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Ed Lazear: The US Economy, Trade, And Recession Fears

interview with Edward Paul Lazearvia Fox Business
Thursday, October 24, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Ed Lazear discusses the outlook for the US economy, the lack of significant improvement offered by USMCA over NAFTA, European interest rates, and recession fears.

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Sanders Vs. Warren, The Revolutionary Vs. The Regulator

by David Davenportvia The Washington Examiner
Friday, October 25, 2019

Many see Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren as two peas in the liberal Democratic pod. Battling to consolidate their overlapping constituencies, they might be called left (Warren) and lefter (Sanders). But a deeper look at an earlier time in history, specifically the Progressive Era and the New Deal, reveals real and important differences in the left back then that are at play in the Sanders vs. Warren battle today.

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Victor Davis Hanson: The Woke And Broke Graduate, 2019. What Is To Be Done?

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, October 24, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his National Review article "Universities Breed Anger, Ignorance, and Ingratitude."

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Kornai’s Overcentralization And Naïve Empiricism

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Springer Link
Wednesday, October 23, 2019

This paper addresses Janos Kornai’s early work on the socialist economy as summarized in his first book, Overcentralization in Economic Administration. In this context, I discuss the parallel research of the 1950s by American scholars, such as Joseph Berliner, David Granick, Gregory Grossman and Eugene Zaleski, who used similar methods and arrived at similar conclusions.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Senator Warren’s “Pretty Awful” Education Plan

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via EducationNext
Friday, October 25, 2019

Senator Elizabeth Warren is famous for hurling at least one major plan against every policy issue and societal problem you ever heard of—or hadn’t. It’s true that a lot of them make my head ache, some of them turn my stomach, and practically none seem likely to get enacted during her lifetime, even were she to win the Oval Office. Still, her plans often contain provocative ideas, not all of them bad.

Analysis and Commentary

The 2019 Nobel Prizes Send Out Mixed Messages

by Chirantan Chatterjeevia The Telegraph
Friday, October 25, 2019

The world is going through a morality conundrum. This year’s Nobel Prizes reflect this as well.

Analysis and Commentary

What To Expect From The “Nation’s Report Card”

by Paul E. Peterson, Michael J. Petrillivia Education Next
Thursday, October 24, 2019

On October 30, federal officials will release results from the 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress, or NAEP, in reading and mathematics for grades 4 and 8. In anticipation of the test scores, Education Next asked a series of education-policy thinkers to share what the news later this month may be.

Analysis and Commentary

Have We Gone Too Far In Making Animals The Beasts Of Our Burdens?

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Thursday, October 24, 2019

The majestic eagle is the latest animal to arrive to save our bacon. Since as recently as 2017, the French military has been experimenting with the use of America’s national bird to defend the Élysée Palace against hostile drones. Soaring and swooping, these powerful birds are trained to take down the buzzing tech-copters that could pick off a president.

Analysis and Commentary

DEA Forms Drug Cartel

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, October 24, 2019

Last month the Drug Enforcement Administration, tasked with setting quotas for opioid production in the U.S, announced a proposal to reduce production levels another 10 percent, having already reduced production by 25 percent in 2017 and an additional 20 percent in 2018.

Interviews
Interviews

Raghuram Rajan: Debt, Default And The IMF In Argentina

interview with Raghuram Rajanvia Bloomberg
Wednesday, October 23, 2019

(12:55) Hoover Institution fellow Raghuram Rajan discusses why the International Monetary Fund keeps lending to a troubled country like Argentina, as well as the future of the IMF.

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Bruce Thornton: Reviewing And Regretting America's Foreign Entanglements

interview with Bruce Thorntonvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, October 24, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Bruce Thornton discusses his FrontPage Magazine article "Don’t Blame Trump for Syria."

Interviews

John Yoo: Russia Investigation Origins Probe Shifts To A 'Criminal Inquiry'

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Thursday, October 24, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the significant shift to a criminal probe in the Russia investigation.

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Michael Petrilli: Early Warning: Kindergarten Readiness Skills Are Trending Downward

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly (Thomas B. Fordham Institute)
Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses with Megan Kuhfeld, a research scientist at NWEA, her recent, sobering findings about the reading and math skills of children entering kindergarten.

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Jacquelyn Schneider: Strategic Insights

interview with Jacquelyn Schneidervia NDU College of Information and Cyberspace
Thursday, October 24, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Jacquelyn Schneider discusses the role cyber-operations play in stability, instability, and decisions concerning going to war, etc.

In the News
In the News

Exclusive: Mattis Could Receive Congressional Gold Medal Under Newhouse Proposal

featuring General Jim Mattisvia Tri-City Herald
Thursday, October 24, 2019

U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse will introduce legislation Monday to award former Defense Secretary James Mattis the Congressional Gold Medal. The award has previously been bestowed on George Washington, Ulysses S. Grant, Douglas MacArthur and Harry S Truman.

In the News

Mattis Tells His Hometown Veterans What The Tri-Cities Can Teach To A Divided Nation

featuring General Jim Mattisvia Tri-City Herald
Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Jim Mattis made no bones about his feelings about being free from Washington, D.C. “I just flew back in from Washington, D.C., so I came here with mixed emotions, I’m so happy I could cry,” he told the hometown crowd shortly after getting a rousing ovation at the Three Rivers Convention Center on Tuesday. “Home is probably the best four-letter word in the English language.”

In the News

Decentralise & Invent New Growth Model: Raghuram Rajan

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia The Time of India
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan and Congress’s overseas unit chief Sam Pitroda have criticized the BJP government for proposing to make a nation based on "single idea (of Hindutva) and have also called for India to move away from authoritarianism and centralized control to strengthen its democracy.
In the News

Historian: Rethink Appeasing Outreach' To Turkey's Erdogan

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia NewsMax
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Turkey is a "valuable but utterly untenable ally" that is "so disliked and so feared," a Hoover Institution senior fellow said Thursday, and President Donald Trump should "perhaps reconsider his own sometimes appeasing outreach" to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
In the News

Shun Autocratic, Centralised Governance: Ex-RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan To Modi Govt

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia Business Today
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan on Wednesday hit out at the Modi government's governance style. He said instead of an "autocratic" and "centralised" approach, which is criticism averse, "let us invent a new model for us, which relies on our strength and our democracy".
In the News

The 2020 Election Could Solidify A New Standard Of Political Incivility

quoting Bruce Thorntonvia KMPH Fox
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Ahead of what promises to be a volatile, contentious presidential election, the vast majority of Americans believe that divisions in the country are getting worse and the national dialogue is breaking down. According to a new poll, the average voter believes the country is two-thirds of the way to the brink of civil war.
In the News

What Will Be The Effect Of The Latest US Cyberattack On Iran?

quoting Jacquelyn Schneidervia Fifth Domain
Thursday, October 24, 2019

The United States launched a cyber operation against Iran in response to the September attacks on Saudi oil facilities, according to Reuters. Citing two unnamed U.S. officials, the report claims that the cyber operation “affected physical hardware” in an effort to degrade Iranian capabilities to spread “propaganda.”

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Stanford Bass University Fellows In Undergraduate Education Announced

mentioning Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Stanford News
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Ten faculty members have been named or reappointed Bass University Fellows for 2019-20 in recognition of their exceptional contributions to undergraduate education.