From today’s Open Europe news summary: In a new report released today Business for Britain calls for UK firms which do not export to the EU to be exempt from EU regulation as part of a renegotiation over the UK’s
Sometimes you run across bits of trivia that are too funny to be made up. It is common knowledge that Ben Bernanke’s academic work, before becoming Fed chair, involved studies of the banking crises during the Great Depression. This is
Labor union advocates are all in a tizzy over a recent court decision over what conditions of employment companies are legally permitted to require. The ruling permits employers to require that their workers agree to privately arbitrate all workplace disputes
Re: Renewable energy fiasco in Germany Here are the basics of electricity generation–it must provide either base power or on-demand power, and it cannot be stored. Base power today is provided mostly by nuclear and coal plants and some hydroelectric.
Over at EconLog, economist Bryan Caplan tries to illustrate the absurdity of government restrictions on labor movements by making an analogy with mineral wealth: Imagine scientists discover a new substance that reverses aging. They name it Leonium, after Ponce de Leon.
In an interview with the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, big-gun Chicago School economist and blogger John Cochrane said many insightful things. The following excerpt was not among them: We no longer have to hold an inventory of some special