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Guest Opinion: Tired Of All The Virtue Signaling?

quoting General Jim Mattisvia Palo Alto Online
Friday, December 13, 2019

Phrase popularized by James Bartholomew disparages environmental actions.

In the News

Friday Short Cuts

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Patriot Post
Friday, December 13, 2019

Notable quotables from Cal Thomas, Victor Davis Hanson, Rashida Tlaib, and more.

Analysis and Commentary

Quite A Vexing Equation

by Chirantan Chatterjeevia The Telegraph
Friday, December 13, 2019

How does fear, lack of trust impact economic growth?

Policy InsightsFeaturedPolitics

Fixing The Way We Tax

featuring Edward Paul Lazear, John H. Cochrane, David R. Henderson, Richard A. Epstein, Michael J. Boskin, Daniel Heilvia PolicyEd
Friday, December 13, 2019

With the election less than a year away, presidential candidates are eagerly releasing new proposals that promise to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure, expand access to health care, and reduce college tuition. The one thing all of these ideas have in common is that they will be expensive. And unless candidates are willing to increase federal deficits that already exceed a trillion dollars, these expensive ideas mean raising someone’s taxes.

In the News

Warren’s Economic Illusions

quoting Russell Robertsvia The Wall Street Journal
Thursday, December 12, 2019

[Subscription required] Elizabeth Warren has been justly criticized for the magical math in her Medicare for All proposal. That health plan would cost perhaps $34 trillion, according to outside estimates. But Ms. Warren says the true figure is only—alakazam!—$20.5 trillion.

In the News

Raghuram Rajan Says India Is In The Middle Of An "Economic Depression"

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia Industry Global News24
Thursday, December 12, 2019

Former Indian Reserve Bank (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan said India is in the middle of an "economic depression" with signs of a deep malaise in the Indian economy running through extreme power centralization in the Office of the Prime Minister and weak ministers.

Analysis and Commentary

Was There A Housing Bubble?

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, December 12, 2019

In his recent book Shut Out, Kevin Erdmann, a finance expert and visiting fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, has two main messages.

Analysis and Commentary

'Privacy Absolutism' Masks How Consumers Actually Value Their Data

by Bowman Heiden, Nicolas Petitvia The Hill
Thursday, December 12, 2019

Ethical scandals in the tech industry seem to follow each other like night and day. Last month, a federal inquiry was opened regarding Google’s program to collect and analyze patient data in collaboration with health care providers, known as Project Nightingale. 


Election Is The Proper Remedy For Presidential Misconduct

by John Yoovia Financial Times
Thursday, December 12, 2019

Impeachment does not require a crime, but the abuse or violation of public trust.

Analysis and Commentary

The Political Spouse: It’s Not A Job Just For Women Anymore

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Thursday, December 12, 2019

Women on the world stage are increasingly playing lead roles. Whether New Zealand’s Jacinda Ardern, the newest all-female Finnish government’s cabinet led by 35-year old Prime Minister Sanna Marin or the record number of American women who ran and won in the 2018 midterm elections, women are moving on up. Get used to it.