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Area 45: Influencing Influenza With Dr. Henry Miller

interview with Henry I. Millervia Area 45
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

How to cure what literally ails the nation.

Tax Reform Has Delivered For Workers

by Gary Cohn, Kevin Hassettvia The Wall Street Journal
Sunday, December 22, 2019

It’s been two years since President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law. To the delight of supply-siders, the law contained significant marginal tax rate reductions for individuals and corporations. At the time there was lively debate concerning the likely economic impact of the bill, with opponents pointing to analyses that found little effect from the rate reductions. At the White House, where we worked at the time, we produced analyses that suggested economic growth would surge. 

Warren Buffett, Taxing Capital Income Is A Bad Idea

by Lee Ohanianvia The Hill
Monday, November 11, 2019

In 2011, superstar investor Warren Buffett made headlines not for his investment recommendations but for his opinion that tax rates on high earners should substantially increase.

Are We Headed For Another “Hollow” Presidential Win?

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Thursday, November 7, 2019

Time passes and we forget: while Barack Obama was good for the Democratic Party in terms of having a friendly face in the White House, Democrats actually lost influence nationwide in terms of offices held.

The True Toll Of The Trade War

by Raghuram Rajanvia Project Syndicate
Thursday, September 5, 2019

Chicago – Another day, another attack on trade. Why is it that every dispute – whether over intellectual property (IP), immigration, environmental damage, or war reparations – now produces new threats to trade?

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The Civic Education Crisis

by David Davenportvia Defining Ideas
Friday, April 5, 2019

What should we do and how?

Foundations Of Immigration Reform

by Edward Paul Lazearvia PolicyEd
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

America’s immigration system needs to be reformed in order to handle modern challenges of immigration. Long lines to get in exist alongside millions of undocumented immigrants already in the country. To deal with both of these problems, Congress should rebalance our system to encourage more work-based visas for those wanting to work in the US, and it should bring illegal immigrants back into the system through a special visa that puts them at the back of the line for permanent residency.

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The Future Of The Parties

with Morris P. Fiorinavia Seminars At Steam Boat
Monday, August 13, 2018

A policy discussion between Elaine Kamarck of the Brookings Institution and Morris Fiorina of the Hoover Institution, moderated by NPR Washington correspondent Ron Elving.

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States Shouldn’t Tax Interstate Online Sales

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, April 9, 2018

The status quo is better than an administrative nightmare.

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States Shouldn’t Tax Interstate Online Sales

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, April 9, 2018

The status quo is better than an administrative nightmare.

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An Overlooked Key To Lower Drug Prices

by Scott W. Atlasvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Policies aimed at reducing costs must not restrict supply, jeopardize quality, or inhibit innovation.

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Big Labor Vs. Little Dissenters

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, February 22, 2018

A blockbuster Supreme Court case could diminish the role of public unions. 

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Big Labor Vs. Little Dissenters

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, February 22, 2018

A blockbuster Supreme Court case could diminish the role of public unions. 

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Is Global Warming A Public Nuisance?

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, January 15, 2018

Cities file law suits against oil companies for ‘harming the environment.’  

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Is Global Warming A Public Nuisance?

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, January 15, 2018

Cities file law suits against oil companies for ‘harming the environment.’  

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Poll Position: The Aftermath Of The 2016 Elections

by Douglas Rivers, Bill Whalenvia In Perspective: Decision 2016
Thursday, November 10, 2016

With the returns in and the presidency decided, we discuss  why the polls didn’t get it right in 2016. 

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A Monetary Policy for the Future

by John B. Taylorvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, April 23, 2015

A steady and predictable policy will greatly contribute to the performance of the economy.

 

 

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Race Baiting And Ferguson

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, March 16, 2015

The Department of Justice has exonerated Darren Wilson but still blames racism for unrest in Ferguson. Why?

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Race Baiting And Ferguson

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, March 16, 2015

The Department of Justice has exonerated Darren Wilson but still blames racism for unrest in Ferguson. Why?

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Using Military Force Against ISIS

by General Jim Mattisvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, March 4, 2015

We need to match our commitment to the threat. 

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The Contradiction That Rules Feminism

by Harvey C. Mansfieldvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, December 18, 2014

Are women strong and independent or weak and vulnerable? Feminists can’t decide.

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Turkey Between Ataturk and Erdogan

by Fouad Ajamivia Defining Ideas
Sunday, June 23, 2013

What role should political Islam play in the country’s future?

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H.R. McMaster: COVID-19: Geopolitical and Geoeconomic Implications

Thursday, April 23, 2020
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A Hoover Virtual Policy Briefing with H.R. McMaster: COVID-19: Geopolitical and Geoeconomic Implications 
Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 11AM PT/ 2PM ET.

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Condoleezza Rice: COVID-19 and National Security

Tuesday, April 14, 2020
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A Hoover Virtual Policy Briefing with Condoleezza Rice: COVID-19 and National Security 
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 11AM PT/ 2PM ET.

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John Yoo On The John Batchelor Show

interview with John Yoovia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses National Review article he coauthored with Ivana Stradner "How to Make China Pay."

The Grumpy Economist
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Thinking Through Phase II

interview with John H. Cochranevia The Grumpy Economist | A Podcast with John H. Cochrane
Wednesday, April 8, 2020

What it will take to begin reopening the American economy.

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Thinking Through Phase II

interview with John H. Cochranevia The Grumpy Economist | A Podcast with John H. Cochrane
Wednesday, April 8, 2020

What it will take to begin reopening the American economy.

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The Libertarian: Against ‘Common Good Constitutionalism'

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Adrian Vermeule’s vision for American law is a recipe for disaster.

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Decision 2020

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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

The purpose of this portal is to host articles and provide links to content written by Hoover fellows that pertain to the prominent ideas of the 2020 presidential election.

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Still Needed -- The Back To Work Plan

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Wednesday, April 8, 2020

I return today, in detail, to an old topic. In a month or so, cases in hospitals will have stabilized or tapered, and it will be time to begin reopening the economy. But most people will still not have been exposed, the virus will still be looking around ready to break out again. Technological saviors, in particular a vaccine or an effective treatment, will not have arrived.

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COVID V. Capitalism

by David R. Hendersonvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, April 8, 2020

With all the mistakes by government, one thing that’s working really well is the free market.

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COVID V. Capitalism

by David R. Hendersonvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, April 8, 2020

With all the mistakes by government, one thing that’s working really well is the free market.

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Steven Davis: How Has COVID-19 Hit The Stock Market?

interview with Steven J. Davisvia Chicago Booth Review
Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Steven Davis discusses how the stock market has never before responded so dramatically to an outbreak of disease—and that the public-health policy response, together with the interconnectedness of the modern global economy, goes a long way toward explaining why this time is different.

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Michael Auslin On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Michael R. Auslinvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Auslin discusses his Spectator USA article "Geopolitical jockeying in a time of pandemic."

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After Coronavirus — Will America Be A Roaring Giant Or Crying Baby?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News
Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Marshal Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto commanded the Imperial Japanese Navy in World War II until he was killed in April 1943. Despite the dialogue from the 1970 WWII film “Tora! Tora! Tora!” Yamamoto probably did not say in the aftermath of the Pearl Harbor attack, “I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.”

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Lessons From Crises Past

by George P. Shultz, Michael J. Boskin, John B. Taylorvia Project Syndicate
Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Government policies restricting the operation of markets usually do more harm than good. Even in times of crisis, such as the current coronavirus pandemic, policymakers should do everything possible to keep markets working and private incentives strong.

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GoodFellows: Rue Britannia?

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMastervia Hoover Podcasts
Tuesday, April 7, 2020

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Examining the ramifications of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

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John Taylor: COVID-19 And The Economy

interview with John B. Taylorvia Hoover Podcasts
Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Hoover Institution Fellow John Taylor on COVID-19 and the Economy.

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Time To Cut The Cord With China. Victor Davis Hanson With Sebastian Gorka On America First

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Sebastian Gorka on AMERICA First
Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his American Greatness article "Corona Meltdowns." 

California Lawmakers Unwittingly Make Surgery Much More Dangerous

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, April 7, 2020

California’s population of nearly 40 million is served by just 8,500 anesthesiologists, 2,200 of whom are certified registered nurse anesthesiologists (CRNAs). California’s recent anti–independent contractor bill, AB5, is making this shortage much worse and making anesthesiology more dangerous for patients.

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Trump, China, and the Geopolitics of a Crisis

interview with Stephen Kotkinvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, April 7, 2020

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Peter Robinson and Stephen Kotkin discuss Trump’s response to the COVID-19 crisis, Kotkin’s thoughts on the Chinese leadership class and the advantages they may seek to exploit, and which country—China or the United States—will come to represent the more successful or compelling model to other nations.

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Michael Petrilli: Should Schools Keep Students In The Same Grade Next Fall?

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia KCBS (CA)
Monday, April 6, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses his Washington Post column "Schools Should Consider Keeping Kids In The Same Grade This Fall."

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Shutdown Is Unsustainable

by Bjorn Lomborgvia Economic Times (India)
Sunday, April 5, 2020

The potential impact of the Covid-19 pandemic is enormous. But draconian policies to tackle the virus also have colossal costs. Ignoring the trade-offs could land us with one of the worst possible outcomes.

Coming Soon To The Biden Campaign: “Binders Full Of Women”

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Sunday, April 5, 2020

How to pass the time until the presidential campaign returns in earnest?

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Whack-A-Mole: The Long Run Virus

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Saturday, April 4, 2020

This virus will be with us a long time. Even if the massive national shutdown stops the spread of the virus in the US by summer, there will remain hotspots. Then someone travels, reinfects a city, and here we go again.

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Edward Lazear: COVID-19 and Today's Jobs Report

interview with Edward Paul Lazearvia Hoover Videos
Friday, April 3, 2020

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Hoover Institution Fellow Ed Lazear provides a briefing on COVID-19 and today's jobs report.

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Michael Auslin On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Michael R. Auslinvia The John Batchelor Show
Friday, April 3, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Auslin discusses how the Chinese lies and manipulation impact the rest of the world.

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Victor Davis Hanson: Left Uses Coronavirus To Push Radical Agenda

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News
Friday, April 3, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses how some people are using COVID-19 to manipulate the crisis and promote an agenda that does not have popular support.

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Santelli Exchange: Ed Lazear On The Jobs Report

interview with Edward Paul Lazearvia CNBC
Friday, April 3, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Ed Lazear discusses COVID-19's impact on the job market and how the recovery and ramping up will likely happen.

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Socratic Grilling As A Way To Learn

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, April 3, 2020

Scott Alexander, over at slatestarcodex.com, has hit a number of home runs in the last few weeks. I want to focus on his March 6 post, “Socratic Grilling.” To follow what I’m going to say, you need to read his post first. His posts are often very long, but the March 6 one is relatively short.

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Covid Economics: Vetted And Real-Time Papers

by Scott R. Baker, Nicholas Bloom, Steven J. Davis, Kyle Kost, Marco Sammon, Tasaneeya Viratyosinvia Center for Economic Policy Research
Friday, April 3, 2020

No previous infectious disease outbreak, including the Spanish flu, has impacted the stock market as powerfully as the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Edward Lazear: COVID-19 and Today's Jobs Report

interview with Edward Paul Lazearvia Hoover Virtual Policy Briefings
Friday, April 3, 2020

A Hoover Virtual Policy Briefing with Edward Lazear: COVID-19 and Today's Jobs Report
Recorded: Friday, April 3, 2020 at 11AM PT/ 2PM ET.

The Classicist with Victor Davis Hanson:
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The Classicist: From Selma To Shanghai: Coronavirus Around The Globe

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Thursday, April 2, 2020

COVID-19’s effects on the states, the nation, and the world.

The Classicist with Victor Davis Hanson:
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The Classicist: From Selma To Shanghai: Coronavirus Around The Globe

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Thursday, April 2, 2020

COVID-19’s effects on the states, the nation, and the world.

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Michael Auslin And Lanhee Chen: COVID-19, China And The Political Fallout

interview with Michael R. Auslin, Lanhee J. Chenvia Hoover Podcasts
Thursday, April 2, 2020

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Hoover Institution Fellows Michael Auslin and Lanhee Chen provide a briefing on the COVID-19 pandemic, China, and the Political Fallout.

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Reasonable Disagreements: Coronavirus And An Essay That Went Viral

interview with Richard A. Epstein, Adam J. Whitevia Reasonable Disagreements
Thursday, April 2, 2020

The coronavirus outbreak, and the costs and benefits of the government’s response.

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Reasonable Disagreements: Coronavirus And An Essay That Went Viral

interview with Richard A. Epstein, Adam J. Whitevia Reasonable Disagreements
Thursday, April 2, 2020

The coronavirus outbreak, and the costs and benefits of the government’s response.

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Where Did The Fevers Go?

by Casey B. Mulliganvia Casey Mulligan
Thursday, April 2, 2020

There is a website that tracks real time fevers using thermometers connected to the internet. A first glance at their map suggests to me that fevers spiked two week ago.

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Tomorrow's Reported Unemployment Rate For March

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, April 2, 2020

Tomorrow morning, when the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the unemployment rate for March, don’t be surprised if it’s very low. I predict that it will be not much more than 4 percent and maybe even less. But that statistic will not really tell you much about the unemployment rate in March.

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COVID-19 Around The Globe: Observations April 2, 2020 Germany

by Paul R. Gregoryvia What Paul Gregory Is Writing About (Blog)
Thursday, April 2, 2020

Germany’s Der Spiegel has reported that Germany will issue “immunity certificates” to those testing positive for Coronavirus antibodies. Certificate holders, presumably free of the virus, can return to the work force and are not subject to social distancing. It turns out that this proposed program would apply to 100,000 subjects and the first results would not be available until the end of April. It is unclear whether the program has been approved.

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Sun Tzu And The Coronavirus

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

A brand new translation of an ancient Chinese text.

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Sun Tzu And The Coronavirus

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

A brand new translation of an ancient Chinese text.

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Tunku Varadarajan On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Tunku Varadarajanvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Tunku Varadarajan discusses his Wall Street Journal article "The Restaurant at the Edge of the Coronavirus Pandemic."

Bill Whalen On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses his RealClear Politics article "Joe Exotic Meets Joe Quixotic."

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The Libertarian: Recovery And Resilience In A Pandemic

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

How to mitigate the economic fallout from Coronavirus.

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The Libertarian: Recovery And Resilience In A Pandemic

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

How to mitigate the economic fallout from Coronavirus.

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The Grumpy Economist: The Road To (Partially) Reopening America

interview with John H. Cochranevia The Grumpy Economist | A Podcast with John H. Cochrane
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

The policies that can steer us back towards normality.

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The Grumpy Economist: The Road To (Partially) Reopening America

interview with John H. Cochranevia The Grumpy Economist | A Podcast with John H. Cochrane
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

The policies that can steer us back towards normality.

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GoodFellows: Still A Free Society?

featuring John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMastervia Hoover Podcasts
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Examining the ramifications of the global pandemic.

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Still A Free Society?

featuring John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, Bill Whalenvia GoodFellows: Conversations From The Hoover Institution
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

In the inaugural episode the Hoover GoodFellows have a lively discussion about how much civil liberties can be sacrificed in an emergency, what steps should be taken to prevent the health crisis from becoming an economic and financial crisis, and whether the decoupling of the US-China relationship will accelerate.

