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A Cheap Economist Buys Lunch

(July 26, 2016 06:50 AM, by David Henderson) Just Say No "These Are The Mind Tricks Restaurants Use To Make You Spend More Money." So reads the title of a recent article warning people about the various psychological tricks restaurants use to cause you to spend more. There's... (0 COMMENTS)

Don't ignore home equity when planning your retirement

If you're approaching your golden years home-rich and cash-poor, you'll want to carefully consider your options

What a Hillary Clinton economy might look like

The good and bad of Clintonomics: Here's what she gets right about the economy -- and what she gets wrong

Will the corporate earnings recession ever end?

You may be hearing about second-quarter results beating expectations, but that misses a bigger, more troubling picture

Andrew Ross Sorkin Doesn't Like Glass-Steagall, So Is He Making Things Up to Push His Case?

That's the question millions are asking after reading his column noting that both the Democratic and Republican platforms call for re-instating Glass-Steagall. (It is important to note that the Democrats refer to the 21st Century Glass-Steagall Act introduced by Senator Elizabeth Warren. Show More Summary

General Mills recalls more flour used in well-known brands

Expands prior callback stemming from possible E. coli link after 4 more illnesses reported

Protect yourself from the risks of the sharing economy

It has plenty of downsides to go with the upsides, especially if you're not careful -- whether you're the sharer or sharee

Guest Contribution: “Trump Jr.’s Pants-on-Fire Allegation of Manipulated Jobs Numbers”

Today, we present a guest post written by Jeffrey Frankel, Harpel Professor at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and formerly a member of the White House Council of Economic Advisers. When interviewed about the unemployment numbers, which have fallen steadily since 2010, Donald Trump Jr., replied “These are artificial numbers. These are numbers that are […]

(Late) Monday Smackdown/Tuesday Hoisted Idiocy: Embarrassingly Poor Legal Reasoning from Michael Cannon and Jonathan Adler

Hoisted from Four Years Ago: What passes for Republican think-tannery these days. Judge Paul Friedman's smackdown should have ended this then--rather than later, at the Supreme Court, 6-3, with John Roberts writing: >Congress passed the Affordable Care Act to improve health insurance markets, not to destroy them. If at all...

T The Wayback Machine: From Ten Years Ago: July 20-July 26, 2006

The Invisible College 2016-07-25: I would like a larger college, an invisible college, of more people to talk to, pointing me to more interesting things. People whose views and opinions I can react to, and who will react to my reasoned and well-thought-out opinions, and to my unreasoned and...

California Treasurer John Chiang’s Peculiar Letter to the New York Times on His Sham Private Equity Transparency Bill

Treasurer John Chiang tries to defend his bill, AB 2833, against an article by Gretchen Morgenson, but only digs his hole deeper.

John Perkins’ New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

By Polly Cleveland In 1946, when I was a year old, my father hung up his Navy uniform and joined the U.S. Foreign Service. He could have returned to a well-paid position at Borden Cheese, but he wanted to continue serving his country after World War II. First we went to Bucharest Romania (’47-49), then … Continue reading John Perkins’ New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

Live from America's Better Self: "When They Go Low, We Go High!"

Michelle Obama: ["Barack and I][]... try to guide and protect our girls through the challenges of this unusual life in the spotlight, how we urge them to ignore those who question their father’s citizenship or faith. >How we insist that the hateful language they hear from public figures on TV...

Cosmopolitans and False Consciousness

(July 26, 2016 12:01 AM, by Bryan Caplan) Early this month, Ross Douthat derided the false consciousness of self-styled "cosmopolitans":Genuine cosmopolitanism is a rare thing. It requires comfort with real difference, with forms of life that are truly exotic relative to one's own. It takes its cue from... (0 COMMENTS)

Liveblogging World War II: July 26, 1946: Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt: _[My Day][]_: >NEW YORK, Thursday—Most of us listened to the radio with great interest yesterday when the under-water atom bomb was tried out in Bikini Lagoon. The damage seems to have been considerable, and I cannot help feeling a little sad at the sinking of the aircraft carrier...

Liveblogging the American Revolution: July 25, 1778: From John Adams to Thomas Cushing

John Adams: _[To Thomas Cushing][]_: >Passi July 25. 1778 >Dear sir-- >I had this Day the Pleasure of your Letter by Captain Barnes, of June 9. I did myself the Honour, when in Boston to call at your House, but was told you was ill and could not be seen,...

Tuesday: New Home Sales, Case-Shiller House Prices

Tuesday:• At 9:00 AM ET, S&P/Case-Shiller House Price Index for May. Although this is the May report, it is really a 3 month average of March, April and May prices. The consensus is for a 5.6% year-over-year increase in the Comp 20 index for May. Show More Summary

Procrastinating on July 25, 2016

Over at [Equitable Growth](http://EquitableGrowth.org): Must-Reads: Barry Eichengreen: [What’s the Problem With Protectionism?](https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/protectionism-geopolitical-problems-by-barry-eichengreen-2016-07)...Show More Summary

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