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The “Digital Revolution” Of Wellbeing

by Michael Spencevia Project Syndicate
Friday, June 28, 2019

The rise of digital platforms, cutting-edge forms of automation, and Big Data promises to transform labor markets and upend longstanding business models. It will also broaden our thinking about human wellbeing, much of which hinges on social and experiential factors that have little to do with standard measures of material welfare.

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Old Wisdom, Modern Folly

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine
Thursday, June 27, 2019

The central fallacy of modernity is the belief that science and technological progress have made traditional wisdom and the insights of earlier thinkers irrelevant or malign. This presentist hubris of what G.K. Chesterton called the “small and arrogant oligarchy of those who merely happen to be walking about” is particularly misplaced when it comes to understanding human nature and behavior, especially political action.

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Public Pensions

featuring Joshua D. Rauh, Russell Roberts, Tom Churchvia PolicyEd
Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Public pension funds around the country have failed to set aside sufficient money to honor the pension promises they’ve made to workers in the public sector.

The Caravan
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The Caravan: Competition For Influence In The Middle East

via The Caravan
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Issue 1922 of The Caravan is now available online. The journal is a periodic symposium on the contemporary dilemmas of the Greater Middle East.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

In A World Of Populist Tyrants, This Still Was A Good Week For Democracy

by Markos Kounalakis quoting Larry Diamondvia Miami Herald
Thursday, June 27, 2019

Democracy goes through ups and downs, even experiencing recessions like the stock market.

Analysis and Commentary

The Libertarian: Understanding Takings

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Friday, June 28, 2019

A new Supreme Court decision enhances protection against government appropriation of private property.

Analysis and Commentary

Strategic Geography Of The Middle East

by Tony Badranvia The Caravan
Thursday, June 27, 2019

With the end of the Cold War the United States lost a sound understanding of the strategic geography of the Middle East. Before the fall of the Soviet Union, US strategy focused, correctly, on historical power centers on the outer rim of the Levant and Mesopotamia. The land in between these power centers – Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Jordan – was the arena for proxy war and competition between great powers.

Analysis and Commentary

What's Putin Up To In The Arctic?

by Alice Hillvia The Hill
Thursday, June 27, 2019

What’s Russia President Vladimir Putin up to? That question gets asked a lot, especially when it comes to Russia’s activities and intentions in the Arctic. Russia first begged the world to ask this question in 2007 when it planted a Russian flag on the seabed directly beneath the North Pole.

Interviews
Interviews

Niall Ferguson: Investors Await News On A US-China Trade Deal

interview with Niall Fergusonvia CNN
Thursday, June 27, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses President Trump's economic policies and a possible US-China trade deal.

Interviews

Michael Petrilli: The Education Gadfly Show: Research, Practice, And The Feds

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses ways to increase the effect of evidence on classroom practice.
In the News
In the News

U.S. Supreme Court Launched A New Church-And-State Era Last Week. Follow-Ups, Please.

quoting Michael McConnellvia Get Religion
Thursday, June 27, 2019
“Of making many books there is no end,” complains the weary author of the Bible’s Book of Ecclesiastes. And there’s no end to lawyers making many lawsuits trying to learn what the U.S. Supreme Court thinks the Constitution means when it forbids “an establishment of religion” by government.
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Iran Used A Home-Grown Missile Platform To Shoot Down US Drone

quoting Amy Zegartvia Engineering.com
Thursday, June 27, 2019

The Iranian military knocked an expensive, state-of-the-art U.S. military drone out of the sky with a surface-to-air missile.

In the News

Hungarian PM Orbán’s “Illiberal Democracy” Bears Striking Similarities To Singapore’s Model?

quoting Timothy Garton Ashvia The Online Citizen
Wednesday, June 26, 2019

The prevalence of alleged cronyism and nepotism, the muzzling of independent press and opposition party supporters, and the use of state resources for election propaganda are some of the elements that characterise Hungary’s “illiberal democracy”, presently led by prime minister Viktor Orbán.

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Digitisation Will Bring Fundamental Economic Change And China Can Set An Example, Says Alibaba’s CEO

quoting Michael Spencevia The Edge Markets
Thursday, June 27, 2019
The digital economy has the power to bring “fundamental change” to how economies and businesses operate, according to Daniel Zhang Yong, chief executive of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding.
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If Student Loans Might Be Canceled, Why Not Borrow More?

quoting Russell Robertsvia Forbes
Thursday, June 27, 2019

It's one of the rules of electoral success: advocate policies that concentrate the benefits on an easy-to-identify interest group (preferably one that is sympathetic in the public eye) and disperse the costs onto the entire electorate.

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Reaching For Yield: The Reshaping Of The EM Corporate Debt Market

quoting Charles Calomirisvia Financial Times
Thursday, June 27, 2019

The massive universe of negative-yielding bonds hit a new milestone earlier this month. On the backs of central banks around the world tilting dovish, the value of this debt surged higher to an eye-watering $12.5tn — a level not seen since 2016.

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Bitcoin Is Heading Back Towards Its Peak, But Can It Stay There This Time?

quoting Timothy Kanevia Verdict
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Bitcoin fell below the $4,000 mark in February, leaving many questioning whether the digital currency was on its last legs. However, following a month of gains, sentiment is now far more positive, with many predicting that the Bitcoin price could soon be back above the $19,700 record set in December 2017.
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With Administrative Law Rollback, Supreme Court Begins To Drain The Swamp

quoting Richard A. Epstein, Michael McConnellvia The Federalist
Friday, June 28, 2019

In an otherwise obscure case about veterans’ benefits, the Supreme Court on Wednesday took its first step in pushing back against the overweening administrative state that, at a time Congress isn’t legislating much, creates most of the law by which Americans live our daily lives.

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Gordon Brown To Debate Future Of Capitalism With Heavyweight Line-Up

mentioning Niall Fergusonvia Insider.Co.UK
Thursday, June 27, 2019

The very survival of liberal democracies and how global business responds to the challenges of climate change will be hotly debated in Adam Smith’s former house in Edinburgh next Monday and Tuesday.

Russell Roberts
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An Evening With EconTalk Host Russ Roberts

mentioning Russell Robertsvia Stripe
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Please join us for an evening with Russ Roberts and all things EconTalk! We’ll eat, drink, meet other EconTalk listeners, engage, opine, and maybe even influence Russ's next book.