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Ep. 87: Googlenomics – Ep. 87: Googlenomics – AEI

The Wall Street Journal has described Hal Varian as the Adam Smith of Googlenomics. As the tech giant’s chief economist, he revolutionized Google’s business strategy, and is known now as perhaps the most prominent skeptic of America’s official, sluggish productivity numbers. He joined the podcast …

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Liberal Lawmakers Trying to Bail Out Private Pensions With Taxpayer Money

Last year, liberal lawmakers wanted to bail out the United Mine Workers of America’s pension plan to the tune of roughly $6 billion. This year, they’re at it again, except on a larger scale. Under pressure from a few very large and politically powerful plans—including …

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Rebuilding the Military Comes With a Price Tag. But the Price of Waiting Is Higher.

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that it will cost an additional $295 billion over the next four years to execute President Donald Trump’s plans to rebuild the military. Its calculation was done by comparing the current Budget Control Act defense caps with the Trump budget …

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This Test Claims to Show Whether You’re Unconsciously Racist. Here Are Its Problems.

Are you secretly a racist? Do you harbor prejudices deep within your subconscious? Could you be bigoted without even knowing it? These are highly charged accusations, but a team of social psychologists developed a test claiming to uncover such unconscious biases. Known as the Implicit …

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Why So Many Scientific Studies Are Flawed And Poorly Understood

Image credit: istockAnalysis and Commentaryvia Genetic Literacy ProjectShould we believe the USA Today headline, “Drinking four cups of coffee daily lowers risk of death”? And what should we make of, “Mouthwash May Trigger Diabetes…”? Should we really eat more, not less, fat? Continue Reading....

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Eugene Volokh On Everything

Image credit: istockAnalysis and Commentaryvia EconLogNick Gillespie has a good interview with Eugene Volokh of the famed law blog The Volokh Conspiracy. Continue Reading....

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Perils Of Going Cashless

Image credit: istockIn the Newsquoting Charles CalomirisStephen Habervia The HinduWhen it comes to the war on cash, there is a lot more to it than what just meets the eye Continue Reading....

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‘11th Hour’ Celebrates Alabama ‘Earthquake’; ‘Very Significant Night’ for America

The mood on Tuesday’s 11th Hour was rather jubilant following Democrat Doug Jones’s victory in the Alabama Senate race, with assembled MSNBC guests touting the “earthquake” that resulted in a “very significant night” for the ages in America. While it’s significant that an accused child …

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CBS Donates 20 Minutes to Biden, Lobbies for Presidential Bid: ‘2020's Coming’

CBS co-host — and Democratic donor — Gayle King on Wednesday openly lobbied Joe Biden to make a presidential bid. CBS This Morning’s journalists donated 19 minutes and 39 seconds to promoting the former Vice President’s new book. Although the hosts focused on women accusing Donald …

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Univision Sets GOP Up For Blame On Failed DACA Fix

It is no secret that unrestricted immigration is crucial to the long-term survival of Univision. Accordingly, the network’s position requires the scuttling of potential compromises that could potentially constitute less than “the whole enchilada” when it comes to immigration reform. The current battle over the …

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