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How Socialist Is Bernie Sanders?

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, May 2, 2019

The Democratic candidate owes America some answers

In the News

Reform Capitalism Or Face Revolution, Billionaires Are Told At Milken Conference

quoting Niall Fergusonvia The Los Angeles Times
Thursday, May 2, 2019

The atmosphere of incongruity that pervaded this week’s annual Milken Institute Global Conference was practically palpable.

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What May And May Not Be In California, Now That The Calendar’s Turned To May

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, May 2, 2019

As far as California state government is concerned, think of the next couple of the weeks in the Sacramento as the quiet before the storm—that disturbance coming when Governor Gavin Newsom announces the “May revise” to his January budget proposal, based on April’s revenue flow.

In the News

The Energy 202: Why Some Climate Activists Are Cooling On A Carbon Tax

mentioning George P. Shultzvia The Washington Post
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

It is one of most popular plans among economists for addressing climate change. Many Democrats have embraced it. Even some Republicans have come around to the idea.

In the News

End Socialism For The Banks: ASI Report

quoting John H. Cochrane via Adam Smith Institute
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

A new volume from the free market, neoliberal think tank the Adam Smith Institute, What a Capital Idea!: How to make Britain’s banks more competitive, innovative, and safer, is calling for a radical rethink of banking regulation.

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The World’s Next Big Growth Challenge

by Michael Spencevia Project Syndicate
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

The economic performance of lower-income developing countries will be crucial to reducing poverty further. Although these economies face significant headwinds, they could also seize important new growth opportunities – especially with the help of digital platforms.

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Charles Blahous: Doubling Income Taxes Won’t Even Cover Medicare For All Costs

interview with Charles Blahousvia The Washington Free Beacon
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Charles Blahous says that doubling all currently projected federal individual and corporate income tax would be insufficient to finance Medicare for All.

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A Cautionary Note On Price-Level Targeting

by Charles I. Plosservia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

A brief meditation on some strategies for the Fed

In the News

American Economic Association Announces Award Recipients For 2019

mentioning Edward Paul Lazearvia American Economic Association
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

The American Economic Association (AEA) announces recipients of the John Bates Clark Medal, Distinguished Fellows, Foreign Honorary Members, and the "Best Paper Awards" of the American Economic Journals. These outstanding achievements will be honored at the AEA Annual Meeting, January 3-5, 2020, in San Diego, California. 

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Top Three Academic Institutions That Are Involved In Crypto

featuring Hoover Institution, Niall Fergusonvia Block Tribune
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Cryptocurrency is fast becoming the industry its founders always envisioned it could be – a way to speed international payments, a vehicle for everyday transactions, and a transformative means of funding and fueling new businesses and innovative ideas.

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