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Analysis and Commentary

Lanhee Chen: A Spending Problem

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Townhall
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

President Trump earned significant praise for his first State of the Union Address—and for good reason. It presented an affirmative vision for what unified Republican governance can accomplish. It also laid out policy priorities to keep the homeland secure and strengthen our economy.

Olympic Gold Medal
Analysis and Commentary

Economics Everywhere Even In Sports

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, February 12, 2018

Early February in even years not divisible by 4 is one of my favorite times. First, the AT&T golf tournament is here and, although I'm not a big fan of golf (cue Mark Twain), I get to see gorgeous views from the Goodyear blimp of an area less than 2 miles as the crow flies (and that crow does fly straight) from where I live.

 
Featured

The Machines Ate My Homework

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Monday, February 12, 2018

Are we living through the re-mystification of the world?

In the News

Austerity By Design

quoting John H. Cochrane via Boston Review
Monday, February 12, 2018
Yanis Varoufakis's lessons for reasserting European social democracy.
In the News

Hidden Information, Hidden Action And The Stock Market

mentioning Michael Spencevia Manila Times (Phlippines)
Monday, February 12, 2018

In 2001, George Akerlof, Michael Spence and Joseph Stiglitz were awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics for their work on asymmetric (or hidden) information and markets.

Featured

Republican Embarrassments

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Sunday, February 11, 2018

Free-marketers are right that tax cuts stimulate economic growth that in turn lead to expanding production and eventually more federal tax revenue.

Bitcoins
In the News

Should-Read: John Cochrane On Bitcoin And Bubbles

quoting John H. Cochrane via Washington Center for Equitable Growth
Saturday, February 10, 2018

So, what’s up with Bitcoin? Is it a ‘bubble?’ A mania of irrational crowds?

In the News

Higher Budget Deficits A Likely Factor In Stock Market Rout

quoting John H. Cochrane via Finance & Commerce
Friday, February 9, 2018

The stock market may just have fired off a warning shot to the Trump administration and Congress about their plans to blow up the size of the federal deficit.

Analysis and Commentary

We're Number 17

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, February 10, 2018

Last year the Cato Institute, along with the Fraser Institute and the Liberales Institut at the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, published the Human Freedom Index 2017. In it, the authors, Ian Vasquez and Tanja Porcnki, assign scores to various key components of what they call "economic freedom" and "personal freedom" and then rank the various countries on those two. They take the average of the two indices to get the overall Human Freedom Index.

Analysis and Commentary

Oxfam Or Oxgov?

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, February 9, 2018

There are two ways to close the gap [between rich and poor]. The first is to concentrate on making the poor better off. Mostly that has happened, thanks to liberalized international trade and reduced costs for shipping goods. Just as Walmart and Amazon have cut costs for Americans, the introduction of container shipping crushed transportation costs for the world.

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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