The Tax-and-Spend Health-Care Solution - Barokong

A Wall Street Journal Oped, From July 29 2018. Now that 30 days have passed, I can post the whole thing. The Tax-and-Sp…

Dollarize Argentina - Barokong

Argentina should dollarize, says Mary Anastasia O'Grady in the Wall Street Journal -- not a peg, not a currency boa…

Fed Nixes Narrow Bank - Barokong

A narrow bank would be a great thing. A narrow bank takes deposits, and invests 100% of the money in interest-paying re…

Cause, effect, and carbon - Barokong

“As fires rage up and down the state of California, costing our taxpayers billions of dollars and threatening our famil…

Supply-side health care - Barokong

The discussion over health policy rages over who will pay -- private insurance, companies, "single payer," Ob…

Cross subsidies and monopolization, explained - Barokong

I found a beautiful, clear, detailed, fact-based, and devastating explanation of how forced cross-subsidies, monopolize…

Kotlikoff on the Big Con - Barokong

In preparing some talks on the financial crisis, 10 years later, I ran across a very nice article,The Big Con -- Reasse…

Europe's Banks - Barokong

My visit to Europe resulted in many interesting conversations. There was a stark contrast between the complex regulator…

State of thought on financial regulation - Barokong

I'm at a conference on "Financial cycles and regulation" at the Deutsche Bundesbank. Beyond the individua…

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