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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. 

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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

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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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Santelli Exchange: Ed Lazear On The Jobs Report And Rising Interest Rates

interview with Edward Paul Lazearvia CNBC
Friday, October 5, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Ed Lazear discusses employment versus population growth, the rise in part-time workers, average weekly hours, and yield curve steepening.

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The Libertarian: California’s Diversity Quota

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

The Golden State mandates women on corporate boards.

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How The California Supreme Court Is Eliminating Many Of The State’s Independent Contractors

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Earlier this year, the California Supreme Court reclassified what it means to be an independent contractor in the state.

Analysis and Commentary

Wages Have Grown More Than Many Of Us Thought

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, September 21, 2018

Standard wage data show that between the spring of 2017 and the spring of 2018, real wages in the U.S. increased only 0.1%. But there are three major problems with these data. First, they don’t account for fringe benefits, which are an increasing proportion of employee pay. Second, standard wage data use an index that overstates the inflation rate. Third, each year the composition of the workforce changes, as older, higher-paid workers retire and young, lower-paid workers enter the workforce.

Analysis and Commentary

Rogge's Effect On Trade

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, September 20, 2018

To the direct success we have achieved—the sinking of fifteen ships of more than 100,000 tons aggregate, often with most valuable cargo—should be added the indirect effect on the trade war, such the tying-down of warships and the diversion of merchant ships near the coast, which must have resulted in a higher consumption of fuel and a slower turn-round of the ships.

In the News

Ohio Can Save The American Dream, Repel Robot Revolution With Better Job Skills, Mayors Are Told

quoting Eric Hanushekvia Cleveland.com
Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Ohio faces high stakes as it tries to close its so-called skills gap, experts told mayors from across the state Monday. Try billions of dollars in earnings, the future of the American dream and the odds of surviving the coming robot revolution.

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