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Thomas Sowell - Lessons From The Past

by Thomas Sowellvia Crescent News
Friday, February 22, 2019

Seventy-one years ago last month — in January 1948 — a black, 17-year-old high school dropout left home. The last grade he had completed was the 9th grade. He had no skills, little experience and not a lot of maturity. Yet he was able to find jobs to support himself, to a far greater extent than someone similar can find jobs today.

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Hoover’s Research Initiatives Take The Lead In Global Policy Research

via The Hoover Centennial
Friday, February 22, 2019

The diverse research initiatives at the Hoover Institution are a microcosm of the institution’s activities advancing its mission of putting forth leading scholarly research to inform and advise world leaders, policy makers, the informed public, and other scholars.

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Once-Berned, Will Democrats Be Twice Shy?

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Thursday, February 21, 2019
If you missed Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ announcement the last time he sought the presidency, you’re forgiven. It came in the early hours of the last day of April 2015 – Sanders sending an email to supporters and reporters announcing he was in.
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Analysis and Commentary

The EU Must Resist Impatience With Britain – For Its Own Sake

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian
Friday, February 22, 2019

I can understand why many in Brussels are growing frustrated, but they may repent at leisure what they decide in haste.

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David Davenport: Doom And Gloom Of The Green New Deal

by David Davenportvia Townhall Review
Friday, February 22, 2019

It’s amazing that more than 70 House members and a dozen senators have already signed onto the Green New Deal. I say amazing for two reasons: (1) It is full of doom and gloom, and (2) will cost a staggering $90 billion and counting.

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Someone Lift The Online Fog

by Chirantan Chatterjeevia The Economic Times
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
On February 14, even as the news of the grisly terrorist attack in Pulwama, Jammu & Kashmir, rocked India, the Indo-US Commercial Dialogue and the Indo-US CEO Forum convened in New Delhi. GoI noted that the forum will help highlight key market access issues enabling ease of doing business in both countries. But was that mere lip service? Or, as recent reports suggest, could India and the US be heading for a trade war?
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Merkel, And The Rest Of Europe, Are Through With Trump

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Thursday, February 21, 2019

Munich. The very name conjures vastly different images and emotions depending on your age and where you live.

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In the News

Anxiety Plus Ignorance: Why Millennials Are Embracing Socialism

quoting Lee Ohanianvia The Sydney Morning Herald
Friday, February 22, 2019
If a week is a long time in politics, as British prime minister Harold Wilson once famously remarked, then 30 years is an eternity.
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Berkowitz: How Marx Transformed The Mission Statements Of Ivy League Universities

quoting Peter Berkowitzvia World Tribune
Thursday, February 21, 2019

In his “Theses on Feuerbach,” the young Karl Marx proclaimed, “[P]hilosophers have only hitherto interpreted the world in various ways; the point is to change it” (emphasis in original). The mission statements of several preeminent colleges and universities in the United States follow suit, an analyst noted.

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UK Examines Compression Auctions For Libor Transition

quoting Darrell Duffievia Markets Media
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
The Bank of England’s working group on the transition from Libor to a new risk-free reference is reviewing the use of compression auctions to decrease risk during the changeover.
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New Report Questions Effectiveness Of Cyber Indictments

quoting Jack Goldsmith, Sean Kanuckvia Fifth Domain
Thursday, February 21, 2019

A recent report throws cold water on one of the U.S. government’s key pillars for what it calls whole-of-government deterrence in cyberspace: indictments. According to cyberthreat intelligence firm CrowdStrike’s 2019 Global Threat report, nation-state actors do not seem deterred in the face of legal actions.

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California's Challenge To Trump’s Border Wall More Likely To Win On Narrow Grounds

quoting John Yoovia Gazette Xtra
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
When a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s plan to build a border wall goes before a federal judge in San Francisco, California and 15 other states will argue that the administration’s decision to bypass Congress violates the U.S. Constitution.
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Future Of Arts, Media & Entertainment Summit Brings Heavy Hitters From NYC, Hollywood & Bay Area To Stanford

quoting Alex Stamosvia Business Wire
Thursday, February 21, 2019

he annual Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) Future of Arts, Media, and Entertainment Summit (FAME) will be held at the Knight Management Center on Wednesday, March 6. The conference is organized by the Stanford GSB student-led Arts, Media, and Entertainment (AME) Club and will explore trends, opportunities, and challenges that will transform the arts/media/entertainment landscape over the coming years.

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"Stalin: Waiting For Hitler": Talk By Stephen Kotkin

mentioning Stephen Kotkinvia Amherst College
Friday, February 22, 2019
"Stalin: Waiting for Hitler" is a talk by Stephen Kotkin, who is the John P. Birkelund Professor in History and International Affairs at Princeton University. He is also a fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He directs Princeton's Institute for International and Regional Studies and co-directs its Program in the History and Practice of Diplomacy.