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Economic Policy

Big picture coverage of macroeconomics, political economy, and governments' roles in world commerce.
Can Social Security Privatization Guarantee You More Benefits at a Lower Cost? Andrew G. Biggs 09/30/2014
No, but the CBPP’s stance on budget accounting says it can.
The Sharing Economy Under Pressure Shane Tews 09/30/2014
Uber, Lyft and Airbnb’s regulatory roadblocks continue.
Will Venture Capitalists Drive the Next Spectacular Breakthrough? Arnold Kling 09/29/2014
Peter Thiel’s Zero to One is a provocative and stimulating book, however, the Silicon Valley institutional structure may not drive the future as much as it has the recent past.
Scientists Sit Out Genetic Engineering Debate Blake Hurst 09/24/2014
If scientists cannot or will not explain the issue, then farmers have very little chance of protecting a technology that has immense value to consumers.
Inversion Crackdown Dodges Real Job Opportunities Alex Brill 09/24/2014
New Treasury Department regulations aimed at restricting corporate inversions are more about politics than policy. They won’t help the economy and may have the unintended effect of prompting companies to move management control abroad.
Good News from Africa Peter A. Coclanis 09/22/2014
The power of individuals and markets in the development process is key to the continued economic dynamism of sub-Saharan Africa.
Telecommuting: Good for Workers, Good for Bosses Michael M. Rosen 09/12/2014
Challenges abound, but the trajectory is plain.
The Minimum Wage Can Never Be High Enough Ike Brannon 09/07/2014
The minimum wage is a facile non-solution for the complicated problem of poverty in America.
A Deficit of Reasoning on Jobs Derek Scissors 09/03/2014
The link between the balance of payments, GDP, and jobs is not as Paul Krugman and others assume.
‘The American Banking System Might Not Last Until Monday’ Alex J. Pollock 08/23/2014
Learning from the crises you’ve forgotten.
 
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