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

quoting Eric Hanushekvia
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.


Elizabeth Warren’s Corporate Illogic

by Richard A. Epsteinvia The Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

American corporate law provides that boards of directors are chosen solely by shareholders, to whom the directors owe an exclusive fiduciary duty to maximize shareholder value. That simple proposition has generated benefits not only for shareholders but also for workers, suppliers, customers, bondholders and communities.


Lanhee Chen: 'Does Not Get Any Better Than This' For Labor Force Participation (6:13)

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia CNBC
Friday, September 7, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the jobs report.


Will Corporate California Go The Way Of Quotas?

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, September 6, 2018

To the adage “let’s keep politics out of the bedroom,” what about California’s government intervening in the boardroom?

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The Libertarian: Elizabeth Warren’s Surreptitious Socialism

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, August 30, 2018

A new bill from the Massachusetts senator would upend American business.

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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.


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