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Hoover Celebrates One Hundred Years Of “Ideas Defining A Free Society”

Monday, December 31, 2018
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Policy innovation and intellectual discoveries marked the Hoover Institution’s first one hundred years, and an even bigger stage is set for a second century of breakthroughs. This year, the Hoover Institution celebrates its centennial with events, discussions, and an exhibition commemorating the one-hundred-year-old think tank, which stands today as the world’s preeminent archive and policy research center dedicated to freedom, private enterprise, and effective, limited government.

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Property Tax Present Value

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Friday, January 11, 2019

How much is the property tax? In Calfornia, we pay 1% per year. That doesn't seem bad, except that property values are very high.

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Labour Must Back A People’s Vote Before The Clock Runs Out

by Timothy Garton Ashvia The Guardian
Friday, January 11, 2019
A second referendum may be difficult – but the only alternative is a ‘blindfold Brexit’
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Gov. Newsom Could Run For President. Is It A Question Of If Or When?

by Bill Whalenvia Sacramento Bee
Friday, January 11, 2019

Years ago, I treated my sister and her husband to an evening with Siegfried & Roy. As it was their first time in Sin City, it seemed like the “Vegas” thing to do. And, I figured, they might not get a second chance to see the act. Not long after their visit, Roy Horn nearly died after being dragged offstage by one of the big cats.

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Land Mines, Friendly Fire, and Self-Inflicted Wounds: How a California Governor Can Avoid Combat Injuries

by Steven Mavigliovia Eureka
Wednesday, January 9, 2019

After garnering an impressive 62 percent of the vote last November, Gavin Newsom takes over, as California’s fortieth governor, with strong tailwinds to implement his bold agenda of progressive change.

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Interviews

Adam White: House Democratic Russiagate Subpoenas Can And Will Be Ignored Without Consequences

interview with Adam J. Whitevia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, January 10, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Adam White discusses how Eric Holder, President Obama, and his allies chose not to acknowledge the investigatory powers of the House, and President Trump may use executive privilege to resist oversight and subpoenas too.

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Adam White: The Democratic Judicial Storm To Block Donald Trump's Border

interview with Adam J. Whitevia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, January 10, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Adam White discusses the court's possible involvement concerning the lawfulness of the funding for the border wall.

In the News
In the News

To Investors Cheering The Fed's Sudden Pivot On Rate Hikes: Be Careful What You Wish For

quoting Edward Paul Lazearvia CNBC
Thursday, January 10, 2019
Investors looking for an easier Federal Reserve should be careful what they wish for, as such cycles can portend bad news down the road.
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Maloney: China – Do You Really Want To Do Business With These People?

quoting Frank Diköttervia The Province
Thursday, January 10, 2019
Most Canadians are rightly perplexed by high-level concern over the relationship between the Huawei affair, the legitimate apprehension of a key Chinese person of interest in that affair, and the subsequent seizure of two Canadians by Chinese authorities under extremely dubious circumstances.
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Right On: Hate And Venom From The Left

quoting Shelby Steelevia St George News
Thursday, January 10, 2019
Denizens of the political left, self-anointed guardians of compassion and justice, are spewing hatred and venom these days.
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Russia's Seizure Of Ukrainian Ships, Sailors Brings Muted U.S. Response

quoting Michael McFaulvia NBC News
Thursday, January 10, 2019
When Russian ships attacked and seized three Ukrainian naval vessels in November, the incident unleashed a flurry of international condemnation, but spurred little real-world support for the would-be NATO and E.U. member.
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Der Spiegel Made Up Stories. How Can It Regain Readers’ Trust?

quoting Josef Joffevia The Atlantic
Thursday, January 10, 2019
Germany’s top news magazine reckons with a star reporter’s brazen lies in the age of fake news.
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Rethinking The Relationship Between Age, Business Acumen, And Entrepreneurship

quoting Edward Paul Lazearvia Phys.org
Thursday, January 10, 2019

There's no question the domestic workforce is aging. According to recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median age of the U.S. labor force was 42 years in 2016, up from 38 in 1996, and it's projected to keep climbing.

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Big Tech's European Nemesis Can Take One Last Swipe

quoting Nicolas Petitvia Bloomberg
Thursday, December 27, 2018

EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager can use her final year on the job to make life very difficult for the likes of Amazon and Alphabet.

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The Top 10 Books Of 2018

mentioning Niall Fergusonvia Seeking Alpha
Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Niall Ferguson, "The Square and the Tower: Networks and Power, from the Freemasons to Facebook" (January 16) compares the old top-down method of government (the Tower), including both church and state, with the volunteer networking of people (the Square). America was mostly built with what Edmund Burke called "little platoons," from private mutual insurance groups to volunteer firemen. Ferguson relies a bit too heavily on the Tower and the need for heavy regulation, but I think the Square will likely prevail.