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The Libertarian: Regulating Big Tech?

via The Libertarian
Thursday, August 2, 2018

Analyzing calls for federal regulation of Silicon Valley.

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Area 45: Taxes, GDP Growth, And The Trump Economy

interview with John H. Cochrane via Area 45
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

John Cochrane on the good and the bad of “Trumponomics.”

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Uncommon Knowledge in Copenhagen: Revitalizing Democracies Around the World

interview with Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, July 26, 2018


Building an Alliance of Democracies.

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The Libertarian: Fighting The Trade War

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, July 26, 2018

Judging the president’s efforts to recalibrate global trade.


Trade War

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Wednesday, July 25, 2018

I am encouraged by the reported Senate reaction (Politico) to the latest salvo in the trade war, the agriculture department's announcement to ramp up Roosevelt-era farm subsidies to offset the Administration's tariffs.

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Sustaining America’s Exceptional Economy

by Edward Paul Lazearvia PolicyEd
Monday, July 9, 2018

There are many reasons to be optimistic about America’s future. Our nation’s success has propelled us into global prominence, but to remain successful we need to maintain our exceptional economic position. If we lose it, we will be losing more than the right to claim that we are the land of opportunity.

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America’s Exceptional Work Ethic

by Edward Paul Lazearvia PolicyEd
Monday, July 9, 2018

American workers have always been industrious, leading to long-term growth and prosperity. The American spirit is one of self-reliance and individual drive to improve our financial situation, and it hasn’t wavered much even after centuries of increasing our standard of living. Long-term investments in education and a willingness to move for economic opportunities helped America succeed.

In the News

People Are Quitting Their Jobs In Droves This Year — And Getting Record-Setting Pay Boosts Because Of It

quoting Steven J. Davisvia Business Insider
Friday, July 6, 2018

The tight labor market has stressed out fast food managers, trucking executives, and other managers. But it's a boon for other working Americans who want a pay raise, according to a Wall Street Journal article published on July 4.

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No Teens Need Apply

by Charles Blahousvia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 9, 2018

A high minimum wage keeps teenagers out of the job market, robbing them of crucial experience and lowering their future earnings.


'Big Is Bad' Narrative Is Simply Untrue In High-Tech Sector

by Richard Sousa, Nicolas Petitvia The Hill
Saturday, June 16, 2018

The May jobs report came in with good news for employment growth. Some members of the economics profession, however, have been busy bashing big firms for their destructive effects on American workers.


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