August 13, 2020
Live Online Book Forum

Free to Move: Foot Voting, Migration, and Political Freedom

Featuring the author Ilya Somin (@IlyaSomin), Professor of Law, George Mason University; Adjunct Scholar, Cato Institute; Blogger, Volokh Conspiracy; with comments by Peter Margulies (@MarguliesPeter), Professor of Law, Roger Williams University School of Law; Blogger, Lawfare; Bryan Caplan (@Bryan_Caplan), Professor of Economics, George Mason University; Blogger, EconLog; moderated by David J. Bier (@David_J_Bier), Immigration Policy Analyst, Cato Institute.

August 5, 2020
Live Online Policy Forum

Doctors with Borders: Embracing the Potential of Immigrant Doctors

Featuring Paul J. Larkin, Jr., JD, Senior Legal Research Fellow, Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, Heritage Foundation; Maqbool Halepota, MD, FACP, CPE, (@maqhalepota), Medical Director/​Managing Partner, Palo Verde Cancer Center; Alex Nowrasteh, MS (@AlexNowrasteh), Director of Immigration Studies, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute; moderated by Jeffrey A. Singer, MD, FACS (@dr4liberty), Senior Fellow, Cato Institute.

DHS’s Latest DACA Memo Doesn’t Make Sense

DHS asserts against all common sense that “rescinding DACA entirely may well create a more pressing need for Congress to decide whether it wants to address this issue.” Not only do we now have ample evidence that ending DACA won’t force Congress to act, DHS’s memo—by laying out policy, not legal arguments against DACA—makes it less likely that Congress will act.

July 28, 2020

Mothball Central Banks and Dollarize

Most central banks in emerging countries produce junk currencies, banking crises, instability, and economic misery. These central banks should have been mothballed and put in museums long ago.

National Review (Online)

The Murky Origins of the H-2B Program’s Prevailing Wage Rule

The Department of Labor (DOL) requires that businesses that hire workers under the H-2B program—America’s temporary worker program for seasonal nonagricultural jobs—pay a minimum wage known as the “prevailing wage.” This requirement substantially reduces the number of requests for H-2B workers.

July 23, 2020

Lebanon Hyperinflates

Just how has Lebanon found itself in such an inglorious position? For years, the Lebanese government, the central bank (Banque du Liban), and savers played a game.

National Review (Online)