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The US Election And The Global Economy

by Michael J. Boskinvia Project Syndicate
Thursday, February 25, 2016

Big changes are underway in the US, as the country gears up to elect a new president, one-third of the Senate, and the entire House of Representatives this November. The outcome will have profound consequences for US economic policy, and thus for the global economy.

Analysis and Commentary

Highlights From Nate Silver Interview

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Small sample sizes, global poverty, basketball and the Golden State Warriors, legalizing drugs, herd behavior in the media, and media as cheerleaders.


Two Cheers For Capitalism

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage
Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The misguided leftist hatred of the free market.

In the News

Confronting Income Inequality: Economic Growth Is The Answer

quoting John H. Cochrane via Fox and Hounds Daily (CA)
Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Income inequality is taking center stage as a high profile issue in both national and California politics this year.

In the News

How Do You Fix Schools? Maybe Just Give Them More Money.

quoting Eric Hanushekvia Slate
Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Modern education reformers often repeat the idea that simply throwing more money at public schools isn’t enough to improve them. As Eric Hanushek, an economist at Stanford's conservative Hoover Institution who’s done a great deal of academic writing on the subject, puts it, “We know that there's not much relationship between spending and performance.”


John Cochrane On The Larry Kudlow Show (1:17:58)

interview with John H. Cochrane via Larry Kudlow Show
Saturday, February 20, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow John Cochrane discusses how robust economic growth will solve many of our problems.

In the News

Dealmaker Jimmy Dunne: Replace Yellen As Fed Chair

mentioning Kevin Warshvia CNBC
Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Janet Yellen should be replaced as Federal Reserve chair, long-time Wall Street dealmaker Jimmy Dunne said Tuesday.

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In the News

President Obama To Host Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2016 At Stanford University

mentioning Michael McFaulvia Stanford News
Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Stanford University will be a partner and will serve as the venue for the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit with over 1,000 global delegates and hosted by President Barack Obama, the U.S. State Department and the White House announced today.

In the News

Your Favorite Episodes Of 2015

mentioning Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, February 22, 2016

I want to share with you the results of the survey of your favorite episodes of 2015. I want to thank all of you around the world (and you live in 65 different countries) who responded, particularly your general comments and feedback. Those comments were very helpful in thinking about ways to make EconTalk better.

Analysis and Commentary

Brad DeLong's Distorted View Of Wealth

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, February 22, 2016

He [Thomas Piketty] saw five striking facts: First, ownership of private wealth--with its power to command resources, dictate where and how people would work, and shape politics--was always highly concentrated. This is the second sentence of Brad DeLong's "The Melting Away of North Atlantic Social Democracy."


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