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FDA To Look At Labeling Claims In Organics

quoting Henry I. Millervia Politico
Thursday, August 9, 2018

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb this week tweeted a somewhat vague pledge to weigh in on labeling claims in the organic sector. It is an unusual issue for his agency to tackle, given that USDA oversees the National Organic Program. The Twitter thread appears to be in response to a critical Wall Street Journal op-ed from Henry Miller of the Hoover Institution


Techdirt Podcast Episode 177: Why People Don't Trust Capitalism Anymore With Russ Roberts

interview with Russell Robertsvia TechDirt
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Russ Roberts talks about why so many people don't trust capitalism anymore.

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Area 45: Taxes, GDP Growth, And The Trump Economy

interview with John H. Cochrane via Area 45
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

John Cochrane on the good and the bad of “Trumponomics.”


The Tax-And-Spend Health-Care Solution

by John H. Cochrane via The Wall Street Journal
Sunday, July 29, 2018

[Subscription Required] Why is paying for health care such a mess in America? Why is it so hard to fix? Cross-subsidies are the original sin. The government wants to subsidize health care for poor people, chronically sick people, and people who have money but choose to spend less of it on health care than officials find sufficient.

Analysis and Commentary

A Case Against A Carbon Tax For All Ideologies

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, July 28, 2018

Earlier this week Brad Polumbo published a piece in the Washington Examiner making a case for a carbon tax. His piece, “A Conservative Case for the Carbon Tax,” Washington Examiner, July 26, 2018, covers some ground that will be familiar to many people who have followed the debate.

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Uncommon Knowledge in Copenhagen: Revitalizing Democracies Around the World

interview with Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, July 26, 2018


Building an Alliance of Democracies.

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The Libertarian: Fighting The Trade War

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, July 26, 2018

Judging the president’s efforts to recalibrate global trade.

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Area 45: Tom Gilligan On Ideas Defining A Free Society

interview with Thomas W. Gilliganvia Area 45
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

The quintessential economic and political conditions for freedom to flourish.

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Which Side Are You On?

quoting Shanto Iyengarvia The New York Times
Thursday, May 10, 2018

Should taxes on households making $250,000 or more a year be raised? When you ask Democrats this question, you get a very interesting answer: Those on the bottom of the income distribution appear to want lower taxes on high earners than those on the top do.

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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.