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Steve Pearlstein of the Washington Post

Steve Pearlstein of the Washington Post discusses economics, politics and the coming elections.

with Steve Pearlsteinvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, October 18, 2007

"The Tone Deaf and Timid: Republicans, Democrats and the Missing Debate on Economic Policy."

In the News

Heroes of the zeroes

with Milton Friedmanvia Economist
Thursday, October 18, 2007

John Maynard Keynes thought that economics should be a technical profession...

Have Skills, Will Travel

by Gary S. Beckervia Hoover Digest
Thursday, October 18, 2007

Rising high-tech wages in India may reverse some high-tech outsourcing. Talent emigrates in all directions. By Gary S. Becker.

In the News

Responding to earlier criticism

with Milton Friedmanvia TPMCafe
Wednesday, October 17, 2007

When I concluded my first book club post with, “let the clubbing begin,” I was wondering if the clubs wielded would be made of wood—or Nerf...

In the News

Costs and Benefits

by Russ Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Wednesday, October 17, 2007

James Pethokoukis calls it Al Gore's $307 Trillion Gamble, pointing out the costs of actions and the benefits of inaction on global warming...

In the News

InTrade got the Economics Nobel Right

with Paul M. Romer, Robert J. Barrovia Conde Nast Portfolio
Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Barkley Rosser is unimpressed by the InTrade speculation about the winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics...

In the News

Clinton has good idea, but simplicity would improve savings

with Milton Friedmanvia Idaho Statesman
Tuesday, October 16, 2007

This week, Hillary Clinton tossed out a proposal to establish 401(k) accounts for everyone, even for people who don't have access to one through their employers...

In the News

Nobel for 'mechanism design' pioneers

with Milton Friedmanvia Independent
Tuesday, October 16, 2007

The Nobel prize for economics has been awarded to three American academics, Leonid Hurwicz, Eric Maskin and Roger Myerson, for their work on mechanism design theory...

Analysis and Commentary

The Case for FDA Outsourcing

by Henry I. Millervia American
Tuesday, October 16, 2007

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is currently trying to improve its efficiency by outsourcing a small number of non-critical jobs...

In the News

Nobel in economics yet another for University of Chicago

with Milton Friedman, Gary S. Beckervia Associated Press
Monday, October 15, 2007

One of the world's most influential schools of economics has done it again...


Economic Policy Working Group

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