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Why Entitlements Keep Growing, And Growing, And...

by Tunku Varadarajanfeaturing John F. Coganvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, September 8, 2017

Once granted, benefits always multiply and are nearly impossible to repeal, John Cogan says. Only three presidents have been able to rein them in.

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Queen Theresa And The War Of English Secession

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Monday, September 11, 2017

Nothing can rival the insights you get from really good theater. Having seen Helen Edmundson’s play “Queen Anne” in London last Monday, followed by the political theater of prime minister’s questions in Parliament two days later, I now understand everything.

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Virtual Virtue

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

It is not healthy for a society to live two lives that are antithetical, as America has been doing in recent decades.

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The Internationalists: How A Radical Plan To Outlaw War Remade The World

Monday, September 11, 2017
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

The Hoover Institution hosted "The Internationalists: How a Radical Plan to Outlaw War Remade the World" on Monday, September 11, 2017 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm EST.

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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Gillian Hadfield On Law And Rules For A Flat World

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, September 11, 2017

Law professor Gillian Hadfield of the University of Southern California and author of Rules for a Flat World talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the ideas in her book for regulating the digital future. Hadfield suggests the competitive provision of regulation with government oversight as a way to improve the flexibility and effectiveness of regulation in the dynamic digital world we are living in.

Analysis and Commentary

Online Asset Pricing Is Back!

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Friday, September 8, 2017

The online Asset Pricing Ph.D. class is back! It died in a Coursera "upgrade," but it is now migrated over to Canvas.

Analysis and Commentary

In Defense Of Dudley

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, September 9, 2017

A libertarian friend on Facebook linked to a two-minute interview of William Dudley, president of the New York Federal Reserve Bank, and claimed that Dudley was subscribing to Frederic Bastiat's famous broken window fallacy.

Analysis and Commentary

What Should A Left-ish But Open-Minded Teacher Read?

by Peter M. Robinsonmentioning Thomas Sowellvia Ricochet
Sunday, September 10, 2017

A friend asks a very good question: I have a very close relative (elementary teacher) who is on the left end of the political spectrum, who has a book club largely inhabited by dedicated and talented teachers of similar persuasion, who would like her group to branch out a little and read some books from more conservative authors and academics.

Analysis and Commentary

Outdated Regulations Responsible For Recall, Destruction Of Harmless GE Petunias

by Henry I. Millervia Genetic Literacy Project
Monday, September 11, 2017

Federal officials sometimes fail to heed the Rule of Holes: When you’re in a hole, stop digging. An example is the US Department of Agriculture’s response to my June 12 op-ed, “Attack of the Killer Petunias,” which represents the culmination of a kind of bureaucratic trifecta surrounding the regulation of genetically engineered plants.

Analysis and Commentary

Law Professor Glenn Reynolds Doesn't Understand U.S. Law

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, September 10, 2017

Byron York, in "Crime and immigration: What's in the Dream Act," Washington Examiner, September 7, writes: Commentary on the DACA controversy frequently notes that the nation's nearly 700,000 so-called Dreamers are a law-abiding group. But a new bill to give DACA recipients full legal status would allow newly legalized Dreamers to have many run-ins with the law -- arrests, charges, convictions -- and still receive benefits.

Interviews
Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson On The Andrew Klavan Show (20:56)

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Daily Wire
Thursday, September 7, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses President Donald Trump, immigration, DACA, and history.

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Richard Epstein Discusses Equal Pay On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Saturday, September 9, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein talks about his Defining Ideas article "When Women Earn Less Than Men."

Interviews

Russ Roberts On The a16z Podcast: Adjusting To Trade And Innovation

interview with Russell Robertsvia Andreessen Horowitz
Monday, September 11, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Russ Roberts discusses trade, innovation, and opportunities.

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Tim Kane On Full Measure: Korean War

interview with Timothy Kanevia Full Measure
Sunday, September 10, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Tim Kane discusses the situation in North and South Korea as well as their relationships with each other and the United States.

Interviews

Henry Miller Discusses Science-Speak On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Henry I. Millervia The John Batchelor Show
Friday, September 8, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Henry Miller discuses the dangers of modern science-speak.

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Michael Petrilli: Reinventing America's Schools

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly (Thomas B. Fordham Institute)
Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses David Osborne's new book Reinventing America’s Schools.

In the News
In the News

Michael McFaul, Former Ambassador To Russia, Finds New Voice Discussing Trump

featuring Michael McFaulvia San Jose Mercury News
Sunday, September 10, 2017

When Michael McFaul was the U.S. ambassador to Russia, he used social media to debate policy with everyday Russians and clashed online with the country’s trolls in their own language. 

In the News

Make Congress Great Again

featuring Terry M. Moevia R Street
Friday, September 8, 2017

In his short time in office, President Donald Trump has moved unilaterally to reduce environmental protections, pull the nation from international agreements, and hollow out the federal workforce. This summer, he threatened North Korea with nuclear holocaust and then issued an executive order that will encourage the construction industry to build more homes in environmentally sensitive and flood-prone areas—right before Hurricane Harvey hit. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

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Raghuram Rajan Gets More Candid During His Book Launch In Mumbai

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia Money Control
Saturday, September 9, 2017

The former Reserve Bank of India chief was a "rockstar" Governor known to speak his mind while at the central bank as well as now, a year later.

In the News

Experts Criticize New York Times Article Claiming Top Tax Rate Of 39.6% Is Too Low

quoting John H. Cochrane via The Washington Free Beacon
Sunday, September 10, 2017

When top tax rates are lower, incentives to save, invest, and work increase.

In the News

Was The Ukrainian Red Famine Genocide Or Incompetence?

quoting Norman M. Naimarkvia Troy Media (Canada)
Friday, September 8, 2017

Historians are divided on Josef Stalin’s intent in the Ukraine that resulted in millions of deaths. Anne Applebaum’s new book has revived the dispute.

In the News

The Good News About Racism

quoting Shelby Steelevia The Globe and Mail
Saturday, September 9, 2017

If you want to feel depressed about the state of race relations, just read the news. White supremacists marched in Charlottesville, Va., and the President of the United States gave them a pass. A far-right group called La Meute marched in Quebec City. Racism accusations have rocked the town of Thunder Bay and a shocking number of Indigenous kids have been found in local rivers. 

In the News

Can’t We Talk? No, We Can’t

quoting Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Canada Free Press
Sunday, September 10, 2017

There is a new film out by Pamela Geller, Can’t We Talk About This? Those were the last words spoken by Theo Van Gogh as he was being murdered at 9 in the morning on a main thoroughfare in Amsterdam. I urge you to watch and support this film.

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Cybersecurity Experts Urge Faster Threat Alerts From Homeland Security

quoting Jamil Jaffervia Morning Consult
Friday, September 8, 2017

The data breach at credit reporting company Equifax Inc. is the latest example of vulnerabilities at private-sector companies that hackers have exploited — a growing trend that cybersecurity experts say emphasizes the need for enhanced information sharing between the Department of Homeland Security and industry officials.