10 Sunday Reads

My easy like Sunday morning policy reads: • After Stretch IRAs, What Retirement Breaks Could Congress Chop Next? (Wall Street Journal)• Taiwan’s single-payer success story — and its lessons for America (Vox)• ‘You’re a bunch…

That said, the modern USDA has come to embrace the value of biodiversity in its approach—both in its grant-making and its seed-banking. Yes, researchers are still working to improve efficiencies and productivity, but they are…

Links 1/19/2020

A skeptic tries ‘forest bathing’ National Geographic The Pesticide Industry’s Playbook for Poisoning the Earth The Intercept Avoiding Carsickness When the Cars Drive Themselves NYT but Key Volkswagen Exec Admits Full Self-Driving Cars ‘May Never…

Macroeconomic volatility in commodity-exporting economies is closely tied to fluctuations in international commodity prices. This column studies optimal policy for commodity exporters in a small open economy framework that includes a key role for financial…