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Sid Salter: Candidates Largely Ignoring Social Security, Medicare Challenges

quoting Charles Blahousvia Daily Journal
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Both here in Mississippi and nationally, congressional candidates are making no mention of the serious challenges faced by the present iterations of the Social Security and Medicare programs. Baby Boomers poised to collect the entitlements are decidedly not ignoring the issues, but are nervously reading disturbing warnings that fiscal danger looms.

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The Libertarian: Arbitration, Collective Bargaining, And The Supreme Court

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Friday, June 1, 2018

Justice Gorsuch makes a dent in the Court’s misguided labor jurisprudence.

Trump's Trade War Is Bad for Business

quoting Melvyn B. Krauss
Thursday, May 31, 2018

This is a weird, self-defeating way to wring concessions from allies.

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Area 45: Anticipating Global Insecurity With Amy Zegart

interview with Amy Zegartvia Area 45
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Lessons learned in keeping cargo planes moving, hotel guests protected – and possibly coffee customers better served. 

Analysis and Commentary

Lessons Of The ELB

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

I gave a short presentation on monetary policy at the Nobel Symposium run by the Swedish House of Finance.

In the News

Fed Officials Are Basically Born With Their Beliefs, Study Finds

quoting Michael D. Bordovia Market Watch
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Study examines gender, religion and education backgrounds of Fed officials since the 1960s.

In the News

Trump’s Good Plan To Fight High Drug Prices

quoting Henry I. Millervia The National Review
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

It’s not a home run, but it’s a solid single.

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Mortgage Availability Trumps Unemployment In Voting Behavior Impact – Study

quoting Charles Calomirisvia Mortgage Professional America
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

The Great Recession was five times more impactful on voting behavior during the 2008 presidential election than rising unemployment, a traditional indicator of electoral success, a new study released by Columbia Business School.

Analysis and Commentary

Another Thought About Why U.S. Wages Haven't Risen Much

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Regular reader Ryan P. Long, in response to my post a few days ago, "Krugman on a Wage Puzzle," writes: I've quite enjoyed your recent blog posts. The one on Paul Krugman's idea about wage stagnation was particularly interesting to me. Both his post and yours had me thinking about a hypothesis I've had since the big recession hit, and I want to ask your thoughts.

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The Case For A Fedcoin Is Growing, And To Challenge Bitcoin (BTC)

quoting Kevin Warshvia Ethereum World News
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

If you cannot beat them, join them. This is an all too familiar popular phrase that is used as a general way of dealing with situations where you cannot control your oponent. In this case, the Federal Reserve of the United States might be destined to make a similar decision when it comes to dealing with Bitcoin (BTC) and the entire cryptocurrency industry.


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