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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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Ethereum Co-Founder: Blockchain Will Be “Orders Of Magnitude More Disruptive” Than Dotcom Boom

quoting Niall Fergusonvia Crypto Globe
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Joseph Lubin, the co-founder of Ethereum, has today lauded the enormous potential of blockchain, describing the technology as “orders of magnitude more disruptive” than the dotcom boom and bust of the 1990s.

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Cross-Subsidies

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Cross-subsidies are an under-appreciated original sin of economic stagnation. To transfer money from A to B, it would usually be better to raise taxes on A and to provide vouchers or otherwise pay competitive suppliers on behalf of B. But our political system doesn't like to admit the size of government-induced transfers, so instead we force businesses to undercharge B.

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Media Roundtable Focuses On Korea Nuclear Summit, National Security

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

A recent media roundtable at the Hoover Institution featured insightful policy discussions on American foreign affairs between journalists and top scholars.

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Analysis and Commentary

War Fighting And The Loss Of Liberty

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, June 11, 2018

But if we forswear military intervention in other countries, are there any tools left to affect the world in a positive way? Yes, and one of the main ones is free trade. In 1750, the Baron de Montesquieu, whose philosophy influenced the Founding Fathers, opined that "the natural effect of commerce is to bring peace."

Interviews

Lanhee Chen: Should The US Keep A Close Eye On China After The North Korean Summit?

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Yahoo News
Monday, June 11, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the significance of the North Korean summit and whether the US should keep a close eye on China after the summit.

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Fed Is Getting Back On Track, Says John Taylor

interview with John B. Taylorvia CNBC
Monday, June 11, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow John Taylor provides insight to Federal Reserve policy.

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Hoover Workshop Spotlights Political Economy

Monday, June 11, 2018

When Hoover historian Jennifer Burns approached the challenge of organizing a new workshop several years ago, the thinking was big picture and collaborative: embrace scholarly interest on the wide-ranging subject of political economy.

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John Taylor: Trump's Relationship With G-7 Members 'Worrisome,' Says Expert

interview with John B. Taylorvia CNBC
Monday, June 11, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow John Taylor weighs in on President Trump's agenda on the economy and trade.

In the News

‘Bad Bank’ Idea Is Back! What It Is That Modi Government Mulling To Resolve Bad Loans

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia Financial Express (India)
Saturday, June 9, 2018

Finance Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday said that a committee will come out with its recommendations on setting up an asset reconstruction or an asset management company for faster resolution of bad loans -- a concept that's similar to the idea of bad bank.

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