Anheuser-Busch Briefing Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
1615 H St NW, Washington, D.C.
Registration and Breakfast: 8:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
“A funny thing is happening to the United States housing market. It is getting better at an accelerating rate. And therein could lie hope for a surprisingly strong economy this year.”
Do job placement programs work? A recent study casts doubt on their effectiveness, according to Dylan Matthews.
Davos, where the world’s elites and a bevy of snarky journalists gather, is at it again with this year’s World Economic Forum summit on “resilient dynamism.” John Cassidy ponders Davos’ status as a “positional good,” valuable because others value it, and John McDermott invites his readers round to his house for “Dalston Davos.”
Tyler Cowen asks three questions for thinking deep about how change occurs and echoes across time:
Past Forum Fellow Mark Perry deconstructs what he sees as “the myth of America’s stagnating middle class.” Other writers response to the provocation, wondering what counts as the “basic goods” that find more affordable today as well as which income group is seeing the most gains.