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New Paper: Fiscal Theory Of Monetary Policy

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Friday, February 7, 2020

By "fiscal theory of monetary policy" I mean a model with standard DSGE ingredients, including inertemporal optimization and market clearing, monetary policy described by interest rate targets, price or other frictions, but closed by fiscal theory, "active" fiscal policy rather than "active" monetary policy.

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The Coming Age Of Diplomacy

by James Goodbyvia Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs
Friday, February 7, 2020

Pope Francis has spoken of the need to abandon the threat of use of nuclear weapons, as well as their possession. This change in Church thinking comes at a time when new dangers that did not exist in the Cold War heighten the risk posed by more nuclear weapons in more hands. These new dangers include international terrorism, well-organized nuclear black markets, and the rise of cyber warfare, which will make the management of any future nuclear crisis even more difficult.

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Democrats Should Be Thinkin’: Ditch Iowa For The Land Of Lincoln

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Thursday, February 6, 2020

As I write this, 3% of Iowa’s vote is still unaccounted for (I’m reminded of a past election in San Francisco, when missing ballot boxes turned up floating in the bay) and the chair of the Democratic National Committee wants a recanvass of caucus results.

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Interview With Prof. Niall Ferguson: A Brief History Of Tomorrow

interview with Niall Fergusonvia St. Gallen Symposium
Thursday, February 6, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson talks about how the Millenials are about to disrupt politics in the West, the current crisis of the Atlantic community, and the challenges of the rise of China.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

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.
Analysis and Commentary

Losers Take The Hit For The Offenses Of The Powerful

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Thursday, February 6, 2020

Murder took place as the airplane was lifting off the runway, a lethal shot taken in the Humphrey Bogart movie, “Casablanca.” Rick Blaine pulled the trigger in front of the French police prefect Captain Renault. The Vichy official witnessed it. He allowed it. And then Renault uttered those infamous words that said everything, but meant nothing: “Round up the usual suspects.”

Interviews
Interviews

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."

Interviews

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.

Interviews

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.

Interviews

Michael Petrilli On The Education Gadfly Show: Finding The Right School For Your Child

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly
Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses whether affluent suburban kids deserve vouchers too.

Interviews

Lanhee Chen: The Idea That Romney's Vote Was Because Of 'Sour Grapes ... Just Doesn't Make Sense'

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

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the possible blow-back from Senator Mitt Romney’s impeachment vote. 

Interviews

Surveillance: Virus’s Effect On Oil With Currie With Lanhee Chen (28:57)

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

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses Senator Mitt Romney’s decision to vote to convict President Trump of abusing his power.

In the News
In the News

How Old Do You Have To Be To Vote? These Teen Activists Are Changing The Game

quoting David Davenportvia Elite Daily
Friday, February 7, 2020

Amira Tripp Folsom believes in change. The 18-year-old activist from Portland, Oregon, is passionate about discussing issues that affect teens across the country — like climate change, systemic racism, and school policing — and what she thinks should be done about them. "We should have a say in the things that happen to us," Tripp Folsom tells Elite Daily. That's why she's pushing so hard to lower the voting age to 16.

In the News

How The Iowa Caucus App Went Wrong And How Open Source Could Have Helped

quoting Herbert Linvia ZD Net
Thursday, February 6, 2020

It was incompetence, not politics, that led to the Iowa caucus app misfiring. Above all, it was poor programming. Open-source software techniques could have prevented this blunder.

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Has Trump’s Approval Rating Really Shot Up To 49 Percent?

cited Douglas Riversvia The Washington Post
Thursday, February 6, 2020

More Republicans — and fewer Democrats — are responding to pollsters. That could skew the results.

In the News

Iranian American Civic Engagement Forum

mentioning Michael McFaul, Abbas Milani, Condoleezza Ricevia Payvand's Iran News
Thursday, February 6, 2020

PAAIA's first Iranian American Civic Engagement Forum of 2020 is being held on February 22nd at Stanford University, in collaboration with the Hamid & Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies at Stanford University and PARS Equality Center.