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What Should Corporations Do?

by Raghuram Rajanvia Project Syndicate
Tuesday, October 6, 2020

For all the excitement about corporate "stakeholders" and "purpose-driven" firms, the new mode of capitalism is simply a repackaging of the old. Successful companies will continue to focus on the value of their shares over the long term, while avoiding the risks of wading into areas where they don't belong.

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Somewhat Good News On Unemployment And Employment

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, October 5, 2020

The Bureau of Labor Statistics data on employment and unemployment in September were released this morning. It’s not nearly as good news as in the last few months, of course, something you would expect as we get closer to full employment. But it’s good news nevertheless.

Analysis and Commentary

More Capital Per Worker Makes Workers More Productive

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, October 4, 2020

In a recent blog post, I wrote: Aside for non-economists: Why would reductions in income tax rates on corporations and on high-income individuals even be expected, at a theoretical level, to increase real wages? By increasing the incentive to invest in capital. The greater the capital to labor ratio, the higher are real wages.

Human Rights and Religious Persecution

Articles On: Police, Model Minority, Forced Labor, Ethnic Assimilation, and Uyghurs

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, October 4, 2020

This section documents the myriad abuses that the Chinese Communist Party commits against its own people in violation of its commitments under the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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India’s Labour And Farm Reforms Should Be Just A Start

quoting Frank Diköttervia Live Mint
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

A look at the East Asian development model offers an indication of how much more must be done.

Human Rights and Religious Persecution

Articles On: Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act, 'Sinicization,' Covid-19, Tiktok, and Santions

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, May 17, 2020

This section documents the myriad abuses that the Chinese Communist Party commits against its own people in violation of its commitments under the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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The History of Socialism and Capitalism

interview with Niall Ferguson, Victor Davis Hansonvia Fellow Talks
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Hoover Institution fellows Niall Ferguson and Victor Davis Hanson discuss the history of socialism and capitalism.

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The Classicist: A Debate Like No Other

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Dissecting the raucous first presidential debate — and the state of the race.

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Assembly Bill 5 Restricts Opportunities And Contributes To Income Inequality

by Richard Sousavia The Orange County Register
Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Virtually every law passed by the California legislature, every regulation enacted by state agencies, and every executive order from the governor—no matter how well-intentioned—create unintended consequences.

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Three Economists Walk Into A Discussion, Part 1

by David R. Henderson mentioning Kevin Hassettvia EconLog
Tuesday, September 29, 2020

On September 15, the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy had a virtual discussion about both Covid-19 and the views of the two major presidential candidates. The moderator was Gopi Shah Goda, deputy director of, and senior fellow at, SIEPR and the two interviewees were Kevin Hassett, who had been chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under President Trump and Austan Goolsbee, who had had the same job under President Obama.

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