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The right has its own version of political correctness. It’s just as stifling.

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President-elect Donald Trump has not been shy about the “big problem in this country”: political correctness. Trump has blamed PC for the attack at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando (“They ...

How Air-Conditioning Invented the Modern World

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In the beginning, it wasn’t the heat, but the humidity. In 1902, the workers at Sackett & Wilhelms Lithographing & Printing Company in New York City were fed up with ...

The entire island of Puerto Rico may be without electricity for months

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It’s been less than a week since Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico, bisecting the entire island, bringing 150 mph winds and torrential rains to some of its most populated ...

In Battle Over Tax Cuts, It’s Republicans vs. Economists

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“I do think it is time for us to have a real debate and to have real economists weighing in and we should take other things into account other than ...

The benefits of central bank digital currency

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In third-century Rome, Julius Paulus Prudentissimus, chief legal advisor to Emperor Severus Alexander, described the fundamental rationale for a government-issued currency using terms that remain familiar to modern monetary economists.

The German elections are not boring. They are troubling.

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By Wolfgang Münchau For all those of you who think the German elections are boring, consider the following anecdote. Alexander Gauland, one of the two AfD leaders in this week’s ...

Behind New Obamacare Repeal Vote: ‘Furious’ G.O.P. Donors

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This was not what Republicans had envisioned. Preparing for the 2018 midterm elections, they had thought they were in a strong position to maintain or expand their majority. Democrats must ...

Health Insurance Marketplace: Enroll for 2015 Healthcare Coverage

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Get ready to join the millions already enrolled in Marketplace coverage. Sign up for email and text updates to get important Open Enrollment reminders -- including a note as soon ...

This 30-Day Time-Lapse From A Cargo Ship Is Stunning

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​The world's oceans are incomprehensibly vast, a fact that's quite apparent in this spectacular time-lapse of a cargo ship's journey over the course of a month.YouTuber JeffHK took 80,000 photos ...

Uber London licence not renewed

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Uber will not be issued a new private hire licence, Transport for London (TfL) has said. TfL has concluded the ride-hailing app firm was not fit and proper to hold ...

Republicans’ brave new strategy for fixing the U.S. health-care system

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Republicans have unveiled their brave new strategy for fixing the U.S. health-care system: Make someone else deal with it. Of all the god-awful Obamacare-repeal-and-replace plans that Republicans have proposed, Cassidy-Graham ...

6 films that narrowed the Hollywood gender gap

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It’s reductive to put it this way, but the most vital blow this summer's Wonder Woman film has landed is financial. This is what fundamentally matters in Hollywood. Flawless as ...

Men STILL Outnumber Women in Economics Jobs

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In this op-ed, Caroline Freund, a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, discusses the dearth of women in the economics field. When I was an undergraduate studying ...

"I’ve covered the GOP repeal plans since day one. Graham-Cassidy is the most radical."

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I have spent the bulk of 2017 writing about the different Republican plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Graham-Cassidy, in my view, is the most radical of them all.

Price traveled by private plane at least 24 times

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Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price has taken at least 24 flights on private charter planes at taxpayers’ expense since early May, according to people with knowledge of his ...

Another potential Mueller honey pot: Spicer's notebooks

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Today's teens aren't as likely to get summer jobs as they used to be. But data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that they're four times as likely to ...

ICOs are where the frauds will take place

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Jeff Carter has been around the block a few times… I am calling bullshit on the ICO craze. Was talking to someone who told me a startup with no customers ...

Segregation and changing populations shape Rust Belt’s politics

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This summer, in A tale of two Rust Belts, I explored how diverging economic paths in the Great Lakes region help explain political patterns we are seeing today. Since last ...

Senate candidate Roy Moore in 2005: 'Homosexual conduct should be illegal'

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"Homosexual conduct should be illegal, yes," Moore said in a 2005 interview. Later in the interview, Moore compared gay sex to bestiality. (CNN)Roy Moore, a Republican US Senate candidate in ...

Russian, American white nationalists meet for the first time in Washington

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Since 2015, Matthew Heimbach, one of the foremost white nationalists in the United States, has been trying to construct links with Russian nationalists. At the 2015 launch of his Traditionalist ...

Push for Gender Equality in Tech? Some Men Say It’s Gone Too Far

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Now men’s rights advocates in Silicon Valley have galvanized. “What Google did was wake up sectors of society that weren’t into these issues before,” said Paul Elam, who runs A ...

Want to Be a Fed Governor? Better Pretend to Be From Somewhere Else

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Sept. 22, 2017 10:33 a.m. ET Winning nomination to the Federal Reserve Board takes financial acumen, political savvy and a very expansive notion of geography and biography. Randal Quarles, nominated ...

Hutchins Roundup: Intergenerational impact of Medicaid, the Global Financial Cycle, and more

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Studies in this week’s Hutchins Roundup find that the benefits of health insurance can persist across generations, the Global Financial Cycle does not explain capital flows, and more. Want to ...

Drug Patents and the Government Debt: Written So Even an Economist Can Understand

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View Comments With the Republicans promising big tax cuts for their wealthy backers we are again hearing talk about the budget deficit and national debt. Needless to say, most is ...

Black Liberty Matters

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“How is it that we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of negroes?” This was Samuel Johnson’s bitter rhetorical question about the American revolution, and the conflict ...

