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John Taylor: Trump's Relationship With G-7 Members 'Worrisome,' Says Expert

interview with John B. Taylorvia CNBC
Monday, June 11, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow John Taylor weighs in on President Trump's agenda on the economy and trade.

Analysis and Commentary

Chronology Of Past Jobs I Have Had, Part 2

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, June 10, 2018

Occasionally our family didn't spend the whole summer at our cottage and so I had to come up with ways of making money other than hunting golf balls.

Analysis and Commentary

Chronology Of Past Jobs I Have Had, Part 1

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, June 9, 2018

On Facebook in the last few months, various friends have listed jobs they had chronologically. I've gotten quite a lot of enjoyment from reading them, but in many cases I wanted to know more: (1) how old were you when you had it? (2) what did you do in that job? (3) what did you learn from that job?

In the News

Trade War A ‘Lose-Lose‘ Situation: Raghuram Rajan

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia Kaplan Herald
Friday, June 8, 2018
Former RBI governor on Tuesday expressed concern over escalation of between the US and China saying it would be a "lose-lose" situation if the two major economies carry out their threats. Rajan also cautioned that the situation can get "out of control very quickly" hampering global growth.
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Kiron Skinner: China's ZTE Will Pay $1B Fine In Deal With US

interview with Kiron K. Skinnervia Fox Business
Thursday, June 7, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Kiron Skinner talks about how the Trump administration reached a deal with Chinese company ZTE.

Analysis and Commentary

Compassionate Diversified Capitalist

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, June 7, 2018

Early Tuesday morning, a car crashed into a local McDonald's restaurant in Seaside, California, about 5 miles from where I live. The McDonald's caught on fire and collapsed. Fortunately all the employees were able to get out safely.

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Analysis and Commentary

Obama Trumped Trump

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

One of the great things about blogging is the frequent times one learns from commenters. The Trump tweet on the unemployment rate is a case in point.

In the News

Raghuram Rajan Bats For Better India-China Trade Relations; Sees Silver Lining In Trump’s Trade War

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia Financial Express (India)
Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Former RBI Chairman Raghuram Rajan called for good trade relations between India and China, as they can do a lot of economic activities together. Is there a silver lining in the ongoing trade war?

Analysis and Commentary

Trump's Unemployment Tweet

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, June 3, 2018

As most economists who follow the unemployment statistics released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics probably know, President Trump broke with a strong tradition by tweeting, over an hour before the official release date, a hint about what the statistics would be.

Interviews

David Henderson On Why A Trade War Is A Bad Idea

interview with David R. Hendersonvia Antiwar.com
Sunday, June 3, 2018
Hoover Institution fellow David Henderson discusses President Trump's tariffs and the possibility of a trade war and why trade wars are bad for consumers and workers.

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