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Analysis and Commentary

How To Alleviate The Looming Global Hunger Crisis

by Bjorn Lomborgvia The Punch Newspapers
Monday, June 20, 2022

A global food crisis is looming, so policymakers everywhere need to think hard about how to make food cheaper and more plentiful.

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The Shift To Remote Work Lessens Wage-Growth Pressures

by Jose Maria Barrero, Nicholas Bloom, Steven J. Davis, Brent Meyer, Emil Mihaylovvia Economics Working Papers
Monday, June 20, 2022

Economics Working Paper 22114

Fossil-Fuel Price Spikes Are Causing Pain But Little Climate Payoff

by Bjorn Lomborgvia New York Post
Monday, June 20, 2022

For three decades, climate campaigners have fought to make fossil fuels so expensive that people would be forced to abandon them.

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Rules Are Back In The Monetary Policy Report

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Monday, June 20, 2022

Last March, I quoted Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell on this Economics One blog post from his March 2 and March 3 testimony at the House and Senate that “WE’LL HAVE IT IN THE NEXT ONE.”

Analysis and Commentary

The Rich World’s Climate Hypocrisy

by Bjorn Lomborgvia Opinion Journal (WSJ Live)
Monday, June 20, 2022

[Subscription Required] They beg for more oil and coal for themselves while telling developing lands to rely on solar and wind.

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The Fed Hasn’t Fixed Its Worst Blunder Since The 1970s

by Niall Fergusonvia Bloomberg
Sunday, June 19, 2022

Jay Powell wants us to believe he has what it takes to bring inflation under control. History warns us to be skeptical.

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Economic Freedom In The Alito Draft

by John H. Cochranevia The Grumpy Economist
Sunday, June 19, 2022

I read the draft Supreme Court decision on Roe v. Wade. I was surprised that the draft so quickly prejudges economic liberty, which I thought of as a topic still open for debate. I wrote the essay below. I haven't been able to interest any of the usual places that publish my op-eds, so, with the decision likely to come next week, here it is. 

Condoleezza Rice and Persis Drell looking at an L&A exhibit during Juneteenth 2022 event

Hoover Fellows Commemorate Juneteenth Freedom Day

via Fellow Talks
Friday, June 17, 2022

Hoover fellows described African Americans’ struggle for freedom and equality during a panel discussion hosted in advance of Juneteenth Freedom Day (June 19), a newly recognized national federal holiday commemorating the emancipation of African Americans from slavery in 1865.

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Fiscal Histories

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Thursday, June 16, 2022

Fiscal Histories is a new paper, a second try at an essay on fiscal theory for the Journal of Economic Perspectives. The basic concept is to explain the fiscal theory of the price level with no equations by applying it, by seeing how it might be able to explain and interpret a wide variety of historical episodes.

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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