The Rock-Star Appeal of Modern Monetary Theory

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In early 2013, Congress entered a death
 struggle—or a debt struggle, if you will—over the future of the US economy. A spate of old tax cuts and spending programs were ...

An Anti-Growth Tax Cut

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Republicans want to cut taxes by $1.5 trillion — while the government already is running a deficit — and they propose to offset those cuts with wishful thinking. In control ...

Category 5 hurricanes have hit 6 land areas dead-on in 2017, more than ever before

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The 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season has not only been super active so far, but also super unlucky. In some past busy hurricane seasons, land areas have avoided some of the ...

5 challenges Europe needs to tackle now

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In recent months we have seen growing optimism and confidence about Europe's future. After a state of almost constant turmoil since the global financial crisis, more positive economic data and ...

Trump Names Sarah Palin Ambassador to Nambia

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WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Donald J. Trump on Friday capped a busy week of diplomatic activity by naming the former Alaska governor Sarah Palin the United States Ambassador to Nambia. By ...

Artificial intelligence pioneer calls for the breakup of Big Tech

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President Trump addressed African leaders at a UN luncheon, and discussed the "tremendous potential" of Africa, particularly economically. He also said he was disturbed by violence in South Sudan and ...

Federal Reserve issues FOMC statement

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September 20, 2017 For release at 2:00 p.m. EDT Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in July indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen and ...

The teaching of economics gets an overdue overhaul

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Students are forced to grapple with the real world from the very beginning of their courses ECONOMISTS can be a haughty bunch. But a decade of trauma has had a ...

Three states at historically low unemployment rates in August 2017

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In August 2017, unemployment rates for North Dakota (2.3 percent), Idaho (2.9 percent), and Tennessee (3.3 percent) were at their lowest levels since the state unemployment data series began in ...

GOP senators are rushing to pass Graham-Cassidy. We asked 9 to explain what it does.

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Republican senators are struggling to articulate why they are rushing to pass their last-ditch effort to repeal and replace Obamacare over the next 10 days before running into their September ...

Larry Summers on Macroeconomics, Mentorship, and Avoiding Complacency

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The economist, President Emeritus at Harvard University, and former Treasury Secretary joins Tyler to discuss innovation in higher education, Herman Melville, the Fed, Mexico, Russia, China, the Larry Summers production ...

Republican Claims About Tax Cuts and Growth Depend on Potential GDP Levels not Debt

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View Comments The Washington Post misled readers in its discussion of Republican claims that its tax cuts will lead to a large boost to GDP growth. The piece quotes Kent ...

Price’s private-jet travel breaks precedent

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In a sharp departure from his predecessors, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price last week took private jets on five separate flights for official business, at a cost of ...

Horrible Budget Reporting: A Big Help to Republican Plans to Destroy Obamacare

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View Comments Paul Krugman does a nice job dissecting the logic, or lack thereof, of Republican efforts to dismantle Obamacare. He points out that one of the games played by ...

Wall Street’s Newest Puzzle: What Passive Buying and Selling Means for Individual Stocks

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Sept. 21, 2017 5:30 a.m. ET Stock pickers, who for so long decried the rise of passive investing, are now trying to profit from it. In what’s emerging as a ...

Live TV

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select stream: U.S. Europe Asia U.S. Event EMEA Event ASIA Event Top Videos Fixing Your Commute: The End of the Traffic Jam Cancer Drugs Are Headed for a Price Cut ...

Tech's push to teach coding isn't about kids' success

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This month, millions of children returned to school. This year, an unprecedented number of them will learn to code. Computer science courses for children have proliferated rapidly in the past ...

Trump Poised to Drop Some Limits on Drone Strikes and Commando Raids

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The policy, while containing significant changes, also preserves a key structure of President Barack Obama’s approach to counterterrorism: dividing the world into war zones and places where higher protections for ...

Doesn't Anyone Care About Budget Deficits? The Fed Sells Off Assets

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View Comments It is more than a bit bizarre that no one seems to pay any attention to the budgetary implications of the Fed's decision to start sellling off its ...

One ex-banker's built-in advantage in the Fed chair race: Family ties to Trump

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With Gary Cohn’s chances of becoming chairman of the Federal Reserve diminished, another former banker is waiting in the wings for the coveted post: Kevin Warsh. A veteran of both ...

Norway has a new approach to Alzheimer's

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September 21st is World Alzheimer’s Day, named for a disease that affects millions of lives around the world - and for which there is still no cure. The traditional scientific ...

Education is key to our refugee crisis response. Here's why

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The world’s growing refugee crisis is not only about numbers. It is also about time. There are 17.2 million refugees under UNHCR’s mandate, and half of them are under the ...

Jared Kushner for Fed Chair?

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A powerful, no-holds-barred New York scion paves the way for his smooth operating, ill-equipped son-in-law to wield the kind of awesome power that shapes the fates of Americans in every ...

Whites Have Huge Wealth Edge Over Blacks (but Don’t Know It)

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For every $100 earned by an average white family, how much do you think is earned by an average black family? $0-$25 $26-$50 $51-$75 $76-$100 $100+ Wrong. You’re actually too ...

The US economy and the Fed seem to be moving in opposite directions

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Something funny happened at the September Federal Reserve meeting: Policymakers’ resolve to keep hiking interest rates appeared to rise even as their own forecasts pointed to subdued economic growth and ...
 

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