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Emerging Vulnerabilities In Emerging Economies

by Michael Spencevia Project Syndicate
Friday, August 24, 2018

For many emerging economies, it is imperative to pursue a rebalancing of growth patterns, with a more active approach to managing debt and capital flows and their effects on asset prices, exchange rates, and growth. Otherwise, the dangers of unsustainable growth patterns will bring expansion to an abrupt halt.

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The Ideology Of Statue Smashing

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Sunday, August 26, 2018

Statue smashing is back in the news. One night last week, University of North Carolina students pulled down “Silent Sam,” a bronze monument to students and faculty of the university who fought as Confederate soldiers in the Civil War.

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Area 45: The Kavanaugh Hearings With Michael McConnell

interview with Michael McConnellvia Area 45
Monday, August 27, 2018

Examining the confirmation process and the immediate impact Kavanaugh will have on the High Court.

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19th Amendment Anniversary: Evaluating Woodrow Wilson's Complicated Contributions To Women's Equality

by Elizabeth Cobbsvia NBC News
Sunday, August 26, 2018

Wilson did not begin as a crusader for equality. He supported the status quo — until history backed him into a corner.

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Rethinking Policy Education: The Summer Policy Boot Camp

Friday, August 24, 2018
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

At the Hoover Institution, the Summer Policy Boot Camp reflects a major rethinking about how to train people to become successful policy leaders. While students may learn about policy issues and analysis in the classroom, some Stanford scholars say that they do not always develop the skills needed after college to deliver policy results in the real world.

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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Immigration Policy Gets Ugly In 2018

by Timothy Kanevia Eureka
Thursday, August 23, 2018

Fiasco. Disaster. Meltdown. Take your pick. Any one of those descriptions accurately sum up the Republican Party’s handling of immigration policy in 2018—especially the warring caucuses in the House of the Representatives.

Analysis and Commentary

Charlan Nemeth On In Defense Of Troublemakers

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, August 27, 2018

Psychologist Charlan Nemeth of the University of California, Berkeley and author of In Defense of Troublemakers talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the ideas in the book--the power of groupthink, the power of conviction, and the opportunity for an authentic, persistent dissenter to have an impact on a group's decision.

Analysis and Commentary

The Education Exchange: Changes In Support For School Choice

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, August 27, 2018

Last year's EdNext poll revealed a sharp drop in support for charter schools. On today's podcast, Paul E. Peterson and Marty West look at the biggest changes in public opinion revealed by the 2018 EdNext poll, some of which relate to charter schools and vouchers.

Analysis and Commentary

If Bill Clinton Had Taken The High Road, Would The Road Be Different For Trump And Republicans?

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Saturday, August 25, 2018

Some dates are etched in the American landscape: December 7, November 22, September 11, July 4. Still other events beg the question of “what if.” Does JFK survive his visit to Dallas if the bubble-top stays atop the presidential limo? Do the final chapters of the Cold War play out the same if Ronald Reagan doesn’t recover from an assassination attempt?

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Analysis and Commentary

John McCain's Failed Second Act

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine
Monday, August 27, 2018

Nothing can tarnish the glory of McCain’s first act, but democratic politics is about what comes next.

Analysis and Commentary

John McCain’s European Example

by Toomas Hendrik Ilvesvia Politico
Monday, August 27, 2018

The American was the greatest transatlanticist of the post-Cold-War era.

Analysis and Commentary

Henderson On McCain's Foreign Policy

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, August 26, 2018

I want to start by quoting from a Republican congressman’s speech on the floor of the House of Representatives. He gave this speech in opposition to his own Republican President’s decision to keep troops in Iraq. I quote him because his speech essentially sums up my opinion.

Interviews
Interviews

Richard Epstein: Elizabeth Warren’s Socialist Dogwhistle

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Bob Zadek Show
Monday, August 27, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Elizabeth Warren’s Surreptitious Socialism."

