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California’s Tax-The-Rich Boomerang

cited Joshua D. Rauhvia The Wall Street Journal
Monday, October 21, 2019

[Subscription Required] A new study shows the 2012 tax hike drove high earners from the state.

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Two Pyrrhic Union Victories

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, October 21, 2019

Costly strikes in the Chicago Public Schools and at General Motors stem from a failed model of labor relations.

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Universities Breed Anger, Ignorance, And Ingratitude

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, October 22, 2019

In turning out woke and broke graduates, they have a lot to answer for.

Featured

Open Skies Help Keep The Peace With Russia

by George P. Shultz, William J. Perry, Sam Nunnvia The Wall Street Journal
Sunday, October 20, 2019

Ike’s idea, codified in a 1992 treaty, is still a good one. The U.S. shouldn’t abandon the pact.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Don’t Blame Trump For Syria

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage Mag.com
Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Blame our schizophrenic foreign policy.

Analysis and Commentary

How Bad Constitutional Law Leads To Bad Economic Regulations

by Richard A. Epsteinvia The Atlantic
Sunday, October 20, 2019

Ever since the New Deal, Congress has given the executive far too sweeping a mandate to interfere with huge sectors of the market.

Analysis and Commentary

Private Equity Buyouts And Their Effects

by Steven J. Davis, John Haltiwanger, Kyle Handley, Ben Lipsius, Josh Lerner, Javier Mirandavia VoxEu.org (Centre for Economic Policy Research)
Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Private equity buyouts arouse intense interest among investors and business owners as well as policymakers and politicians, but the difficulty of assembling the data needed for a systematic evaluation makes assessing their effects hard. This column uses data on thousands of buyouts in the US to examine the effects on employment, job reallocation, productivity, and worker compensation. The findings suggest that the effects differ greatly by type of buyout, with the credit conditions at the time of buyout, and with the post-buyout evolution of credit conditions and the macroeconomy, casting doubt on the efficacy of ‘one-size-fits-all’ policy prescriptions for private equity.

Analysis and Commentary

David Davenport: Conservatives: Beware The Wrong Message

by David Davenportvia Townhall Review
Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Conservatives’ message was individual liberty and limited government, but it’s been narrowed to a defense of capitalism and free markets. This message is a dead-end for younger voters, especially.

Analysis and Commentary

Why Family Planning Is A Smart Investment

by Bjorn Lomborgvia Project Syndicate
Monday, October 21, 2019

Achieving universal access to contraception would save and improve millions of lives, and put societies on a faster track to shared prosperity. With so much at stake, the world should be devoting far more attention and resources to this goal.

Analysis and Commentary

Hoisted From The Archives, June 17, 2010: The Origins Of The Flat Tax

by Alvin Rabushkavia Flat Tax
Monday, October 21, 2019

The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, in its June 2010 edition of Region magazine, published a lengthy interview with Robert E. Hall that covers a broad range of economic issues. One discusses tax policy. As most readers of this site know, Bob is my coauthor of four books (1983, 1985, 1995, 2007) and numerous articles on the flat tax.

Interviews
Interviews

Larry Diamond, "Ill Winds: Saving Democracy From Russian Rage, Chinese Ambition, And American Complacency"

interview with Larry Diamondvia New Books Network
Monday, October 21, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Larry Diamond talks about the threat China’s model of authoritarian capitalism poses to liberal democracy in the United States and around the world. Economics drives politics, and it’s easy to admire China’s growth while looking past things like increasing surveillance and lack of respect for norms and the rule of law.

Interviews

Chester E. Finn Jr.: AP Classes

interview with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Charlie Brennan (KMOX)
Monday, October 21, 2019

(12:23) Hoover Institution fellow Chester Finn diecusses his new book Learning in the Fast Lane: The Past, Present, and Future of Advanced Placement.

Interviews

John Yoo: Should Mick Mulvaney Remain Trump's Chief Of Staff Amid Impeachment Probe?

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Monday, October 21, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses whether Mick Mulvaney should remain chief of staff as well as the legality of the Democrats' reasons for impeachment.

Interviews

Larry Diamond: Stanford Researchers Bring Together People With Different Political Views

interview with Larry Diamondvia Here and Now (WBUR)
Thursday, October 17, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Larry Diamond says the single most important takeaway from their study was after three and a half days of talking about political issues — not politicians or candidates — the percentage of people who thought American democracy was doing “reasonably well” doubled.

Interviews

Markos Kounalakis: US-China Relations: Reflections On A Gathering Storm

by Markos Kounalakisvia WorldAffairs
Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Marko Konalakis interviews David Lampton concerning how Beijing and Washington could diffuse the disruptive tensions of this growing rivalry.

In the News
In the News

Hanson: How Would They Erase Trump? Let Us Count The Ways

featuring Victor Davis Hansonvia World Tribune
Monday, October 21, 2019

The Left “detests” President Donald Trump for a lot of reasons beyond his winning the 2016 election “and aborting the progressive project,” columnist Victor Davis Hanson wrote.

In the News

Private-Equity Lobby Group Mounts Campaign To Counter Critics

cited Steven J. Davisvia The Wall Street Journal
Monday, October 21, 2019

[Subscription Required] The American Investment Council has produced digital advertisements and a report to highlight the industry’s positive impact on the U.S. economy.

In the News

Government Wants India To Emerge As A Trading Hub

quoting Condoleezza Ricevia The Free Press Journal
Monday, October 21, 2019

An Indo-US forum held in New Delhi on Monday witnessed an unusual war of words between BJP National General Secretary Ram Madhav and former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice after the former asserted that India is in a better relationship with China as compared to the US.

In the News

For Putin, All Conspiracy Theories Lead To The West

quoting Michael McFaulvia VOA News
Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Apparently persuaded by groundless conspiracy theories of foreign meddling, the Kremlin and Russia’s security agencies seem impervious to calls for them to adopt a more relaxed approach to their critics and opposition groups.

In the News

Trump Defends His Decisions Over Syria, G7

quoting Bill Whalenvia Las Vegas Review Journal
Monday, October 21, 2019

With a handful of Republicans criticizing President Donald Trump over his actions on Ukraine, Syria and his initial choice of his own Florida golf resort to host next year’s Group of Seven summit, the Republican president issued this salvo: “The Republicans have to get tougher and fight.”