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Analysis and Commentary

From The Horse's Mouth

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, December 10, 2015

Later, at the site where world leaders are meeting to negotiate a climate pact outside of Paris, California governor Jerry Brown urged a small crowd to "never underestimate the coercive power of the central state in the service of good."

Lending Standards, Credit Booms, and Monetary Policy

via Economics Working Papers
Thursday, December 10, 2015

Economics Working Paper WP15115

Analysis and Commentary

Garett Jones And Charles Tiebout

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, December 9, 2015

I haven't read Garett Jones's book Hive Mind yet and so what I'm about to write is based on my trusting Scott Alexander to accurately characterize Garett's argument.

In the News

Review—The Decline And Fall Of California: From Decadence To Destruction

featuring Victor Davis Hansonvia
Wednesday, December 9, 2015

What happened to the Golden State? In the mid-twentieth century, California was the American Dream within the American Dream; a booming economy, vibrant middle-class, and an unshakeable optimism for the future were hallmarks of a state that had become the crown jewel of the Empire of Liberty.

Stephen Haber

Hoover IP2 Announces 2016 Summer Teaching Institute

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Stephen Haber, director of the Hoover Institution Working Group on Intellectual Property, Innovation, and Prosperity (Hoover IP2), has announced that the two-week Hoover IP2 Summer Teaching Institute on the Economics and Politics of Regulation will take place from July 31 through August 12, 2016.

Barack Obama

Paradigms Lost: The U.S.

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine Online
Wednesday, December 9, 2015

How utopian fantasies destroy.


Victor Davis Hanson: California’s War On The Working Class

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia
Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the decline of his native California and the increasing distance between the Democrat and Republican elites and average, middle-class Americans.

In the News

Opinion: Clinton's Wall Street Attack Would Only Hurt You And Me

quoting Charles Calomirisvia Market Watch
Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Memo to Wall Street: Hillary Clinton attacks you in the New York Times not because you did anything wrong. No, it is simply early December, and she is reminding you to make your 2015 contribution. It is time to pony up some big bucks to her favorite charity. Look on the bright side: It is tax-deductible.

Thomas Sowell discusses wealth, poverty, and politics
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Wealth, Poverty, And Politics

interview with Thomas Sowellvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Poverty in America and the Welfare State.

In the News

John Robson: Politics And The Art Of Being Authentically Stupid

quoting Thomas Sowellvia National Post (Canada)
Monday, December 7, 2015

Practically every day brings fresh proof that the people who aspire to govern us have no idea how it’s done. They can’t even cancel a gas plant, let alone deliver power reliably or improve the tax system. Can’t anybody here play this game?


Economic Policy Working Group

The Working Group on Economic Policy brings together experts on economic and financial policy to study key developments in the U.S. and global economies, examine their interactions, and develop specific policy proposals.

Milton and Rose Friedman: An Uncommon Couple