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Participants of the 2016 Hoover Library & Archives Workshop on Authoritarian Regimes
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Professor Norman Naimark Cites Hoover As "The Most Interesting Archive In The World"

Thursday, July 28, 2016

On July 27th, Norman Naimark, a senior fellow at the Hoover and Freeman-Spogli Institutes and Robert and Florence McDonnell Professor of Eastern European Studies at Stanford, delivered a talk entitled "Before the Cold War: Europe and Stalin, 1944-49." Professor Naimark's talk was the keynote address of the Hoover Library & Archives 2016 Workshop on Authoritarian Regimes, which brings together scholars from across the world who use Hoover collections to study dictatorship and the global effects of totalitarian states.  Naimark, who has researched at Hoover for nearly fifty years, claimed Hoover to be "the most interesting archive in the world."

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Scholars At Stanford’s Hoover Institution Examine Public Attitudes Toward Military

featuring Kori Schake, General Jim Mattisvia Stanford News
Friday, July 29, 2016

Is there a disconnect between the American public and the military? And if so, what does it mean for people in the military and members of the general public?

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Economic Exasperation Continues

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Friday, July 29, 2016

With today’s disappointing GDP release for the second quarter and downward revisions for the previous two quarters, the U.S. economy competes 7 years of economic expansion with a whimper. And with an average annual growth rate of only 2.1 percent over the 28 quarters from 2009Q3 to 2016Q2, the economic expansion is more aptly called economic exasperation. 

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The Libertarian: Public Pensions And Public Finance

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Thursday, July 28, 2016

The coming crisis of public-sector debt.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Meet Hillary Clinton 4.0. Can This Change-Maker, Fighter And Peacemaker Beat Donald Trump?

by Bill Whalenvia Fox News
Friday, July 29, 2016

One way to parse Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech: Hillary 2016 is in fact Hillary 4.0 – firmware styled and restyled for a 21st Century market.

Analysis and Commentary

Macro-Finance

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Thursday, July 28, 2016

A new essay "Macro-Finance," based on a talk I gave at the University of Melbourne this Spring. I survey many current frameworks including habits, long run risks, idiosyncratic risks, heterogenous preferences, rare disasters, probability mistakes, and debt or institutional finance. 

Analysis and Commentary

Mao's Murderousness

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, July 29, 2016

In the most important Marginal Revolution post this month, Alex Tabarrok quotes from Frank Dikotter's "Looking back on the Great Leap Forward," in History Today.

Analysis and Commentary

Risk Of Nuclear War

by David R. Henderson quoting William J. Perryvia EconLog
Thursday, July 28, 2016

In my recent post "Incentives Matter for Politicians Too," I wrote: One of my biggest concerns is that Hillary Clinton as President would purposely or accidentally get the United States into a war with Putin.

Interviews
Interviews

Bill Whalen On The John Batchelor Show (11:50)

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, July 28, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses Hillary Clinton's speech and what we learned about Clinton through her speech.

Bruce Thornton
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Bruce Thornton On The John Batchelor Show (9:44)

interview with Bruce Thorntonvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, July 28, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Bruce Thornton discusses his Front Page Magazine article "Trump And NATO."

In the News
In the News

Trump Shows The Flaws Of NSA Surveillance

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia The Atlantic
Thursday, July 28, 2016

His call for Russian hackers to break into Hillary Clinton’s email validate the worst suspicions of security-state critics.

In the News

Hillary Clinton Is Taking Heat From All Sides When It Comes To Trade Policy

quoting Morris P. Fiorinavia Business Insider
Thursday, July 28, 2016

When it comes to trade policy, Hillary Clinton is taking heat from all sides.

In the News

Answering The Hardest Question In Economics

quoting John H. Cochranevia Bloomberg
Thursday, July 28, 2016

Xavier Gabaix, a New York University economist who gets far less attention than he should, has written what might prove to be the most interesting macroeconomic theory paper in years. 

In the News

Court Ruling Shows The Internet Does Have Borders After All

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia CSO Online
Thursday, July 28, 2016

If you spend enough time around tech and policy conferences, you are bound to hear a digital economy truism: the internet has no borders. 

In the News

How The US Can Retaliate If Kremlin Hackers Tried To Influence The Presidential Election

quoting Michael McFaulvia Vice News
Friday, July 29, 2016

The US intelligence community and private cybersecurity firms say Russia almost certainly hacked the Democratic National Committee and leaked documents that enraged Bernie Sanders supporters, embarrassed Democratic donors and senior party officials, and led to the resignation of DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

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We'll Survive

quoting Harvey C. Mansfieldvia The Weekly Standard
Monday, August 8, 2016

Depressed? We feel your pain. It’s not great to be living through the worst presidential matchup ever. And it's not a cheerful thought that one of these two horrendous candidates is very likely to be our next president.

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GOP National Security Experts Ask Congress To Investigate DNC Hack

quoting Kori Schake, Reuel Marc Gerechtvia Talking Points Memo
Thursday, July 28, 2016

Two dozen veteran Republican foreign policy experts plan to send a letter to Congress on Friday urging it to investigate the cyberattack on the Democratic National Committee's email server, the Washington Post reported.

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Trump Plays Down "Sarcastic" Email Remarks

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia Real Clear Politics
Thursday, July 28, 2016

After intense backlash, Donald Trump and his campaign are walking back his remarks encouraging Russia to obtain and release Hillary Clinton’s emails, insisting his words were not meant to be taken seriously.