10 Friday AM Reads

My end of week morning train WFH reads: • Bill Gates Warns Climate Change Is an Even Harder Problem Than the Pandemic: The world could use some big breakthroughs—a...

Ruth Bader Ginsberg Has Died

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman to sit on the Supreme Court, died Friday of cancer after more than a quarter-century on the court at...

Half a year into the pandemic and millions of people are unemployed: Congress must...

Another 1.5 million people applied for unemployment insurance (UI) benefits last week. That includes 860,000 people who applied for regular state UI and 659,000 who applied for Pandemic...

What do models tell us?

Josh Hendrickson has a new post that defends the use of models that might in some respects be viewed as “unrealistic”. I agree with his general point about...

Alexander Hamilton: Centralist and Nationalist

Listen to the Audio Mises Wire version of this article. The September 11, 2001, terror attacks shocked the world, leaving ramifications still felt nineteen years later. Few are familiar...

Bonus Quotation of the Day…

Tweet… is from page five of the Mercatus Center’s hot-off-the-press 2020 reissue of the...

Debate: Does Private Equity Warrant a Spot in Retirement Accounts?

Source: Startupsventurecapital     Does Private Equity Warrant a Spot in Retirement Accounts? The debate is fierce, ranging from investor discrimination to poor performance. By Nir Kaissar and Barry Ritholtz Bloomberg, September 16, 2020         The...

Corruption is Neither Left nor Right

QUESTION: The supporters of the left side and of the state/public sector always mention that the private sector is the one that suffers as in general (ex. 2008/2009...

Over 13 million more people would be in poverty without unemployment insurance and stimulus...

It is often underappreciated how effective public safety net spending and social insurance programs are in reducing poverty. Even in normal years, tens of millions of people are...

The Fed Is Planning Another Ultra-Long Period of Ultra-Low Rates

Jerome Powell fielded questions from reporters Wednesday, and he made it clear the Fed is a long, long way from abandoning its current dovish policy stance. The Fed...
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