Gambling with Other People's Money: How Perverse Incentives Caused the Financial Crisis

Gambling with Other People's Money: How Perverse Incentives Caused the Financial Crisis

Russ Roberts argues that leverage—using “other people’s money”—was the central cause of the crash of 2008 and that a new approach to financial crisis management is necessary.



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We Shot the War: Overseas Weekly in Vietnam

We Shot the War: Overseas Weekly in Vietnam

Explores the legacy of Overseas Weekly, a muckraking military tabloid that covered the Vietnam War and earned a reputation as “the least popular publication at the Pentagon.”



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Roots of the Issei: Exploring Early Japanese American Newspapers

Roots of the Issei: Exploring Early Japanese American Newspapers

Examines the emergence of key Japanese American generational terms in the early 20th century using digitized Japanese American newspapers.



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Revisiting The 2008 Financial Crisis: A Panel Discussion

The Hoover Institution will host a public panel discussion "Revisiting the 2008 Financial Crisis: the Causes, the Panic, the Recession and the Lessons" on Friday, December 7, 2018 from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM PST.
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Latin America: Opportunities and Challenges for the Governance of a Fragile Continent

Facebook Live. That was the platform chosen by Jair Bolsonaro to issue his first statements after learning of his triumph in the presidential elections in Brazil in October 2018.1 It was not a speech at the headquarters of his party or in a public place. It was not the television channels or the radio stations that intermediated in the communication with the citizens. More than 300,000 people saw their statements live, and within the hour there ...
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Fiscal Stimulus Programs During the Great Recession

Remarks prepared for the “Recession” Session at the “Workshop Series on the 2008 Financial Crisis: Causes, The Panic, The Recession, Lessons”
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Emerging Demographic Challenges and Persistent Trends in Mexico and the Northern Triangle of Central America

Population dynamics, often conceived only by looking at its size or volume, has defined opportunities and challenges throughout history. However, the evolution and changes of the demographic components of a population (fertility, mortality, and migration) are key for understanding the nature of these challenges and opportunities. In this document we analyze past and future demographic dynamics of the countries of the Northern Triangle of Central...
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