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The Specter Of Recession

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, August 22, 2019

When does the prospect of an economic slowdown justify government intervention?

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Area 45: Michael Boskin Discusses The Left’s Agenda

interview with Michael J. Boskinvia Area 45
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Are Democratic hopefuls offering sound ideas (Green New Deal, Universal Basic Income, Medicare-For-All) or economic illiteracy?

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Milton Friedman On CEOs

featuring Milton Friedmanvia The Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, August 20, 2019

The late, great economist anticipated the Business Roundtable.

In the News

White House Insists ‘Fundamentals’ Of U.S. Economy Are Strong

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia The Los Angeles Times
Monday, August 19, 2019

The “fundamentals” of the U.S. economy are solid, the White House asserted Monday, invoking an ill-fated political declaration of a decade ago amid mounting concern that a recession could imperil President Trump’s reelection.

Analysis and Commentary

Tyler Cowen On Big Business

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, August 19, 2019

Author and economist Tyler Cowen of George Mason University talks about his book, Big Business, with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Cowen argues that big corporations in America are underrated and under-appreciated. He even defends the financial sector while adding some caveats along the way. This is a lively and contrarian look at a timely issue.

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Area 45: Ed Lazear Assesses The Trump Economy

interview with Edward Paul Lazearvia Area 45
Wednesday, August 14, 2019

What might happen with tariffs, trade, currency manipulation, interest rates, employment, immigration, and the economy over the next year.

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San Francisco’s “Overpaid CEO Tax” Won’t Solve Its Mental-Health And Drug Epidemics

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, August 13, 2019

It is now commonplace to criticize corporate CEOs within progressive political circles, so it is no surprise that San Francisco, one of the most politically progressive cities in the country, has proposed a tax on CEOs. But just not any CEO, only those with exceptionally high salaries compared with others in the company. Dubbed the “CEO Excessive Salary Tax,” the proposal would tax a company’s gross receipts depending on the difference between its CEO’s pay and the median salary of its workers.

Analysis and Commentary

Arthur Diamond On Openness To Creative Destruction

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, August 12, 2019

Arthur Diamond of the University of Nebraska at Omaha talks about his book, Openness to Creative Destruction, with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Diamond sings the sometimes forgotten virtues of innovation and entrepreneurship and argues that they should be taught more prominently as a central part of economics.

In the News

There Is No Government Shortcut For Entrepreneurial Success

quoting Shelby Steelevia Foundation of Economic Education
Friday, August 9, 2019

Elizabeth Warren’s belief that government is capable of “leveling the playing field” does a disservice to the unique entrepreneurial ecosystem that free enterprise facilitates.

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A Beautiful Model Now Questioned

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Wednesday, August 7, 2019

A few days ago, an amazing thing happened when Thomas Brand (@thlbr) tweeted about a short article I posted on my blog EconomicsOne.com. My post was old–posted 10 years ago on October 3, 2009–and I titled it “A Beautiful Model, A Clear Prediction.”

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