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Analysis and Commentary
Poster Collection, IQ 2, Hoover Institution Archives.
Analysis and Commentary

Strategika: Issue 17: Caliphate Redivivus?

by Edward N. Luttwak via Strategika
Friday, August 29, 2014

Why a careful look at the 7th century can predict how the new caliphate will end.

Analysis and Commentary

Liquidity and IOR

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Thursday, August 28, 2014

Re: the big balance sheet and how it improves financial stability.

Rodney Garratt, Antoine Martin, and James McAndrews at the New York Fed have a very nice post, Turnover in Fedwire Funds Has Dropped Considerably since the Crisis, but It’s Okay.

US Money Ladder
Analysis and Commentary

Who Owns the "Right to Recline?" The Airline

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, August 28, 2014

So writes Josh Barro in "Don't Want Me to Recline My Airline Seat? You Can Pay Me," New York Times, August 27.

His economic analysis is fine.

Analysis and Commentary

Why Ducks Quack for Obama: The boom in gun sales has created a revenue gusher for wildlife restoration

by Terry Andersonvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, August 28, 2014

Gun owners may view President Obama as public enemy No. 1, but wildlife have reason to cheer. Thanks to gun control policies supported by the president and leading Democrats, gun and ammunition sales have skyrocketed and so have excise tax revenues. Those revenues are earmarked for wildlife restoration.

Analysis and Commentary

The Case for a Broader ISIS AUMF

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Thursday, August 28, 2014

Like all red-blooded national security law nerds, I have been following Jack’s excellent posts over the past week on the politics and the advisability of a potential ISIS AUMF—the last of which post, which ran yesterday, offered strategies for narrowing a potential authorization to make it more politically doable.

Analysis and Commentary

The Republican Obamacare Battle Plan for 2015

by Lanhee J. Chenvia Bloomberg View
Thursday, August 28, 2014

If Republicans capture control of both houses of Congress in November, they will have a golden opportunity to lay the groundwork for a market-based health-care overhaul -- a goal that can only be achieved after the next presidential election.

Analysis and Commentary

The Carswell Effect: Dishonour and War

by Mark Harrisonvia Mark Harrison's Blog
Friday, August 29, 2014

Yesterday called for a grand gesture. Russia finally admitted its troops were engaged on Ukrainian territory. They were there only by accident, it was claimed, or on holiday. Russia's committee of soldiers' mothers told a different story. The truth of Russia's aggression is more and more beyond denial.

Moscow, Russia
Analysis and Commentary

Western Sanctions And Rising Debts Are Already Strangling The Russian Economy

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes
Thursday, August 28, 2014

The irreconcilable differences between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukraine’s Petro Poroshenko in Minsk confirm there is no end in sight to Russia’s War on East Ukraine. Its costs are bearing down hard not on Ukraine alone.

Interviews
Federal Reserve
Interviews

John Cochrane on the John Batchelor Show (19:30)

interview with John H. Cochranevia John Batchelor Show
Thursday, August 28, 2014

Senior Fellow John Cochrane discusses the Federal Reserve's meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, on the John Batchelor Show.

Interviews

Richard Epstein on the John Batchelor Show

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia John Batchelor Show
Thursday, August 28, 2014

Senior Fellow Richard Epstein discusses Libertarianism and current events in Ferguson, Missouri, on the John Batchelor Show.

Interviews

Paul Gregory on the John Batchelor Show (29:44)

interview with Paul R. Gregoryvia John Batchelor Show
Thursday, August 28, 2014

Research Fellow Paul Gregory discusses Russian finances on the John Batchelor Show.

In the News
In the News

Anti-Semitism surge in Europe reflects loss of values, historical awareness, says Stanford scholar

with Russell A. Berman, Norman M. Naimarkvia Stanford News
Friday, August 29, 2014

A worrying spike in anti-Semitism in Europe is a stark reminder that prejudice against Jewish people is still a reality in Europe today, say Stanford scholars. Anti-capitalism has been a particular source of anti-Semitism, according to Professor Russell Berman.

In the News

Gov. Jindal’s Common Core Lawsuit Draws on Pioneer’s Research

mentioning Williamson M. Eversvia Pioneer Institute
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The legal complaint issued by Governor Jindal’s office clearly builds off Pioneer Institute’s white paper “The Road to a National Curriculum,” co-authored by former U.S. Department of Education General Counsel Kent Talbert, Deputy General Counsel Robert Eitel, as well as Bill Evers of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.