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Tying Down the Anchor: The Task Gets Tougher

by Kevin Warshvia Strategies for Monetary Policy
Friday, May 3, 2019

One can view the proximity of the current Fed policy stance to the zero-lower-bound as an accident of history, or a wise choice. So, too, the grand scale and scope of the Fed’s balance sheet. No matter one’s judgment, the Fed finds itself with less conventional and unconventional ammunition. With ammunition low, Fed credibility – to act independently, get policy right, and explain well the rationale for its actions—is at a premium. Fed cred will be relied upon most when the economy slows or confronts a shock. So it’s encouraging that Fed is open to considering reforms in the conduct of monetary policy.

White Liberals and the Cult of Ethnic Sado-Narcissism

by Jeremy Carlvia American Greatness
Sunday, March 31, 2019

When Jussie Smollett’s hate hoax collapsed spectacularly a few weeks back, after being publicized incessantly by Hollywood celebrities and the mainstream media, the most penetrating take came from journalist Andy Ngo. “Jussie Smollett’s hoax is symptomatic of America’s illness,” Ngo wrote—a combination he attributed to the rise of victimhood culture fueled in significant part by increasing group conflict.

Michael McFaul Testifies Before House Intelligence Committee

interview with Michael McFaulvia House Intelligence
Thursday, March 28, 2019

On March 28, 2019, Michael McFaul testified before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. The hearing, "Putin’s Playbook: The Kremlin’s Use of Oligarchs, Money and Intelligence in 2016 and Beyond” included testimony by Michael McFaul, former U.S. Ambassador to Russia and Director of the Freeman Spogli Institute at Stanford University.

Caravans & Cat Skins: African history before colonialism

by Barnaby Crowcroftvia Literary Review
Wednesday, February 6, 2019

In July 1324, Sultan Musa of Mali rocked up in Cairo, together with an entourage of over ten thousand slaves and retainers, staying as the guest of the city’s Mamluk governor as he passed through Egypt on the hajj. Fifty years later Cairenes were still talking about it. The Malian ruler flooded the city with gold.

American tech giants are fiercely competitive monopolies

by Nicolas Petitvia ESB
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

In virtually every country, antitrust agencies and regulators characterize US tech giants as monopolists. The press now refers to them as ‘big tech’, the ‘frightful 5’, or FAANGs (for Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google). Do they deserve to be vilified as monopolists regulated like public utilities or even broken up?

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Elizabeth Economy: Trade War Adding To Mounting Pressures On China's Xi Jinping (1:24)

by Elizabeth Economyvia CNBC
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Elizabeth Economy breaks down the potential impact of the talks between the United States and China.

Speak for humanity

by Barnaby Crowcroftvia Times Literary Supplement (UK)
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Toward the end of Yemen’s previous civil war involving foreign actors, in the 1960s, it became increasingly clear that Egypt – whose armed forces were propping up the republican government in Sana’a – was dropping chemical weapons on northern Yemeni villages in its attempt to end the insurgency led by the country’s deposed imam. Images of dead and dying civilians circulated in London newsrooms, reports filtered back from foreign correspondents, and shell casing recovered from the scene was sent for examination to United Nations agencies.

Inside Xi Jinping’s Plan to Dominate the World

by Elizabeth Economyvia Bloomberg
Friday, December 28, 2018

Elizabeth Economy’s “The Third Revolution” makes the case that China is most dangerous in the realm of ideas.

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Featured Podcast Episodes 2018

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Friday, December 21, 2018

As the end of 2018 draws near, we look back at a busy year of podcasting at the Hoover Institution.

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Area 45 Podcasts

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Friday, December 21, 2018

Area 45 is a Hoover Institution podcast devoted to the Trump administration and the policy avenues available to America’s forty-fifth president. It is hosted by Hoover fellow, Bill Whalen.