Robert J. Barro

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From the standpoint of civil liberties, the individual right to work—without being forced to join a union or pay dues—has a much better claim than collective bargaining.

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Obamanomics Meets Incentives

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The Obama administration should shift away from programs based on Keynesian reasoning and toward policies that emphasize favorable economic incentives.

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Unemployment in Europe and the U.S.

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Without the reckless expansion of unemployment-insurance coverage to 99 weeks, the unemployment rate may now be just 6.8 percent rather than 9.5 percent, and President Obama’s economic advisers should have warned him that such an expansion would be unwise.

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Robert Barro discussed his recent research pertaining to the enactment of the first stimulus package.

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Richard Rogerson discussed the important questions concerning the optimal size and scope of federal spending.

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Top economists provide much-needed guidance–and some surprising conclusions–in response to rising public concerns about inequality in the U.S. tax system.

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