Tyler Cowen has a very interesting Bloomberg column on Brexit. Essentially, he views the UK getting this right -- which I agree it does not seem to be doing -- as a crucial test of democracy. Tyler notes that the current agreement serves neither leave nor remain sides well.
At 88 years old, Thomas Sowell continues to demonstrate why he’s one of the most formidable intellects of the age. In Discrimination and Disparities, released earlier this year, Sowell rebuts common misconceptions regarding socioeconomic differences among individuals, groups, and nations, and demonstrates that disparities are often explained by economics.
Corey Garriott, Sophie Lefebvre, Guillaume Nolin, Francisco Rivadeneyra and Adrian Walton at the Bank of Canada have issued a thoughtful and crisply written proposal for restructuring Canadian government debt, titled Alternative Futures for Government of Canada Debt Management.
The 2018 midterm elections were notable not so much for the so-called “Blue Wave” that washed over the House of Representatives, but instead for the way in which the results demonstrated how politically polarized we are becoming as a country.
George H.W. Bush survived an airplane crash in Japan’s Pacific Ocean in September of 1944. Seventy-four years later, on Wednesday of this week, two Marines were recovered in the same Bush-ditched cold waters when a couple of planes went down in a mid-air collision.
Friday at Hoover we will have a series of events reexamining the lessons of the financial crisis and recession. (There is a public event here, in case you're interested. Presenters include George Schultz, John Taylor, Niall Ferguson, Caroline Hoxby and Darrell Duffie.)
Here is the Winter 2018 Supplement for Bradley & Goldsmith, Foreign Relations Law: Cases and Materials (6th ed. 2017). These materials cover, among many other things, the Supreme Court’s decision in Trump v. Hawaii (the “travel ban” case), which is excerpted with questions; the Supreme Court’s decision in Jesner v. Arab Bank concerning corporate liability under the Alien Tort Statute; the Trump administration’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal; legal issues raised by U.S. missile strikes against Syria; President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel; and the debates and litigation concerning “sanctuary jurisdictions.”
The Winter 2019 issue of Education Next is now available in full on our website. The issue presents results from the 2018 EdNext Poll of public opinion. Among this year’s findings are rising support for increased teacher salaries and growing favor for universal school vouchers and charter schools. The twelfth annual poll also reveals how union and nonunion teachers differ on key education policy matters.
In their first-ever collaboration in fifty years, the Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) and Hoover Institution Library & Archives jointly held a two-day celebration of a trifecta of anniversaries: the CEAS’s 50th Anniversary, Hoover’s centennial and, the 150th anniversary of the Meiji Restoration in Japan.
If nothing else, Robert Mueller's year-and-a-half-long "investigation" into the Trump campaign will serve as an exposition of what it looks like when a presidential campaign and presidency are on "the wrong side of history."
If you have ever gone to the store to pick up a loaf of bread (or a six-pack of soda or a candy bar) and they are out of your favorite brand, then you understand how ranked-choice voting works. You might not get your first choice, but the alternative isn’t bad.
On December 3, 2018, CNN.com published an article about the personal account of a former Chairman and CEO of Baxter International who shared a 3-hour plan ride with former U.S. President George H.W. Bush in March of 2000. The author, (who identified himself as”Harry” in the article), wrote that despite Bush’s tremendous accomplishments, he came across as a warm, gracious, and regular guy who was also a "values-based leader."
A wild ride for financial markets this week. Just days after the Dow lost more than 800 points and the S&P 500 saw its biggest one-day decline in two months, US stocks tumbled again before finding their footing. On Thursday, the Dow fell as much as 784 points before rebounding, while the S&P 500 clawed back most of its 2 per cent drop from earlier in the day.