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  • Barry Knapp on the 'One Percent'     Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 | 8:58 AM ET

    Barry Knapp, Barclays U.S. Equity Portfolio strategy head, discusses wealth distribution and the Wall Street Journal op-ed "The Truth About the One Percent."

  • Storms slam insurers & economy: Pro     Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 | 4:37 PM ET

    The Weather Channel's Paul Walsh and CNBC's Steve Liesman look at implications winter weather has on the economy.

  • Remembering Milton Friedman     Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 7:52 AM ET

    Robert Enlow, Friedman Foundation president & CEO, discusses the famed economist's influence on monetary policy and legacy of free-market economics.

  • Carlos Slim's Philosophy on Wealth     Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    Carlos Slim, one of the world¿s richest men, sheds light on his philosophy on wealth by reading poetry in Spanish from Kahlil Gibran¿s ¿The Prophet.¿

  • The Art of Limited Government: Expert     Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 7:16 AM ET

    Arthur Brooks, American Enterprise Institute president, discusses how to keep America great through free enterprise and social entrepreneurship.

  • Nonpartisan Tax Report Withdrawn After GOP Protest Friday, 2 Nov 2012 | 8:53 AM ET

    The Congressional Research Service has withdrawn an economic report that found no correlation between top tax rates and economic growth, a central tenet of conservative economic theory, after Senate Republicans raised concerns about the paper’s findings and wording.  The New York Times reports.

  • Are ‘Flash PMIs’ a Useful Economic Indicator?  Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012 | 11:04 AM ET

    Markit has just begun to put out what it calls a “flash” estimate of U.S. manufacturing activity — that is, an early glimpse of the Institute for Supply Management’s closely watched monthly gauge. The ISM’s gauge is not a measure of actual production but rather a sentiment gauge of purchasing managers in the sector (hence “PMI,” which is shorthand for “Purchasing Managers Index”).

  • The 10 Most Overpaid NBA Players Friday, 15 Jun 2012 | 11:30 AM ET
    Sports fans hold strong opinions about which pro basketball players deserve their massive salaries, and which ones don’t. One fan, however, has gone further than the average barstool commentator --- Southern Utah University economics professor David Berri. Berri is co-author of the 2006 book “The Wages of Wins,” which determines which players are overpaid with a statistical method called "Wins Produced" that he and his co-authors developed.According to Berri, NBA players are paid for high scorin

    Sports fans hold strong opinions about basketball salaries, but economics professor David Berri developed a statistical method to see which players are the most overpaid.

  • For Two Economists, the Buffett Rule Is Just a Start Monday, 16 Apr 2012 | 4:40 PM ET
    Thomas Piketty (L), Emmanuel Saez (R)

    High earners worried that this year’s Tax Day will be the last before their rates rise have more than the White House and Washington to blame. They can also look to two academically revered French economists whose work is the subtext for the battle over tax fairness.

  • Taleb on Next 'Black Swan' Event     Tuesday, 13 Mar 2012 | 11:05 AM ET

    "The only candidate I trust is Ron Paul," says Nassim Taleb, "The Black Swan" author. He also shares what he fears will be the next "black swan" event for the U.S. economy.

  • Economic Theory News Story Sunday, 1 Dec 2002 | 12:00 AM ET
  • Economic Theory Partner Story Sunday, 1 Dec 2002 | 12:00 AM ET
  • Economic Theory Slide Show Sunday, 1 Dec 2002 | 12:00 AM ET