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Bank Of America/Merrill Lynch Walter E. Hoadley Annual Economic Forecast

featuring John B. Taylorvia Commonwealth Club
Friday, January 26, 2018

With changes to taxes on the horizon, health care in flux, housing prices continuing to rise, continued governmental gridlock as well as external threats to the U.S. from North Korea and terrorism, what does all of this mean for your business, your investments and the greater economy for 2018?

Analysis and Commentary

Office Hours: Michael Boskin On Tax Reform

by Michael J. Boskinvia
Friday, January 26, 2018

Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Michael Boskin responds to your questions related to tax reform. The primary goal of America’s tax code should be to raise the revenue to finance the necessary functions of government in the least distortionary manner possible. Tax systems with broad bases and low tax rates are the most effective foundation for an efficient, growing economy. While consumption taxes are efficient, all forms of taxation should be considered as long as they are revenue-neutral and accompanied by rigorous, enforceable spending controls.

The Classicist with Victor Davis Hanson:
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The Classicist: Donald Trump, President NObama

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Friday, January 26, 2018

How the 45th president has become a repudiation of the 44th.

Analysis and Commentary

Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, January 25, 2018

Her servants. Today Google has highlighted author Virginia Woolf, who was born 136 years ago today.

In the News

Bitcoiners Are Wildly Overconfident In Their Ability To Predict The Future

quoting Lee Ohanianvia The Daily Wire
Thursday, January 25, 2018

Writing about Bitcoin’s future is a fool’s errand, so here goes: The cryptocurrency’s long-term value is dependent on whether it becomes a regular, widely-used medium of exchange. That’s why Bitcoin enthusiasts should temper their confidence in their predictive abilities following Stripe’s announcement Tuesday that it would stop accepting transactions denominated in Bitcoins.

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Maybe Trump Has A New Message For Davos (Commentary)

quoting Niall Fergusonvia
Thursday, January 25, 2018

As President Donald Trump attends the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, he is be surrounded by many of the world's financial and political elite - many of whom have expressed disdain toward him personally and his "America First" agenda.

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quoting John H. Cochrane via CATO Institute
Thursday, January 25, 2018

The success of the corporate tax cut should ultimately be judged by corporate investment levels and wage growth, not share buybacks or one-off bonuses.

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Medieval Wisdom On When to Start Worrying About The Bond Market

quoting Paul Schmelzingvia Bloomberg
Wednesday, January 24, 2018

The Middle Ages could tell us whether we need to think about the rally's end. Or not.


High-Profile Guests, Informative Talks, And A Milestone-Building Dedication: Hoover Hosts Friends And Supporters At The 2017 Fall Retreat

Friday, January 26, 2018
David and Joan Traitel Building, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Hoover’s 2017 Fall Retreat—featuring one of the institution’s most distinguished guest speakers ever, the milestone dedication of the David and Joan Traitel Building, and a multi-day series of talks on restoring economic prosperity—was an extraordinary cap on a year of major accomplishments.

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Can California Save Itself From A Pension Disaster?

by Joshua D. Rauhvia Eureka
Thursday, January 25, 2018

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) and other pension systems in the Golden State might be celebrating their recent investment returns, but don’t be fooled. Their problems are nowhere close to solved — and those problems are taxpayers’ problems.


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