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March 29, 2015, 6:18 pm, 1447326

Joe Nye: The American Century Will Survive the Rise of China http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/48c84460-d250-11e4-
ae91-00144feab7de.html
Evening Must-Read: Michael Strain: How to Cut Taxes and Help the Poor http://equitablegrowth.org/?p=10116 Kenneth Thomas: Wikileaks ...


March 29, 2015, 6:18 pm, 1447327

Over at Equitable Growth: It is always instructive to look at the materials that the Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee pumps out, especially their semi-anonymized (hi, Charlie Evans, with your 3% longer-run value) estimates of what the appropriate federal funds rate would be.


March 29, 2015, 12:18 pm, 1447258

Andrew Golis: Twitter:

@agolis: What an insidious and stupid formulation http://nyti.ms/1M9xO8v:

@agolis: Notice the way it subtly precludes the possibility that anything 'divisive' or 'ideological' could be in the state or local interest. ...


March 29, 2015, 12:18 pm, 1447257

Janet Yellen: FRB: Speech--Yellen, Normalizing Monetary Policy: Prospects and Perspectives--March 27, 2015:

I would like to thank President Williams for his kind introduction and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco for inviting me ...


March 29, 2015, 10:18 am, 1447233
(Scott Johnson)

In the New York Times, Patrick Healy and Amy Chozick worry over Bill Clinton’s role in Madam Hillary’s presidential campaign in a story headlined “To avert repeat of 2008, Clinton team hopes to keep Clinton at his best.” In this case, “keeping Bill at his best” ...


March 29, 2015, 10:18 am, 1447234
(Scott Johnson)

The latest from the negotiations with Iran over a deal blessing its nuclear program indicates that the catastrophe should arrive on schedule, before the March 31 deadline. In the New York Times Michael Gordon reports that “Iran’s top negotiator says accord can be drafted.” Gordon’s ...


March 29, 2015, 10:18 am, 1447232

March 28, 2015, 10:18 pm, 1447078
(John Hinderaker)

Democratic Congresswoman Barbara Lee has introduced a resolution in the House that is based on the premise that “women will disproportionately face harmful impacts from climate change.” This is parody come to life: world about to end, women and minorities hit hardest! Among the horrors that climate ...


March 28, 2015, 6:18 pm, 1447049
(John Hinderaker)

Scott wrote here about Harry Reid’s announcement that he will not run for re-election, a decision which, Reid was quick to say, was not the result of his “elastic exercise band” accident. In January, I wrote OK, So What Really Happened to Harry Reid? I noted ...


March 28, 2015, 6:18 pm, 1447050
(Paul Mirengoff)

Recently, Taraji Henson, a well-known actress, accused the Glendale, California police of racial profiling after an officer pulled her son over and questioned him. In a magazine interview, Henson stated:

My child has been racially profiled. He was in Glendale, California and did exactly everything ...


March 28, 2015, 4:18 pm, 1447020
(Steven Hayward)

In this second installment of our conversation with Fred Siegel, we explore Fred’s roots as a “social democrat” as it was meant in the postwar era (or until, as Fred explains, the New Left destroyed it in the 1960s), and the evolution of his views because of the ...


March 28, 2015, 2:18 pm, 1447000
(Paul Mirengoff)

The latest news about Hillary Clinton’s email destruction may take her emails sage to another level. As John and Scott have discussed, Clinton apparently had her server wiped clean of emails after a congressional committee had been established to investigate matters as to which she ...


March 28, 2015, 12:18 pm, 1446948
(Paul Mirengoff)

The Virginia State Bar has sent the following letter to its members:

March 27, 2015

Dear Fellow Members of the Virginia State Bar,

Certain members of the Virginia State Bar and other individuals have expressed objections to the VSB’s plan to take the Midyear Legal Seminar trip in November to Jerusalem. ...


March 28, 2015, 12:18 pm, 1446947

Eleanor Roosevelt: My Day, March 28, 1945:

NEW YORK, Tuesday—I saw a bluebird and a robin yesterday! It is not as warm here and spring is not as far along as in Washington. Still, the feel of it is in the ...


March 28, 2015, 12:18 pm, 1446946

March 28, 2015, 12:18 pm, 1446944

Jan Ebberler: Inventing Trajan: The Evidence, or How Do We Know What We Think We Know?: "For a period of time that is chock full of historiographers and biographers, the reign of Trajan is badly documented...

...It's weird, ...


March 28, 2015, 12:18 pm, 1446945

John Maynard Keynes: The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money: 24. Concluding Notes on the Social Philosophy towards which the General Theory might Lead: "THE outstanding faults of the economic society in which we live are its failure to provide for full employment and its ...


March 28, 2015, 10:18 am, 1446899
(Steven Hayward)

Hard to know just what story merits top billing this weekend: Who Lost Yemen? Saving Private Bergdahl?  Harry Reid entering the past tense?  Or the continuing embarrassment of the Obama administration’s Iran diplomacy? (And these folks thought Reagan’s dealings with Iran were naive and irresponsible. . .) The ...


March 28, 2015, 10:18 am, 1446898
(Scott Johnson)

The House Select Committee on Benghazi sent Hillary Clinton a subpoena for all her emails related to Libya on March 4. The committee statement on the issuance of the subpoena to Clinton is posted here. The committee followed up with a letter dated March 19 ...


March 28, 2015, 10:18 am, 1446897
(Scott Johnson)

Omri Ceren writes from Lausanne on the impending deal with Iran:

Fabius arrived at the Beau-Rivage this morning and was marched by reporters at 10:20am. Key lines: “I am coming here with the desire to move towards a robust agreement… We have made progress on certain issues but not ...


March 28, 2015, 2:18 am, 1446817

Must- and Should-Reads:

Evening Must-Read: Michael Strain: How to Cut Taxes and Help the Poor Kenneth Thomas: Wikileaks Releases Trans-Pacific Partnership Investment Chapter Today's Must-Must-Read: Ilyana Kuziemko et al.: What Do Americans Think ...


March 28, 2015, 12:18 am, 1446807

Oh, this is going to be fun!

Let's start with J.W. Mason:

J.W. Mason: The Call Is Coming from Inside the House: "Economists don’t listen to themselves.... Liberal economists like Krugman who want the state to take a more active role in managing the economy continue to teach ...