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The Clinton Plan’s Growth Deficit

by John H. Cochrane via Wall Street Journal
Thursday, August 11, 2016

Hillary’s agenda is long on economic platitudes. How is more money for roads—$50 billion a year—going to kick-start growth?

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Our Regulator-In-Chief

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, August 15, 2016

To the man who wields the executive pen, the benefits of regulation always outstrip its costs.

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Clinton Abandons The Middle On Education

by Paul E. Peterson, Martin R. Westvia Wall Street Journal
Sunday, August 14, 2016

Most rank-and-file Democrats disagree with the party platform.

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Stanford Archivists Preserve Three Decades Of Firing Line

featuring Hoover Institutionvia Stanford News
Monday, August 15, 2016

Stanford’s Hoover Institution Library and Archives is helping to protect the legacy of William F. Buckley Jr.’s political talk show Firing Line by preserving approximately 700 of the 1,505 episodes, with priority to the most vulnerable formats.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Chuck Klosterman On His Book "But What If We're Wrong"

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, August 15, 2016

Chuck Klosterman, author of But What If We're Wrong, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the possibility that things we hold to be undeniably true may turn out to be totally false in the future. This wide-ranging conversation covers music and literary reputations, fundamentals of science, and issues of self-deception and illusion.

Analysis and Commentary

Is Another 9/11 Possible?

by Peter R. Mansoorvia Strategika
Monday, August 15, 2016

At 8:46 a.m. on Tuesday, September 11, 2001, Egyptian terrorist Mohammed Atta and four Saudi accomplices flew hijacked American Airlines Flight 11 into the North Tower of the World Trade Center, killing all 92 passengers and crew on board as well as hundreds more inside the building. 

Analysis and Commentary

Do Alternative Estimates Show China Entering A Period Of Stagnation?

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes
Monday, August 15, 2016

The media have largely ignored the alternative estimates of Chinese growth of the Conference Board. These calculations (discussed below) claim that China’s growth has been overstated by some thirty percent over the reform era, that it has averaged around five percent for the past five years, and is little different or lower than the two large Asian Tigers (Taiwan and South Korea) during their thirty years of rapid growth starting in 1960. 

Analysis and Commentary

The Perverse Death/Estate Tax

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, August 12, 2016

Paul Krugman recently posted about Donald Trump's proposal for eliminating the death tax, aka the estate tax. But Paul really only scratched the surface. The death tax has a number of perverse effects, none of which Paul discusses.

Analysis and Commentary

The Ugly Ugly FDA's Cartel Enforcement

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, August 13, 2016

E-cigarettes do not contain tobacco. They contain nicotine, a chemical derived from tobacco and other plants.

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Analysis and Commentary

The Case For Low-Income Housing

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, August 14, 2016

Any discussion of trailer parks should start with the fact that most forms of low-income housing have been criminalized in nearly every major US city. Beginning in the 1920s, urban policymakers and planners started banning what they deemed as low-quality housing, including boarding houses, residential hotels, and low-quality apartments.

Interviews
Interviews

Monday Musings: Kori Schake

interview with Kori Schakevia The Strategy Bridge
Monday, August 15, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Kori Schake discusses strategy, her legacy, and who has had the greatest impact on her intellectually.

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John Cochrane On Opinion Journal

interview with John H. Cochrane via The Wall Street Journal
Friday, August 12, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow John Cochrane talks about why Clinton’s economic proposal won’t kick-start economic growth. 

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George Shultz: The Go-To Man For GOP Candidates

interview with George P. Shultzvia Washington Examiner
Monday, August 15, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow George Shultz discusses what makes a good president and what kind of advice he has given to the GOP 2016 contenders who have called on him. 

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Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia John Batchelor Show
Friday, August 12, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "The Blue State Model Has Failed."

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Victor Davis Hanson: Neo-Liberals The New Neo-Cons

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Garrison (WIBC)
Friday, August 12, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the movement of some Republicans to Hillary's camp.

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Herb Lin: Could We Expect A Hacktober Before The Election

interview with Herbert Linvia KSRO 1350 (Sonoma)
Friday, August 12, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Herb Lin discusses the potential that the November presidential election could be hacked as well as what the cyber criminals might already have on the presidential candidates.

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Henry Miller On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Henry I. Millervia The John Batchelor Show
Friday, August 12, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Henry Miller discusses his Forbes article "Feds' Response To Zika Is More Politics Than Public Health."

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Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Sunday, August 14, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "The Problem With NYC’s Landmark Preservation Laws."

In the News
In the News

The Infrastructure Deal That Hillary Clinton Should, But Absolutely Never Will, Offer

quoting John H. Cochrane via Forbes
Friday, August 12, 2016

Hillary Clinton is suggesting that there should be a new infrastructure spending program in order to boost the American economy. The American Association of Civil Engineers, the people who would be employed to go spend that money, tell us that there’s $3 trillion or more that could usefully be spent fixing bridges and the like.

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‘Private Sector Is Crucial For Universal Healthcare’

quoting Scott W. Atlasvia The Hindu
Monday, August 15, 2016

Universal access to healthcare is possible only with the support of private sector, says Scott W. Atlas, member of Hoover Institution’s Working Group on Health Care Policy.

In the News

Act Now To Prevent Election Cyberattack

quoting Herbert Linvia Richmond Times-Dispatch (VA)
Saturday, August 13, 2016

In the spring and summer of 2001, behind the closed doors of the U.S. intelligence community, there was a crush of intelligence reporting indicating that al-Qaida was planning some sort of attack. We know this from the extensive review and report compiled by the 9/11 Commission, published in 2004.

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US Nukes At Turkey Base At Risk Of Seizure: Report

quoting Kori Schakevia Yahoo News
Sunday, August 14, 2016

Dozens of US nuclear weapons stored at a Turkish air base near Syria are at risk of being captured by "terrorists or other hostile forces," a Washington think tank claimed Monday.

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Is It Unconstitutional For The Supreme Court To Hear Court-Martial Appeals?

quoting Adam J. Whitevia Just Security
Monday, August 15, 2016

According to a provocative new amicus brief filed by the Hoover Institution’s Adam White and UVA Law Professor Aditya Bamzai in opposition to certiorari in Akbar v. United States, a case challenging the constitutionality of the military death penalty (about which I blogged at length in May), the answer is yes.

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Hamilton In A New Light

featuring Elizabeth Cobbsvia San Diego Union-Tribune
Sunday, August 14, 2016

Lucky timing for new novel by San Diego historian.