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Still A Free Society?

featuring John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, Bill Whalenvia GoodFellows: Conversations From The Hoover Institution
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

In the inaugural episode the Hoover GoodFellows have a lively discussion about how much civil liberties can be sacrificed in an emergency, what steps should be taken to prevent the health crisis from becoming an economic and financial crisis, and whether the decoupling of the US-China relationship will accelerate.

Joe Exotic Meets Joe Quixotic

by Bill Whalenvia Real Clear Politics
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

If you’re a Netflix addict, then you’re likely familiar with the antics of Joseph Maldonado-Passage, a.k.a. Joe Exotic, the star of the docuseries "Tiger King," which chronicles the life and times of the former Oklahoma zookeeper, singer and presidential and gubernatorial candidate currently in prison for taking part in a murder-for-hire plot.

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The Virus Crisis: No Good Choices, Just Bad And Worse

by Bruce Thornton quoting Henry A. Kissingervia FrontPage Mag.com
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

What about the lives damaged or lost because of a policy to save other lives?

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Niall Ferguson: COVID-19 in the Light of History and Network Science

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Hoover Podcasts
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

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Hoover Institution Fellow Niall Ferguson provides a briefing on COVID-19 In The Light Of History And Network Science.

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Strategika Issue 63: Should The United States Leave The Middle East?

via Strategika
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Strategika Issue 63 is now available online. Strategika is an online journal that analyzes ongoing issues of national security in light of conflicts of the past—the efforts of the Military History Working Group of historians, analysts, and military personnel focusing on military history and contemporary conflict.

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The Reemergence Of The State In The Time Of COVID-19

by Russell A. Bermanvia American Greatness
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

State sovereignty is the best chance we have to fend off adversaries. We defend our freedom by exercising power through the state, not through global illusions or cozy provincialism.

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Area 45: Brady And Rivers: The State Of The Race

interview with David Brady, Douglas Riversvia Area 45
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The effect of COVID-19 on the presidential race.

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Area 45: Brady And Rivers: The State Of The Race

interview with David Brady, Douglas Riversvia Area 45
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The effect of COVID-19 on the presidential race.

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Area 45: Brady And Rivers: The State Of The Race

interview with David Brady, Douglas Riversvia Area 45
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The effect of COVID-19 on the presidential race.

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Questioning Conventional Wisdom in the COVID-19 Crisis, with Dr. Jay Bhattacharya

interview with Jay Bhattacharyavia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

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It’s not popular right now to question conventional wisdom on sheltering in place, but Dr. Bhattacharya makes a strong case for challenging it, based in economics and science.

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Questioning Conventional Wisdom In The COVID-19 Crisis, With Dr. Jay Bhattacharya

interview with Jay Bhattacharyavia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

It’s not popular right now to question conventional wisdom on sheltering in place, but Dr. Bhattacharya makes a strong case for challenging it, based in economics and science.

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Questioning Conventional Wisdom In The COVID-19 Crisis, With Dr. Jay Bhattacharya

interview with Jay Bhattacharyavia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

It’s not popular right now to question conventional wisdom on sheltering in place, but Dr. Bhattacharya makes a strong case for challenging it, based in economics and science.

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COVID And Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Defining Ideas
Sunday, March 29, 2020

America's lessons from the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic. 

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NM Students’ Learning Is On The Line

by Christopher N. Ruszkowskivia Albuquerque Journal
Sunday, March 29, 2020

The traditional school year is over. Canceling the remainder was a formality – under consideration in almost every state for weeks. Kansas and Virginia had already done it, and the remaining states will follow suit. It was not much of a choice; it is a vital measure to slow the spread of COVID-19.

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Pacific Century: Suing China?

interview with Michael R. Auslin, John Yoovia The Pacific Century
Saturday, March 28, 2020

Can the US Hold China Responsible for the Pandemic?

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Pacific Century: Suing China?

interview with Michael R. Auslin, John Yoovia The Pacific Century
Saturday, March 28, 2020

Can the US Hold China Responsible for the Pandemic?

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John Yoo: What Is The Defense Production Act?

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Saturday, March 28, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the Defense Production Act as well as presidential authority.

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The Corona Economy with John B. Taylor

interview with John B. Taylorvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, March 27, 2020

The huge impact of the COVID-19 virus on the US and world economies.

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Russ Roberts On Coronavirus: A Cost-Benefit Analysis Of The Economic Shutdown (15:02)

interview with Russell Robertsvia Capital Isn't
Friday, March 27, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Russ Roberts talks about the cost-benefit analysis of whether it would be better to keep the economy closed or opened during the coronavirus.

The Grumpy Economist
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The Grumpy Economist: Coronavirus And The Road To Recovery

interview with John H. Cochranevia The Grumpy Economist | A Podcast with John H. Cochrane
Friday, March 27, 2020

How economic policy can help America bounce back — and how it can go wrong.

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The Grumpy Economist: Coronavirus And The Road To Recovery

interview with John H. Cochranevia The Grumpy Economist | A Podcast with John H. Cochrane
Friday, March 27, 2020

How economic policy can help America bounce back — and how it can go wrong.

Doctrinal Confusion And Cultural Dysfunction In The Pentagon Over Information And Cyber Operations

by Herbert Linvia Lawfare
Friday, March 27, 2020

In a Lawfare post earlier this year, I questioned the wisdom of referring to cyber operations as psychological operations. These campaigns are the bread and butter of U.S. Cyber Command’s operational activities. My interest in this question stemmed from two recent articles, one on NPR and one in the Washington Post. 

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School Accountability In The Time Of Virus

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via EducationNext
Friday, March 27, 2020

Let’s assume that nobody is going to end up taking state assessments or end-of-course exams this spring. One way or another, everyone will be waived from those federal obligations and their state-imposed counterparts, mainly at the high-school level. The College Board and ACT are striving to improvise, reschedule, and reformat their volitional tests, such as AP and SAT, and some—maybe a lot—of that will continue for purposes of college admissions and credit.

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Victor Davis Hanson On The John Bachelor Show

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, March 26, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the leadership of Churchill and President Trump, in times of crisis, in his National Review article "Trump’s Strategic Foresight Is Being Put to the Test."

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Victor Davis Hanson On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, March 26, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the leadership of FDR and President Trump, in times of crisis, in his National Review article "Trump’s Strategic Foresight Is Being Put to the Test."

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Scott W. Atlas On COVID-19 And Health Care | Hoover Virtual Policy Briefing

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia Hoover Virtual Policy Briefings
Thursday, March 26, 2020

A Hoover Virtual Policy Briefing with Scott W. Atlas on COVID-19 and Health Care. 
Recorded: Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 11AM PT/ 2PM ET.

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Scott W. Atlas On COVID-19 And Health Care | Hoover Virtual Policy Briefing

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia Hoover Virtual Policy Briefings
Thursday, March 26, 2020

A Hoover Virtual Policy Briefing with Scott W. Atlas on COVID-19 and Health Care. 
Recorded: Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 11AM PT/ 2PM ET.

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Scott W. Atlas on COVID-19 and Health Care | Hoover Virtual Policy Briefing

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia Hoover Podcasts
Thursday, March 26, 2020

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Hoover Institution Fellow Scott Atlas provides a briefing on the COVID-19 pandemic and how it is affecting health care.

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Winners And Losers Amidst A Pandemic

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, March 26, 2020

As we California shut-ins figure how to avoid coming down with cabin fever while hunkering down against COVID-19, fear not for Gov. Gavin Newsom. He’s on the job—and very much in the public spotlight with constant media briefings on the Golden State’s efforts to combat and contain a spreading pandemic.

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Winners And Losers Amidst A Pandemic

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, March 26, 2020

As we California shut-ins figure how to avoid coming down with cabin fever while hunkering down against COVID-19, fear not for Gov. Gavin Newsom. He’s on the job—and very much in the public spotlight with constant media briefings on the Golden State’s efforts to combat and contain a spreading pandemic.

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Paul Tudor Jones Is Making A Mistake By Saying 40K Dead Is Worst-Case Scenario: Niall Ferguson

interview with Niall Fergusonvia CNBC
Thursday, March 26, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses government responses to the coronavirus's outbreak.

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John Yoo On Fox News

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Thursday, March 26, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the bailouts to help stem the economic damage of the coronavirus.

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Ed Lazear: I Am An Optimist

interview with Edward Paul Lazearvia CNBC
Thursday, March 26, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Ed Lazear discusses the need for liquidity, relief for small businesses, and the potential recovery rate.

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Honor The Heroes Of The War Against Coronavirus With A National Monument

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Thursday, March 26, 2020

Vegas is surreal on any given day. A place of fake pharaonic pyramids, Imperial Roman palaces, Venetian canals, an Eiffel Tower. Surreal. In the middle of the Las Vegas Strip is the New York-New York hotel-casino complex, with a faux cityscape — a scaled-down skyline. 

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The Coronavirus And The November Election

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage Mag.com
Thursday, March 26, 2020

What does it all mean for Trump’s chances to win again?

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Toward A Coherent Economic Strategy For COVID-19

by John B. Taylorvia Project Syndicate
Thursday, March 26, 2020

Although the COVID-19 crisis has been widely compared to the 2008 market collapse, a better analogy is the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. After that tragedy, the US government identified the root cause of the economic fallout and devised an effective strategy to address it.

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Law Talk: Lawyers In Lockdown

interview with Richard A. Epstein, John Yoovia Law Talk With Epstein, Senik & Yoo
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

A flurry of legal controversies surround the Coronavirus.

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Law Talk: Lawyers In Lockdown

interview with Richard A. Epstein, John Yoovia Law Talk With Epstein, Senik & Yoo
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

A flurry of legal controversies surround the Coronavirus.

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The Classicist: Modesty And Tragedy: How To Think About Coronavirus

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

A philosophical approach to the pandemic.

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The Classicist: Modesty And Tragedy: How To Think About Coronavirus

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

A philosophical approach to the pandemic.

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John Cochrane On The John Batchelor Show

interview with John H. Cochranevia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow John Cochrane discusses the bailouts and as well as a public health plan that recognizes the cost verses benefits of an economic shutdown.

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John Cochrane On The John Batchelor Show

interview with John H. Cochranevia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow John Cochrane discusses his Wall Street Journal article "Flatten the Coronavirus Curve at a Lower Cost."

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Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show (Part 1 Of 2)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses Defining Ideas article "Coronavirus Overreaction."

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Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show (Part 2 Of 2)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses Defining Ideas article "Coronavirus Overreaction."

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Surveillance: Coronavirus Response With Raghuram Rajan

interview with Raghuram Rajanvia Bloomberg
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Raghuram Rajan discusses what India needs to do to combat the coronavirus crisis as the country locks down its population of 1.3 billion people. 

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Why The Stimulus Bill As Written Will Keep Unemployment High

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

It will increase weekly unemployment benefits by $600 and keep the unemployment rate high.

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Embracing de Gaulle

by Andrew Robertsvia Military History in the News
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Oooh la la! The news that a new biopic movie about General Charles de Gaulle is about to be released showing him making love to his wife Yvonne shortly before the Germans invaded France in 1940 has left the normally-relaxed French all of a fluster.

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Kevin Warsh on COVID-19 and the Federal Reserve | Hoover Virtual Policy Briefing

interview with Kevin Warshvia Hoover Podcasts
Tuesday, March 24, 2020

AUDIO ONLY

Hoover Institution Fellow Kevin Warsh provides a briefing on the COVID-19 pandemic and how it is affecting the US economy.

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The Great Society: A New History with Amity Shlaes

interview with Amity Shlaesvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, March 24, 2020

AUDIO ONLY

Historian Amity Shlaes on her new book, Great Society: A New History. Begun by John F. Kennedy and completed by Lyndon B. Johnson, the Great Society was one of the most sweeping pieces of legislation ever enacted in American history.

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John Cochrane: COVID-19, The Economy And Veterans

interview with John H. Cochranevia CSPAN
Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow John Cochrane talks about the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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The Great Society: A New History With Amity Shlaes

interview with Amity Shlaesvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Historian Amity Shlaes on her new book, Great Society: A New History. Begun by John F. Kennedy and completed by Lyndon B. Johnson, the Great Society was one of the most sweeping pieces of legislation ever enacted in American history.

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Strategic Review And Beyond: Rethinking Monetary Policy And Independence

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Monday, March 23, 2020

March 4, I was honored to give the Homer Jones lecture at the St. Louis Federal Reserve. I used the opportunity to put lots of thoughts together in condensed form, on how the Fed and other central banks should approach monetary policy, financial regulation, and ever-expanding mandates. It will appear in prettier form in the April St. Louis Fed Review.

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John H. Cochrane on COVID-19 and the Economy | Hoover Virtual Policy Briefing

interview with John H. Cochranevia Hoover Podcasts
Monday, March 23, 2020

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Hoover Senior Fellow John H. Cochrane provides a briefing on the COVID-19 pandemic and how it is affecting the US economy.

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Asia’s New Geopolitics

by Michael R. Auslinvia Hoover Institution Press
Monday, March 23, 2020

As Asia rises, geopolitical competition once again threatens its future. China’s aggressiveness, Sino-Japanese rivalry, regional territorial disputes, and North Korea’s nuclear weapons are shaping the Indo-Pacific and the world.

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Asia’s New Geopolitics

by Michael R. Auslinvia Hoover Institution Press
Monday, March 23, 2020

As Asia rises, geopolitical competition once again threatens its future. China’s aggressiveness, Sino-Japanese rivalry, regional territorial disputes, and North Korea’s nuclear weapons are shaping the Indo-Pacific and the world.

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Reasonable Disagreements: Socially Distant: Richard And Adam Disagree About COVID-19

interview with Richard A. Epstein, Adam J. Whitevia Reasonable Disagreements
Monday, March 23, 2020

Assessing the policy responses to COVID-19.

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Reasonable Disagreements: Socially Distant: Richard And Adam Disagree About COVID-19

interview with Richard A. Epstein, Adam J. Whitevia Reasonable Disagreements
Monday, March 23, 2020

Assessing the policy responses to COVID-19.

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Fed Bombshell

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Monday, March 23, 2020

The Fed just announced "extensive new measures to support the economy." What's this all about? The PMCCF will allow companies access to credit ... This facility is open to investment grade companies and will provide bridge financing of four years. ... The Federal Reserve will finance a special purpose vehicle (SPV) to make loans from the PMCCF to companies. The Treasury, using the ESF, will make an equity investment in the SPV.

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Western Mismanagement Of Coronavirus Means The Elderly Are Targets

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Monday, March 23, 2020

Many will die, but most of the deaths could have been avoided with better preparation and earlier action.

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Houston, We Have A (Convention) Problem . . . In Milwaukee

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Saturday, March 21, 2020

Contrary to appearances (and a lack of candidates appearing on television these days), the 2020 campaign didn’t shelter in place, though time will tell if and when presidential politics returns to full throttle.

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Houston, We Have A (Convention) Problem . . . In Milwaukee

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Saturday, March 21, 2020

Contrary to appearances (and a lack of candidates appearing on television these days), the 2020 campaign didn’t shelter in place, though time will tell if and when presidential politics returns to full throttle.

