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Seductive Liberal Agenda No Match For Modern Conservatism

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia e21, Economic Policies for the 21st Century
Monday, March 30, 2015

This month I was privileged to be a speaker in a conference on the future of modern conservatism sponsored by the Hoover Institution and the Coolidge Presidential Foundation.


Kevin Warsh On CNBC Squawk Box

interview with Kevin M. Warshvia CNBC - Squawk Box
Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Hoover fellow Kevin Warsh says the financial markets have Fed Chair Janet Yellen's number. The "taper tantrum" back in the days of quantitative easing bond purchases and now the "dollar tantrum" ahead of possible rate hikes each forced central bank policymakers to reconsider their timing. "This is a very dangerous development," he argued, with the tail wagging the dog.

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Concerns About Federal GMO Food Legislation

by Henry I. Millervia Cato Institute
Tuesday, March 31, 2015

In their article “Mandatory Food Labeling for GMOs” (Winter 2014–2015), Thomas Hemphill and Syagnik Banerjee mentioned proposed federal legislation intended to circumvent differing state mandates on the labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

A Simple Question

by Thomas Sowell
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

It is amazing how a simple question can cause a complex lie to collapse like a house of cards. The simple question was asked by Bill O'Reilly of the Fox News Channel, and it was addressed to two Democrats. He asked what has Hillary Clinton ever accomplished


Henry Miller On The John Batchelor Show (28:44)

interview with Henry I. Millervia John Batchelor Show
Monday, March 30, 2015

Hoover fellow Henry Miller discusses the liver and the effects of lifestyle on causing fatty liver disease.


Benjamin Wittes On The Diane Rehm Show

interview with Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Monday, March 30, 2015

Benjamin Wittes talks about his new book, The Future of Violence: Robots and Germs, Hackers and Drones——Confronting A New Age of Threat.


Kevin Warsh On CNBC

interview with Kevin M. Warshvia CNBC
Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Hoover fellow Kevin Warsh says the markets have been "absolutely spoiled by the Federal Reserve" and its accommodative monetary policy since the depths of the 2008 financial crisis. The inflation excuse for not rushing into rate hikes is not sound, he said. "The reality is inflation is not a problem;" it's not too low.


The Miracle Of Compound Interest (And Dividends): A Personal Story

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, March 30, 2015

Last summer, I highlighted famous Canadian whisky producer Sam Bronfman's claim that the greatest invention in history is interest. I then posted on how to get rich slowly and drew strongly on the idea of compound interest. Of course, I take the principle to mean compound dividends also; that is, investing in stocks and then reinvesting the dividends in more stocks.

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Bringing A Little Sanity To Indiana's March (Religious) Madness

by David Davenportvia Forbes
Monday, March 30, 2015

You would think the sky is falling in Indiana.  Hundreds of protestors carried signs at the state capitol Saturday:  “hate costs the state” and “liberty for all Hoosiers.”

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Who Trashes Liberal Arts?

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, March 31, 2015

An op-ed piece titled "Conservatives, Please Stop Trashing the Liberal Arts" appeared last week in the Wall Street Journal. But it is not conservatives who trashed the liberal arts.