The Next Govt

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia Business Today
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan suggested that India needs to boost its pace of growth, especially in job creating sectors which in turn merits a whole new generation of reforms as the old ones have lost momentum.


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