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Why A Worker’s Salary History Should Never Dictate Their Future Earnings

quoting Robert E. Hallvia The National
Sunday, June 28, 2020
Suppose you’re on a trip overseas and you need to buy a shirt, but you don’t know any of the brands. You see two shirts in a store that both look pretty good, but one costs twice as much as the other. You might assume that the more expensive shirt somehow is superior – that it’s better made or that the locals will see it as more stylish. You might decide it’s worth the price and spend the extra money.
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Richard Schragger Column: Pandemics And Our Faulty Federalism

cited Jonathan Roddenvia Richmond Times-Dispatch
Saturday, June 27, 2020

In Georgia, Gov. Brian Kemp has ordered a relaxing of essential business restrictions, overruling municipal stay-at-home orders. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is apoplectic. In New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio are at loggerheads over who gets to decide whether schools remained closed or open.

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Webinar – Special Edition BPEA 2020: COVID-19 And The Economy

mentioning Steven J. Davisvia Brookings
Thursday, June 25, 2020

The Brookings Papers on Economic Activity (BPEA) is a semi-annual academic conference and journal that pairs rigorous research with real-time policy analysis to address the most urgent economic challenges of the day. This year, we are adding a special third edition of reports and papers on COVID-19’s current and future impact on the economy.

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Charter Schools and Their Enemies

by Thomas Sowellvia Basic Books
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

A leading conservative intellectual defends charter schools against the teachers’ unions, politicians, and liberal educators who threaten to dismantle their success.


Q&A: Kenneth L. Judd On Teaching Via Video Conference And Computational Economics

Friday, June 26, 2020
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Kenneth L. Judd, the Paul H. Bauer Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, is an expert in the economics of taxation, imperfect competition, and mathematical economics. In this interview, Judd discusses teaching a class to University of Zurich students from Hoover Institution offices via video conferencing technology. He is among the rare professors across academia who were teaching on Zoom prior to the outbreak of COVID-19. Judd also talks about his field of computational economics and how it applies to tax and environmental policy.

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Scott Atlas – COVID-19 Interview

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia Policy@McCombs
Friday, June 26, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Scott Atlas discusses the policies made concerning COVID-19.

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The Chief Joseph Freedom Index: Renewing Indigenous Economies

via PolicyEd
Friday, June 26, 2020

Explore the Chief Joseph Freedom Index (CJFI), which measures economic freedom on Indian reservations across America. Economic freedom is an important factor in driving growth, innovation, and economic mobility. The CJFI can greatly help tribal governments as they respond to problems plaguing many reservations.

COVID-19 Is Also a Reallocation Shock

by Jose Maria Barrero, Nick Bloom, Steven J. Davisvia Economics Working Papers
Thursday, June 25, 2020
Economics Working Paper 20113
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Pandenomics: How Open Data Is Guiding Public Policy

quoting Michael Spencevia Technology Review (MIT)
Thursday, June 25, 2020

Generals always fight the last war, runs the military aphorism. Politicians have also drawn heavily from battlefield lexicon in framing the fight against covid-19, but they too are at risk of leaning on outdated concepts and responses based on past crises that bear limited resemblance to the pandemic.

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America’s Uncertain Recovery

by Michael J. Boskinvia Project Syndicate
Thursday, June 25, 2020

Predicting the speed and strength of the United States' recovery from the current recession is extremely difficult. But what is clear is that policymakers must boost incentives to work in normal times when jobs are plentiful, while strengthening the safety net for when they are not and for those who are unable to work.


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