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GSB Professors: We Must All Fight The Coronavirus

by Peter DeMarzo, Hanno Lustig, Amit Seruvia Stanford Daily
Saturday, March 21, 2020

We are fighting a war. The aggressor is invisible, but the effects are the same: a ravaged economy, physical, social and emotional harm to our loved ones and a threat to our way of life. We must mobilize now to win this war.

John Yoo On The John Batchelor Show

interview with John Yoovia The John Batchelor Show
Friday, March 20, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses his National Review article "The U.S. Must Reject the International Criminal Court’s Attack on Its National Sovereignty."

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Michael Auslin: Could Coronavirus Trigger War Between America And China?

interview with Michael R. Auslinvia The Spectator
Friday, March 20, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Auslin discusses the coronavirus, China, and the political fallout.

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Fed Appears Off To A Good Start To Combatting Coronavirus Economic Impact, Says Former Fed Governor Kevin Warsh

interview with Kevin Warshvia CNBC
Friday, March 20, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Kevin Warsh discusses the Fed’s response to mitigating the economic crisis stirred by the coronavirus.

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The Economics Of A Pandemic – What Makes For Good Economic Policy In The Age Of COVID-19? - With Dr. Ed Lazear

interview with Edward Paul Lazearvia Hold These Truths with Dan Crenshaw
Friday, March 20, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Ed Lazear joins Congressman Dan Crenshaw to discuss how the current economic downturn is different from the 2008 recession as well as what should be the overarching aim of our economic policy moving forward. Lazear gives his insight concerning how Congress can target the individuals and businesses that need assistance the most – both in the short-term and the long-term.

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Policy Implications Of COVID-19

via Hoover Institution on COVID-19
Friday, March 20, 2020

Hoover Institution fellows are closely following the developments of the global COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) outbreak. This page hosts a daily digest of their latest analysis.

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Victor Davis Hanson On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, March 19, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his book The Case for Trump as President Trump's efforts to fight the coronavirus.

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Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, March 19, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Coronavirus Perspective."

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Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, March 19, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Las Vegas Review-Journal article "Avoid redistribution schemes to limit coronavirus fallout."

The Grumpy Economist
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The Grumpy Economist: Econ In The Time Of Coronavirus

interview with John H. Cochranevia The Grumpy Economist | A Podcast with John H. Cochrane
Thursday, March 19, 2020

What are the limits of crisis measures?

The Grumpy Economist
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The Grumpy Economist: Econ In The Time Of Coronavirus

interview with John H. Cochranevia The Grumpy Economist | A Podcast with John H. Cochrane
Thursday, March 19, 2020

What are the limits of crisis measures?

So Much For “The Luck Of The Irish” This Week, But What Of The Luck Of California’s Governor?

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, March 19, 2020

Maybe you dressed in green, imbibed Guinness, and feasted on corned beef and cabbage at some point in the past few days. Otherwise Erin Go Bragh was “Erin go bust” in California, what with a raft of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations canceled and bars closed statewide.

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The Libertarian: Law, Economics, And Coronavirus

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, March 19, 2020

Are the policy tools being used to combat the pandemic overkill?

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The Libertarian: Law, Economics, And Coronavirus

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, March 19, 2020

Are the policy tools being used to combat the pandemic overkill?

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Lanhee Chen: Staying Home Is Critical To Flatten The Coronavirus Curve

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Fox News
Thursday, March 19, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen says social distancing is not convenient but the only way to stop the spread of COVID-19.

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Discussing The Coronavirus Response In California: John Yoo On Fox News’ ‘Fox News At Night With Shannon Bream’

interview with John Yoovia American Enterprise Institute
Thursday, March 19, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses California’s state response to the coronavirus.

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The Classicist: Plagues, Ancient And Modern

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Thursday, March 19, 2020

COVID-19 and other contagions that have upended society.

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The Classicist: Plagues, Ancient And Modern

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Thursday, March 19, 2020

COVID-19 and other contagions that have upended society.

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John Taylor: Choose Economic Freedom, Choose Things That Work

interview with John B. Taylorvia CNBC
Thursday, March 19, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow John Taylor discusses policy responses to the COVID-19 economic crisis.

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Tyler Cowen On The COVID-19 Pandemic

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Thursday, March 19, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Russ Roberts joins forces with Tyler Cowen to discuss how both are adjusting to social isolation, private versus public responses to the pandemic, the challenge of reforming scrambled organization capital, the implications for Trump’s reelection, appropriate fiscal and monetary responses, bailouts, innovation prizes, and more.

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John Cochrane On The John Batchelor Show

interview with John H. Cochranevia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow John Cochrane discusses his Wall Street Journal article "How to Treat the Financial Symptoms of Covid-19."

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Pacific Century: The Pandemic, China, And The End Of Globalization

interview with Michael R. Auslin, John Yoovia The Pacific Century
Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Will China benefit from the Coronavirus disruption?

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Pacific Century: The Pandemic, China, And The End Of Globalization

interview with Michael R. Auslin, John Yoovia The Pacific Century
Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Will China benefit from the Coronavirus disruption?

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Victor Davis Hanson Says China's Handling Of Coronavirus 'Ruined Their International Brand'

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News
Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson says that China’s handling of the coronavirus “ruined their international brand,” having potential serious repercussions on its economy as foreign companies may exit.

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John Yoo: Will Efforts To Combat The Spread Of Coronavirus Threaten Americans' Civil Liberties?

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo talks about the threats to civil liberties in efforts to combat the spread of coronavirus.

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John Yoo: Will Efforts To Combat The Spread Of Coronavirus Threaten Americans' Civil Liberties?

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo talks about the threats to civil liberties in efforts to combat the spread of coronavirus.

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The Grumpy Economist: How We Broke (And May Be Fixing) Housing

with John H. Cochranevia The Grumpy Economist | A Podcast with John H. Cochrane
Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Government interventions have grossly distorted housing markets — but a promising new movement may counteract some of the damage.

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WSJ Oped On Virus Policy

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Why is the market going nuts? What should policy do? I put some of my recent thoughts in a Wall Street Journal Op-ed, here. As usual I can't post the whole thing for 30 days, but if you're clever you can find it.

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Airline Bailouts And Capital Regulation

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Tuesday, March 17, 2020

The airlines are about to get a huge bailout. Why are they in such trouble? Well, yes, nobody is flying so their revenues are cratering. But why not just stop flying for a while? The answer is, they have loads and loads of debt.

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Bill Whalen On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses the Democratic primaries as well as voting during the outbreak of coronavirus.

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Bill Whalen On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses the Democratic primaries as well as voting during the outbreak of coronavirus.

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Unemployment Insurance Pandemic Conundrum

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Should the government make unemployment insurance more generous and easier to get in the pandemic recession? Well, yes, but it's not ideal, and a good point on which to ponder the difference between a pandemic recession and a conventional recession.

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Unemployment Insurance Pandemic Conundrum

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Should the government make unemployment insurance more generous and easier to get in the pandemic recession? Well, yes, but it's not ideal, and a good point on which to ponder the difference between a pandemic recession and a conventional recession.

Victor Davis Hanson: The Case For Trump Is Out. Meanwhile, The Boomerang.

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Victor Davis Hanson Podcast
Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson predicts that China’s Communists will rue what they begat, he talks about the new (paperback) updated and expanded edition of The Case for Trump, he scopes out the reelection chances of POTUS, and he heralds the American men and women who sweat and strain to keep us alive.

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Raghuram Rajan: Economist Who Warned Of 2008 Crisis Doesn’t See A Repeat — If The U.S. Takes These Steps

interview with Raghuram Rajanvia Barrons
Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Raghuram Rajan discusses how the US can avert a global financial crisis, why TARP 2.0 may be needed, and if the US is headed into a negative interest-rate spiral. 

California’s Most Egregious Union Giveaway Ever

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Last year, California lawmakers passed a large and purely gratuitous union giveaway that thus far has managed to sneak under the radar. Assembly Bill 378 allows about 40,000 childcare workers to unionize. This is the most egregious union giveaway ever, because the issue that unionization is supposed to address was created by—guess who—state lawmakers. 

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The Importance Of The Diamond Princess

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, March 17, 2020

A Diamond in the Sea. In a blog post yesterday, I laid out the case that my good friend and co-author Charley Hooper made for the conclusion that the deaths from the coronavirus-induced Covid-19 disease will be comparable to the deaths from flu.

The 2018 Blue Wave That Wasn’t, Really

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Democrats overhyped their takeover of the House and then over-focused on impeachment.

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How To Treat The Financial Symptoms Of Covid-19

by John H. Cochranevia The Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, March 17, 2020

[Subscription required] Federal spending is needed but not enough. Making loans is better than writing checks. Avoid coercion.

Kevin Hassett: March Job Losses Could Be Among The Worst Ever

interview with Kevin Hassettvia CNN Business
Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Kevin Hassett discusses the job market and says that the odds of a global recession are close to 100%.

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John Taylor: Former Fed Governor On How The Central Bank Can Help Small Businesses With Coronavirus Volatility

interview with John B. Taylorvia CNBC Television
Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow John Taylor discusses what the Fed is doing to calm the markets and Taylor notes that more specific actions are needed as well as the reasons for those actions.

The Unsung Heroism Of The Private Sector #1346

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, March 17, 2020

If you’re out of work and need a job during the COVID-19 outbreak, Safeway is immediately hiring more than 2,000 workers as shoppers strip aisles to stock up for staying home. Most of the openings are available at more than 165 Bay Area locations, the company said.

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China Boomeranging

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Its bad behavior in the wake of COVID-19 will leave it in its weakest global position in memory. And the U.S. will emerge stronger.

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China Boomeranging

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Its bad behavior in the wake of COVID-19 will leave it in its weakest global position in memory. And the U.S. will emerge stronger.

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Bernie's Last Gasp: Tie Revolution To Defeating Coronavirus

by David Davenportvia The Washington Examiner
Monday, March 16, 2020

Bernie Sanders has now enrolled in the Rahm Emanuel school of public policy: Never let a good crisis go to waste — it’s an opportunity to do things you could not do before. That’s the life preserver Sanders has grabbed onto as his campaign sinks into the depths, seeking to tie his goal of “political revolution” to the coronavirus crisis.

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Repatriated Remains

by Andrew Robertsvia Military History in the News
Monday, March 16, 2020

As though the negotiations over Britain’s departure from the European Union are not complicated and contentious enough, a group of French historians have now made an official request to the British Foreign Office that the remains of their last monarch, Emperor Napoleon III—and presumably also those of his consort the Empress Eugenie—be repatriated to France as part of the post-Brexit deal.

Identity Politics And Privilege

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage Mag.com
Monday, March 16, 2020

After Elizabeth Warren dropped out of the primary race, the predictable whining commenced from all those supposedly independent, anything-you-can-do-I-can-do-better feminists. The stock clichés filled their complaints: “misogyny,” “patriarchy,” “sexism,” all the usual suspects rounded up to excuse the glaring electoral incompetence of a terrible candidate. 

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Raghuram Rajan: Fed Slashes Rates To Zero Amid Coronavirus Fears

interview with Raghuram Rajanvia Yahoo Finance
Monday, March 16, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Raghuram Rajan discusses what the emergency rate cut by the Federal Reserve means for markets and investors, and what the central bankers can do going forward.

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Raghuram Rajan: Fed Slashes Rates To Zero Amid Coronavirus Fears

interview with Raghuram Rajanvia Yahoo Finance
Monday, March 16, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Raghuram Rajan discusses what the emergency rate cut by the Federal Reserve means for markets and investors, and what the central bankers can do going forward.

David Davenport: Democrats Don’t Want A Revolution After All

by David Davenportvia Townhall Review
Monday, March 16, 2020

In the twinkling of an electoral eye, frontrunner Bernie Sanders’ campaign is near death and Joe Biden’s has been resurrected. How could this happen?

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Policy Implications on COVID-19

via Hoover Institution on COVID-19
Monday, March 16, 2020

Quick Review of key takeaways on the policy implications of COVID-19.

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The Best Thing Everyday Americans Can Do To Fight Coronavirus? #StayHome, Save Lives

by Lanhee J. Chenvia AZ Central
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Be a neat freak. Wash your hands. Give to people in need. If you’re going to spread anything, spread help, compassion and humor. And do not panic.

co-authored by Lanhee J. Chen, Andy Slavitt, Bill Frist, Asaf Bitton, Ezekiel Emanuel, Atul Gawande, Sandra Hernandez, Bob Kocher, Vivek Murthy, Michael Osterholm, DJ Patil, Jennifer Peña, Jordan Shlain, Eric Topol, Leana Wen, Michelle A. Williams

Three Tweets to Midnight: Effects of the Global Information Ecosystem on the Risk of Nuclear Conflict

via Hoover Institution Press
Sunday, March 15, 2020

A multifaceted examination of the role of the current global information ecosystem on decision making and crisis stability, particularly among nuclear states.

What If They Held A Debate And No One Came . . . Or Much Cared?

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Ok, so maybe holding a presidential debate amidst the uncertainty of a global pandemic isn’t as tacky as, say, doing a partisan event in the immediate aftermath of the first Kennedy assassination, the Challenger explosion, or the 9/11 attacks. Still, there was something seemingly inappropriate and unbecoming about Sunday night’s meeting of the minds in CNN’s Washington, D.C., bureau (live, but not before a studio audience).

America In A New Upside-Down World

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Who can game the election-year politics of these chaotic times, especially the more macabre calculations of the electoral beneficiaries of the media-driven hysteria over the COVID-19?

 

John Yoo: 2020 National Student Symposium

interview with John Yoovia The Federalist Society
Saturday, March 14, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo talks about the Senate's role in balancing purely democratic power. The Senate has protected the states and possibly served to defuse otherwise hostile geographical battles. Does or should this role change in our modern democracy? If so, how?

Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Friday, March 13, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Playing Politics With Coronavirus."

Kiron Skinner: US Fight With Iran Reignites

interview with Kiron K. Skinnervia Yahoo! Finance
Friday, March 13, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Kiron Skinner discusses US-Iran tensions and how Iran is reacting to the coronavirus outbreak.

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The Market To The Rescue

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Friday, March 13, 2020

I've been worried that businesses can't get loans to keep going during a virus shut down. Everyone seems to be jumping to the idea that we need rivers of Federal money. Maybe I should have more faith in the free (well, this is banking, but somewhat free) market.

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Pandemic And Protection

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Friday, March 13, 2020

A pandemic can have useful side effects, one being that it makes us see the costs of protection. Next up: how do you stop people from hoarding ex ante? Answer, commit that there will not be the usual price controls and rationing ex post.

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Pandemic And Protection

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Friday, March 13, 2020

A pandemic can have useful side effects, one being that it makes us see the costs of protection. Next up: how do you stop people from hoarding ex ante? Answer, commit that there will not be the usual price controls and rationing ex post.

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John Yoo: The President Of The Midwest

interview with John Yoovia The Ricochet Podcast
Friday, March 13, 2020

(47:00) Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the legalities of governments taking over hotels and medical facilities to treat coronavirus patients.

Lanhee Chen: Pay More, Get Better Stuff

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Armstrong and Getty
Friday, March 13, 2020

(9:10) Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses Sunday's upcoming debate, as well as some of questions Bernie may throw to Joe.

