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Brexit And Democracy

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Thursday, December 6, 2018

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.

During the Reagan administration, Clark was one of the president's most trusted advisers on foreign affairs (William Patrick Clark papers, box 170)
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George Bush Was George Bailey: It Was A Wonderful Life

by Bill Whalenvia Real Clear Politics
Friday, December 7, 2018
As the nation says farewell to George Herbert Walker Bush, a few thoughts on the legacy and impact of America’s 41st president.
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The Libertarian: Trump vs. GM

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Friday, December 7, 2018

The dangers of presidential intervention in the private sector.

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Thomas Sowell Explains The Economics Of Discrimination

featuring Thomas Sowellvia The Federalist
Friday, December 7, 2018

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.

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Revisiting The 2008 Financial Crisis: The Overview

Friday, December 7, 2018

A public panel discussion with six presenters who participated in the workshop series, "Revisiting the 2008 Financial Crisis: the Causes, the Panic, the Recession and the Lessons."

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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Canadian Debt

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Friday, December 7, 2018
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.
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Lanhee Chen: 2018 Elections And The Legacy Of George H.W. Bush

by Lanhee J. Chenvia Townhall Review
Thursday, December 6, 2018

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.

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George H.W. Bush, Pearl Harbor And America’s Other Fallen

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Friday, December 7, 2018
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.
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Canadian Non-QE

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Thursday, December 6, 2018

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.)

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Winter 2018 Supplement For Bradley & Goldsmith, Foreign Relations Law: Cases And Materials

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Tuesday, December 4, 2018

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.”

Analysis and Commentary

The Winter 2019 Issue Of Education Next Is Here!

by Education Nextvia Education Next
Friday, December 7, 2018

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.

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Larry Diamond: PRC Is A Malign Actor Aiming To Weaken America (Part 1)

by John Batchelor interview with Larry Diamondvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, December 6, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Larry Diamond warns of Chinese influence operations in US.

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Larry Diamond: PRC Is A Malign Actor Aiming To Weaken America (Part 2)

interview with Larry Diamondvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, December 6, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Larry Diamond warns of Chinese influence operations in US.

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Peter Berkowitz: The Disorder Of Identity Politics & What Is To Be Done?

interview with Peter Berkowitzvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, December 6, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Peter Berkowitz discusses his RealClear Politics article "Liberal Education as an Antidote to Identity Politics."

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Condoleezza Rice: George H.W. Bush Never Stopped Living

interview with Condoleezza Ricevia Fox News
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Hoover Institution fellow Condoleezza Rice discusses the wonderful life, accomplishments, humility, and legacy of George H.W. Bush.
Rice on America leading again
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Elizabeth Cobbs: Leaders Who Unite Us

interview with Elizabeth Cobbsvia MPR News
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Hoover Institution fellow Elizabeth Cobbs discusses how we can overcome our political divisions and be united again.
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Professor Mark Ravina of Emory University
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CEAS And Hoover Celebrate Their Joint Anniversaries In A Two-Day Alumni Event On “Japan In The Pacific World”

Thursday, December 6, 2018

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.

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Why Michael Flynn Was Set Up

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia PJ Media
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

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."

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Putin Vows To ‘React Accordingly’ If U.S. Withdraws From Nuclear Treaty

quoting George P. Shultzvia The New York Times
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
resident Vladimir V. Putin warned on Wednesday that Russia will respond in kind if the United States decides to develop new intermediate-range nuclear missiles.
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In Our View: Ranked-Choice Voting

quoting Larry Diamondvia Columbian
Thursday, December 6, 2018
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.
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George H. W. Bush’s Journey From Scorned To Adored

quoting Bill Whalenvia Review Journal
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
The late President George H.W. Bush lies in the Capitol rotunda a beloved figure, praised lavishly by cable pundits and Democratic leaders as well as Republicans.
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“Lessons In Leadership” On Morning Energy

quoting Josef Joffevia WMNF
Thursday, December 6, 2018

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."

Kyle Duchynski
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Congratulations To Undergraduate Researcher Kyle Duchynski!

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Sophomore Kyle Duchynski was recently selected for an Introductory Seminars Excellence Award for his project, “The Forgotten Fight: The Failings of the Allied Intervention in Siberia.”

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Uncertainty Is Killing Growth

quoting Steven J. Davisvia Financial Times Alphaville
Friday, December 7, 2018
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.