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Ed Lazear— America's Economy

with Edward Paul Lazearvia The Strategist
Friday, July 5, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Ed Lazear discusses the 2017 tax reform bill as well as how changes to the legislation have helped put the country on a faster growth track.

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A Delusive Assurance That All Is Well On Campus

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Politics
Thursday, July 4, 2019

For many decades, defenders of liberal education — not only conservatives — have been warning the public about colleges’ and universities’ hostility to free speech. If the warnings are unsound, why has controversy persisted? If they are sound, why hasn’t the problem been corrected?

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Democratic Candidates Aren’t On A Winning Track

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Presidential candidates from both parties usually sound hard-core in the primaries to appeal to their progressive or conservative bases. But for the general election, the nominees move to the center to pick off swing voters and centrist independents.

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A Decade Of July 4th Debt Explosions: Are They Getting Less Spectacular?

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Thursday, July 4, 2019

Starting a decade ago, I’ve charted on Independence Day the most recent long-term projection of the federal debt by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Pandemic Of False Knowledge

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine
Friday, July 5, 2019

When I wrote Plagues of the Mind: The New Epidemic of False Knowledge twenty years ago, I focused on the bad ideas underlying many of our social, cultural, and political dysfunctions

Analysis and Commentary

Davenport: The Democrat’s Dilemma: Persuasion Or Turnout

by David Davenportvia Townhall Review
Friday, July 5, 2019

Richard Nixon, who ran 5 times for president or vice president, said he ran to the right to win the Republican nomination, but then back toward the center in the general election.

Analysis and Commentary

Happy July 4th

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, July 4, 2019

Any revolution that brings about benefits for a large sector of the population faces serious free-rider problems. Revolutionary activity is extremely risky and, once the revolution succeeds, excluding from any general benefits those who did not participate is difficult if not impossible. This explains why revolutions are always so messy and produce mixed results.

Interviews
Interviews

Free Exchange: Niall Ferguson On Europe, Brexit And Boris

interview with Niall Fergusonvia CapX
Friday, July 5, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson talks about the European Union, Brexit, Boris Johnson, and much more.

Interviews

Amit Seru: Regulating Banks In The Era Of Fintech Shadow Banks

interview with Amit Seru via BIS
Friday, July 5, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Amit Seru talks about the growth of shadow banks, the increased regulatory burden faced by traditional banks, and the financial technology adopted by shadow banks. He argues that these factors explain changes in credit markets around the globe.

Interviews

Lanhee Chen: Currency War Between U.S. and China, Europe Unlikely

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Bloomberg
Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen talks about President Donald Trump's tweet that China and Europe are playing a big currency manipulation game, and that the the US should match their efforts rather than just watch as other countries manipulate their currencies. Chen also discusses the trade disputes between the US and China.

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Condoleezza Rice and Professor George Barth her teacher
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Rice Says If You're Prepared, You Will Be Accepted

featuring Condoleezza Ricevia Indiana Gazette
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
When Condoleezza Rice entered the top tier of government in 1989 as national security adviser, she said she still often received stares as though she’d just walked into the wrong meeting.
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State-Run Banks Should Be Freed Of Constraints, Says Raghuram Rajan

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia Money Control
Thursday, July 4, 2019
Public sector banks might perform better if they are freed from some of the constraints they operate under but such freedom typically requires distance from the government, says former Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan.
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Number, Please? 'Hello Girls' Answered The Call In World War I

featuring Elizabeth Cobbsvia North Jersey
Friday, July 5, 2019
Grace Banker served in some very high places during World War I. For 20 months, she lived like a soldier at a time when the Army didn't allow women in the ranks.
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Condoleezza Rice Coming To DePauw Oct. 8 For Ubben Lecture

featuring Condoleezza Ricevia DePauw University
Friday, July 5, 2019

Condoleezza Rice, who the New York Times called "one of the country’s most distinguished and widely respected diplomats," will come to DePauw University on Tuesday, October 8, to deliver a Timothy and Sharon Ubben Lecture.

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Trump Picks Another Fed Member Who Believes In The Gold Standard. This One Really Means It

with Darrell Duffie, Michael D. Bordovia NBC-2
Friday, July 5, 2019

The United States abandoned the gold standard in 1971, and today the majority of economists in America believe reviving it would be disastrous for the US economy.

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Our Citizenship Counts — And Now Becomes An Issue In The 2020 Elections

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia The Hill
Thursday, July 4, 2019
Organized outrage over the census citizenship question proposed by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has temporarily shifted to celebration of the Supreme Court’s decision on the issue.
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How Big Data Can Help You Choose Better Health Insurance

quoting M. Kate Bundorfvia Phys.org
Wednesday, July 3, 2019

There are plenty of easy consumer choices. Paper clips: easy. Dish sponges: easy. Those products sit at one end of the spectrum. At the other end, impossibly distant, is health insurance.

In the News

Our Say: On This July Fourth, What Does It Mean To Be An American?

quoting Condoleezza Ricevia Capital Gazette
Thursday, July 4, 2019
We are Americans every day. But on the Fourth of July, between the parades and barbecues and fireworks, we should ask ourselves what it means to be an American at this moment.
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Will California Voters Be Stem-Cell Suckered Again?

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Back in 2004, the university-biotech complex and its camp followers in the media and Hollywood convinced California voters to borrow $3 Billion to establish the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM). Its purpose was to pay for embryonic stem-cell and human-cloning research over which the federal-government imposed funding restrictions.
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New European Parliament Set Priorities; Green Agenda There

quoting Timothy Garton Ashvia United News of India
Thursday, July 4, 2019
As newly-elected MEPs made their way to Strasbourg this week, they have been confronted with the reality of a more fragmented European Parliament.
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Why It Must Be The People Who Preserve The Flame Of Liberty

quoting Russell Robertsvia The Libertarian Republic
Thursday, July 4, 2019
We are learning that the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution are not enough to maintain liberty. Freedom is maintained when a critical mass of the public acts in adherence to the timeless principles of individual liberty bequeathed to us.
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Seeing Is Believing

quoting Andrew Grottovia Bohemian
Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Say What? A crudely manipulated video of Nancy Pelosi that seemed to show her slurring her words went viral in May, egged on in part by President Trump.

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US Pays Tribute To Outstanding Ukrainian And American Women

mentioning Condoleezza Ricevia Kyiv Post
Friday, July 5, 2019

Condoleezza Rice is an American political scientist, diplomat. She served as the 66th United States Secretary of State in the administration of President George W. Bush. Rice was the first female African-American Secretary of State. Rice was President Bush’s National Security Advisor during his first term, and the first woman to serve in that position.

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10 New Books We Recommend This Week

mentioning Larry Diamondvia The New York Times
Thursday, July 4, 2019

Hey, baby: It’s the Fourth of July. Maybe read a book about America?