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Silicon Valley Energy Summit

featuring Alice L. Miller, James L. Sweeneyvia Precourt Energy Efficiency Center Stanford
Friday, June 23, 2017

The Silicon Valley Energy Summit provides workable ideas by exploring best practices with insights about upcoming energy technologies, markets and policies.

Analysis and Commentary

Sorry Mr. Ruckelshaus, But Your Old Agency Is A Shambles

by Henry I. Millervia Cato Institute
Friday, June 23, 2017

William Ruckelshaus, who served twice as head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, recently took to the opinion pages of the New York Times to defend his old agency (“A Lesson Trump and the E.P.A. Should Heed,”March 7, 2017). He claimed the EPA has achieved cleaner air and water for the nation.


Index Funds And Voting Shares

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Friday, June 23, 2017

Todd Henderson and Dorothy Shapiro Lund have an interesting OpEd in the Wall Street Journal, "Index funds are great for investors, risky for corporate governance." In brief, index funds don't participate heavily in monitoring companies, finding information about companies, or corporate control contests.

Is America In Retreat?

by David R. Henderson
Thursday, June 22, 2017

This evening Johan Norberg, who, with Free to Choose Media, put together a one-hour video on foreign policy, will be presenting a segment of the video at the Commonwealth Club. There will be a panel discussion after. I will be one of the panelists.


Preemptive Strike Against North Korea Not An Option, Says Former Pentagon Chief William Perry

interview with William J. Perryvia Deutsche Welle
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow William Perry discusses missile tests, bellicose rhetoric, a US detainee's mysterious death, and whether diplomacy could work with Pyongyang's rogue regime.

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The World’s Workers Have Bigger Problems Than A Robot Apocalypse

quoting Michael Spencevia Bloomberg
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Work may eventually be automated out of existence, but first, deal with labor shortages and “skills mismatch.”

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West Wing Reads

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia White House
Thursday, June 22, 2017

In national security news, Victor Davis Hanson in the National Review praises President Trump for not micromanaging national security policy.

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Calif. GOP Congressmen Aim To Boost Medicaid Pay For Doctors After Votes To Slash Program

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia California Healthline
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Some political observers were surprised when two Republican congressmen from California’s Central Valley voted for the GOP-led House bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act and curtail federal spending on Medicaid, the health program for low-income people.

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The Structure Of Educational Revolutions

quoting Terry M. Moevia American Enterprise Institute
Thursday, June 22, 2017

In the last generation, and in the last 15 years in particular, the federal government has assumed an increasingly intrusive role in public K-12 education. But this isn’t simply a reflection of Washington’s current appetite for power; it must also be understood as a natural consequence of a decision made more than a century ago.

Columns in the Precinct of the Priest of Poseidon, Delos, Greece
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Trump Administration Seeks Insight In U.S.A.-China Relations From Ancient Greek Historian

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Greek Reporter
Thursday, June 22, 2017

White House officials are seeking insight into U.S.-China relations from ancient Greek historian Thucydides who chronicled the Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta, Politico magazine says.