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September 15, 2008 financial crisis

The 10th anniversary of the 2008 financial crisis is on September 15, 2018, so it is a good time to consider — in the light of what we have learned since that shattering event — both its causes and consequences.

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Join us at AEI for a presentation and discussion on a new World Bank study, “Fair Progress? Economic Mobility Across Generations Around the World.”

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We do have a choice. Not to stall progress, but to make sure it works to our collective advantage. The penalty for not doing so is the dystopia Vonnegut successfully depicts.

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The buybacks issue is beside the point, and to focus on it misunderstands the economic mechanism by which the business tax cuts are supposed to eventually boost worker wages.

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The president is correct to warn that the terms of a soft Brexit would sharply circumscribe the British government’s freedom to craft future free trade agreements on its own.

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“We need predictable, stable policies. Without certainty, nothing can happen.”

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Even in good economic times with jobs available, millions of Americans have dropped out of the labor force and are being supported by a safety net which makes little effort to help them escape poverty by getting a job.

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As the US vs. The World trade war trudges along, we are compiling a regular running list of the day’s relevant headlines, along with a bit of commentary as the news warrants.

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America’s protectionist president has chosen escalation. And now so should the Republican-controlled Congress.

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With U.S. Treasury yields now approaching 3 percent and with the dollar appreciating, foreign investors will no longer be willing to turn a blind eye to Turkey’s many economic weaknesses when they can get a good return on a safe U.S. asset.

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Si alguien encarna de manera mayúscula el discurso populista hoy, este es sin duda el actual presidente de EEUU, Donald Trump.

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This episode’s guest advocates abolishing private property as we know it and ditching one person democracy, one vote democracy. And he does this in the name of saving capitalism and securing a just, democratic society.

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