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Fed Finds Fed Did Nothing Wrong

Fed Finds Fed Did Nothing Wrong In what is likely the least surprising news headline of the day, The Federal Reserve’s Watchdog has cleared Chair Jerome Powell and former Vice Chair Richard Clarida of any wrongdoing in their trading activity. “We did not find evidence to substantiate the allegations that former Vice Chair Clarida or you violated laws,…

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The Problem of Policymaker Ignorance

Here’s a thought experiment. Imagine that you are elected to some public office, whatever it might be. Will your knowledge change – improve – in the course of your ascent to this new public role? More to the point, will you suddenly acquire all of the knowledge and abilities that you need to effectively discharge…

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Harm Reduction Takes a U-Turn on Vaping

Reprinted from Inside Sources Public health officials and those with significant sway in setting health policy were joyous last month when the Food and Drug Administration denied the ability of Juul Labs to continue selling its vaping device. Handed down as a Marketing Denial Order, the decision forces gas stations, retailers and vape shops to pull Juul devices…

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The Impending ‘Polycrisis of Doom’

STORY AT-A-GLANCE Adam Tooze, a financial crisis historian and director of the European Institute at Columbia University, warns the world is facing a “polycrisis” — a perfect storm of multiple global socioeconomic influences Polycrisis is not merely the presence of several crises at once. Rather, it refers to a situation where the whole is more…