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In the FIRE Podcast, veteran insurance policy wonk Robert Gordon argues that P&C insurers shouldn’t be deemed systemically risky.

Moody’s says at least three and perhaps four U.S. insurance groups could meet the FSOC’s initial definitions for systemically important financial institutions.

While Big Ag looks to hijack the Super Committee process, a new report proposes $80 billion could be saved by scrapping the crop program’s “revenue insurance” model.

President Obama will sign sign new trade deals with Korea, Panama and Colombia in an Oct. 21 Rose Garden ceremony. In the FIRE Podcast, David Snyder of the American Insurance Association discusses the deals’ impact on U.S. insurers.

Letter from Washington: A flood floor vote, corporate taxation and Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 plan

by Eli Lehrer on October 18, 2011

Heartland Institute Vice President Eli Lehrer discusses the upside of 9-9-9, the downside of taxing corporations and the murky side of the flood insurance reform debate.

Let The Billionaires Pay!

by Daniel Sutter on August 12, 2011

Taxing away all of the wealth of America’s billionaires would fund the Federal government for only about four months, writes economist Daniel Sutter.

FIRE Podcast – Jody Herman On The Economics Of Same Sex Marriage In RI

by Arin Greenwood on July 22, 2011

Jody Herman, the Peter J. Cooper Public Policy Fellow at UCLA Law School’s Williams Institute, is the guest on this week’s FIRE podcast. Herman talks with host Arin Greenwood about a paper she co-authored, examining the impact of same-sex marriage on Rhode Island’s budget. Listen to the podcast here or download it in iTunes.

23 Things You Won’t Have Heard About Capitalism (Because Many Of Them Aren’t True)

by Daniel Sutter on July 18, 2011

23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism is a book by Ha-Joon Chang, an economist at Cambridge University.

23 Things considers a series of propositions advanced by free-marketeers, and in each case Chang then reveals the truth for readers, which not surprisingly is the opposite of the pro-capitalism propaganda the public has been told. It is quite likely that most readers will have never heard several of the 23 Things before … because they are not true!

Mark Partridge, an economist at Ohio State University, is on the FIRE podcast this week to talk with host Arin Greenwood about “The Winners’ Choice: Sustainable Economic Strategies for Successful 21st Century Regions,” a new paper in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy in which he and co-author M. Rose Olfert argue for economic cooperation, rather [...]

Cambridge University economics professor Ha-Joon Chang is the guest on this week’s FIRE podcast, talking with host Arin Greenwood about his new book 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism.

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