Furlough The TSA!

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, March 13, 2020

I’ll have a longer piece on the Covid-19 disease in the next few days, but right now I do have one good idea for how to reduce spreading of the virus: furlough the Transportation Security Administration for 30 days.

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'Niall Ferguson's Networld' Helps Us Better Understand The Spread Of Disease Through Social Networks

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Cheddar
Friday, March 13, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses how social media adds to the panic amid the coronavirus as well as his new PBS three-part series.

It's More Important Than Ever For Fed To Clarify Strategy, John Taylor Says

interview with John B. Taylorvia Bloomberg
Friday, March 13, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow John Taylor discusses the outlook for Federal Reserve monetary policy amid the coronavirus outbreak.

John Taylor On The Bloomberg Surveillance Podcast

interview with John B. Taylorvia Bloomberg
Friday, March 13, 2020

(26:15) Hoover Institution fellow John Taylor says countries need more clarification and coordination on their next steps to combating coronavirus.

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Area 45: Cochrane: Is An Economic Stimulus The Right Cure For The Coronavirus?

interview with John H. Cochranevia Area 45
Thursday, March 12, 2020

The do’s and don’ts of Washington’s economic response to the pandemic.

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Area 45: Cochrane: Is An Economic Stimulus The Right Cure For The Coronavirus?

interview with John H. Cochranevia Area 45
Thursday, March 12, 2020

The do’s and don’ts of Washington’s economic response to the pandemic.

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Area 45: Cochrane: Is An Economic Stimulus The Right Cure For The Coronavirus?

interview with John H. Cochranevia Area 45
Thursday, March 12, 2020

The do’s and don’ts of Washington’s economic response to the pandemic.

From Pandemic To Financial Crisis?

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Thursday, March 12, 2020

Yes, the stock market is jumping around, but Treasury markets are also going a bit nuts. And the NY Fed is pulling out the Bazookas: Today, March 12, 2020, the Desk will offer $500 billion in a three-month repo operation at 1:30 pm ET that will settle on March 13, 2020.

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Law Talk With Epstein & Yoo: Quarantined!

interview with Richard A. Epstein, John Yoovia Law Talk With Epstein, Senik & Yoo
Thursday, March 12, 2020

Coronavirus, Supreme Court roundup, Trump’s libel lawsuit, and baseball.

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Law Talk With Epstein & Yoo: Quarantined!

interview with Richard A. Epstein, John Yoovia Law Talk With Epstein, Senik & Yoo
Thursday, March 12, 2020

Coronavirus, Supreme Court roundup, Trump’s libel lawsuit, and baseball.

Which Virus Is More Dangerous?

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage Mag.com
Thursday, March 12, 2020

Hint: it's not the one the media is hyping.

John Yoo: Trump Halts Travel From Europe To US For 30 Days

interview with John Yoovia America's News HQ (Fox News)
Thursday, March 12, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the closure of schools, businesses, travel, etc., in reaction to the coronavirus and whether the closures are the best solutions to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

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The Great Coronavirus War Is Upon Us

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, March 12, 2020

If we stay calm and rational, we can defeat the enemy.

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The Great Coronavirus War Is Upon Us

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, March 12, 2020

If we stay calm and rational, we can defeat the enemy.

The Grumpy Economist
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The Grumpy Economist: The Economics Of A Pandemic

interview with John H. Cochranevia The Grumpy Economist | A Podcast with John H. Cochrane
Thursday, March 12, 2020

What can we do about the economic challenges posed by the coronavirus?

The Grumpy Economist
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The Grumpy Economist: The Economics Of A Pandemic

interview with John H. Cochranevia The Grumpy Economist | A Podcast with John H. Cochrane
Thursday, March 12, 2020

What can we do about the economic challenges posed by the coronavirus?

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The Libertarian: Coping With Coronavirus

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, March 12, 2020

Can public policy ease the strain from the pandemic?

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The Libertarian: Coping With Coronavirus

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, March 12, 2020

Can public policy ease the strain from the pandemic?

Victor Davis Hanson On Trump's Message To America On Coronavirus

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News
Thursday, March 12, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson breaks down the challenges and pressures facing President Trump on the coronavirus outbreak.

With School Bonds And Parcel Taxes Failing, Has California Overtaxed Taxpayers’ Patience?

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, March 12, 2020

It wasn’t exactly hell freezing over, but a surprise result in last week’s primary did send a chill up California’s political spine.

Bugs

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Do we have your attention yet? I ran across the Cambridge Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, which thinks about the tail events that could destroy civilization.Here is a nice thought to keep you up at night, given how  unprepared our governments have revealed themselves to be. 

Christine Lagarde Should Worry Less About The Germans Now

by Melvyn B. Kraussvia Bloomberg Quint
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

To help contain the coronavirus crisis, the European Central Bank should follow the Fed’s stimulus move.

Are Big Drops In Oil Prices Bad?

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

The question in this title was asked by someone on Facebook Monday morning. That motivated me to write my latest Defining Ideas article, which came out a little while ago.

Lanhee Chen: A Healthcare Wakeup Call From The Coronavirus

by Lanhee J. Chenvia Townhall Review
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Many liberals in America are advocating for Medicare for all, a change that would fundamentally transform our health care system to look more like the one in the United Kingdom.

Even Coronavirus Couldn’t Stop The 2nd US Carrier Visit To Vietnam

by CAPT Chris Sharmanvia The Diplomat
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Mutual willingness to proceed with the visit indicates that the trust between Washington and Hanoi has reached a new level.

Scott Atlas On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Scott Atlas discusses the outcomes of medicare for all.

Bill Whalen On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses Joe Biden's success in the presidential primaries and why the Democratic party is getting behind Biden.

Addressing The Housing Crisis

by Lee Ohanianvia PolicyEd
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Well-intentioned housing policies, like zoning laws and environmental rules, have made it expensive and often impossible to build enough homes to meet rising demand.

Addressing The Housing Crisis

by Lee Ohanianvia PolicyEd
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Well-intentioned housing policies, like zoning laws and environmental rules, have made it expensive and often impossible to build enough homes to meet rising demand.

The Classicist with Victor Davis Hanson:
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The Classicist: The Siren Song Of Globalization

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

On the corrosive effects of excessive transnationalism.

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The Classicist: The Siren Song Of Globalization

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

On the corrosive effects of excessive transnationalism.

Kevin Hassett: Will The Global Economy Recover From COVID-19?

interview with Kevin Hassettvia The Australian Financial Review
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Kevin Hassett discusses what the COVID-19 crisis means for China, Australia, and the US.

Lanhee Chen: Anytime We Face A Crisis, It Impacts Politics And How People Think About Their Leaders

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Lars Larson Show
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses how the coronavirus is affecting the Democratic primary. Chen explains, “the politics of the Democratic primary reflect the reality that people want a steady hand, and that hand is Joe Biden.”

COVID-19 : The Mildest Pandemic

by Timothy Kanevia Medium
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

We are overreacting to Covid. We are also under-reacting to Covid.

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Reasonable Disagreements: Coronavirus, The Constitution, And The CFPB

interview with Richard A. Epstein, Adam J. Whitevia Reasonable Disagreements
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Government powers in emergencies and the Supreme Court’s recent oral arguments in Seila Law v. CFPB.

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A Conversation with Vice President Mike Pence

interview with Mike Pencevia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, March 9, 2020

AUDIO ONLY

A special one-on-one interview with Vice President Mike Pence.

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Playing Politics With Coronavirus

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, March 9, 2020

Short-term crises are bad times to advance discredited progressive reforms.

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Playing Politics With Coronavirus

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, March 9, 2020

Short-term crises are bad times to advance discredited progressive reforms.

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Playing Politics With Coronavirus

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, March 9, 2020

Short-term crises are bad times to advance discredited progressive reforms.

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Playing Politics With Coronavirus

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, March 9, 2020

Short-term crises are bad times to advance discredited progressive reforms.

Lanhee Chen On Armstrong And Getty (25:18)

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Armstrong and Getty
Monday, March 9, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses Joe Biden's surge as well as the state of the Democratic presidential race.

Entire Economy Is Impacted By Coronavirus, Says Lanhee Chen

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Bloomberg
Monday, March 9, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen talks about how the White House is responding to the coronavirus and what type of aid package should be passed. 

In Michigan, Hail To The Victor – Who Likely Won’t Be Bernie

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Monday, March 9, 2020

To the adage that a lot can happen in a year, consider what four times that timespan has done to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and his political fortunes in Michigan.

The Dangers Of Medicare For All

by Scott W. Atlasvia The New York Times
Monday, March 9, 2020

It is pure fantasy to believe that the access and quality Americans enjoy today would hold if private insurance were abolished.

Tim Kane: Knowing When To Get Out Of A Stock

interview with Timothy Kanevia CNBC Television
Monday, March 9, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Tim Kane looks at finding the right time to exit a stock.

Lorna Collier On The Universal Basic Income

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, March 7, 2020

Lorna Collier wrote a post on the Universal Basic Income that appeared yesterday. She interviewed me for it, but didn’t use anything I said. That’s alright because she took the arguments I made, fashioned them into a short op/ed by me, and gave me veto power. 

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Area 45: Dave Brady: The State Of The Democratic Presidential Race . . .

interview with David Bradyvia Area 45
Friday, March 6, 2020

The State of the Democratic presidential race . . . why the ground suddenly shifted in Biden’s favor.  

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Area 45: Dave Brady: The State Of The Democratic Presidential Race . . .

interview with David Bradyvia Area 45
Friday, March 6, 2020

The State of the Democratic presidential race . . . why the ground suddenly shifted in Biden’s favor.  

John Yoo On The Ricochet Podcast: My Corona

interview with John Yoovia Ricochet
Friday, March 6, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the Democratic presidential race as well as the coronavirus.

A Missed Opportunity On Reindexing Social Security

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, March 6, 2020

The low point between the two men [President Obama and Senator Bernie Sanders] was a 2013 meeting with other Democratic senators. Obama had just put a chained Consumer Price Index in his budget, a proposal that would cut Social Security benefits by tying them to the rate of inflation. Many Senate Democrats were angry about it. 

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Pacific Century: The Coronavirus Spreads

interview with Michael R. Auslin, John Yoovia The Pacific Century
Friday, March 6, 2020

Is the coronavirus epidemic the black swan event for the Xi regime?

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Pacific Century: The Coronavirus Spreads

interview with Michael R. Auslin, John Yoovia The Pacific Century
Friday, March 6, 2020

Is the coronavirus epidemic the black swan event for the Xi regime?

The Classicist with Victor Davis Hanson:
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The Classicist: Peak Progressivism

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Friday, March 6, 2020

The Left has reached its apex — which means it’s headed for decline.

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The Classicist: Peak Progressivism

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Friday, March 6, 2020

The Left has reached its apex — which means it’s headed for decline.

Tim Kane: Is There Too Much Fear Over The Coronavirus?

interview with Timothy Kanevia CNBC
Friday, March 6, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Tim Kane discusses the fear being generated by the coronavirus and whether the general public is overreacting.

Stimulus Or Stimu-lend?

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Friday, March 6, 2020

Jason Furman wants stimulus: Congress should pass a simple one-time payment of $1,000 to every adult who is a U.S. citizen or a taxpaying U.S. resident, and $500 to every child who meets the same criteria. Here's a better idea. The IRS should allow anyone to borrow up to $10,000 against future tax payments, with interest. The IRS has an excellent collection mechanism.

John Cochrane On The John Bachelor Show

interview with John H. Cochranevia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, March 5, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow John Cochrane discusses his Grumpy Economist post "Coronavirus monetary policy."

Victor Davis Hanson On The John Bachelor Show

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, March 5, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his National Review article "Globalization Bleeding."

The Shia Vs. The “Shia Crescent”

by Hanin Ghaddarvia The Caravan
Thursday, March 5, 2020

On February 15, 2020, Hezbollah organized a ceremony to unveil a statue of Qassem Soleimani in the Lebanese town of Maroun al-Ras, roughly half a mile from the border with Israel. The statue shows Soleimani with his arm stretched out in front of him, pointing toward Israel. 

A Shia ‘Awakening’?

by Nibras Kazimivia The Caravan
Thursday, March 5, 2020

The proponents of America’s ‘maximum pressure’ campaign against Iran have argued that the four-month-long anti-status quo protests that have wracked Iraq, Lebanon and Iran are transnational in character and seek to limit or end the influence of Iran’s current leadership both regionally and internally. 

Victor Davis Hanson On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, March 5, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his National Review article "Trump’s Chances for Reelection Are Looking Better and Better."

Niall Ferguson: Stocks Tumble As Coronavirus Spreads In The US

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Fox News
Thursday, March 5, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses how the coronavirus might impact the economy.

Of Primary Concern: Improving This Presidential Process

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Thursday, March 5, 2020

This contest isn’t over. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders could stage a comeback (mostly likely, he needs former Vice President Joe Biden committing the mother of all gaffes at the next debate, which is on The Ides of March in Phoenix – two days before big votes in Florida and Ohio).

John Yoo: Deal Or No Deal? US Launches Strike At Taliban After Peace Agreement

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Thursday, March 5, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo breaks down the complicated foreign policy in Afghanistan and reacts to Sen. Bernie Sanders' past remarks on dictatorship.

The World’s Reaction To The Wuhan Coronavirus

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, March 5, 2020

Most preindustrial mass plagues were bacterial, caused by urban overcrowding and poor-to-nonexistent garbage and sewage disposal. In the disruptive aftermath of pandemics, fundamental social and political change sometimes followed—wars lost, governments ended, wealth and power reversed. 

What We Don’t Know About The Coronavirus Is What Scares Us

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, March 5, 2020

The specter of a pandemic offers a timely warning to remember that we are not necessarily any more immune from volatile nature than were the ancients.

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The Scourge Of Pandemics

by Andrew Robertsvia Military History in the News
Wednesday, March 4, 2020

The outbreak of Coronavirus has prompted a good deal of interest in the Spanish Influenza that killed so many people at the end of World War One. 

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The Scourge Of Pandemics

by Andrew Robertsvia Military History in the News
Wednesday, March 4, 2020

The outbreak of Coronavirus has prompted a good deal of interest in the Spanish Influenza that killed so many people at the end of World War One. 

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The Libertarian: The Supreme Court And The Separation Of Powers

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Wednesday, March 4, 2020

A new case tests the reach of the administrative state.

Bill Whalen On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses the state of the Democratic presidential race as well as whether presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg will drop out.

John Taylor: Fed Likely Won't Cut Rates Before March Meeting Because Of Coronavirus Concerns

interview with John B. Taylorvia CNBC
Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow John Taylor discusses what's ahead for the Fed as well as global interest rates in light of the issues created by the coronavirus.

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The Revenge Of The Paris Agreement

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, March 2, 2020

A British court uses global warming fears to block an airport expansion.

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The Revenge Of The Paris Agreement

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, March 2, 2020

A British court uses global warming fears to block an airport expansion.

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The Essence Of Marxism

by Niall Fergusonvia Defining Ideas
Monday, March 2, 2020

A belief that the industrial economy is doomed to produce an intolerably unequal society.

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The Essence Of Marxism

by Niall Fergusonvia Defining Ideas
Monday, March 2, 2020

A belief that the industrial economy is doomed to produce an intolerably unequal society.

