On Wed Nov 28 I will be giving a talk at the ASU Forecast Luncheon in Phoenix. Blog readers will likely be bored, as I'm going to unapologetically recycle blog material, emphasizing strategies for long run growth. But you may find it amusing, and do say hi if you're one of my dozens of readers.
Since the midterm elections, California political discussions have been focused on the implosion of the California Republican party and the increased dominance of the Democratic party. Despite these trends, there are several reasons why I expect to see enormous pressure on the California Democratic party to significantly change their future economic priorities and policies. And this may happen sooner rather than later, just as there was a strong and unexpected national reaction against the Democratic party in 2010 and in 2016.
I knew that Donald Trump has long been suspicious of international trade and has worn his uninformed anti-trade preferences as a badge of honor. I’ve argued with pro-Trump friends that his proposed replacement for NAFTA is good only because it isn’t as bad on trade as I feared it would be: it will, if passed, reduce gains from trade for both sides, but not as much as I had feared.
Anat Admati of Stanford's Graduate School of Business talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the financial crisis of 2008, the lessons she has learned, and how it has changed her view of economics, finance, and her career.
In the video above from today’s CBS Sunday Morning program, A.J. Jacobs discovers his “inner Adam Smith” to express his gratitude for the thousands of invisible hands that are part of the “radical global interconnectedness ” that brings him his morning cup of coffee.
My state senator, who is also majority leader of the California Senate, is Bill Monning. We’ve generally gotten along well, having been on a panel on the Iraq war at our daughters’ school in the spring of 2003 and having both spoken at an antiwar rally last decade. We were on the same side on both issues.
A taxpayer-funded gravy train promoted by Democrats Kamala Harris and Cory Booker that would provide “free money” to low-income and middle-class Americans would add trillions to the US debt and result in higher unemployment. That’s the assessment of several public-policy think tanks.
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.