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How The Rule Of Law Promotes Prosperity

by Michael McConnellvia PolicyEd
Friday, March 1, 2019

The rule of law is another way of saying that laws, as they are written, are applied equally to everyone. If you break a law, it doesn’t matter how powerful, wealthy, or connected you are: you face the consequences. When followed, the rule of law leads to a more just and prosperous society.

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Victor Davis Hanson: The Case For Trump

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Daily Report
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

In a forthcoming book, Victor Davis Hanson advises people to take a historical perspective—and not the media narrative—in evaluating the activities and policy outcomes of the Trump Administration on key issues such as judicial appointments, energy, economic growth, jobs, and foreign policy.

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Unfair Advantages: How Licenses And Waivers Threaten The Rule Of Law

by Michael McConnellvia PolicyEd
Friday, March 1, 2019

When laws are clearly written and widely understood, people can easily determine whether their actions are lawful or not. However, Congress has been threatening the rule of law through the use of waivers – that allow individual to act contrary to the rules – and through the use of licenses that require individuals to get permission before working. In order to revitalize the rule of law, Congress should return to passing clearly written laws that neither allow some to ignore the rules nor require permission to act in the first place.

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Simplifying The Tax System: The History Of The Flat Tax

via The Hoover Centennial
Friday, March 1, 2019

Hoover Fellows Alvin Rabushka and Robert Hall first proposed the flat-tax plan in 1981, and it continues to be utilized in countries around the world to this day.

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Final Application For 2019 Hoover Summer Policy Boot Camp Due Monday, March 4th

via Hoover Daily Report
Friday, March 1, 2019

All applications for the Hoover Institution’s Summer Policy Boot Camp (HISPBC) are due by Monday, March 4th, at midnight. HISPBC is an intensive, one-week residential immersion program in the essentials of today’s national and international United States policy. The program is intended to instruct college students and recent graduates on the economic, political, and social aspects of United States public policy.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Let’s Hear It For Educational Freedom!

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via EducationNext
Friday, March 1, 2019

Twenty-five months after Donald Trump’s inauguration, his administration has just unveiled its big school-choice initiative—yes, the cause that, during his 2016 campaign, he termed the “new civil rights issue of our time,” the very same cause that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has devoted her career to promoting.

Analysis and Commentary

Newsom, Feinstein Experiences This Week Fell On Both Sides Of Hot And Cold Spectrum

by Bill Whalenvia Sacramento Bee
Friday, March 1, 2019

To survive February is to appreciate climate change. The mercury can soar into the 70s and 80s, just as easily as Mother Nature can inflict rain and snow. Temperate and frigid likewise apply to what two California politicians encountered this past week. Gov. Newsom, making his first visit to the nation’s capital since taking office, stayed on the warm side. He had positive things to say about his encounter with President Trump’s point man on disaster aid. There was no heated talk about the anti-Trump “resistance,” even while in Trump’s proximity at a White House black-tie event.

Analysis and Commentary

Ep. 6: The Junior Senator From Utah

by Lanhee J. Chenvia Crossing Lines with Lanhee Chen
Friday, March 1, 2019
Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen interviews Senator Mitt Romney about his life in the Senate, the state of US politics, and some of the policies he plans to focus on over the coming months. Lanhee also talks about the Trump-Kim summit and other events of the week.
Analysis and Commentary

There’s A Way To Make Immigration Great Again, Writes Raghuram Rajan

by Raghuram Rajanvia The Print
Thursday, February 28, 2019
When the community is dysfunctional, alienated individuals need some other way to channel their need to belong. Populist nationalism offers one such appealing vision of a larger imagined community — whether it is white majoritarianism in Europe and the U.S., the Islamic Turkish nationalism of Turkey’s Justice and Development Party, or the Hindu nationalism of India’s Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.
Analysis and Commentary

President Donald Trump, Global Peacemaker. Really.

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Thursday, February 28, 2019

War is the ultimate test for nations and their leaders. History is full of great leaders who fought and won military victories, from Revolutionary War hero George Washington to Abraham Lincoln’s civil war and World War II’s FDR.