Trump May Shrug Off The Coronavirus, The US Economy May Not

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Monday, March 2, 2020

A Covid-19 outbreak in one or more large US cities would inflict a September 11-level hit on the economy and a Hurricane Katrina-level hit on Trump’s popular approval.

Victor Davis Hanson: This Is The Worst Democratic Field Since Mondale Lost To Reagan In A Landslide

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Real Clear Politics
Monday, March 2, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson weighs in on the current Democratic presidential field.

All These States Voting So Soon After South Carolina? Not A “Super” Idea

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Monday, March 2, 2020

As you watch the political spectacle that is “Super Tuesday” unfold – 14 states voting, 1,357 pledged Democratic delegates at stake (1,991 delegates secures a first-ballot convention win) – keep in mind: this is not what the Democratic Party had in mind when its more centrist acolytes devised this one-day wonder decades ago.

Choose Economic Freedom: Enduring Policy Lessons from the 1970s and 1980s

by George P. Shultz, John B. Taylor featuring Milton Friedmanvia Hoover Institution Press
Sunday, March 1, 2020

What are the keys to good economic policy? George P. Shultz and John B. Taylor draw from their several decades of experience at the forefront of national economic policy making to show how market fundamentals beat politically-popular government interventions—be they from Democrats or Republicans—as a recipe for success.

‘Chinese Communist Espionage’ Review: Spycraft As Statecraft

by Michael R. Auslinvia The Wall Street Journal
Sunday, March 1, 2020

How much of China’s dramatic military and economic rise could have been achieved without the use of espionage?

Can China’s Economy Withstand The Coronavirus?

by Michael Spencevia Project Syndicate
Saturday, February 29, 2020

The COVID-19 epidemic’s tail risks are significant and frightening, but as of now, they do not seem particularly likely to materialize. Instead, the outbreak’s economic consequences will probably be substantial but transitory.

An All Volunteer Military

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, February 28, 2020

On Thursday, February 20, I gave a guest lecture in the classroom of Ryan Sullivan at the Naval Postgraduate School. This is the third year in a row I’ve given this lecture. 

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From the Past to the Future: Ideas and Actions for a Free Society | The Mont Pelerin Society

via Books by Hoover Fellows
Friday, February 28, 2020

In this collection leading scholars and practitioners discuss ideas about freedom and how to take the ideas into action today. The discussions took place at a January 2020 meeting of the Mont Pelerin Society which was founded in 1947 for the “preservation and improvement of the free society.” Today, challenges to the free society are again mounting and threatening economic growth and rising prosperity. We hear calls for a return to socialism, for restrictions on trade, for regulations on firms and individuals that go well beyond cost-benefit calculations.

What A Lucky “13” On The Primary Ballot Says About California Elections

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, February 27, 2020

Of all the characters involved in next Tuesday’s California primary—the two billionaires whose impossible-to-miss advertising budgets are making it a banner year for local television; the “democratic socialist” who may make the Golden State his biggest delegate haul on “Super Tuesday”—my eye is on Charles Lightfoot III.

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The Libertarian: Coronavirus, Pandemics, And The Law

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, February 27, 2020

The legal landscape of a public health crisis.

Portrait of Karl Marx
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Liberal Democracy Vs. Communism

by Peter Berkowitzvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, February 27, 2020

Why did communism fail and liberal democracy prosper?

Fmr. RBI Head Raghuram Rajan On Virus Outbreak, Global Economy, India's Growth

interview with Raghuram Rajanvia Bloomberg
Thursday, February 27, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Raghuram Rajan talks about the coronavirus outbreak and the implications for the global economy and central banks' policies. He also discusses the outlook for India's economy.

The New-Old Threat To Economic Freedom

by John B. Taylorvia Project Syndicate
Thursday, February 27, 2020

With politicians proposing policies that would vastly expand the size of the government and its involvement in the economy, it is clear that too many Americans have forgotten the lessons of the twentieth century. As Friedrich Hayek and Milton Friedman pointed out long ago, deviating from market principles is a recipe for disaster.

Bill Whalen On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses the Democratic primaries and the challenges of trying to defeat Bernie Sanders.

The Victor Davis Hanson Podcast: Gray Matter Anatomy

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Victor Davis Hanson Podcast
Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses Michael Bloomberg’s campaign for president, the Orwellian practices of Red China’s regime (and the question of the regime’s durability in the face of the ongoing coronavirus crisis), the political durability of attacks on Bernie Sanders, European Antisemitism, and a lesson on a patron saint.

The Classicist with Victor Davis Hanson:
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The Classicist: Trump’s Unorthodox Orthodoxy

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Tuesday, February 25, 2020

How the president has created a new normal in foreign affairs.

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The Classicist: Trump’s Unorthodox Orthodoxy

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Tuesday, February 25, 2020

How the president has created a new normal in foreign affairs.

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Quarantines, Soldiers, And Cities

by Ralph Petersvia Military History in the News
Tuesday, February 25, 2020

At the end of a lecture on future threats to the Missouri National Guard a few years ago, I was asked what unexpected event might challenge their capabilities. I replied that a mission impossible would result from an explosively lethal pandemic that triggered quarantines on major cities—their enforcement efforts would fail, due to the physical structures of today’s urban areas.

‘Gray Matter’–Deficient Americans

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, February 25, 2020

The billionaires and bureaucrats depend on the skilled workers they mock — and that makes them more than a little uneasy.

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The Human Prosperity Project On Socialism And Free-Market Capitalism

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

The Hoover Institution launched a new initiative, The Human Prosperity Project on Socialism and Free-Market Capitalism on Socialism, a discussion with leading scholars was hosted, on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST.

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The Human Prosperity Project On Socialism And Free-Market Capitalism

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

The Hoover Institution launched a new initiative, The Human Prosperity Project on Socialism and Free-Market Capitalism on Socialism, a discussion with leading scholars was hosted, on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST.

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Economics, Applied: A Global Commonwealth, If You Can Keep It, Part 4

featuring Steven J. Davis, Kevin M. Murphyvia Economics, Applied
Monday, February 24, 2020

Wrap-Up Episode.

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Economics, Applied: A Global Commonwealth, If You Can Keep It, Part 4

featuring Steven J. Davis, Kevin M. Murphyvia Economics, Applied
Monday, February 24, 2020

Wrap-Up Episode.

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Economics, Applied: A Global Commonwealth, If You Can Keep It, Part 3

interview with Barry Eichengreenvia Economics, Applied
Monday, February 24, 2020

The Role of the International Monetary Fund.

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Economics, Applied: A Global Commonwealth, If You Can Keep It, Part 3

interview with Barry Eichengreenvia Economics, Applied
Monday, February 24, 2020

The Role of the International Monetary Fund.

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Economics, Applied: A Global Commonwealth, If You Can Keep It, Part 2

interview with Robert Staigervia Economics, Applied
Monday, February 24, 2020

Trade and Prosperity.

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Economics, Applied: A Global Commonwealth, If You Can Keep It, Part 2

interview with Robert Staigervia Economics, Applied
Monday, February 24, 2020

Trade and Prosperity.

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Hoover Institution Launches New Initiative Aimed At Educating Americans About Socialism And Free-Market Capitalism

Monday, February 24, 2020
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

The Hoover Institution has established a new initiative aimed at educating Americans about the arguments and consequences of the modern world’s dominant, conflicting, and most fiercely debated economic systems: socialism and free-market capitalism.

Press Releases

In India, Trump Sounds Like Obama

by Tunku Varadarajanvia The Wall Street Journal
Monday, February 24, 2020

He preaches pluralism to the country’s less-tolerant nationalists.

Elizabeth Economy: Fred Hochberg On The U.S.-China Trade Deal And U.S. Trade Policy

interview with Elizabeth Economyvia Council on Foreign Relations
Monday, February 24, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Elizabeth Economy discusses some common misunderstandings surrounding trade deals as well as what the United States’ trade policy might be with China. Economy also talks about how the upcoming presidential election might affect US trade policy.

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Economics, Applied: A Global Commonwealth, If You Can Keep It

by Steven J. Davis, Kevin M. Murphy interview with Condoleezza Ricevia Economics, Applied
Monday, February 24, 2020

Trade, National Security, Prosperity.

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Economics, Applied: A Global Commonwealth, If You Can Keep It

by Steven J. Davis, Kevin M. Murphy interview with Condoleezza Ricevia Economics, Applied
Monday, February 24, 2020

Trade, National Security, Prosperity.

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Trailer: Economics, Applied

by Steven J. Davis, Kevin M. Murphyvia Economics, Applied
Monday, February 24, 2020

Steven Davis here. Kevin Murphy and I are launching a new podcast called “Economics, Applied.”

Republicans Can’t Curb Their Enthusiasm; Time To Jeer The Bern, Or Fear The Bern?

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Sunday, February 23, 2020

Tempting though it is to mock Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders for his ideals and mannerisms – a task made harder when one’s writing on a Sunday night and Curb Your Enthusiasm is about to air – maybe it’s time for Republicans to cool it with the dreams of a Trump cakewalk and down-ballot mayhem in November and think of the self-styled “Democratic socialist” in more formidable terms.

Lanhee Chen On 'Face The Nation' Panel: Election Security And The Potential For Interference In 2020

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Real Clear Politics
Sunday, February 23, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen joins a panel discussion concerning election security and the potential for interference in 2020.

John Yoo: Russia Reportedly Trying To Help Trump And Sanders Campaigns

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Saturday, February 22, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo notes that we should not be surprised that Russia is trying to interfere in our elections considering that Russia caused the chaos that lead to a special investigation, etc.

Richard Epstein On The John Bachelor Show (Part 2)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Friday, February 21, 2020

(Part 2) Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Beware Of Faithless Electors."

Richard Epstein On The John Bachelor Show (Part 1)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Friday, February 21, 2020

(Part 1) Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Beware Of Faithless Electors."

Republicans' Murky National Security

by David Davenportvia The Washington Examiner
Friday, February 21, 2020

The Republican tent has historically been big enough to hold several varieties of foreign policy conservatives. It was a little easier in the days of Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, with anti-communism as the center holding things together, though even isolationists found a home in the party. 

Trump Understands US Needs To Engage With 'Unsavory Actors' Such As Taliban: Kiron Skinner

interview with Kiron K. Skinnervia Fox News
Friday, February 21, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Kiron Skinner talks about the Taliban peace deal as well as Russian interference in elections.

The Victor Davis Hanson Show: Old Mike Bloomberg Had A Farm . . .

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Victor Davis Hanson Podcast
Thursday, February 20, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses Michael Bloomberg’s farming knowledge; the rip-roaring Democrat debate in Nevada; and VDH’s proposal to save higher education by putting colleges and universities on the hook for what they’re charging.

Victor Davis Hanson On The John Batchelor Show: China's Bind

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, February 20, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson Victor discusses his National Review article "China’s Government Is Like Something out of 1984."

Victor Davis Hanson On The John Batchelor Show: Bloomberg

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, February 20, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses Michael Bloomberg and the Democratic debates.

Winners, Losers, And Interesting Aspects Of The Dem Debate

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, February 20, 2020

The biggest winner Donald Trump. Reason: His numbers rose.

David Davenport: Coronavirus And The National Debt

by David Davenportvia Townhall Review
Thursday, February 20, 2020

What do coronavirus and the national debt have in common? The answer is China. Due in part to secrecy and poor management in China, suddenly the world confronts a major pandemic. We’re reminded how interconnected our world is and how vulnerable we are to China.

How To Beat A Populist

by Larry Diamondvia The American Interest
Thursday, February 20, 2020

Some lessons for older, more established democracies taken from the struggles of liberals fighting the good fight in younger and less stable democracies.

Steyer’s Embrace Of Term Limits Suggests A Limited Knowledge Of Sacramento’s Failings

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, February 20, 2020

Some of the Democratic presidential candidates have a natural following in California.

Larry Diamond: As FBI Tackles Chinese Espionage, Some Fear A New Red Scare

interview with Larry Diamondvia WBUR
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Larry Diamond discusses whether the FBI is overreacting to Chinese theft of intellectual property.

The Classicist with Victor Davis Hanson:
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The Classicist: In Defense Of Farmers

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

What Mike Bloomberg’s comments get wrong about agrarian life.

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The Classicist: In Defense Of Farmers

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

What Mike Bloomberg’s comments get wrong about agrarian life.

Is A Strong Economy Enough To Re-Elect Trump?

by Michael J. Boskinvia Project Syndicate
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

The odds of an economic downturn in the US this year remain low, which means that US President Donald Trump's prospects for re-election in November are strong. But with an approval rating still below 50%, Trump will have to navigate a difficult field of swing states and cross his fingers that the Democrats are hobbled by infighting.

Bill Whalen On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses the possible reasons why Barack Obama has not endorsed Vice President Joe Biden.

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The Sobering Implications Of Health Care Reform

by Lanhee J. Chen, Julius L. Chenvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Policymakers should consider the effects on the access to services and the quality of care.

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The Sobering Implications Of Health Care Reform

by Lanhee J. Chen, Julius L. Chenvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Policymakers should consider the effects on the access to services and the quality of care.

Victor Davis Hanson: The Full Bloomberg

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Powerline
Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses Michael Bloomberg's comments on farmers and farming.

Mr. Bloomberg Goes To Las Vegas: Do Democrats Want A Quickie Wedding?

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Tuesday, February 18, 2020

One of the oddities of the 2020 election: learning to count backwards.

How Do We Elect The President? A Discussion With Professor Michael McConnell

interview with Michael McConnellvia Stanford Legal Podcast
Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McConnell discusses how we elect a president as well as the caucuses, primaries, and convention systems. McConnell also talks about why we have an electoral college and whether there is a good system for resolving disputed elections.

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2,500 Years Of The Usual Suspects

by Ralph Petersvia Military History in the News
Tuesday, February 18, 2020

As competing powers gnaw at the last bleeding morsel of Syria—Idlib province on the Turkish border—what’s remarkable isn’t that these offspring of ancient empires are fighting, but that they’ve been fighting each other for millennia. No bursts of genocide or epochs of oppression could finish off the major players engaged: Arabs, Turks, Persians and, not least the last inheritors of Byzantium (represented by Vladimir Putin, self-proclaimed defender of Orthodox Christianity). 

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Long-Run Trends In The U.S. SES-Achievement Gap

by Eric Hanushek, Paul E. Peterson, Laura M. Talpey, Ludger Woessmannvia Analysis
Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Rising inequality in the United States has raised concerns about potentially widening gaps in educational achievement by socio-economic status (SES). Using assessments from LTT-NAEP, Main-NAEP, TIMSS, and PISA that are psychometrically linked over time, we trace trends in achievement for U.S. student cohorts born between 1954 and 2001. 

Supply And Demand In Local Economics

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Sunday, February 16, 2020

Act 1: If housing is too expensive, allow the supply curve to operate. In a surprising bit of excellent economics, Conor Dougherty writes "Build Build Build Build..."in Sunday's New York Times.

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The Libertarian: State Of The Unions

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Friday, February 14, 2020

Organized labor is on the decline … and that’s a good thing.

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The Libertarian: State Of The Unions

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Friday, February 14, 2020

Organized labor is on the decline … and that’s a good thing.