Interviews

'Excessively High' Equity Prices Are Biggest Risk, Economist Martin Feldstein Says

interview with Martin Feldsteinvia Bloomberg
Friday, August 24, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Martin Feldstein discusses the outlook for Federal Reserve monetary policy.

Interviews

Timothy Garton Ash: 'What Went Wrong With Liberalism? And What Should Liberals Do About It?'

interview with Timothy Garton Ashvia Political Quarterly
Monday, August 27, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Timothy Garton Ash discusses whether liberals have any good answers to populism at home and authoritarianism abroad.

In the News
In the News

Review: The Rise Of The Asian Superpowers Isn’t Inevitable

featuring Michael R. Auslinvia The Federalist
Friday, August 24, 2018

In his new book, 'The End of the Asian Century,' the Hoover Institution's Michael Auslin argues that the West isn't paying enough attention to the political, demographic, and economic risks that threaten Asia's growing influence in world affairs.

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Raghuram Rajan Warns Of Toxic Mix On Trade

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia The Times of India
Saturday, August 25, 2018

Raghuram G Rajan, who warned of a credit crisis in 2005 before it hit, is now cautioning that trade wars, when combined with a build-up in leverage and high asset prices, could result in a toxic mic that dragged global growth.

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With Troy Balderson’s Official Win in Ohio, Debate About Trump Effect Returns

quoting David Bradyvia Roll Call (DC)
Friday, August 24, 2018

It took a couple of weeks, but Republican state Sen. Troy Balderson secured the win in a special election in Ohio. President Donald Trump, who stumped for Balderson in the special election in its final innings, got the save. But troubling signs for Republican candidates linger.

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Seek ‘Old Books’ For Guidance In Today’s Colleges And Universities

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia The Hill
Friday, August 24, 2018

With the Fall Semester upon us, football in the air, days getting shorter, and politics becoming ever more raucous, we might ask ourselves: “Why do we have colleges and universities in the first place?”

USS Bataan (LHD-5), a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship.
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US Navy Revives 2nd Fleet As Russians Patrol North Atlantic

quoting Admiral Gary Rougheadvia Fox News
Friday, August 24, 2018

The U.S. Navy formally re-established its 2nd Fleet on Friday, intensifying its focus on the North Atlantic Ocean where the Russian military is operating at a pace not seen since the end of the Cold War.

In the News

Here’s Why Stocks Are Focused Almost Exclusively On Trade, In One Chart

quoting Steven J. Davisvia MarketWatch
Saturday, August 25, 2018

It’s no secret that trade policy has been a primary driver of activity in U.S. markets in 2018, responsible for both gains and losses in stocks and the dollar as investors assess the impact of tariffs or the likelihood of the situation escalating into a full-blown trade war.

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Americans Must Grapple With The Continuing Growth In U.S. Spending And Debt

quoting David Davenportvia MinnPost
Monday, August 27, 2018

For the last decade or so, I have become increasingly concerned about the federal debt, now estimated to be $21.13 trillion.

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Don’t Be Deluded – Our Saudi ‘Partners’ Are Masters Of Repression

quoting Ayaan Hirsi Alivia The Guardian
Sunday, August 26, 2018

The persecution of activists at home and war in Yemen show talk of reform is a charade.

In the News

The Cybersecurity 202: FBI's Encryption Fight With Facebook Could Have Broad Impact On Smartphone Users' Privacy

quoting John Villasenorvia The Washington Post
Monday, August 27, 2018

The court battle reportedly brewing between the FBI and Facebook could have a bigger impact on the average smartphone user's privacy than the bureau's legal showdown with Apple posed in 2016.

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Naval Experts Concerned Over China's Increasing Presence In Mediterranean

quoting Admiral Gary Rougheadvia The Jerusalem Post
Monday, August 27, 2018

The workshop held at the University of Haifa studied and assessed the issues concerning the future and character of maritime warfare in the region as well as various strategic developments.

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Rupee Slips Below 70 Mark But Recovers

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia Financial Express
Saturday, August 25, 2018

The Indian currency has now lost nearly 9% since January, making it Asia’s worst performing currency.