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Clinton-Trump: Not Such a Melodrama

by Bruce Thorntonvia Defining Ideas
Sunday, September 25, 2016

Voters and politicians are not as polarized as they seem—they want less guns abroad and more butter at home.

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Leading From Below

by Thomas Donnellyvia Military History in the News
Friday, September 23, 2016

Complaining about the weaknesses of European military forces has long been a favorite sport of American politicians, defense officials and pundits; this is one issue on which populists and the Establishment agree. Indeed, presidential candidate Donald Trump’s threats to withdraw from NATO unless European members pay up are really only different in quantity than in quality than Barack Obama’s “free-rider” rhetoric. Many of these complaints have merit; the failure to meet the defense-spending target of 2 percent of gross domestic product is to fall before a pretty low hurdle.

Analysis and Commentary

Paul Romer On Paul Volcker

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, September 23, 2016

Economist Paul Romer reprints a letter he received from an aspiring graduate student in economics and his response to the reader. There is much that is valuable in the letter. In fact, it's on net valuable.

In the News

Monetarists Are Out Of Ideas

quoting John H. Cochrane via Live Mint
Friday, September 23, 2016

Policymakers will continue to believe that low interest rates encourage both inflation and growth.

In the News

Government Lawyers Don’t Understand The Internet. That’s A Problem.

quoting Amy Zegart, Hoover Institutionvia The Washington Post
Friday, September 23, 2016

The law isn't keeping up with technology.

Analysis and Commentary

The Humanity Of McDonald's

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, September 23, 2016

If a government agency were as effective, Hilary and Bernie would never let us hear the end of it.

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It’s Not Hard To Find California Trump Voters, If You Know Where To Look

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Los Angeles Times
Friday, September 23, 2016

About 18 million of California’s 40 million residents are registered to vote. Most polls show Hillary Clinton leading Donald Trump by between 20 and 25 percentage points.

In the News

Even Small Hack Could Create Chaos On Election Day

quoting Herbert Linvia NBC Bay Area News
Friday, September 23, 2016

It won’t take Russian hackers or a wide-scale attack to undermine the November election, cyber security experts warn.

Analysis and Commentary

A Community Comes Together

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, September 22, 2016

Four years ago, I posted about Rolf Penner, a Manitoba farmer who was fighting the Canadian Wheat Board, the government-run monopsony that bought and then resold the wheat produced by western Canada's farmers. My interaction with him led to an invite to visit him on his farm while I was at my cottage that summer. I accepted and had a great visit.

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Timothy Garton Ash On Free Expression In Modern Times

by Timothy Garton Ashvia WBEZ
Thursday, September 22, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Timothy Garton Ash talks about his latest book, Free Speech: Ten Principles for a Connected World. He calls the process of writing Free Speech, a “journey...not to eliminate conflict between human aspirations, values and ideologies but to work towards a framework of civilized and peaceful conflict, suitable to and sustainable in this world of neighbors.” 

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