What I’m Reading

HUMANE Act proposed by a GOP Senator and DEM Congressman should give us hope that immigration reform is possible in an incremental, bipartisan fashion.

Does Inequality Matter?  I keep thinking about a village of nine people, incomes equal (Gini coefficient = 0) when a poor migrant arrives with no income. He joins the village and is treated charitably.  But suddenly there is inequality. The Gini coefficient rises by ten percent. Which begs the question: is the measure of inequality a useful way to think about poverty, or economics of a society generally?

Ideas for Renewing American Prosperity. This is a reprint of articles from the WSJ’s anniversary issue (125 years), which included essay by many colleagues  at Hoover.

Exit Strategy note … the man who invented the term “Exit Strategy” was Clinton Sec. of State, Warren Christopher.  His papers are now part of the Hoover Institution Archives.

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