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So You Want To Move To California And Buy A Decent Home? Here Is How Much You Need, And Why

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, February 19, 2019

In an earlier California on Your Mind column, I discussed how California is ranked 49th among US states in housing affordability, 42nd in public school quality, and 40th in tax rates, all of which negatively affect Californians, particularly those with school-age children.  


On The Third Rail

by Budget Mattersvia America Off Balance
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Social Security is unique among federal programs. It receives near-universal support, on the right and the left, so it easy to score political points by vilifying any proposed reform. The last major reform to the program took place nearly four decades ago. Still, all is not well with the much-beloved program.

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'Illusions' Of Heavy Bank Regulation Obscure Risks, Warns Niall Ferguson

featuring Niall Fergusonvia Australian Financial Review Magazine
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

British historian Niall Ferguson is urging Australia to avoid the mistakes of US and European regulators who sought, in the aftermath of the 2008 crisis, to regulate "with great specificity every single aspect of a bank's operation."

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Procedure Without Accountability

quoting Eric Hanushekvia City Journal
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Philip Howard details how government-worker unions impede rational decision-making.


Infrastructure Policy: Lessons From American History

by Adam J. Whitevia The New Atlantis
Sunday, April 1, 2012

For the last several years, dating back to the Iraq War’s low point, it has been the vogue to speak of “nation-building at home.” It is intended as a pun: usually when we talk about “nation-building” we mean the work of establishing in other countries the institutions and values necessary for political stability. Those who speak of “nation-building at home” imply that the cost of overseas interventions has left the United States in a condition of disrepair. They suggest that money being spent abroad would be better spent on domestic projects, including on a more literal kind of nation-building — the construction and repair of roads, railroads, bridges, dams, pipelines, and the other elements of infrastructure.

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Area 45: Is Taxing Wealth “Economic Justice?” With John Cochrane

interview with John H. Cochrane via Area 45
Thursday, February 7, 2019

The merits of the various proposed tax hikes and whether they constitute sound economics.

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The Libertarian: The New Progressive Agenda

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, February 7, 2019

Examining a raft of left-wing policy proposals from 2020 presidential candidates.

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Reasonable Disagreements: The Rule Of Law And Other People’s Money

interview with Richard A. Epstein, Adam J. Whitevia Reasonable Disagreements
Wednesday, February 6, 2019

An unconstitutional wealth grab?

Terry Anderson in Pasadena 2019
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Terry Anderson: Renewing Indigenous Economies

interview with Terry Andersonvia Fellow Talks
Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Ideas Defining a Free Society for Indigenous People.


The Nuclear Option With Jeremy Carl

interview with Jeremy Carlvia Urbane Cowboys
Monday, January 28, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Jeremy Carl discusses nuclear energy and social media regulation.


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