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Why Doesn't A Candidate Get The Job?

quoting Steven J. Davisvia
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Being ready for the career or job you want is the most important aspect of obtaining the position. It remains true that your appearance, your desire to work, your ability to communicate, and your positive attitude are most important. I often hear from business people that if a person shows up for an interview with these soft skills, the company would hire them and train the specific skills needed to perform the job.

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The Classicist: The Future Of NATO

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Has the trans-Atlantic alliance been stretched to a breaking point?

Analysis and Commentary

Trade Uncertainty And Investment

by John H. Cochrane mentioning Steven J. Davisvia Grumpy Economist
Monday, August 13, 2018

My colleague Steve Davis has a nice post quantifying economic uncertainty due to the trade war, and its emerging impact on investment. Steve (and Nick Bloom) have done a great job quantifying policy uncertainty over time. To be clear, policies can have two effects -- there is the certainty of damaging policy, but there is also the damaging uncertainty of what policy will be.


Trump’s Trade Policy Uncertainty Deters Investment

by Steven J. Davisvia Econbrowser
Monday, August 13, 2018

Donald Trump has upended U.S. trade policy. The particulars include a U.S. pullout from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), threats to jettison the North American Free Trade Agreement, a refusal to affirm new WTO 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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Nobel Laureates Favor Free Trade And Collaboration

quoting Thomas J. Sargentvia CGTN America
Sunday, August 12, 2018

Several Nobel Prize laureates in economics and basic sciences gathered in Beijing to share their views on escalating trade tensions and scientific and technological improvement.


Links: Trade, Housing, Taxes

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Saturday, August 11, 2018

Three interesting links caught my attention today: 1) Prefab housing in Berkeley and Alex Tabarrok Commentary on Marginal Revolution. Imagine a four-story apartment building going up in four days, and from steel. It happened in Berkeley, a city known for its glacial progress in building housing.


A Global Trade War May Produce A Recession In The U.S., Stanford Economist Russ Roberts Says

interview with Russell Robertsvia Stanford News
Thursday, August 9, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Russ Robert discusses trade, tariffs, and the economy.

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Tariffs Prompt U.S. Manufacturers To Review Plans: Fed Survey

quoting Steven J. Davisvia Bloomberg
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

America’s escalating trade dispute with China and other trading partners has prompted almost a fifth of U.S. businesses including about 30 percent of manufacturers to review their capital spending plans, according to a study by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.


Stanford Scholar, Jennifer Burns, Explores Pros, Cons Of ‘Basic Income’

interview with Jennifer Burnsvia Stanford News
Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Jennifer Burns discusses universal basic income and notes that universal basic income could help protect workers who hit rock bottom in an age of technological disruption.


Santelli Exchange: Ed Lazear On The Jobs Report

interview with Edward Paul Lazearvia CNBC
Friday, August 3, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Ed Lazear discusses manufacturing job creation, the employment-population ratio rising to the highest level since 2009, and wages.


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