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Thomas Sowell on the Myths of Economic Inequality

interview with Thomas Sowellvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, November 26, 2018


What are the myths of economic inequality, and why is socialism often posed as the solution?

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Struggling Multiemployer Plans See Help Ahead At Expense Of Healthy Funds

quoting Charles Blahousvia Pensions & Investments
Tuesday, November 20, 2018

With less than a week to produce a solution to a massive multiemployer pension underfunding problem, expectations of a special congressional committee are shifting from dramatic new ideas to some tough choices for plan sponsors.

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World Trade Deal – An Exceedingly Good Option

quoting Niall Fergusonvia The Conservative Woman
Monday, November 19, 2018

There is much written about Brexit manoeuvres at the moment. Will the Protestants defeat the Romans in the long run (if you follow Niall Ferguson’s analogy)? Or has Sir Humphrey Appleby (aka Olly Robbins), on whom the Prime Minister so closely depends, outsmarted the ill-organised and ill-prepared dinosaurs, aka the Brexiteers (according to Adam Boulton’s thesis?


Trump’s Trade-Policy Uncertainty Deters Investment

by Steven J. Davisvia Chicago Booth Review
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

President Donald Trump has upended US trade policy: the particulars include a US pullout from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), threats to jettison the North American Free Trade Agreement, a refusal to affirm new World Trade Organization judges, tariff hikes on steel and other goods, frequent rhetorical attacks on major trading partners, and a wrong-headed obsession with bilateral trade deficits.

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Job Openings Outnumbered Unemployed Americans By More Than One Million In September

quoting Steven J. Davisvia The Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

[Subscription Required] Difficulty filling high-skilled jobs is causing some businesses to adjust their strategies.

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Quotation Of The Day

quoting Thomas Sowellvia AEI
Saturday, November 3, 2018

Quotation of the day on Trump’s trade war is from Thomas Sowell, being interviewed for the 50th anniversary issue of Reason.

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You Could Google It

by Richard Sousa, Nicolas Petitvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 29, 2018
Economic analysis makes it clear: the efforts to break up big tech companies just don’t compute.
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Pension Reform: Economic Policy Challenges Facing California’s Next Governor

by Joshua D. Rauhvia Hoover Institution
Monday, October 29, 2018

Pension liabilities are one of the most important, and most poorly understood, fiscal challenges facing California. Unfunded pension liabilities are a large and growing fiscal burden for the state government and for local governments as well. For the state government, the share of pension contributions in the budget has increased by 350 percent since 2002. 


Steven Davis: The Trade War Is A 'Negative' For The U.S.: Professor

interview with Steven J. Davisvia CNBC
Thursday, October 18, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Steven Davis discusses evidence of the trade war reducing the willingness of businesses to invest in the US in the short term.

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How the World Recovered: The 2008 Financial Crisis Ten Years Later

interview with George Osborne, Kevin Warshvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, October 17, 2018


Analyzing the Global Financial Crisis and Its Aftermath in the United States and the United Kingdom with Kevin Warsh and George Osborne.


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