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Flaws In Mobility Rankings

cited Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Inside Higher Education
Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Economic mobility metrics and rankings should be taken with a grain of salt, according to a new report from the American Enterprise Institute.

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David Henderson On The John Batchelor Show

interview with David R. Hendersonvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow David Henderson discusses his Wall Street Journal article "The Data Are In: It’s Time for Major Reopening."

In the News

Trump's Visa Ban Is Economic Suicide

quoting Eric Hanushekvia The Week
Tuesday, June 23, 2020

American technology companies are unsurprisingly among the biggest critics of President Trump's decision on Monday to freeze new work visas, including those used by many tech workers and their families, through the end of the year.

In the News

Letting States Declare Bankruptcy: Debunking The Bond Argument

cited Jonathan Roddenvia National Review
Tuesday, June 23, 2020

I’ve drawn on David Skeel’s work before in writing about giving states the option of declaring bankruptcy.

In the News

Next Stimulus Package Will Be Jobs-Focused: Mnuchin

quoting Kevin Hassettvia Fox Business
Tuesday, June 23, 2020

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin addressed the prospect of another stimulus package Tuesday, saying the Trump administration is discussing a number of different employment-focused proposals.

Analysis and Commentary

A Minimum Wage Puzzle

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Two new studies show that giving pay raises to low-wage workers is good for consumers, too.

In the News

Recession Tensions Heightened With A May Misreport Of The US Unemployment Rate

quoting Steven J. Davisvia The Ticker
Friday, June 19, 2020

The coronavirus has affected various aspects of life in the United States and employment-related issues are one of them. In May, the unemployment numbers neared the rate of unemployment during the Great Depression, according to CNBC. More dreadful is the fact that some coronavirus job losses could be permanent.


Steven Davis: COVID-19 Economics: Unprecedented Volatility

interview with Steven J. Davisvia (Centre for Economic Policy Research)
Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Steven Davis says that the pandemic is having an effect on the US stock markets unlike anything we've ever seen before.

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The Libertarian: DACA, Immigration, And The Supreme Court

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Tuesday, June 23, 2020

The Court reaches an indefensible outcome in what should have been a simple case.

Analysis and Commentary

Tackling Corona In India: Why The Sledgehammer Approach Is Doomed To Fail

by Bibek Debroy, Bjorn Lomborgvia The Times of India
Tuesday, June 23, 2020

The corona challenge will likely be with us for a year or more, until we find a cure or a vaccine and it may strike again, after remaining dormant for a while. Thus, it is more urgent than ever to find policy responses that can be sustained and don’t end up leaving India worse off overall.


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