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Ramesh Ponnuru

Washington, DC
Senior Editor, National Review and Columnist, Bloomberg View — Bloomberg View, National Review
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National Review senior editor, Bloomberg View columnist, AEI Visiting Fellow. Husband of @aprilponnuru.

Clinton Would Hurt the Economy | National Review

nationalreview.com — Greg Ip writes in the Wall Street Journal, "Two independent analyses conclude that by raising taxes so dramatically on the wealthy, her program will crimp investment and economic growth, though they disagree on how much." Ip also makes a point that, while elementary, is often missed. Moody's Analytics studied Mrs.

Beating Trump Won't Mend America

bloomberg.com — If the polls are to be believed, Donald Trump's chances of winning the election have all but vanished. The last television debate is unlikely to have arrested his downward trajectory. One should never say never (think of the Brexit referendum) but the question now, it seems, is what will follow Hillary Clinton's victory.

Hand Sanitizer and Speed Bumps

bloomberg.com — Maybe the most shocking piece of financial news in 2016 so far is that you can drink hand sanitizer. I mean, don't. (This is medical advice.) But if you do, you'll get pretty drunk?

Smart Contracts Don’t Have to Be Dumb

bloomberg.com — This year's winners of the Nobel Prize in Economics, Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmström, have spent a lot of time figuring out how humans can make agreements that stand the test of time. Their work can also help us understand what many view as an inhuman and highly suspect innovation: the smart contract.

The Only Thing on Autopilot at Tesla Is the Hype Machine

bloomberg.com — Just over a year ago, Tesla sent out a software update to its cars that made its "Autopilot" features available to customers, in what the company called a "public beta test." In the intervening 12 months, several of those customers have died while their Teslas were in autopilot mode.

What the Fed Really Needs to Know

bloomberg.com — The U.S. Federal Reserve faces a tough task in figuring out how best to respond to a highly unusual economic recovery. As chair Janet Yellen noted in a recent speech, it could use some help from academia. So what key questions should researchers be trying to answer?

Yes, Hillary Clinton Is a Late-Term-Abortion Radical | RealClearPolitics

The Harsh Electoral Math: Ohio Will Be Forgotten

bloomberg.com — Iowa and Ohio have long wielded outsize influence in presidential elections, but their reign may be coming to an end. Because of demographic trends reshuffling some of the traditional relationships in this presidential election, these two states will find that the Democratic Party is no longer catering to them.

Every Trade Agreement Needs a Referee

bloomberg.com — While the economic arguments for freer trade are strong, many people remain skittish about proposed trade deals involving the U.S., Asia and Europe. In particular, critics are focusing on provisions of these deals that set up tribunals to rule on disputes between governments and companies.

Asia Remains Vulnerable to Uncertainty in Advanced Economies

bloomberg.com — It is not easy to keep an orderly house in an unsettled neighborhood. That's the major hurdle facing Asian economies as the advanced world deals with unusual economic, financial, institutional and political fluidity. Judging from China's gross domestic product data released this week, Asia is in a relatively favorable position to navigate the challenges.
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Oct 20, 2016

RT @mkraju: "There will be real discussions after Nov. 8 on who our leadership will be and what that will look like going fwd." https://t.co/mYYas5xM8I

Oct 20, 2016

RT @politicoalex: BREAKING: Trump's national political director, Jim Murphy, tells POLITICO he's taken a "step back" from the campaign https://t.co/Hskc9rdOjG

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