Analysis and Commentary

Political Correctness And History: In Defense Of Churchill

by Williamson Murrayvia Military History in the News
Thursday, February 28, 2019

In October of this past year, the astronaut Scott Kelly tweeted a famous quote from Winston Churchill: “in victory, magnanimity.” For his troubles he received a host of outraged tweets from the politically correct crowd that Churchill was a racist, responsible for the 1943 famine in Bengal, and numerous other supposed atrocities as Britain’s leader during the Second World War. The tweets are a remarkable tribute to the widespread ignorance of the past among those who so delightedly cast their fury at the past.

Interviews
Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson On Cohen Hearing And Trump-Kim Summit

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Trevor Carey Show
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the Trump presidency, Cohen's testimony to Congress, and the Trump-Kim summit in Vietnam.
Interviews

Richard Epstein: Climate Change Dissent & What Is To Be Done? (Part 1)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, February 28, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses Defining Ideas article "Will Happer – Climate “Denier”?"

Interviews

Richard Epstein: Climate Change Dissent & What Is To Be Done? (Part 2)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, February 28, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses Defining Ideas article "Will Happer – Climate “Denier”?"

Interviews

Timothy Garton Ash: Facebook, Free Speech, And Democracy

interview with Timothy Garton Ashvia University of Oxford
Friday, March 1, 2019
Hoover Institution fellow Timothy Garton Ash takes part in a panel discussion concerning nine ways Facebook can make itself a better forum for free speech and democracy.
Interviews

Raghuram Rajan: Chicago Booth Professor's ‘The Third Pillar’ Calls For A New Social Contract

interview with Raghuram Rajanvia UChicagoNews
Thursday, February 28, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Raghuram Rajan discusses his new book, The Third Pillar: How Markets and the State Leave the Community Behind. Rajan presents a radical rethinking of why capitalist democracies have been so successful in the past and why the consensus behind them is breaking down today.

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Raghuram Rajan: Fed Has Pushed Back Possibility Of U.S. Recession, Ex-RBI Governor Rajan Says

interview with Raghuram Rajanvia Bloomberg
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Hoover Institution fellow Raghuram Rajan comments on the outlook for the global economy and Federal Reserve monetary policy.
Interviews

Markos Kounalakis: Expert: Trump Improved North Korea Relations

interview with Markos Kounalakisvia CBS News
Friday, March 1, 2019
Hoover Institution fellow Markos Kounalakis talks about the improving relationship between the US and North Korea.
In the News
In the News

Book: Never Trumpers Have 'failed'

featuring Victor Davis Hansonvia Washington Examiner
Friday, March 1, 2019

They have fought him for three years, establishment conservatives dubbed Never Trumpers who view President Trump with disdain and disgust.

In the News

"Cleaning Up The Lemon Mess"

featuring Michael McConnellvia Reason
Thursday, February 28, 2019

"What lower courts and local governments desperately need is not guidance on hypothetical cases that have never arisen. They need guidance on the many cases they’re wrestling with today. Lemon doesn’t provide that guidance. It makes the problem worse."

In the News

When The Interests Of Monopolists And Authoritarians Coalesce

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia ProMarket
Thursday, February 28, 2019

Power prefers permanence. Unregulated markets tend toward concentration as the successful try and entrench themselves by pulling up behind them the ladder of competition that they themselves climbed.

In the News

Should Governments Offer Subsidies To Attract Businesses?

quoting Caroline M. Hoxby, Kenneth L. Juddvia Chicago Booth Review
Thursday, February 28, 2019
When Amazon announced in 2017 that it was shopping for a location for a second North American headquarters, cities across the United States, Mexico, and Canada, offered up sweeteners. An economic development company sent the online retailer a 21-foot saguaro cactus to try to entice Amazon to Tucson, Arizona. Hundreds of other cities offered tax breaks, infrastructure improvements, and other temptations.
In the News

What We Are Reading Today: The Third Pillar

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia Arab News
Friday, March 1, 2019

The Third Pillar is a brilliant and far-seeing analysis of the current populist backlash against globalization.