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The Toxic Warren Wealth Tax

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, February 11, 2019

 “Equitable growth” produces neither equity nor wealth. 

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John Dingell Is Gone -- And So Too House Democrats' Common Sense

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Saturday, February 9, 2019

Overlooked in a week of political news dominated by a presidential State of the Union Address and scandal-plagued Virginians: the passing of former Michigan Rep. John Dingell.

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Amy Zegart And Herb Lin: Bytes, Bombs And Spies

interview with Amy Zegart, Herbert Linvia CSPAN
Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Hoover Institution fellows Amy Zegart and Herb Lin talk about the use of offensive cyber weapons by the US military.

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The Education Exchange: Charter School Effectiveness Growing In Texas

by Education Nextwith Eric Hanushek, Paul E. Petersonvia Education Next
Monday, February 11, 2019

Most studies of charter schooling look at how charter schools compare with traditional schools at one point in time, but the success of the reform depends on whether the charter sector improves over time.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The French Philosopher Who Loves America

by Tunku Varadarajanvia The Wall Street Journal
Friday, February 8, 2019

Bernard-Henri Lévy describes the gilets jaunes as a ‘crisis of liberal democracy’ and Trump as an ‘epiphenomenon’ of American ‘retreat.’

Analysis and Commentary

Progressives Bearing Gifts

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Sunday, February 10, 2019

Donald Trump in 2016 did not only run against the planted rumors of the fake Steele dossier, 90 percent negative media coverage, his own boisterous past, and the “Access Hollywood” tape. He also was campaigning against Hillary Clinton—and the nation’s quarter-century weariness with the Clinton scandals, crimes, money-grubbing, and hypocrisies.

Analysis and Commentary

Jessica Riskin On Life, Machinery, And The Restless Clock

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, February 11, 2019

Historian Jessica Riskin of Stanford University talks about her book The Restless Clock with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. What is the difference between human beings and machines? How has science thought about this distinction? When do we have agency and when are we constrained? Riskin discusses these issues and the implications for how we think about ourselves and the growth of artificial intelligence.

Analysis and Commentary

Adam Smith's Beautiful Reductio Ad Absurdum

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, February 10, 2019

I’m about to leave for home from an excellent Liberty Fund colloquium on “Free Trade and Liberty” in La Jolla. Thanks to Liberty Fund, discussion leader Sandra Peart, organizers Pierre Lemieux and Liberty Fund’s Hans Eicholz, and the other participants.

Analysis and Commentary

Ernie Fitzgerald RIP

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, February 8, 2019

David Boaz, over at the Cato Institute, has an obituary today of A. Ernest Fitzgerald, the legendary cost analyst at the Pentagon. Here’s the Washington Post‘s obituary. The Post does an excellent job and so I won’t try to replicate it here. I do recommend reading it so that you can get a feel for how heroic he was, risking his job and President Nixon’s personal wrath to blow the whistle on the cost overruns on the Pentagon’s C-5A program.

Interviews
Interviews

Richard Epstein: The Chevron Case Is The New Green Deal's Greatest Weapon (Part 1)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Friday, February 8, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Administrative Overreach, Enabled By Courts."

Interviews

Richard Epstein: The Chevron Case Is The New Green Deal's Greatest Weapon (Part 2)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Friday, February 8, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Administrative Overreach, Enabled By Courts."

Interviews

Adam White: Are “Regulatory Budgets” Paying Off? A Year Two Look-Back At Executive Order 13771

interview with Adam J. Whitevia The Federalist Society
Monday, February 4, 2019
Hoover Institution fellow Adam White discusses how well Executive Order 13771 titled, “Presidential Executive Order on Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs,” has fared since President Trump signed it on January 30, 2017.
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Peter Robinson: Ep. 434: Not Easy Bein’ Green

interview with Peter M. Robinsonvia Ricochet
Friday, February 8, 2019
Hoover Institution fellow Peter Robinson discusses Ricochet’s business model, the Green New Deal, and what is going in Richmond.
Interviews

Lanhee Chen: Ep. 5: Dana Dishes

by Lanhee J. Chenvia Crossing Lines with Lanhee Chen
Friday, February 8, 2019
Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen talks with Dana Perino about her time as White House Press Secretary, the state of the media, and the lessons that journalists and citizens should take from the 2016 and 2018 elections as we look ahead to 2020. Lanhee also gives us his thoughts about the Democrats’ “Green New Deal” and why the State of the Union was President Trump’s “opening salvo” in the 2020 presidential campaign.
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Do Conservatives Belong At Stanford?

with Hoover Institutionvia The Stanford Daily
Monday, February 11, 2019

No one has ever doubted that the Hoover Institution, a think tank and research center named after Republican president Herbert Hoover, leans conservative.

In the News

Compromise On The US-Mexico Border: A Discussion With Andrew Selee

Monday, February 11, 2019
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

The Hoover Institution hosted "Compromise on the US-Mexico Border: A Discussion with Andrew Selee" on Monday, February 11, 2019 from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST.

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Rearming Of The World With Lethal Weaponry

quoting George P. Shultzvia The Express Tribune
Monday, February 11, 2019
During his campaign for the presidency, Donald Trump had begun to suggest that his immediate predecessor, Barack Obama, had starved the country’s defense establishment of the resources it needed to bring in more people into uniform, give them training to operate in all kinds of situations, and provide them with the equipment they needed to deal with all kinds of emergencies.
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Leftist Tax Schemes Bash The Rich, But Depend On Their Success

quoting Thomas Sowellvia The Press-Enterprise
Saturday, February 9, 2019

Nineteenth century historian Thomas Carlyle called economics “the dismal science” because of its predictions about scarcity and poverty. Those are immutable features of all societies, which explains why his snarky term remains widely used.

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The Democrats' Rising Star Is Borrowing Policies From Ned Flanders

quoting Niall Fergusonvia City A.M.
Sunday, February 10, 2019

The historian Niall Ferguson summed up much of the hostile reaction: “This is what you get when you recruit your legislators more or less directly from college.” In American politics, Ocasio-Cortez is energizing a new generation of voters and is proud to call herself a democratic socialist. This label may not be controversial in European democracies but in America it's a bold move

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White House Report Tries To Shift Trump Health Care Rhetoric

quoting Casey B. Mulliganvia The Charlotte Observer
Friday, February 8, 2019
A new report from the White House tries to shift the Trump administration's combative rhetoric on health care, suggesting changes to the Affordable Care Act under President Donald Trump do not fundamentally undermine the health law.
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Opinion: Will California’s Gavin Newsom Continue Jerry Brown’s Legacy?

quoting Hoover Institutionvia The Daily Caller
Friday, February 8, 2019

California has a new governor, and people across the nation may wonder whether Gavin Newsom will govern in the style of his predecessor Jerry Brown. After all, there is an extended family connection.