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A woman walks by a sign at Devil Hole. Credit: Reuters/Baz Ratner
September 25, 2018
Written

How to Tap Skilled Managers in Villages Where Chiefs Still Rule

Identifying and promoting talented technocrats outside traditional hierarchies can catalyze local economic development.

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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks. Credit: Reuters/Leah Millis
September 6, 2018
Written

Why “Uncertainty Shocks” Are Part of the Trump-Era Economy

A Stanford economist says that populist politicians have become a major source of economic uncertainty.

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The dome of the U.S. Capitol Building is reflected in a puddle on a rainy morning. Credit: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque
July 9, 2018
Written

Why Liberals and Libertarians Both Have It Wrong — And Right

Is the current economic malaise caused by income inequality, runaway regulation, or some combination of the two?

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April 17, 2018
Written

Stephen Harper on America’s Immigration Problem, Free Trade, and Fighting Tough

The former Canadian prime minister takes a wide-lens view of world politics and his legacy.

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A hand holding a magnet, attracting dollars | iStock/Anikei
April 12, 2018
Written

The Decline of the IPO

With fewer companies going public, corporate transparency gets murkier.
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October 5, 2018
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Ten Years after the Financial Meltdown: What Have We Learned?

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September 25, 2018
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How to Tap Skilled Managers in Villages Where Chiefs Still Rule

Identifying and promoting talented technocrats outside traditional hierarchies can catalyze local economic development.
September 6, 2018
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Why “Uncertainty Shocks” Are Part of the Trump-Era Economy

A Stanford economist says that populist politicians have become a major source of economic uncertainty.
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Why Liberals and Libertarians Both Have It Wrong — And Right

Is the current economic malaise caused by income inequality, runaway regulation, or some combination of the two?
April 17, 2018
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Stephen Harper on America’s Immigration Problem, Free Trade, and Fighting Tough

The former Canadian prime minister takes a wide-lens view of world politics and his legacy.
April 12, 2018
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The Decline of the IPO

With fewer companies going public, corporate transparency gets murkier.
March 28, 2018
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The Case for a Danish-Style Safety Net

Businesses benefit when the government steps in to provide social benefits, a visiting scholar contends.
March 19, 2018
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Taking Advantage of the Tattletale Effect

Once the government sets product standards, let competitors — not regulators — test each other’s claims.
March 8, 2018
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Navigating the Shifting Seas of Global Government Oversight

Why a Stanford-trained entrepreneur sees gold in all that red tape.
March 2, 2018
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Should We Stop Licensing Doctors and Lawyers?

A new study shows that professional certification requirements benefit providers more than consumers.