Better pay for teachers makes perfect sense. But getting there won’t be easy.

by Jay Mathewsvia The Washington Post
Friday, February 14, 2020

As I expected, many readers reacted heatedly to last week’s column on a proposal to reduce teacher retirement plans so that teachers who produced the best results could be paid more.

California’s Presidential Primary: A Democratic Kingmaker, Or The Making Of A Royal Headache?

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, February 13, 2020

Stormy weather brought high winds and mountain snow to parts of California last weekend. At the risk of getting out over our skis, it’s time to consider the growing probability of the otherwise improbable every four years: California as an important player in the presidential selection process.

Senior Huawei Official Acknowledges Ability To Clandestinely Access Mobile Networks

by Herbert Linvia Lawfare
Thursday, February 13, 2020

While everyone was distracted with Justice Department controversies and the New Hampshire primary, a senior Huawei official has conceded that the company can clandestinely access users’ mobile networks.

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Law Talk, With Epstein And Yoo: Best Supporting Lawyer

interview with Richard A. Epstein, John Yoovia Law Talk With Epstein, Senik & Yoo
Thursday, February 13, 2020

The professors weigh in on impeachment, Roger Stone, faithless electors, sanctuary cities, and the Astros sign-stealing scandal.

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The Golden Age Of Mercenaries

by Ralph Petersvia Military History in the News
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

“Mad Mike” Hoare, the most-notorious mercenary leader of the Cold War, died on February 2nd, at age 100. Best known for leading his “Wild Geese” through the turmoil of post-independence Africa—where he served various paymasters, including the CIA—Hoare was a pitiless killer who cultivated a swashbuckling public image. 

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The World According to Thiel

interview with Peter A. Thielvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

AUDIO ONLY

Why Peter Thiel thinks we should rethink the doctrine of American exceptionalism.

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A Fiscal Theory Of Monetary Policy With Partially-Repaid Long-Term Debt

by John H. Cochranevia Analysis
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

I construct a simple model with sticky prices and interest rate targets, closed by fiscal theory of the price level with long-term debt and fiscal and monetary policy rules. Fiscal surpluses rise following periods of deficit, to repay accumulated debt, but surpluses do not respond to arbitrary unexpected inflation and deflation, so fiscal policy remains active. 

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A Fiscal Theory Of Monetary Policy With Partially-Repaid Long-Term Debt

by John H. Cochranevia Analysis
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

I construct a simple model with sticky prices and interest rate targets, closed by fiscal theory of the price level with long-term debt and fiscal and monetary policy rules. Fiscal surpluses rise following periods of deficit, to repay accumulated debt, but surpluses do not respond to arbitrary unexpected inflation and deflation, so fiscal policy remains active. 

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Are Large Deficits And Debt Dangerous?

by Michael J. Boskinvia Analysis
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

The Traditional View (TV) of large deficits and debt is they have large economic costs, save in a recession and early recovery, because they crowd out investment and lower future income, and taken to extremes, can cause inflation and even a financial crisis.

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Are Large Deficits And Debt Dangerous?

by Michael J. Boskinvia Analysis
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

The Traditional View (TV) of large deficits and debt is they have large economic costs, save in a recession and early recovery, because they crowd out investment and lower future income, and taken to extremes, can cause inflation and even a financial crisis.

Advice for the Governor: Don’t Overplay Your Trump Card

by Bill Whalenvia Eureka
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Dear Governor Newsom: First, I’d like to wish you a productive and prosperous 2020. It’s your second year in office; you have an ambitious agenda and, thanks to a strong economy and a generous revenue stream, the resources to make some of that vision a reality. Good luck making that so.

It's Time To Seat Public Trustees For Social Security And Medicare

by Charles Blahous, Robert Reischauervia The Hill
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Having concluded a bruising, hyper-partisan battle over impeachment of President Trump, Congress needs to show it can begin working together to address the nation’s essential business. One small but important step in this direction would be to expeditiously fill the two Social Security and Medicare public trustee positions.

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The Classicist: Israel And America: Parallel Success Stories

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

How Washington and Jerusalem have followed similar roads to policy success.

Diploma Dilemma

The Diploma Dilemma

by Margaret (Macke) Raymondvia Hoover Education Success Initiative | The Papers
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

How to realize the potential of today’s students and strengthen our country’s economic and social vitality in the decades to come.

“The Integrity Of The High School Diploma Is At-Risk”—Hoover Education Success Initiative Releases Policy Briefing Exploring America’s “Diploma Dilemma”

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

With state legislative sessions in full swing across the country, the Hoover Education Success Initiative (HESI), a newly formed research program at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, has released “The Diploma Dilemma”—a policy brief that details how high school graduation rates continue to rise even as overall academic and career skill attainment remain flat.

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Executive Summary "The Diploma Dilemma"

by Margaret (Macke) Raymondvia Hoover Education Success Initiative
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

An executive summary of the policy analysis "The Diploma Dilemma," from the Hoover Education Success Initiative.

Advice For The Governor: Build Up The Affection Between Californians And Their Regions

by Joe Matthewsvia Eureka
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Dear Governor Newsom, Back in December, the high school football team in El Monte, a working-class immigrant suburb in the San Gabriel Valley, rode buses 13 hours and 750 miles to Crescent City, a poor town in California’s northwestern corner. Until the last minute, there had been doubt whether the team could make the trip. 

A Suggestion For The Governor: The Best Way To Raise Revenue Is To Allow Businesses To Create New Jobs, Not To Support The Largest Tax Increase In State History

by Rob Lapsleyvia Eureka
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Dear Governor Newsom, In early January, you released your proposed state budget for the next fiscal year. Thanks to a sustained economic recovery within the business community, the state has near-full employment and $78 billion more in total budget tax revenue since 2010–11.

Advice For The Governor: Clean Up A Made-In-California Mess

by John Kabateckvia Eureka
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Dear Governor Newsom, Some escaped while others were left behind. As a result, workers in nearly forty independent contractor classifications can continue to enjoy the freedom of being their own boss while those formerly free independent contractors in nearly fifty classifications will either be forced to be an employee of someone else or, much more likely, simply lose work altogether.

Senators Hail Their Emperor, But Trump's No Shoo-In For A Second Term

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Monday, February 10, 2020

The eventual Democratic nominee will have at least some chance of beating Trump.

New Hampshire – And Same Old Anxiety For Democrats?

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Monday, February 10, 2020

Unless one of the Democratic presidential candidates does something truly suicidal in the next 24 hours – i.e., fly in Joaquin Phoenix to discuss the anthropological arrogance of cow’s milk with Connecticut River Valley dairy farmers – here are some New Hampshire primary focal points.

The Victor Davis Hanson Podcast Episode 1: The Launch

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Victor Davis Hanson Podcast
Monday, February 10, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses election manipulators, West-hating progressives, the lessons of Yalta, Bernie Sanders, and so much more.

The Coronavirus Is A Stress Test For Xi Jinping

by Elizabeth Economyvia Foreign Affairs
Monday, February 10, 2020

[Subscription Required] On February 4, Cui Tiankai, China’s ambassador to the United States, prepared to address an audience of students, scholars, and businesspeople in San Diego, California. Before the ambassador could speak, a young Chinese man stood up and yelled, “Xi Jinping, step down!” Security quickly whisked the man away, and the event went on.

Marty Makary On The Price We Pay

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, February 10, 2020

Physician and author Marty Makary of Johns Hopkins University talks about his book The Price We Pay with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Makary highlights some of the stranger aspects of our current health care system including the encouragement of unnecessary or even harmful procedures and the predatory behavior of some hospitals who sue patients and garnish their wages to recover fees that are secret until after the procedure is completed. 

Lanhee Chen On Armstrong And Getty On-Demand (27:40)

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Armstrong and Getty
Friday, February 7, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the political climate as well as the 2020 presidential race.

Ed Lazear: Older Workforce Is Continuing To Work

interview with Edward Paul Lazearvia CNBC
Friday, February 7, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Ed Lazear discusses the latest jobs report.

From Washington To Wuhan, All Eyes Are On Xi

by Michael R. Auslinvia The Wall Street Journal
Friday, February 7, 2020

China’s leader knows that his reputation for competence is on the line.

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The Libertarian: School Choice And The Supreme Court

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Friday, February 7, 2020

A Montana case may have major implications for the future of educational freedom.

David Henderson On The Lars Larson National Podcast (9:45)

interview with David R. Hendersonvia Lars Larson National Podcast
Thursday, February 6, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow David Henderson discusses his Defining Ideas column "The Assault On Wealth."

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Breaking Out Of The Democratic Slump

by Larry Diamondvia Analysis
Thursday, February 6, 2020

Since 2006, democracy in the world has been trending downward. A number of liberal democracies are becoming less liberal, and authoritarian regimes are developing more repressive tendencies. Democracies are dying at the hands of elected authoritarian populists who neuter or take over the institutions meant to constrain them. Changes in the international environment, as well as technological developments and growing inequality, have contributed to this democratic slump. 

Democrats Have A 'Go Big Or Go Home' Problem

by David Davenportvia The Washington Examiner
Thursday, February 6, 2020

The fact that Democrats could not even deliver timely results of their own Iowa caucuses underscores their larger problem. They have become the party of big, structural changes led by government in a time when people lack confidence and trust in big government.

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The Fiscal Roots Of Inflation

by John H. Cochranevia Analysis
Thursday, February 6, 2020

Unexpected inflation devalues nominal government bonds. It must therefore correspond to a decline in expected future surpluses, or a rise in their discount rates, so that the real value of debt equals the present value of surpluses. I measure each component via a vector autoregression, in response to inflation, recession, surplus and discount rate shocks. Discount rates, rather than deficits, account for most inflation variation. 

Kobe Bryant May End Up In California’s Hall Of Fame—A Hall That’s Sorely In Need Of Re-Examination

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, February 6, 2020

Not that there’s a positive to come from a tragedy that takes the lives of nine adults and adolescents, but so far the deaths of basketball great Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and their seven helicopter copassengers and pilot hasn’t prompted an overreaction on the part of California state or local government.

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President Trump’s State Visit To India

by David C. Mulfordvia Analysis
Thursday, February 6, 2020

President Trump’s state visit to India in late February is being hurriedly put together, reports the NY Times, because “Mr Trump is apparently eager to get out of the Washington cauldron and as far away from the impeachment debate as possible”.

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President Trump’s State Visit To India

by David C. Mulfordvia Analysis
Thursday, February 6, 2020

President Trump’s state visit to India in late February is being hurriedly put together, reports the NY Times, because “Mr Trump is apparently eager to get out of the Washington cauldron and as far away from the impeachment debate as possible”.

Chemicals In America’s Drinking Water Are A Crisis: Lanhee Chen (14:50)

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Bloomberg
Thursday, February 6, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the State of the Union, impeachment, and the Iowa mess.

Bill Whalen On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses which Democratic presidential candidates were damaged the most by the mistakes in Iowa.

Bill Whalen On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses President Trump's acquittal as well as his State of the Union Speech and the response of tearing up his speech by Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi.

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Area 45: Army Lt. Gen. Charles Hooper: The Front Of The Long Grey Line

interview with Charles Hoopervia Area 45
Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Changes in the military and lessons learned after 40 years of service.

The Invisible Hand

by Milton Friedmanvia PolicyEd
Wednesday, February 5, 2020

When people follow their own interest, they end up benefiting the public welfare.

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March Routes, Trade Routes, Plague Routes

by Ralph Petersvia Military History in the News
Tuesday, February 4, 2020

War and trade have been the great abettors of epidemic disease throughout history. Despite remarkable advances in public health practices, sanitation, medicine, and awareness over the past century and a half, the old patterns persist, if—for now—on a less-lethal scale. Just a decade ago, United Nations peacekeepers from Nepal carried cholera to Haiti. Thousands died. As you read this, a multi-sided conflict in eastern Congo and its vicinity challenges health workers struggling to fight Ebola.

Former Political Aide Bill Whalen Analyzes The President's State Of The Union

interview with Bill Whalenvia KCBS (CA)
Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses President Trump's State of the Union speech.

Lanhee Chen: Don’t Be Fooled By The “Public Option”

by Lanhee J. Chenvia Townhall Review
Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Presidential candidates Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg and Mike Bloomberg all claim they’re proposing a moderate, less disruptive approach to health-care reform called the “public option”—a government policy offered as an alternative to private health insurance.

The Art Of Warping Elections

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Team Obama paved the way.

Bill Whalen On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Monday, February 3, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses the app failure and problems in getting the Iowa caucus results as well as what happens next.

Bill Whalen On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Monday, February 3, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses the Iowa caucus results or lack of results as well as how Democrats stop Bernie.

Victor Davis Hanson: Sanders' Rise Shows How Lackluster The Democratic Field Turned Out To Be

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News
Monday, February 3, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson notes that Senator Bernie Sanders' popularity in the 2020 Democratic race is shows "how anemic the field of candidates turns out to be.”

Trump’s Approach To Foreign Policy Once Seemed Crazy. But It’s Working.

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Chicago Tribune
Monday, February 3, 2020

When candidate Donald Trump campaigned on calling China to account for its trade piracy, observers thought he was either crazy or dangerous.

Michael Auslin On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Michael R. Auslinvia The John Batchelor Show
Friday, January 31, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Auslin discusses his Spectator article "The West can only blame itself for failing to prepare for Huawei."

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Area 45: Tom Church: The Fiscal Effects Of A Public Option

interview with Tom Churchvia Area 45
Friday, January 31, 2020

The enormous fiscal impact on government and taxpayers should a politically feasible public option become law.

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Area 45: Tom Church: The Fiscal Effects Of A Public Option

interview with Tom Churchvia Area 45
Friday, January 31, 2020

The enormous fiscal impact on government and taxpayers should a politically feasible public option become law.

Kiron Skinner: Trump Signs Executive Order Combating Human Trafficking

interview with Kiron K. Skinnervia Fox Business
Friday, January 31, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Kiron Skinner discusses the southern border and the Trump administration’s work to decrease human trafficking.

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Pacific Century: The Epidemic Hits

interview with Michael R. Auslin, John Yoovia The Pacific Century
Friday, January 31, 2020

The Coronavirus, Taiwan Elections, and the Trade Deal.

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Pacific Century: The Epidemic Hits

interview with Michael R. Auslin, John Yoovia The Pacific Century
Friday, January 31, 2020

The Coronavirus, Taiwan Elections, and the Trade Deal.

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Reasonable Disagreements: Trying Times In The Senate

interview with Richard A. Epstein, Adam J. Whitevia Reasonable Disagreements
Friday, January 31, 2020

The impeachment trial.

Lanhee Chen: The Economic Impact Of The Corona Virus Could Be Felt For Months To Come

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia KCBS Radio
Friday, January 31, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the economic impact of the coronavirus around the world..especially in China and even here in the United States.

The Economist As Scapegoat

by Russell Robertsvia Medium
Thursday, January 30, 2020

A lot of things are thought to be wrong with America these days. A rising suicide rate. Opioid addiction and deaths. Unaffordable housing in America’s most prosperous cities. Rising inequality. Pockets of poverty in the Rust Belt and elsewhere. Steadily declining jobs in the manufacturing sector. A falling marriage rate. Stagnant wages. Health care costs spiraling higher as life expectancy falls. Very high levels of government debt. Very high levels of student debt. A stubbornly high trade deficit. 

