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From Washington To Wuhan, All Eyes Are On Xi

by Michael R. Auslinvia The Wall Street Journal
Friday, February 7, 2020

China’s leader knows that his reputation for competence is on the line.

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The Once And Future Scandal

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Sunday, February 9, 2020

Soon the worm may turn. The real scandal is back on the horizon, and at last, we may learn that no one is above the law—most certainly not a group of smug and mediocre apparatchiks who assumed they had the moral right to destroy a presidential candidate and later an elected president.

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Renowned China Expert Elizabeth Economy Appointed Senior Fellow At The Hoover Institution At Stanford University

Monday, February 10, 2020
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

The Hoover Institution at Stanford University is pleased to announce the appointment of Elizabeth Economy as Senior Fellow effective September 1, 2020. Economy is an acclaimed author and an expert on Chinese domestic and foreign policy and is widely respected among academics and policy makers. She comes to Hoover from the Council on Foreign Relations, where she is the C. V. Starr Senior Fellow and director for Asia studies.

Press Releases
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Area 45: John Yoo: Impeachment’s Lessons

interview with John Yoovia Area 45
Friday, February 7, 2020

The fallout from the Trump impeachment saga.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

David Davenport: Trump Won Impeachment On Both Law And Politics

by David Davenportvia Townhall Review
Monday, February 10, 2020

It turns out Nancy Pelosi was right on one thing: The Democrats should not have pursued impeachment in an election year. Now, President Trump has won on both the law and the politics of the impeachment battle.

Analysis and Commentary

The Education Exchange: How To Increase Stagnant Teacher Salaries

by Paul E. Peterson interview with Eric Hanushekvia The Education Exchange
Monday, February 10, 2020

The Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow in Education at the Hoover Institution, Eric Hanushek, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss a new paper by Hanushek that offers guidelines for states and local governments on how to raise teacher pay in a way that best supports improved student achievement.

Analysis and Commentary

Marty Makary On The Price We Pay

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, February 10, 2020

Physician and author Marty Makary of Johns Hopkins University talks about his book The Price We Pay with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Makary highlights some of the stranger aspects of our current health care system including the encouragement of unnecessary or even harmful procedures and the predatory behavior of some hospitals who sue patients and garnish their wages to recover fees that are secret until after the procedure is completed. 

Analysis and Commentary

Rudy Gonzalez, RIP

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, February 8, 2020

Earlier this week, Jeff Hummel forwarded me some sad news that he received from Lydia Ortega, former chair of the San Jose State University economics department: their former colleague Rudy Gonzalez has died. Lydia gave a moving tribute to Rudy that she has allowed me to post. I’ll add my own after hers.

Interviews
Interviews

Ed Lazear: Older Workforce Is Continuing To Work

interview with Edward Paul Lazearvia CNBC
Friday, February 7, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Ed Lazear discusses the latest jobs report.

Interviews

The Victor Davis Hanson Podcast Episode 1: The Launch

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Victor Davis Hanson Podcast
Monday, February 10, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses election manipulators, West-hating progressives, the lessons of Yalta, Bernie Sanders, and so much more.

In the News
In the News

‘Niall Ferguson’s Networld’: Trailer For PBS Show Charts Social Media’s Unruly Rise

featuring Niall Fergusonvia Deadline
Friday, February 7, 2020

Premiering on March 17, the show is inspired by Ferguson’s book, The Square and the Tower: Networks and Power, from the Freemasons to Facebook. It combines history and network science to chart the demise of early Silicon Valley visions of a connected, utopian world and the onset of an anxiety-provoking blend of fake news, extreme views and manipulation of public opinion in another election year.

In the News

Record High For S&P 500 Spawns New Round Of Bubble Talk

quoting John H. Cochranevia Seeking Alpha
Friday, February 7, 2020

The US stock market (S&P 500) rallied to a record high on Wednesday (Feb. 5), which unleashed fresh warnings from some corners of elevated bubble risk. Perhaps, but whenever you hear someone claim with authority that there's a bubble, and it's about to burst, ask the oracle what model he's using.

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In An Era Of Great-Power Competition, Procurement Reform Not More Regulation For The Defense Industrial Base

cited Amy Zegartvia Atlantic Council
Friday, February 7, 2020

Speaking at the Center for Strategic and International Studies on January 17, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General John Hyten expressed concern about the outmoded Department of Defense (DoD) acquisition process, one largely built for the industrial rather than the digital age.

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Chairman Mao And Coronavirus

cited Elizabeth Economyvia The New York Times
Friday, February 7, 2020

China turns away from seeking truth from facts.

In the News

Chart Of The Day: Discretionary Spending Droops

cited Paul Schmelzingvia The Fiscal Times
Friday, February 7, 2020

The federal government’s total non-defense discretionary spending – which covers everything from education and national parks to veterans’ medical care and low-income housing assistance – equals 3.2% of GDP in 2020, near historic lows going back to 1962, according to an analysis this week from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

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A Letter Discovered, An Admonishment Delayed

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia The American Interest
Sunday, February 9, 2020

After defecting from Poland, the Nobel Prize-winning poet Czeslaw Milosz found himself at Berkeley—an opponent of communism, but distrusting both conservatism and the counterculture. A newly discovered letter from the period, written to James Burnham, resonates today for its wise skepticism of ideological certainties.

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California Playbook

mentioning Elizabeth Economyvia Politico
Monday, February 10, 2020

Elizabeth Economy will be appointed by the Hoover Institution at Stanford University as a Hoover Senior Fellow effective Sept. 1. In 2018, POLITICO Magazine named her one of the “The 10 Names That Matter on China Policy”.

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Toward 'Warm' Capitalism

mentioning Condoleezza Rice, Russell Roberts, George P. Shultzvia Korea Times
Sunday, February 9, 2020

I attended the 2020 Mont Pelerin Society (MPS) special meeting held from Jan. 15 to 17 at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University. The MPS was created in 1947 at a conference organized by Friedrich Hayek, who used it as a forum to facilitate an exchange of ideas between like-minded scholars in the hope of strengthening the principles and practice of a free society.