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Elizabeth Economy: COVID-19 and China

Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Hoover Institution

A Hoover Virtual Policy Briefing with Elizabeth Economy: COVID-19 and China
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 11AM PT/ 2PM ET.

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Dragon Kings and Grey Rhinos: The World War of 1914-1918 and the Pandemic of 2020-? with Niall Ferguson

Thursday, May 7, 2020
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

A History Working Group seminar with Niall Ferguson.

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The 'Casualness' of Federal Government Spending

by David R. Hendersonvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, May 21, 2020

We should expect better from our politicians--and from our economists. 

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Which Post-Pandemic Government?

by Raghuram Rajanvia Project Syndicate
Friday, May 22, 2020

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has shown why high-level coordination is sometimes necessary for managing emergencies, it has also underscored the risks of placing too much power in the hands of an incompetent central authority.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Three Blows To The New World Order

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine
Friday, May 22, 2020
Nearly 30 years ago the Cold War ended with the collapse of the Soviet Empire. Communism, the last challenge to the Western paradigm of liberal democracy and free trade, disappeared, defeated by the same free-world alliance that had vanquished earlier totalitarian foes like fascism and Nazism.
Hong Kong Umbrella Revolution Collection, Box 2, Hoover Institution Archives
Analysis and Commentary

Red Flag Over Hong Kong: China's Broken Promise To Hong Kong

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Friday, May 22, 2020
Read the following book (free download) for a thorough understanding of China's broken promise to Hong Kong that its residents would enjoy a high degree of autonomy for 50 years to maintain their separate political, economic, and social systems.
Interviews
Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson: The War Between The States Tilts To The Red As The Blue Stalls.

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, May 21, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his National Review article "Across the Wide, Growing American Divide."

Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson: The Forgetfulness Of Joe Biden.

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, May 21, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his American Greatness article "The Left Is What It Once Loathed."

Interviews

Lanhee Chen: Coronavirus Pandemic: How Has Taiwan Kept Its COVID-19 Numbers Down, Can Us Use Their Methods? (5:00)

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia ABC 7 News
Thursday, May 21, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses how Taiwan kept the COVID-19 cases relatively low as well as whether the United Stated can follow Taiwan's model.

Interviews

Discussing The Impeachment Effort: Yoo On Fox News’ ‘Outnumbered Overtime’

interview with John Yoovia AEI
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the aftermath of the impeachment inquiry into President Trump as well as the Democrats continued abuse of the impeachment process.
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John Yoo: Federalism, COVID-19, And The Administrative State

interview with John Yoovia The Federalist Society
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the balance of powers between the President, Congress, and state governors over lockdown and re-opening policy, testing, and medical expertise. They will also discuss the control over legal policy toward China and international organizations, recess appointments, and regulation of new technologies to combat the coronavirus.

In the News
In the News

Raghuram Rajan Says Migrant Workers Need Money For Vegetables, Cooking Oil, Shelter; Foodgrains Not Enough

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia Live Mint
Thursday, May 21, 2020

Calling India's ₹20.9 lakh crore stimulus inadequate in providing for recovery of an economy pummelled by covid-19, former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan has said the package gives free foodgrains but migrant workers, rendered jobless by lockdown, need money to buy milk, vegetables and cooking oil and pay rent.

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Thoughts In A Triple Lockdown

quoting Scott W. Atlasvia Business World
Thursday, May 21, 2020

Here are five facts: 1.) the overwhelming majority of people do not have any significant risk of dying from COVID-19; 2.) we have a clearly defined population at risk who can be protected with targeted measures: older people and others with underlying conditions; 3.) protecting older, at-risk people eliminates hospital overcrowding; 4.) vital population immunity is prevented by total isolation policies, prolonging the problem; and, 5.) people are dying because other medical care is not getting done due to hypothetical projections.

In the News

Victor Davis Hanson Suggests Susan Rice Email Showed She 'Was Not Going To Be A Scapegoat Again' For Obama

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia The World News
Thursday, May 21, 2020

Historian and Hoover Institution senior fellow Victor Davis Hanson told "The Daily Briefing" Wednesday that Obama national security adviser Susan Rice was likely tired of being a "scapegoat" for the administration and was hoping to cover her tracks by writing the newly declassified email she sent to herself on Inauguration Day, 2017.

In the News

Small Business Group Takes Out Full-Page Wall Street Journal Ad Accusing Fauci Of 'Causing Too Much Unneeded Pain'

quoting Scott W. Atlasvia The Washington Examiner
Thursday, May 21, 2020

The Job Creators Network, a group representing small businesses, sponsored a full-page ad in the Wall Street Journal on Thursday calling for pandemic restrictions to be eased.

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The COVID Spike That Wasn’t And Other Commentary

quoting Michael R. Auslinvia New York Post
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

CNN reported that “Texas is seeing the highest number of new coronavirus cases and deaths just two weeks after it officially reopened,” implying that reopening led to a resurgence — which, groans RealClearPolitics’ Sean Trende, is “simply wrong.” In fact, the “rate of increase has ­remained virtually unchanged since early May” in the state’s large metro areas.

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Coronavirus Looms Over China’s National Legislative Session

quoting Elizabeth Economyvia Sentinel & Enterprise
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

When China convenes its National People’s Congress on Friday, will the 3,000 delegates stand shoulder to shoulder as they have in years past? Will they wear masks?