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Too Big to Fail, Title II of the Dodd-Frank Act and Bankruptcy Reform

interview with John B. Taylorvia Committee on Financial Services, U.S. House of Representatives
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Hoover Institution fellow John B. Taylor gives his testimony before the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Committee on Financial Services, U.S. House of Representatives, on May 15, 2013.

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Adam Smith’s Underappreciated Wisdom On Benevolence, Happiness, And Kindness

featuring Russell Robertsvia Brain Pickings
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

“Spiritual health and material well-being are not enemies: they are natural allies,” wrote the economist E.F. Schumacher in his timeless clarion call for “Buddhist economics,” penned amid the hippie counterculture of the early 1970s. But it was another visionary economist, as far from hippie culture in both time and ideology as possible, that made the most convincing case for this very concept two centuries earlier — a mind, paradoxically enough, presently celebrated for just about the opposite sentiment.

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The Economics Of Why Homelessness Worsens As Governments Spend Even More On The Problem

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

California’s homeless population is rising rapidly despite substantially higher government spending on the problem.

In the News

The Treasury Department Is Entrenching Trump's Nonsense View Of Trade Deficits

quoting John H. Cochrane via Reason
Monday, June 17, 2019

President Donald Trump's basic misunderstanding of America's trade deficits will continue to haunt American taxpayers after he leaves office thanks to changes made this year to a little-noticed Treasury Department report.

Reform of the International Monetary System: Why and How?

by John B. Taylorvia Books by Hoover Fellows
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

An argument that a rules-based reform of the international monetary system, achieved by applying basic economic theory, would improve economic performance.

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Tools Of Regulatory Reform: Maintaining Executive And Constitutional Order

Friday, June 21, 2019
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

The Hoover Institution hosts "Tools of Regulatory Reform: Maintaining Executive and Constitutional Order" on Friday, June 21, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 4:15 PM EDT.

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Lecture - Costa Mesa, CA.

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia India West
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

The World Affairs Council of Orange County has organized a lecture/dinner event with world renowned economist Raghuram Rajan. He is the former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India and Chief Economist of the IMF. He will be speaking about his new book, 'The Third Pillar: How Markets & the State Leave the Community Behind.'

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The Rent Is Too Damn Low

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, June 17, 2019

New York's "tenant protection" fiasco.

 
Analysis and Commentary

Ariely Misses An Obvious Economic Explanation

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, June 17, 2019

Psychologist Dan Ariely, who writes an “Ask Ariely” column in the weekend Wall Street Journal, leads in last weekend’s column with a psychological explanation of a phenomenon that often arises in auctions. In doing so, he fails to consider an obvious economic explanation.

Analysis and Commentary

Anja Shortland On Kidnap

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, June 17, 2019

Anja Shortland of King's College London talks about her book Kidnap with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Kidnapping is relatively common in parts of the world where government authority is weak. Shortland explores this strange, frightening, but surprisingly orderly world. She shows how the interaction between kidnappers, victims, and insurance companies creates a somewhat predictable set of prices for ransom and creates a relatively high chance of the safe return of those who are kidnapped.

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Milton and Rose Friedman: An Uncommon Couple