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The Case Against Higher Tax Rates

by David R. Hendersonvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, January 23, 2019

On incentives, deadweight loss, and economists who should know better.

Analysis and Commentary

The Harder Question I Raise For James R. Rogers

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Over at our sister publication Law & Liberty, political science professor James R. Rogers has a piece titled “The Harder Question Tucker Carlson Raises for Conservatives.” If it were a question Carlson raises only for conservatives, I would be less interested than otherwise. But Professor Rogers makes clear in the article that Carlson raises this question for libertarians too. 

Analysis and Commentary

Diversity, Part 4. The Who, What, When, Where, Why, And How

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Parts 2 and 3 of this series explored problems of definition and measurement in Diversity.  The definition of a Diverse person is somewhat subject to an arbitrary classification of Identity and measurement of Diversity is subject to the choice of geographical or organizational levels of Diverse groups.

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Antagonistic Competition Marks U.S.–China Relations 40 Years After Normalization

by Michael R. Auslinvia National Review
Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Amid the tumult of America’s domestic politics, the 40th anniversary of the normalization of Sino–U.S. relations passed almost unnoticed on January 1, commemorated only in subdued comments from Washington and Beijing. The relationship, once heralded by leaders in both countries as the world’s most important, is currently in flux. 

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Library And Museum Partnership Asks What It Means To Be 'American'

mentioning Condoleezza Ricevia The West Side Journal
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

This month students and West Side residents will participate in a variety of activities following the January 16 screening of the documentary film “American Creed" at the West Baton Rouge Museum.

In the News

When Bad Financial Advisers Happen To Good People

quoting Amit Seru via Phys.org
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Over 650,000 registered financial advisers in the United States help manage over $30 trillion of investible assets and represent approximately 10% of total employment of the finance and insurance sector. However, despite their prevalence and importance, financial advisers are often perceived as dishonest and consistently rank among the least trustworthy professionals, a perception shaped by highly publicized scandals in the industry over the past decade.

 

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At The One-Issue White House, The Standoff Over A Border Wall Displaces Other Priorities

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia The New York Times
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

For the last month, President Trump’s public schedule has mostly been a sparse document. The one issued for Tuesday, for instance, listed only his daily intelligence briefing and lunch with the vice president. No new policy announcements. No new cabinet appointments.

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Don’t Make This One Social Security Blunder

quoting John Shovenvia Market Watch
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

When you claim Social Security, don’t make this one really, really dumb move. 

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How To Prevent The Next Election Disaster

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia Politico
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

The 2020 presidential contest has already begun, with several Democratic candidates declaring their intention to challenge Donald Trump for the Oval Office and more on the way.

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Britain’s Having A Monty Python Moment

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

As Theresa May went from crushing defeat on Tuesday to narrow victory on Wednesday, I’m sure I was not the only one reminded of “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” Despite having had both his arms chopped off by King Arthur (Graham Chapman), the Black Knight (John Cleese) refuses to yield.

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