An old New Yorker cartoon shows a middle-aged man at a drinks party saying to another: “But that’s enough about you, let’s talk about me!” This is Brexit Britain talking to the rest of Europe. To be sure, all nations are obsessed with their own affairs.
Perhaps you’ve heard about the Green New Deal? It’s freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s revolutionary scheme to reinvent the entire American economy. She calls it “the Great Society, the moonshot, the civil rights movement of our generation.” But look a little deeper and you’ll see different colors: the blue of progressivism and mostly the red of government spending and debt. The proposal calls for a breathtaking $90 billion in green initiatives.
The winter issue of Hoover Digest is now available online. The journal focuses on topics both classical—the economy, personal freedom, the role of government—and timely, such as cybersecurity, terrorism, and geopolitical shifts.
Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses how social media networks are deepening political polarization, why President Trump's low approval ratings may not hurt his chances at re-election if democrats nominate a far left candidate such as Senators Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris, and how that all ties into his book, "The Square And The Tower: Networks And Power, From The Freemasons To Facebook."
Hoover Institution fellow Raghuram Rajan notes that creation of jobs, tolerance of different views, and how we protect institutions like Supreme Court, Election Commission, and RBI, are the biggest issues facing India.
Hoover Institution fellow Herb Lin talks about the danger of the cyber-enabled information warfare that breeds rage and fantasy that replaces logic and truth, where online tools target and exploit humans’ thinking, and undermines our ability to deal constructively with the perils facing the world like climate change and nuclear weapons.
Former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan said there was a possibility that the Indian economy might slow down if a coalition government came to power after the 2019 Lok Sabha election. In an exclusive interview to India Today at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Rajan spoke on several issues that affected the Indian economy.
The ever-growing Democrat field for the 2020 presidential election could lead the party to the extreme left, historian Niall Ferguson told Fox News Radio host Brian Kilmeade Thursday. “The danger for the Democrats is that they end up nominating a left-wing candidate in 2020,” Ferguson told Kilmeade.
Pressure has been building on colleges to stop chasing the same small subset of privileged, highly test-prepped applicants and start admitting needier kids. But new research suggests that the particular form this pressure has taken — including popular rankings based on Pell enrollment — has been at least partly backfiring.
In March 1970, 250,000 postal workers went out on strike because Congress was refusing to enact legislation that would give them a long overdue raise. Many postal workers were then receiving welfare to supplement their extremely low wages. At the time, Congressional legislation was the only way that postal workers could get a raise, but because of Congressional wrangling over the structure of the Postal Service, action on postal wages was stalled.
For some time now there has been a raging debate on the actual implication of Chinese loans to Kenya. Different narratives have been postulated but they are as varied as the parties engaging in the argument.