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In his new three-part Netflix documentary, Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates, Davis Guggenheim remarks that when he first went to meet the Microsoft co-founder, he found him...

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Jair Bolsonaro is likely to be the most despised politician in Latin America. At least among a certain portion of the population. Some say he is the “Trump...

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This is the web version of the WSJ’s newsletter on the economy. You can sign up for daily delivery here. Good morning. Jeff Sparshott here to take you through...

The Truth About the Vaping Crisis (Ep. 398)

After more than 40 deaths, some states and cities have banned vaping products, many of which are used as smoking-cessation devices. Meanwhile, nearly 500,000 people die each year...

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In last night’s leaders’ debate, the audience laughed when Jeremy Corbyn said that productivity gains could pay for a four-day week. This is an example of what I...

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I gave a presentation on "capital markets" at the Hoover Centennial series on Tuesday.  Caroline Hoxby gave a clear  presentation on human capital, and George Shultz told  some...

Lecture Notes: Adam Smith

Adam Smith starts with the observation that humans are largely but not exclusively self-interested creatures: we are, largely but not exclusively greedy. Yet we have a complex and...

What exactly is so bad about uncertainty, anyway?

The one certainty in politics at the moment is that it is uncertain. From a British point of view, there is the apparently endless game-playing over Brexit —...

Guest Contribution: “Yet Another Look at the Recent Inversion of the Yield Curve”

Today we are fortunate to have a guest contribution written by Kim Kowalewski, formerly Senior Adviser in the Macroeconomic Analysis Division of the Congressional Budget Office. The inversion of...

Who Loses in the Streaming Wars?

While everyone focuses on who is going to win the streaming wars, I want to stop for a moment to consider who the losers might be. Barring significant changes,...
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