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Analysis and Commentary

Reinhardt's Misleading Data On Drug Price Differences

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, August 12, 2019

Timothy Taylor, the Conversable Economist, posted today on some highlights from the late Uwe Reinhardt’s last book, Priced Out: The Economic and Ethical Costs of American Health Care. He, following the lead of the Milken Institute Review in its excerpt of the book, shows charts comparing the cost of various health care goods and services in the United States to the cost in other countries.

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The Government's Effect On Charitable Giving

by Milton Friedmanvia PolicyEd
Monday, August 12, 2019

The greatest period of charitable activity occurred in the 19th century, when government spending was small as share of the economy.

In the News

Trump Has Good Chance Of Winning Again

quoting Larry Diamondvia The Straits Times
Monday, August 12, 2019

[Subscription Required] US President Donald Trump may well lose the popular vote again in 2020, and yet win the presidency, contends Stanford Professor Larry Diamond, whose latest book is ominously titled Ill Winds.

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Pacific Century: Richard McGregor, The Party, And Pushback Against Xi Jinping? Also, South Korea And Japan Trade War Heats Up

interview with Richard McGregor, Michael R. Auslin, John Yoovia The Pacific Century
Monday, August 12, 2019

Author Richard McGregor discusses what keeps Xi Jinping on top, but is Xi facing a fall?

Analysis and Commentary

Arthur Diamond On Openness To Creative Destruction

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, August 12, 2019

Arthur Diamond of the University of Nebraska at Omaha talks about his book, Openness to Creative Destruction, with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Diamond sings the sometimes forgotten virtues of innovation and entrepreneurship and argues that they should be taught more prominently as a central part of economics.

In the News

Trump Is Making Xi’s Superpower 2050 Plan Tougher By The Day

quoting Michael Spencevia Yahoo Finance
Saturday, August 10, 2019

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In the News

In Minnesota, An Economics Research Revolution 50 Years Strong

mentioning Thomas J. Sargentvia Star Tribune
Saturday, August 10, 2019

The core of today's economic discourse was established right here half a century ago through a unique — and still vibrant — Minnesota partnership.

In the News

There Is No Government Shortcut For Entrepreneurial Success

quoting Shelby Steelevia Foundation of Economic Education
Friday, August 9, 2019

Elizabeth Warren’s belief that government is capable of “leveling the playing field” does a disservice to the unique entrepreneurial ecosystem that free enterprise facilitates.

In the News

President Trump Not “Thrilled” With The Strength Of The U.S. Dollar

quoting Michael D. Bordovia Morningology
Friday, August 9, 2019

After a sizable run in the U.S. Dollar, President Trump says he’s not “thrilled” with it.


Why Trump Will Win His Challenge To California's Tax Return Law

by John Yoo, Robert J. Delahuntyvia The Los Angeles Times
Friday, August 9, 2019

President Trump and the Republican National Committee filed suit this week challenging California’s new law requiring candidates in presidential primaries to release five years of tax returns. The challenges will almost certainly prevail.


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The Working Group on Economic Policy brings together experts on economic and financial policy to study key developments in the U.S. and global economies, examine their interactions, and develop specific policy proposals.

Milton and Rose Friedman: An Uncommon Couple