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What Should We Make Of The Ethnic ‘Pay Gap’?

cited Thomas Sowellvia The Spectator
Thursday, June 25, 2020

If one group earns more and enjoys better workplace success than another, does that mean the less successful group is being discriminated against? There might be individual examples of discrimination but I’m not convinced this is proof of institutional discrimination.

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COVID-19 Is Also A Reallocation Shock

by Jose Maria Barrero, Nick Bloom, Steven J. Davisvia Brookings
Thursday, June 25, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is driving a massive shift in jobs and businesses—within industries, across industries, and across locations, concludes a paper to be discussed at the Brookings Papers on Economic Activity conference June 25, and government policies that impede that process could make a potentially slow and painful recovery even worse.

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Escape from Pandemics: Triumph of Delusion?

interview with Kyle Harpervia Hoover Podcasts
Thursday, June 11, 2020

A History Working Group seminar with Kyle Harper.

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Stephen Kotkin: China, Russia, And American Freedom | Hoover Virtual Policy Briefing

interview with Stephen Kotkinvia Hoover Podcasts
Thursday, June 25, 2020

Stephen Kotkin Discusses China, Russia, And American Freedom.

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A Case For Free Markets

by Milton Friedmanvia PolicyEd
Thursday, June 25, 2020

Competition in the free market helps prevent the concentration of power.

Analysis and Commentary

How Trump Could Turbocharge The Economy With Radical Tax Cuts – Thanks To The Supreme Court

by John Yoovia Fox Business
Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Imagine the boost to the economy if Trump cut taxes on the lowest two brackets to zero.

In the News

Deconstructing Neoliberalism III: Why Neoliberalism Calls For A Rethink

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia Business Today
Wednesday, June 24, 2020

In this third part, focus is on the impact of neoliberalism: slowdown in growth, rise in inequality, frequent economic crises, and much more. It also looks at some of the corrective measures.

Analysis and Commentary

Does Restricting Immigration Necessarily Reduce Unemployment?

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Does restricting immigration necessarily reduce unemployment? In the long run, it doesn’t, as there is an infinite amount of work to be done. If you doubt that, think of another group that entered the labor force, a group that, from 1950 to 2000, was a more important entrant over that time than immigrants. The group is women.


Do California’s Future Travel Plans Include Planes, Trains . . . And More Automobiles?

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Wednesday, June 24, 2020

There’s plenty to observe in California these days.

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GoodFellows: Condoleezza Rice On COVID, Russia, And Putin

interview with Condoleezza Rice, John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMastervia Hoover Podcasts
Wednesday, June 24, 2020

This week on GoodFellows, we tackle a very complex geopolitical topic: Russia and the effects the COVID-19 crisis has had on that country’s economy, internal politics, international relations and aspirations, and ability to influence other countries and regions. To help us, we are fortunate to have one of the world’s foremost experts on the subject, someone who has years of direct experience in dealing with Russia and with Vladimir Putin himself: Hoover fellow (and soon to be director of the Hoover Institution) Condoleezza Rice, the former secretary of state and national security director under George W. Bush.


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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.

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