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The Unavoidable: Tomorrow's Teacher Compensation

by Eric Hanushekvia Hoover Education Success Initiative | The Papers
Thursday, January 30, 2020

States and localities cannot avoid dealing with issues of teacher compensation. Not only is it the largest budget item for many local governments, but also it is the place of largest leverage for improving the quality of schools.

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We Remainers Must Now Aim For Britain To Do Well – And The EU Even Better

by Timothy Garton Ashvia The Guardian
Thursday, January 30, 2020

Britain has not left Europe; it has just stepped into another room. Its European role has always been complex and ambivalent. “The desire for isolation, the knowledge that it is impossible – these are the two poles between which the needle of the British compass continues to waver.” The words of the historian RW Seton-Watson in a history of Britain in Europe published in 1937. True then, even more true now.

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Wokeademia

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Thursday, January 30, 2020

I'm working on an economic view of political polarization. One aspect of that project is the extent to which many institutions in our society have become politicized. Today's post is one little data point in that larger story. It tells a little story of how to politicize an institution and silence dissenters.

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Decision 2020 Report: Tackling California’s Homelessness Crisis

Thursday, January 30, 2020
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

The fourth edition of the Decision 2020 report highlights Hoover Fellows’ research, analysis, and solutions pertaining to the California’s homelessness crisis, including glaring examples of failed public policy in its major metropolitan areas.

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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Reasonable Disagreements: Trying Times In The Senate

interview with Richard A. Epstein, Adam J. Whitevia Reasonable Disagreements
Friday, January 31, 2020

The impeachment trial.

Analysis and Commentary

More Wokeademia

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Friday, January 31, 2020

An anonymous commenter on my last post points to an article by Jeffrey Mervis in Science Magazine. The National Institutes of Health -- that's the NIH, an arm of the Federal Government, that distributes your and my tax dollars to support research -- will launch a $241 million initiative called Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation (FIRST).

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Analysis and Commentary

The Super Bowl Teams’ Mascots Have Some Ugly History Behind Them

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Friday, January 31, 2020

Super Bowl Sunday is a uniquely American celebration of guts and grit, cash and commercialism. It’s our annual ritual and favored sport. Thanksgiving is the only other American holiday that Super Sunday rivals.

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The Fascinating 49ers

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, January 30, 2020

The American dream, right, start a new business. And we put it to a family vote: my dad was gas station, my mom was party store, my sister and I were pizza. So we bought a pizza restaurant.

Interviews
Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, January 30, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his National Review article "When There Is No Normal."

Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson On The John Batchelor Show: The Coronavirus Virus

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, January 30, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the coronavirus virus and how the Chinese as well of the rest of the world are responding.

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John Yoo On The Ricochet Podcast: Can I Get A Witness?

interview with John Yoovia Ricochet
Thursday, January 30, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo assesses Alan Dershowitz’s impeachment defense arguments.

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Michael Petrilli On The Education Gadfly Show: School Choice Week 2020

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly
Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses National School Choice Week.

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In the News

Chief Of US Military Special Operations Visits Hoover Institution

Thursday, January 30, 2020
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

General Richard D. Clarke (US Army) Engages Fellows on Emerging Threats and Gaining a Technological Edge Against America’s Adversaries.

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How To Assess The Level Of Interest Rates?

cited John B. Taylorvia Banque de France
Friday, January 31, 2020

The Taylor rule provides a natural paragon of short-term nominal interest rates, albeit one that is subject to considerable uncertainty. This post quantifies this uncertainty and shows how this quantification contributes to monetary policy assessment. It shows that, in 2019, short-term interest rates in the euro area were close to the middle of the benchmark interval thus obtained.

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What The Public Option Could Mean For You

cited Tom Church, Daniel Heil, Lanhee J. Chenvia America's Health Care Future
Friday, January 31, 2020

A new study released by Tom Church, Daniel L. Heil, and Lanhee J. Chen, Ph.D., with support from the Partnership for America’s Health Care Future, reveals the public option “could require tax increases on most Americans, including middle-income families” and could “add over $700 billion to the 10-year federal deficit, with dramatically larger losses in subsequent years.”

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Do Lotteries Do More Harm Than Good?

quoting Robert E. Hall, Darrell Duffievia Chicago Booth Review
Thursday, January 30, 2020

If revenues are any barometer, state-run lotteries are among the most popular forms of entertainment in the United States. Such lotteries brought in more than $83 billion in the US in fiscal 2019, according to the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries—dwarfing, for example, the $11.4 billion North American moviegoers spent at the box office. 

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If Bolton Says Trump ‘Wanted’ To Freeze $391 Million Of Military Aid To Ukraine Until Investigations Were Announced, Why Was It Never Communicated To Ukraine?

quoting John Yoovia Daily Torch
Friday, January 31, 2020

President Trump told his national security adviser in August that he wanted to continue freezing $391 million in security assistance to Ukraine until officials there helped with investigations into Democrats including the Bidens, according to an unpublished manuscript by the former adviser, John R. Bolton.