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Condoleezza Rice On Jan. 6: Americans Have 'Other Concerns We Should Be Talking About'

quoting Condoleezza Ricevia The Hill
Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Wednesday suggested that Americans have "concerns" other than talking about the riot led by supporters of former President Trump that took place at the Capitol on Jan. 6 amid the congressional probe into the incident.

Thomas Sowell in front of a black background with an Uncommon Knowledge mug
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Thomas Sowell Vs. Critical Race Theory

featuring Thomas Sowellvia National Review
Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Long before the new generation of race hucksters came along, the eminent economist offered pre-buttals to their arguments.

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Eric Hanushek: “The Only Way We’ll Have Economic Development In Some Parts Of The World Is To Improve The Schools”

interview with Eric Hanushekvia Education Next
Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Hoover Institution Eric Hanushek talks about how education would increase economic development in some countries around the world.

Analysis and Commentary

The Myth Of Lone-Wolf Terrorism

by Ayaan Hirsi Alivia UnHerd
Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Would David Amess still be alive if someone had spoken up?

Analysis and Commentary

Biden’s Big Government Window Has Closed

by David Davenportvia The Washington Examiner
Wednesday, October 20, 2021

President Joe Biden’s mantra has been "go big or go home." Biden has proposed spending trillions of dollars on COVID relief, infrastructure, and new social programs. On the heels of the pandemic, it appeared that Biden and his fellow Democrats had a window of opportunity to dramatically expand the size and role of the federal government. They saw a chance to cut a 21st century New Deal.

Analysis and Commentary

The FDA's War Against the Truth on Ivermectin

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, October 19, 2021

It’s important to address two criticisms of our work. The first is that we exaggerated the FDA’s warning on ivermectin. The second is that Merck’s stance on ivermectin proved that even the company that developed ivermectin thought that it doesn’t work for Covid-19.

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Social Security COLA Largest In Decades As Inflation Jumps

quoting Charles Blahousvia Cherokee Phoenix
Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Millions of retirees on Social Security will get a 5.9% boost in benefits for 2022. The biggest cost-of-living adjustment in 39 years follows a burst in inflation as the economy struggles to shake off the drag of the coronavirus pandemic.

Analysis and Commentary

Angrist's Critique of Card and Krueger

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, October 17, 2021

As in the original Card and Krueger survey, the administrative data show a slight decline in the employment from February to November 1992 in Pennsylvania, and little change in New Jersey over the same time period. However, the data also reveals substantial year to year employment variations in other period. In particular, while employment levels in New Jersey and Pennsylvania were similar at the end of 1991, employment in Pennsylvania fell relative to employment in New Jersey over the next three years (especially in the 14-county group), mostly before the 1996 increase in the federal minimum wage.

Analysis and Commentary

The Power of Compounding

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, October 16, 2021

According to an apocryphal story, physicist Albert Einstein, when asked what was the most powerful force in nature, answered “Compound interest.”

Analysis and Commentary

The Pros and Cons of Irish Democracy

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, October 15, 2021

If regular democracy isn’t doing so well, maybe it’s time to fall back on “Irish Democracy.”

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