Stephen Moore talks trade and Trump's economics

Moore, a visiting fellow at the Heritage Foundation and economist Arthur Laffer have just come out with a new book, "Trumponomics: Inside the America First Plan to Revive Our Economy."
A truck transports a container next to stacked containers at a port in Qingdao in China's eastern Shandong province on October 12, 2018. - China's trade surplus with the United States ballooned to a record 34.1 billion USD in September despite a raft of US tariffs, official data showed on October 12, adding fuel to the spiraling trade war. 
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Two Americans won the Nobel Prize in economics. Who are they?

The work of William Nordhaus focused on climate change, while Paul Romer examined tech factors in calculating economic growth.
Per Stroemberg, Goeran K Hansson and Per Krusell announce the laureates of the Nobel Prize in Economics during a press conference at The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm on October 8, 2018. - The Nobel Prize for Economic sciences 2018 was awarded US economists Paul M Romer and William D Nordhaus. 
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FOMO in China is a $7 billion industry

Sep 13, 2018
A government-backed study says the country's internet users are worried about missing out on online knowledge and are willing to pay for educational podcasts.
For the sake of his daughter Yao Yao, Chen Jun said he’s always on the lookout to upgrade his skills and improve his financial prospects by buying things like educational podcasts.
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Then and now: Syrian refugees reflect on their lives

Sep 5, 2018
They found new homes in Turkey, along with frustration, resignation and hope.
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2008 crash is now an economic case study

Jul 30, 2018
Economics students in the U.K. led the charge to include lessons from the financial collapse in university curricula.
News tickers at the Nasdaq MarketSite show negative numbers October 9, 2008 in New York City. 
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Which economic stats matter most?

Jul 9, 2018
Our listener asks which economic statistics are the best predictors of future economic performance.
A financial professional loosk at his computer screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange at the end of the trading day Dec. 16, 2008 in New York City. 
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Where did the word "economics" come from?

May 25, 2018
The five things you didn't know about ancient economics.
This epinetron, a form of pottery that women wore on their thighs during their preparation of wool, highlights a key feature of Athenian women's economic contribution to their households: textile production.
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It's time to get your financial life in order

Apr 20, 2018
Tax season may be over, but that doesn’t mean you should stop thinking about your finances. That’s one conclusion from John Schwartz of the New York Times, who decided that after many decades of keeping his nose to the grind…

Whirlpool feels the benefit, and burden, of Trump administration tariffs

Apr 20, 2018
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Conference of African-American women offers platform for exercising economic and political power

Feb 21, 2018
Black women own about 1.5 million businesses in the U.S. At an Atlanta gathering, they set an agenda for making their voices heard.
Labriah Lee Holt stands inside her blow-dry salon, which she plans to open in May. She'd like to see more support for women entrepreneurs of color.
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