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Entering the Labor Market in a Recession: Some Findings and Advice

Trying to get a job during a period of recession and high unemployment is hard for everyone, especially those just entering the labor market for the first time.

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The Prospects for Emerging and Frontier Markets in the Post-Covid Environment

The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated several economic trends.

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The Dam Removal Problem

One of the many highlights of my fatherhood experience was when one of my children was assigned a paper on the Hoover Dam.

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Max Weber: "He Who Lets Himself in for Politics ... Contracts with Diabolical Powers"

As the US Election results approach, I find myself mulling over some comments from the century-old essay by Max Weber on "Politics as a Vocation" (1919, available various places on the web, like here).

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Reflections on Editing from the Podhoretz Clan, Father and Son

The Journal of Economic Perspectives, where I have worked as Managing Editor since 1986, is in many ways quite different from Commentary magazine. 

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Inflation Is Not A Social Policy

Central banks continue to be obsessed with inflation.

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Some 12-Grader Education Inequalities by Race

One of the most concerning US racial inequalities is the one embodied in K-12 academic preparation, which often sets the stage for additional education, jobs, income levels, the neighborhood where you live, and more.