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Lanhee Chen: Economy Plays Central Role During A Presidential Election

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Yahoo Finance
Friday, November 15, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses why people 'vote with their pocketbooks'; and he also discusses former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's presidential platform to attack President Trump.

Analysis and CommentaryImmigration

Review Of Open Borders

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, November 15, 2019

You might expect that I, as an immigrant and as an economist who favors the free movement of labor, would find the idea of open borders to be an obviously good policy. If you also learned that in 1977, the Immigration and Naturalization Service tried to deport me, you might think that I would also be emotionally, and not just intellectually, in favor of open borders. At times I have been.


Democrats, Tyranny, And Income Inequality

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage
Friday, November 15, 2019

How progressives mask their envy and lust for power.

In the News

Global Economy Improved After Fed Rate Cut: Raghuram Rajan

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia Grain Mart
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Former RBI governor, Raghuram Rajan highlighted the improvement in the global economy due to fed rate cut. This was a highly anticipated move to cut interest rate by quarter point. Federal Open Market Committee decreased benchmark funds rate by 25 points.
The Federal Reserve
In the News

37th Annual Monetary Conference: Fed Policy: A Shadow Review

mentioning Charles Calomiris, Charles I. Plosser, Andrew J. Filardovia Cato Institute
Thursday, November 14, 2019

Criticism of the Federal Reserve is mounting, whether it’s President Trump tweeting that Chairman Powell is not following his advice or progressives calling for the Fed to use its monetary powers to fuel government spending. Amid public scrutiny and at a time of growing uncertainty for the business of central banking, Powell asked the Fed “to take stock of how we formulate, conduct, and communicate monetary policy.” Shadowing the Fed’s strategic review, Cato’s 37th Annual Monetary Conference will explore a broad array of recommendations for improving the monetary framework — and go beyond the narrow scope of the Fed’s agenda to share a vision for a monetary system best suited for a free society.

InterviewsHealth Care

Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show: “The Power To Tax Is The Power To Destroy.”—Dan’l Webster

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Warrencare."


Powell’s Communication Has Been ‘Erratic,’ Former Fed Official Charles Plosser Says

interview with Charles I. Plosservia CNBC
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Charles Plosser discusses the Fed's “erratic” messages over the last few meetings, and the uncertainty the erratic messages have caused for the markets and investors.


David Henderson: Millennial Socialism

interview with David R. Hendersonvia CrossTalk
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow David Henderson discusses socialism and the fall of the Berlin Wall.

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A Graphic Case For Open Borders

by David R. Hendersonvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Brian Caplan makes muscular arguments for immigration. 

In the News

Labour And Sterling

cited Steven J. Davisvia Investors Chronicle (UK)
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

[Subscription Required] The possibility of a Labour election victory next month has prompted hyperventilating talk of trillions of pounds leaving the country in such an event. This is silly, and obscures the fact that the impact of a Labour win on sterling is more interesting than that.


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