Iowa’s Reveal: Biden Is Striding . . . Or Old Joe Is The New Jeb

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Thursday, January 30, 2020

As we near Monday’s vote in Iowa, here’s a WalletHub study of how the Hawkeye State matches up with the rest of America on a battery of sociodemographic, economic, educational and religious metrics (long story short: strong parallels in terms of education and poverty rate, but not so much on race).

The Unavoidable: Tomorrow's Teacher Compensation

by Eric Hanushekvia Hoover Education Success Initiative | The Papers
Thursday, January 30, 2020

States and localities cannot avoid dealing with issues of teacher compensation. Not only is it the largest budget item for many local governments, but also it is the place of largest leverage for improving the quality of schools.

Newly Formed Hoover Education Success Initiative Releases Paper On Transforming Teacher Compensation

Thursday, January 30, 2020

As state legislative sessions begin around the country, the Hoover Education Success Initiative (HESI), a new research program at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, has released “The Unavoidable: Tomorrow’s Teacher Compensation”—a policy briefing on the important connections between teacher compensation systems and student achievement outcomes.

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Lanhee Chen On Balance Of Power

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Bloomberg
Wednesday, January 29, 2020

(17:12) Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the effects of the public option for health care. Chen notes that the pubic option for health care has the potential to become the third largest government program behind Medicare and Social Security.

Bill Whalen On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses his Forbes article "As The Register Goes, So Goes Iowa? Warren Hopes So, Though History Suggests Otherwise."

The West Can Only Blame Itself For Failing To Prepare For Huawei

by Michael R. Auslinvia The Spectator
Tuesday, January 28, 2020

With Boris Johnson’s government deciding to allow Huawei into Britain’s ‘non-core’ 5G networks, London is charting a new path for Western nations dealing with Huawei. The UK is not the first European nation to accept Huawei as part of their national 5G systems, but it is perhaps the most significant. 

Cognitive Dissonance And The Trump Reelection Buzz At Davos

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Monday, January 27, 2020

It is not always the case that your private thoughts are right and your public ones wrong.

Ferguson And The Billionaires At Davos

by John H. Cochrane quoting Niall Fergusonvia Grumpy Economist
Sunday, January 26, 2020

In my last post, I commented on Joe Stiglitz view, heading to Davos, that billionaires and corporate leaders are anxious to pollute the air. In my wealth tax series I reported on the popular view on the Warren Sanders Saez Zucman view that corporate leaders and billionaires represent a regressive right wing political force, that must be stopped by any means including expropriation of their wealth, even if that means destroying the businesses that make them rich.

Kiron Skinner: Eric Shawn: Iran ‘Crying For Help’ From President Trump’s Policies

interview with Kiron K. Skinnervia Fox News
Sunday, January 26, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Kiron Skinner discusses Iran Foreign Minister Javad Zarif's suggestion that if the US will drop sanctions against Iran, then Iran will agree to talks with the US.

As The Register Goes, So Goes Iowa? Warren Hopes So, Though History Suggests Otherwise

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Sunday, January 26, 2020

There was a time when print publications were the coin of the realm in presidential politics. Candidates dreamed of appearing on the covers of Time and Newsweek; campaign staffers did all but turn-down service for the likes of such legendary scribes as David Broder (aka, “the high priest of political journalism”) and the tandem of Rowland Evans and Robert Novak (jokingly referred to, in political circles, as “errors and no facts”).

The Best Of Times, Or The Worst Of Times?

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Friday, January 24, 2020

So how is the economy doing? A good friend passed along for comment a recent project syndicate essay by Nobel Prize winning economist Joe Stiglitz. For an alternative view, I found interesting commentary on the CEA website, "The Impact of the Trump Labor market on historically disadvantaged Americans" and "The blue-collar boom reduces inequality"

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Area 45: Richard Epstein: Do Cheaters Prosper?

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia Area 45
Friday, January 24, 2020

The balance of virtue and rules flaunting in modern society.

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The Libertarian: AB 5 And The End Of Freelancers?

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Friday, January 24, 2020

California strikes a blow against independent contractors.

Victor Davis Hanson On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, January 23, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his National Review article "Must America Be in the Middle East?"

John Cochrane On The John Batchelor Show

interview with John H. Cochranevia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, January 23, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow John Cochrane discusses his Grumpy Economist post "Great Society Review."

Must America Be In The Middle East?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, January 23, 2020

Yes, but the strategic considerations have changed.

The Israel–U.S. Model Has Been A Resounding Success

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, January 23, 2020

There are many similarities between policies implemented by the two countries.

The Myth Of The ‘Moderate’ Public Option

by Lanhee J. Chen cited Tom Church, Daniel Heilvia The Wall Street Journal
Thursday, January 23, 2020

The Biden and Buttigieg plans would bust federal budgets, hurt patient care and gut private insurers.

The Classicist with Victor Davis Hanson:
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The Classicist: The Trump Advantage

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Why the president’s chances for reelection are better than you think.

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The Classicist: The Trump Advantage

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Why the president’s chances for reelection are better than you think.

Restoring Fiscal Order In The United States

by John B. Taylor cited John F. Coganvia Project Syndicate
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

The United States’ federal budget deficit is currently projected to explode, increasing the federal debt to unprecedentedly high levels. A very gradual fiscal consolidation, with federal spending as a share of GDP declining slightly each year, would both raise economic growth and create a more resilient economy.

Economist Russ Roberts Isn't Worried About The Middle Class

interview with Russell Robertsvia Reason
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Russ Roberts discusses the US economy and he still sees quantitative reasons to celebrate the US economy. 

Beware The Fool’s Gold Of Diplomacy

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage Mag.com
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Negotiation only gives the Mullahs time.

The New York Times Endorsements Are Ridiculously Out Of Touch

by David Davenportvia The Washington Examiner
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

When I saw the New York Times recently ran an editorial endorsing a presidential candidate 10 months before the election and prior to any primary or convention, I could only think of the classic song Mr. Big Stuff.

Don't Bet Against Bernie: Niall Ferguson On Election

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Yahoo Money
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses President Trump, his successes, his previous visit to Davos in January 2016, and now the embrace of President Trump by the financial industry and their hope that President Trump will be reelected.

Cold War II Has America At A Disadvantage As China Courts Russia

by Niall Fergusonvia The Boston Globe
Monday, January 20, 2020

If the United States is to succeed against China as it succeeded against the Soviet Union, President Trump — and his successor — must re-learn the lessons of late 20th century diplomacy.

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Law Talk With Epstein & Yoo “The Bottle Episode”

interview with Richard A. Epstein, John Yoovia Law Talk With Epstein, Senik & Yoo
Friday, January 17, 2020

The legality of the Iran strikes, an update on impeachment, whether DOJ can compel Apple to unlock phones, and the First Amendment implications of personalized license plates.

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The Impeachment Handbook With John Yoo & Richard Epstein

interview with John Yoo, Richard A. Epsteinvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, January 17, 2020

The impeachment proceedings against President Trump has now reached the Senate and to help our viewers navigate the legal and political issues surrounding it, Peter Robinson sits down with the Hoover Institution’s Visiting Fellow John Yoo and Senior Fellow Richard Epstein, two of the foremost legal scholars in the country.

Abbas Milani: The Economy Is The Iran Regime’s ‘Most Serious Problem’

interview with Abbas Milanivia Fox Business
Friday, January 17, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Abbas Milani discusses tensions between the US and Iran as well as civil unrest in Iran.

Iranian Expert Abbas Milani Believes Iranian Sanctions Are Working

interview with Abbas Milanivia Fox Business
Friday, January 17, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Abbas Milani notes that President Trump's sanctions are working and even more need to be enacted.

Ex-WH Economist Kevin Hassett On Why China Trade Deal Was Kept Secret

interview with Kevin Hassettvia CNN
Friday, January 17, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Kevin Hassett discusses the highlights of the US trade agreement with China and why it has been kept secret.

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The Impeachment Handbook with John Yoo & Richard Epstein

interview with Richard A. Epstein, John Yoovia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, January 17, 2020

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The impeachment proceedings against President Trump has now reached the Senate and to help our viewers navigate the legal and political issues surrounding it, Peter Robinson sits down with the Hoover Institution’s Visiting Fellow John Yoo and Senior Fellow Richard Epstein, two of the foremost legal scholars in the country.

Chaos In Europe – It's Tricky Being World's Largest Importer Of Gas, Oil And Critic, Too

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News
Thursday, January 16, 2020

Despite its cool Green parties and ambitious wind and solar agendas, Europe remains by far the world’s largest importer of oil and natural gas.

Welcome To California’s “4-H Club” Of Policy Concerns

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, January 16, 2020

For all the storm and fury emanating from the national’s capital, national politics at the beginning of 2020 boils down to three words, all beginning with the letter “i”: impeachment, Iran, and incumbency.

Setting The Record Straight On America's Health Care With Scott Atlas

by Scott W. Atlasvia PolicyEd
Thursday, January 16, 2020

Health care is an important to everyone, but it is often misunderstood. The health care system in the United States is the best in the world when it comes to quality and access to medical care. Cost remains an issue, however, and effective reform would lower prices without impairing access, quality, or innovation.

Setting The Record Straight On America's Health Care With Scott Atlas

by Scott W. Atlasvia PolicyEd
Thursday, January 16, 2020

Health care is an important to everyone, but it is often misunderstood. The health care system in the United States is the best in the world when it comes to quality and access to medical care. Cost remains an issue, however, and effective reform would lower prices without impairing access, quality, or innovation.

Bruce Thornton On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Bruce Thorntonvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Bruce Thornton discusses his Front Page Magazine article "False Analogies: The Heart of Fake Foreign Policy News."

Elizabeth Economy: The Third Revolution

interview with Elizabeth Economyvia New Books Network
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Elizabeth Economy discusses navigating the US-China relationship including trade issues, which have implications for the global economy.

Bill Whalen On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen analyzes the Democratic debates.

Abbas Milani: To Ease Tensions, The U.S. And Iran Must Soften Their Rhetoric

interview with Abbas Milanivia Futurity
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Abbas Milani discusses US relations with Iran following events that include Iran’s missile strike against Iraqi military bases that house US forces and the assassination of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani.

Ed Lazear: Phase One Deal With China Very Good News For US Economy

interview with Edward Paul Lazearvia CNBC
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Ed Lazear discusses phase one of the deal with China, and notes that it is good news but it won't transform the US economy.

Niall Ferguson: “Trump Unleashed”

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Die Weltwoche
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses this year’s newest conflict zones and examines President Donald Trump, the most controversial guest attending the upcoming World Economic Forum.

Soleimani Strike Puts Focus Back On Iran Nuclear Deal

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Yahoo News
Monday, January 13, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the Iran Nuclear Deal as well as the death of Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani.

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The NEPA Stranglehold

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, January 13, 2020

Trump’s effort to streamline the review process does not go far enough.

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The NEPA Stranglehold

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, January 13, 2020

Trump’s effort to streamline the review process does not go far enough.

The Tragic Rationality Of Europe’s Iran Policy

by Josef Joffevia American Interest
Sunday, January 12, 2020

In the latest U.S.-Iran clash, the EU has acted rationally. Burned so often by American hauteur, a strategic lightweight like the EU cannot but resort to suasion, mediation, and de-escalation to evade entrapment in a conflict it cannot control.

Wealth And Taxes -- Overview

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Saturday, January 11, 2020

I thought that "wealth and taxes" would be a short blog post. It turned in to a 5 part series. Here's an overview, or table of contents in case the whole thing looks a bit intimidating. The most important one, really I think is Part V, "it's all political." The others build bit by bit, well, this can't be the answer and that can't be the answer, so what is the answer, and Part V finds it.

Bruce Thornton On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Bruce Thorntonvia The John Batchelor Show
Friday, January 10, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Bruce Thornton discusses his Front Page Magazine article "The Iran Cringe of the Progressives."

Abbas Milani: What Happens Next In Iran? (2:00)

interview with Abbas Milanivia KCBS (CA)
Friday, January 10, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Abbas Milani discusses Iran's missile attack on Iraqi bases as well as whether this chapter in US-Iran hostilities is coming to a close.

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The Discourse Of Control And Consent Over Data In EU Data Protection Law And Beyond

by Elettra Biettivia Aegis Paper Series
Friday, January 10, 2020

Across the United States and Europe, the act of clicking “I have read and agree” to terms of service is the central legitimating device for global tech platforms’ data-driven activities. In the European Union, the General Data Protection Regulation has recently come into force, introducing stringent new criteria for consent and stronger protections for individuals. 

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The Discourse Of Control And Consent Over Data In EU Data Protection Law And Beyond

by Elettra Biettivia Aegis Paper Series
Friday, January 10, 2020

Across the United States and Europe, the act of clicking “I have read and agree” to terms of service is the central legitimating device for global tech platforms’ data-driven activities. In the European Union, the General Data Protection Regulation has recently come into force, introducing stringent new criteria for consent and stronger protections for individuals. 

China In The Mediterranean

by Gordon G. Changvia Strategika
Friday, January 10, 2020

China believes it should rule the world, so of course it thinks it has every right to control the Mediterranean. In a few years, it will do so, if we extrapolate even just a little. Beijing’s dominate-the-Med strategy begins at the water’s edge, where it has embarked on an impressive ports-buying spree.

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The Meaning Of Libertarianism

by David R. Hendersonvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, January 9, 2020

What role should the state play in the libertarian ideal?

And If Trump Wanted To Do Business With California . . .

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, January 9, 2020

This being my first column of the new year, let’s start things off with a high-altitude, big-picture look at the relationship between President Trump and California—namely, what, if anything, will change will change politically or policywise?

And If Trump Wanted To Do Business With California . . .

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, January 9, 2020

This being my first column of the new year, let’s start things off with a high-altitude, big-picture look at the relationship between President Trump and California—namely, what, if anything, will change will change politically or policywise?

On The Integration Of Psychological Operations With Cyber Operations

by Herbert Linvia Lawfare
Thursday, January 9, 2020

In a story released on Christmas Day, 2019, the Washington Post reported that U.S. Cyber Command is “developing information warfare tactics that could be deployed against senior Russian officials and oligarchs if Moscow tries to interfere in the 2020 U.S. elections through hacking election systems or sowing widespread discord.” 

The Iran Cringe Of The Progressives

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage Mag.com
Thursday, January 9, 2020

Fear-mongering is their favorite motif.

Iran’s Options In A Showdown With America Are All Bad

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, January 9, 2020

Trump governs the tempo of the confrontation.

John Yoo On The John Batchelor Show

interview with John Yoovia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo disusses his National Review article "The Soleimani Strike: The President Has the Constitution and Precedent on His Side."

Abbas Milani On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Abbas Milanivia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Abbas Milani says the death of Soleimani, called “the head of the snake,” is complicated to Iranian people. Soleimani helped fight Iraq in 1988, and helped fight ISIS, so was seen both as a devil and as Napoleonic-mystic patriot.  

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The Discourse of Control and Consent over Data in EU Data Protection Law and Beyond

by Elettra Biettivia Aegis Paper Series
Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Across the United States and Europe, the act of clicking “I have read and agree” to terms of service is the central legitimating device for global tech platforms’ data-driven activities. In the European Union, the General Data Protection Regulation has recently come into force, introducing stringent new criteria for consent and stronger protections for individuals. Yet the entrenched long-term focus on users’ control and consent fails to protect consumers who face increasingly intrusive data collection practices.   

