If you care about your health, take a look at my Washington Post oped on health care reform:  All of these healthcare plans are so 20th century Parrots can learn economics, claimed Victorian economist Alfred Marshall. Just teach the parrot to squawk “supply and demand.” So if a parrot can learn, why can’t the U.S. government? House …
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Grover Cleveland is messing with your vacation.  As we point out in this Sunday’s Los Angeles Times an archaic old law is costing American jobs and muddling family time.  These days, anyone can hop on a cruise from Miami to Cuba. But if you try to board a ship from Miami to Key West, New …
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Back in 1999 I coined the term “scissors economy,” which threatens to snip the middleman out of nearly every transaction. An article in Sunday’s Korea Times applies the scissors economy to artificial intelligence.  Here’s the text of “AI Invigorates Scissors Economy” by Yoon Sung-won: The introduction of technologies from internet to artificial intelligence (AI) is …
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It’s been a tough year for hapless Charlie Brown and his insouciant beagle Snoopy. First, they were let go by MetLife, which is seeking a more youthful image than a perpetual eight-year old. Now Iconix, a U.S. based company that owns the rights to Charles Schulz’s comic characters, has announced that it will sell those …
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President Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia earned warm embraces, multi-billion-dollar investments, and a joint commitment to fight against the barbarism of ISIS and the territorial threats of Iran. This good cheer surprised many Americans: After all, U.S. media commentators have spent the last year warning that Trump’s comments about Muslims and threats of a Muslim …
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After 138 years, A Doll’s House, Part 2 opened on Broadway.  It’s witty, poignant, and deftly straddles the feminist battles of the past century.  But we wondered, What would happen if protagonist Nora showed up in today’s world?  Read this in the Observer and below: It was the door slam heard around the world. In 1879 Nora Helmer, the wife …
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For every Mark Zuckerberg in his dorm room, thousands of young men in hoodies are sitting on a sofa in their mom’s basement, bravely chasing avatars in World of Warcraft. We can help by reshaping Social Security, as I write in The Hill: A headline 4.5 percent unemployment rate shouts “prosperity,” but few believe it. That’s …
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How big do tax cuts have to be?

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Today’s Wall Street Journal features my oped on a 21st Century Federal Reserve Board.  The Fed map is so antiquated, it could’ve been mapped out on rawhide by Lewis & Clark!  Here’s the text: Janet Yellen and her Federal Reserve Board colleagues warn that they must nudge us out of the weird world of zero interest …
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In the Age of Uber and Snapchat, Antitrust Law Needs an Update

Consumer watchdog groups have denounced the pending AT&T and Time Warner merger, claiming that it would put too much power in the hands of too few. They needn’t worry. Powerful hands are losing their grip. As we explain in the LA Times, the gig economy, low financing rates and speedier technology have created a more …
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