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Shop Till Medical Costs Drop

by Scott W. Atlasvia The Wall Street Journal
Thursday, June 6, 2019

In an effort to bring down the costs of medical care, the Trump administration wants to make prices visible to patients, and it’s moving aggressively to make that happen.

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Santelli Exchange: Former CEA Chairman Ed Lazear

interview with Edward Paul Lazearvia CNBC
Thursday, June 6, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Ed Lazear discusses wages, the jobs report, the fed, trade, tariffs, and much more.

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Institutionalized Nonsense

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Thursday, June 6, 2019

When, last week, the Treasury issued its currency manipulation report, I thought it was a joke. Treasury put Germany and Italy on its "monitoring list" of countries suspected of "currency manipulation."

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Secretary George Shultz: Thinking About The Future

with George P. Shultzvia Commonwealth Club
Thursday, June 6, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow George Shultz talks about the future and notes that you can learn about the future—or at least relate to it—by studying the past and identifying principles that have continuing application to our lives and our world.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Is Biden The Trump Of The Democratic Field? Elizabeth Warren's Wrath May Decide That

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Thursday, June 6, 2019

I was watching Fox News earlier today, when the conversation turned to the Democratic field (despite the appeals to keep politics out of a day devoted to sacrifice and bravery in Normandy, the 2020 election simply would not go away).

Analysis and Commentary

Futures Forecasts

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Friday, June 7, 2019
Torsten Slok at DB updates this lovely graph on occasion. Here's what it means. Fed fund futures are essentially bets on where the Federal funds rate will be at various points in the future. Thus, you can read from the dashed lines the market's guess about where the federal funds rate will go -- assuming that the bets are priced to have an even chance of winning or losing.
Analysis and Commentary

Spring 2019 Issue Of Harvard National Security Journal

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Thursday, June 6, 2019
Elad Gil argues that judges too frequently rely on the executive’s special competence in foreign affairs to apply a de facto presumption of near-total deference, which he terms “totemic functionalism.” He traces the conceptual underpinnings of totemic functionalism and, using three case studies, shows how it undermines the American system of checks and balances, first between the organs of government and then, indirectly, inside the executive branch.
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Americans Are Real Victims Of Our Trade War With Mexico And China

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Friday, June 7, 2019

America has declared war on China and Mexico, but it is a new style of warfare. Or at least it seems so. With the latest volley of levied and threatened tariffs on Chinese and Mexican exports, POTUS has thrust the U.S. into a new phase of economic warfare against both competitors and friends.

Interviews
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Lanhee Chen: Watch An Expert Explain The Implications Of Trump’s Trade Tactics

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia CNBC
Thursday, June 6, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen talks about the President Trump's trade negotiation tactics with China and Mexico.

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Social Capital On Capitol Hill: Hugh Hewitt With Lanhee Chen

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Townhall
Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses and explains social capital and the Social Capital Summit.

Interviews

Michael Petrilli: The Education Gadfly Show: The Benefits Of Having A Same-Race Teacher

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses the following research "Student-Teacher Race Match in Charter and Traditional Public Schools."

 

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Women Of The Gulag: A Documentary Film Screening

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Hauck Auditorium, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Women of the Gulag is based on Paul Gregory’s Hoover Press book of the same name. Directed by Russian American film maker Marianna Yarovskaya, the film tells the compelling and tragic stories of five remarkable women—among the last survivors of the Gulag, the brutal system of repression that devastated the Soviet population during the Stalin years.

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Timothy Garton Ash: Russia Wants To Disintegrate The EU

with Timothy Garton Ashvia The Slovak Spectator
Thursday, June 6, 2019

“Russia as we know it today is determined to disintegrate the European Union,” said Timothy Garton Ash, professor of European Studies at Oxford University on the first day of the GLOBSEC 2019 conference held in Bratislava between June 6-8. The reason for this is the trauma resulting from the break up of the Soviet Union during the years 1989-1991.

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Trump Blames Mexico For A Problem With No Borders

quoting George P. Shultzvia The Washington Post
Friday, June 7, 2019

The United States and Mexico are squaring off in a tense showdown entirely of President Trump’s making. Following a tweeted announcement from the president, the Trump administration is readying a 5 percent tariff on $350 billion worth of Mexican goods imported into the United States. Trump threatened the punitive measure as a result of Mexico’s supposed inability to thwart flows of migrants making their way north. U.S. and Mexican officials met in Washington this week to hash out a deal that would dispel the possibility of a new trade war. At the time of writing, there was cautious optimism that the impasse could be breached.

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Are We Confusing Money With Well-Being? New Zealand Believes So.

quoting Michael Spencevia Big Think
Thursday, June 6, 2019

Politicians love to flaunt economic growth. A healthy gross domestic product (GDP) means an economy is doing well, which means the country is doing well, which means its citizens are doing well. It's all thanks to sagacious policy crafted by our savvy political leaders.

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Dishonesty Now Biggest Threat To Democracy

quoting William Damonvia Newsday
Friday, June 7, 2019

Two inter-related issues — highlighted in two feedbacks I have received over the past six months — should be addressed as a matter of priority and urgency. The first one is do with what one mobile money transfer platform has given rise to or morphed into — a replica or clone of the Old Mutual-implied interbank rate.

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3 Reforms To Congress Rep. Mike Gallagher Says Will Reduce The Dysfunction

quoting Adam J. Whitevia The Federalist
Friday, June 7, 2019

Rep. Mike Gallagher of Wisconsin’s eighth district discussed his thoughts on congressional reform on Wednesday in an interview with Adam White of the Hoover Institution.

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Banks Can’t Cut Rates Till Govt Drops EPF, Etc, Interest

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia Financial Express
Thursday, June 6, 2019

The sharp deceleration in growth over the past year, culminating in a jaw-dropping 5.8% year-on-year (y-o-y) in the March quarter, is enough evidence the economy is stalling. Although there is a clamour for a policy rate cut, high interest rates are not the main cause for poor growth though there is doubt that a smaller interest bill does make a big difference to small businesses.

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Florida Rates High In Funding Equity, Low On Spending In New Education Week Report

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia Tampa Bay Times
Thursday, June 6, 2019

Florida government leaders didn’t hesitate to send out alerts and announcements last September, after Education Week issued its 2018 “Quality Counts” report that rated the state fourth nationally for student achievement.

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No Safe Spaces (Guest: Producer Mark Joseph)

mentioning Shelby Steelevia The Heartland Institute
Thursday, June 6, 2019

Heartland Director of Communications Jim Lakely talks with Mark Joseph, producer of the upcoming film “No Safe Spaces,” a look at modern oppression of our free speech rights in America.

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Could Tiananmen Square Happen Today?

mentioning Michael R. Auslinvia NewsMax
Thursday, June 6, 2019
Thirty years after the massacre of Tiananmen Square, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is at its weakest state, despite appearances it is stronger than ever, according to Claremont McKenna professor Minxin Pei.