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The Libertarian: Golden State Delusions

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, August 20, 2020

Rolling blackouts, unhappy ridesharing firms, and a confiscatory new tax proposal point to California’s precipitous decline.

Analysis and Commentary

How Well Does The Becker Discrimination Model Hold Up?

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, August 17, 2020

In the vast majority of my blog posts, I’m pretty sure of what I think about whatever issue I’m posting on.

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Temporary Layoffs Becoming Permanent Job Losses

quoting Steven J. Davisvia The Washington Examiner
Friday, August 14, 2020

Labor market indicators suggest that the early job losses of the pandemic are increasingly becoming permanent, putting the long-term health of the economy in further doubt.

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Area 45: Vice President Harris, Senator Newsom?

interview with Dan Waltersvia Area 45
Friday, August 14, 2020

Dan Walters talks about why a Biden-Harris victory would trigger a competition among California Democrats to replace her in Washington.

Analysis and Commentary

Do 10 Economists Constitute A Majority?

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Given the massive shrinkage in the number of jobs available during the first months of the pandemic, most economists don’t think that the $600 bonus kept many people from returning to work.


Why Ed Lazear Is Optimistic About An Economic Recovery After July’s Job Numbers

interview with Edward Paul Lazearvia CNBC
Friday, August 7, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Ed Lazear breaks down the July jobs report.

Analysis and Commentary

More Good News On U.S. Employment

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, August 7, 2020

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 1.8 million in July, and the unemployment rate fell to 10.2 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. These improvements in the labor market reflected the continued resumption of economic activity that had been curtailed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and efforts to contain it. 

Analysis and Commentary

What’s A College Degree Worth In Utah?

by Michael J. Petrillivia The Salt Lake Tribune
Friday, August 7, 2020

With Utah’s colleges and universities just weeks from starting classes, the state’s institutions of higher education have solidified their plans — at least for now — to maximize learning and minimize the spread of the coronavirus on campus. Yet, colleges aren’t the only ones who have to make tough decisions; students do too.

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Gone For Good? Evidence Signals Many Jobs Aren't Coming Back

quoting Steven J. Davisvia The New York Times
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Stark evidence of the damage the resurgent viral outbreak has caused the U.S. economy could come Friday when the government is expected to report that the pace of hiring has slowed significantly after a brief rebound in the spring.
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Area 45: Tim Kane: Does COVID-19 Trump Immigration?

interview with Timothy Kanevia Area 45
Wednesday, August 5, 2020

A sensible approach to immigration policy that would balance America’s economic, security and humanitarian concerns. 


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