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The Discourse of Control and Consent over Data in EU Data Protection Law and Beyond

by Elettra Biettivia Aegis Paper Series
Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Across the United States and Europe, the act of clicking “I have read and agree” to terms of service is the central legitimating device for global tech platforms’ data-driven activities. In the European Union, the General Data Protection Regulation has recently come into force, introducing stringent new criteria for consent and stronger protections for individuals. Yet the entrenched long-term focus on users’ control and consent fails to protect consumers who face increasingly intrusive data collection practices.   

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Area 45: Abbas Milani On Post-Soleimani Iran

interview with Abbas Milanivia Area 45
Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Now that terrorism architect Qassim Soleimani is gone what happens next with Iran?

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Area 45: Abbas Milani On Post-Soleimani Iran

interview with Abbas Milanivia Area 45
Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Now that terrorism architect Qassim Soleimani is gone what happens next with Iran?

U.S. And Iran Must Walk Away From Binding Rhetoric To De-Escalate Conflict, Stanford Scholar Abbas Milani Says

interview with Abbas Milanivia Stanford News
Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Abbas Milanis discusses US relations with Iran following events that include Iran’s missile strike against Iraqi military bases that house US forces and the assassination of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani.

Bill Whalen On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses Joe Biden, the Democrats, and foreign policy in light of the Iranian missiles that hit al Assad air base in Iraq.

Second Richest Man Spouts Nonsense

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, January 7, 2020

In a New Year’s Eve blog post, multi-billionaire Bill Gates Jr. called for raising taxes even higher on rich people like himself. Here are some relevant parts of his post (in boxes) along with my comments.

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California Wrecks Its Gig-Economy

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, January 6, 2020

Assembly Bill 5 violates the rights of workers and employers.

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California Wrecks Its Gig-Economy

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, January 6, 2020

Assembly Bill 5 violates the rights of workers and employers.

Civil War In Iraq? Quite Possibly. World War III? Forget About It.

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Monday, January 6, 2020

The United States may now face pandemonium in Iraq, but Iran will not necessarily be the beneficiary.

Kiron Skinner: US Allies On High Alert As Iran Vows Revenge For Death Of Top General

interview with Kiron K. Skinnervia Fox News
Monday, January 6, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Kiron Skinner weighs in on U.S. allies support in the ongoing conflict with Iran, and notes that the Trump administration has a lot of diplomatic work to do in the fast-paced crisis

Iran Can Use Cyberattacks Against The U.S. That’s Not Nearly As Bad As It Sounds.

by Jacquelyn Schneidervia The Washington Post
Monday, January 6, 2020

Cyberwarfare can do little short-term damage, although it can have insidious long-term consequences.

Wealth And Taxes, Part III

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Sunday, January 5, 2020

(This post follows part I and part II) So, why do we care about the distribution of wealth? -- Especially, as we learned in part I that wealth is poorly defined and poorly measured, and we learned in part II that much of the distribution of "wealth" reflects higher market prices for the same assets, which do not increase their owner's ability to consume over a lifetime? Why so much anger, even from commenters on this blog?

The Post-Suleimani View From Iran

by Abbas Milanivia Project Syndicate
Saturday, January 4, 2020

One hopes that Iranian leaders' domestic woes and deep desire for self-preservation will lead them to embrace symbolic acts of retaliation in response to the recent assassination of the security and intelligence chief Qassem Suleimani. And one hopes that the US, too, will act prudently in responding to Iran’s next move.

Wealth And Taxes, Part II

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Friday, January 3, 2020

(This is a continuation of Wealth and Taxes, part I.) A second asset pricing perspective helps us to digest "wealth," its distribution, and whether we should care.

Jonathan Rodden: Why The Left Loses Elections

interview with Jonathan Roddenvia Jacobin Magazine
Friday, January 3, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Jonathan Rodden talks about about the Left’s geography problem, the role of gerrymandering and voter suppression, and the prospects for reshaping political parties and electoral institutions.

Kiron Skinner: Former State Department Official On Iran: We Need Our Allies, ‘We Can’t Do This Alone’

interview with Kiron K. Skinnervia Fox Business
Friday, January 3, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Kiron Skinner discusses U.S. strategies toward Iran and Skinner encourages a maximum diplomacy campaign to gain support from allies.

Iranian Analytics

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Friday, January 3, 2020

For all the current furor over the death of Qasem Soleimani, it is Iran, not the U.S. and the Trump administration, that is in a dilemma. Given the death and destruction wrought by Soleimani, and his agendas to come, he will not be missed.

What My Younger Self Never Expected

by Michael Spencevia Project Syndicate
Friday, January 3, 2020

At the start of a new year and a new decade, it is both humbling and illuminating to reflect on major global developments that no one saw coming just a few decades ago. For those who grew up during the Cold War or in the ensuing period of American primacy, the economic and geopolitical rise of the developing world must rank high on the list.

Wealth And Taxes, Part I

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Thursday, January 2, 2020

Last November I had the pleasure of discussing "Top Wealth in the United States: New Estimates and Implications for Taxing the Rich" a very nice paper by Matthew Smith, Owen Zidar and Eric Zwick at the NBER asset pricing meetings, presented by Eric. The paper prompts a series of blog posts on wealth distribution and wealth taxes. I'll try to stick to points that haven't been made a hundred times already.

Why Trump Will Win Again In 2020

by Victor Davis Hansonvia The Spectator
Thursday, January 2, 2020

There is a growing wrath in the country, either ignored, suppressed or undetected by the partisan media.

A New Year’s Quiz

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Tuesday, December 31, 2019

You’d think that the last presidential election would have been a dagger to the heart of the prediction business, but guess again: the new year is about to kick off with all sorts of wild stabs as to what will happen during the dawn of a new decade.

Kiron Skinner: US Conducts Airstrike Against Iran-Backed Militia

interview with Kiron K. Skinnervia Fox Business
Monday, December 30, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Kiron Skinner discusses the violence in the Middle East and what the Trump administration is doing to combat it.

Kimberly Clausing On Open And The Progressive Case For Free Trade

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, December 30, 2019

Economist and author Kimberly Clausing of Reed College talks about her book Open with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Clausing, a self-described progressive, argues that the United States should continue to embrace free trade but she argues for other interventions to soften the impact of trade on workers and communities.

Trump Bringing More Transparency And Accountability To Government Bureaucracies

by Lanhee J. Chenvia Townhall
Friday, December 27, 2019

It’s not something that gets a lot of attention from the media, but the regulatory reforms undertaken by the Trump Administration have been critical to keeping the American economy strong. President Trump has led efforts to roll back red tape by cutting over 8 regulations for every new one that’s been put in place. This action alone will save American households an estimated $3,100 each year.

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New Trade Agreement With U.S. Could Breathe New Life Into Mexico’s Economy

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Friday, December 27, 2019

Zonkeys are a unique animal inhabiting this Mexican border town and found mainly along the central commercial drag on Avenida Revolución. A zonkey is a donkey painted white with dark zebra stripes in order to stand out in its unnatural habitat and attract both sober and drunk visitors onto their saddles and into pricey tourist photos.

The Wrong Side Of The Pillars Of Hercules: The Mediterranean Just Doesn’t Matter Much Anymore

by Ralph Petersvia Strategika
Friday, December 27, 2019

The United States is an Atlantic and Pacific power by virtue of geography, strategic necessity, and economic opportunity. A forward defense of the far littorals—Europe and the East-Asian barrier states facing China—is the essential requirement for our security. All else is not only secondary or tertiary, but often an ill-advised and grossly costly drain on our resources.

Is The Mediterranean Still Geo-Strategically Essential?

by Barry Strauss via Strategika
Friday, December 27, 2019

The Mediterranean Sea is today, as it has always been, a crossroads. The name itself testifies to that, as it means “the sea in the middle of the earth,” a Latin term reflecting an earlier Greek belief. We know better, or do we? From Syria to Libya and on the high seas, and with outside players including China, Iran, Russia, and the United States, the Mediterranean has re-emerged of late as a cockpit of conflict. 

Kiron Skinner: North Korea Fails To Deliver ‘Christmas Surprise'

interview with Kiron K. Skinnervia Fox Business
Thursday, December 26, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Kiron Skinner shares her insights on U.S.-North Korea relations.

Free Trade And Dropping Tariffs

via PolicyEd
Monday, December 23, 2019

Milton Friedman describes why tariffs are bad for consumers but good for special interests. Tariffs are another way of the government telling you that you must buy more expensive products, even if cheaper ones are available. Free trade, on the other hand, means being able to buy goods in the cheapest market.

Free Trade And Dropping Tariffs

via PolicyEd
Monday, December 23, 2019

Milton Friedman describes why tariffs are bad for consumers but good for special interests. Tariffs are another way of the government telling you that you must buy more expensive products, even if cheaper ones are available. Free trade, on the other hand, means being able to buy goods in the cheapest market.

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Area 45: Sarah Isgur: Post-Trump Republicans

interview with Sarah Isgurvia Area 45
Thursday, December 19, 2019

What life after Donald Trump might look like for the Republicans.

The Democrats’ House Of Paine

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Thursday, December 19, 2019

The week comes to an end – and what a week it’s been for America’s Democratic Party: the House of Representatives approving two articles of impeachment along partisan lines; yet another debate among the presidential challengers that has the party embroiled in questions of process fairness and whether the end product will be a nominee capable of ousting Donald Trump next fall.

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The Libertarian: Best And Worst Of The 2010s

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, December 19, 2019

The most promising — and disturbing — trends of the decade that was.

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The Libertarian: Best And Worst Of The 2010s

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, December 19, 2019

The most promising — and disturbing — trends of the decade that was.

Examining Elizabeth Warren's Slide

by David Brady, Brett Parkervia Real Clear Politics
Thursday, December 19, 2019

In early May of 2019, Elizabeth Warren found herself trailing Joe Biden in the RealClearPolitics polling average by over 33 percentage points (41.4% to 8%). Over the next three months she began a rapid rise. By Sept. 9, she had overtaken Biden in the weekly YouGov poll to become the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Bill Whalen On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses his Forbes article "What If The Democrats Held A Debate And No One Attended? California May Soon Find Out."

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Is The Base Enough For Democrats In 2020?

by David Brady, Brett Parkervia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Does the ideology of the Democratic nominee matter when in comes to the 2020 general election? As the first Democratic nominating contests draw closer, the debate over that crucial tactical question has begun to take form in journalistic and scholarly quarters. 

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Is The Base Enough For Democrats In 2020?

by David Brady, Brett Parkervia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Does the ideology of the Democratic nominee matter when in comes to the 2020 general election? As the first Democratic nominating contests draw closer, the debate over that crucial tactical question has begun to take form in journalistic and scholarly quarters. 

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A Vietnam “Deal” for Afghanistan?

by Bing Westvia Military History in the News
Tuesday, December 17, 2019

In late November, President Trump announced that peace talks with the Taliban had resumed. “The Taliban wants to make a deal—we’ll see if they make a deal.” Mr. Trump said. The president has said he is tired of American soldiers acting as policemen in a remote country of scant strategic significance. Afghans are tribal, with little loyalty toward the Kabul government awash in factionalism and corruption. 

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A Vietnam “Deal” for Afghanistan?

by Bing Westvia Military History in the News
Tuesday, December 17, 2019

In late November, President Trump announced that peace talks with the Taliban had resumed. “The Taliban wants to make a deal—we’ll see if they make a deal.” Mr. Trump said. The president has said he is tired of American soldiers acting as policemen in a remote country of scant strategic significance. Afghans are tribal, with little loyalty toward the Kabul government awash in factionalism and corruption. 

Brexit Won. Now It’s Up To Trump To Win In 2020

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage Mag.com
Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Then we have a chance to undo the damage done by the technocratic tyrants.

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Reasonable Disagreements: The End Of The Year; The Start Of An Impeachment Trial

interview with Richard A. Epstein, Adam J. Whitevia Reasonable Disagreements
Monday, December 16, 2019

Impeachment: the House, the Senate, and the role of Chief Justice Roberts.

Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party Blowout Win In Britain On December 12, 2019, Foretells President Trump’s Reelection In 2020

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Monday, December 16, 2019

President Trump will be reelected in 2020. The Hoover Institution lists 200 Fellows on its website. Some are full-time, some part-time, some in residence, some off-campus, some short-term visitors, some long-term visitors, and so on. Of the 200 or so affiliated with Hoover in 2016, I was the only Fellow to predict that Trump would win.

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A Sorry Tale Of Two Investigations

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, December 16, 2019

The Democrats overplayed their hand in the impeachment proceedings and the FBI probe.

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A Sorry Tale Of Two Investigations

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, December 16, 2019

The Democrats overplayed their hand in the impeachment proceedings and the FBI probe.

What If The Democrats Held A Debate And No One Attended? California May Soon Find Out

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Sunday, December 15, 2019

To the age-old question of the falling tree, the forest and what if any sound exists, I give you this week’s Democratic presidential debate in Los Angeles.

Markos Kounalakis: How Misinformation Was Spread Ahead Of U.K. Election

interview with Markos Kounalakisvia CBS News
Sunday, December 15, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Markos Kounalakis discusses what lessons we can learn concerning foreign and domestic disinformation campaigns from the recent UK elections.

The Classicist with Victor Davis Hanson:
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The Classicist: The Impeachment Farce

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Saturday, December 14, 2019

How House Democrats’ attempt to undermine President Trump backfired.

Fixing The Way We Tax

featuring Edward Paul Lazear, John H. Cochrane, David R. Henderson, Richard A. Epstein, Michael J. Boskin, Daniel Heilvia PolicyEd
Friday, December 13, 2019

With the election less than a year away, presidential candidates are eagerly releasing new proposals that promise to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure, expand access to health care, and reduce college tuition. The one thing all of these ideas have in common is that they will be expensive. And unless candidates are willing to increase federal deficits that already exceed a trillion dollars, these expensive ideas mean raising someone’s taxes.

Fixing The Way We Tax

featuring Edward Paul Lazear, John H. Cochrane, David R. Henderson, Richard A. Epstein, Michael J. Boskin, Daniel Heilvia PolicyEd
Friday, December 13, 2019

With the election less than a year away, presidential candidates are eagerly releasing new proposals that promise to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure, expand access to health care, and reduce college tuition. The one thing all of these ideas have in common is that they will be expensive. And unless candidates are willing to increase federal deficits that already exceed a trillion dollars, these expensive ideas mean raising someone’s taxes.

Victor Davis Hanson On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, December 12, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the scale of the victory of Boris Johnson and whether his victory is connected to the rejection of socialism? And, will the same enthusiasm to reject socialism carry over to US elections?

Lanhee Chen: US, China Agree In Principle To Phase-One Trade Deal

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Bloomberg
Thursday, December 12, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen reacts to the report that US negotiators have reached the terms of a phase-one trade deal with China that now awaits President Donald Trump’s approval.

What Purpose Does NATO Serve?

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage Mag.com
Thursday, December 12, 2019

What U.S. interests does the bloated bureaucracy advance -- at our expense?