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Hoover Institution Launches New Initiative Aimed At Educating Americans About Socialism And Free-Market Capitalism

Monday, February 24, 2020
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

The Hoover Institution has established a new initiative aimed at educating Americans about the arguments and consequences of the modern world’s dominant, conflicting, and most fiercely debated economic systems: socialism and free-market capitalism.

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Health Policy Wonks And The Preservation Of Human Capital

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Sunday, February 23, 2020

Austin Frakt at the New York Times covered an interesting survey of health economists, revealing their interesting support for the status quo Mike Cannon at CATO has an interesting tweet storm in reaction, and Tyler Cowen at Marginal Revolution also comments.

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Bloomberg’s Long Shot

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Monday, February 24, 2020

As Elizabeth Warren put it in last Wednesday’s debate, Bloomberg simply has too much in common with the 73-year-old former Democratic billionaire who now occupies the White House.

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NeverSanders?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Sunday, February 23, 2020

In 2020 if Sanders is the Democratic nominee, the NeverSanders movement will be far larger, far wealthier, far more influential—even as it is likely far quieter—than were the vociferous but anemic NeverTrumpers of 2016.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Republicans' Murky National Security

by David Davenportvia The Washington Examiner
Friday, February 21, 2020

The Republican tent has historically been big enough to hold several varieties of foreign policy conservatives. It was a little easier in the days of Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, with anti-communism as the center holding things together, though even isolationists found a home in the party. 

Analysis and Commentary

How To Educate An American: The Conservative Vision For Tomorrow's Schools

by Michael J. Petrilli, Chester E. Finn Jr.via Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Monday, February 24, 2020

In the years after A Nation at Risk, conservative ideas for reforming America’s lagging education system gained much traction. Key items like school choice, rigorous academic standards, and results-based school accountability drew bipartisan support and were put into practice across the country.

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Republicans Can’t Curb Their Enthusiasm; Time To Jeer The Bern, Or Fear The Bern?

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Sunday, February 23, 2020

Tempting though it is to mock Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders for his ideals and mannerisms – a task made harder when one’s writing on a Sunday night and Curb Your Enthusiasm is about to air – maybe it’s time for Republicans to cool it with the dreams of a Trump cakewalk and down-ballot mayhem in November and think of the self-styled “Democratic socialist” in more formidable terms.

Analysis and Commentary

American Families Strongly Support School Choice. Educators Should Listen To Them.

by Christopher N. Ruszkowskivia USA Today
Monday, February 24, 2020

Working families are out front on big, structural change for our education systems while political will and policy imagination are lagging.

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Richard Robb On Willful

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, February 24, 2020

Economist, author, and investor Richard Robb talks about his book Willful with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Robb is interested in what motivates and explains the choices we make. He explores alternatives to the optimizing model of economics including what he calls "for-itself" behavior--behavior that isn't purposive. 

Analysis and Commentary

A Hollywood Legend Talks Politics

by Tunku Varadarajanvia The Wall Street Journal
Friday, February 21, 2020

Actor-director Clint Eastwood, 89, weighs in on Bloomberg, Trump, #MeToo and the dispute over a reporter’s depiction in his latest film.

Analysis and Commentary

The Education Exchange: More Evidence Of Higher College Attainment From Milwaukee’s Voucher Program

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, February 24, 2020

A professor of education policy at the University of Arkansas, Patrick Wolf, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss Wolf’s latest findings from Milwaukee’s Parental Choice Program. Wolf’s research explores whether voucher students are more likely to attain higher levels of education than their peers outside of the program.

Analysis and Commentary

The Problem Of Aggregating Capital

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, February 21, 2020

In my recent critique of Paul Romer’s attack on Joan Robinson, I pointed out that Romer was wrong. Even Paul Samuelson admitted that Robinson had won the Cambridge-Cambridge debate. One of the big issues is whether you can aggregate capital. You can’t.

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Will We Run Out Of Energy Or Other Resources?

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, February 22, 2020

I just came across a talk I gave at the Naval Postgraduate School in my last few months on the faculty. It’s titled “Will We Run Out of Energy or Other Resources?” Short answer: No.

Analysis and Commentary

War For Oil?

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, February 23, 2020

I came across another video of a talk I gave at the Naval Postgraduate School. This is one I gave in 2015. It ends at about the 42:00 point.

Interviews
Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson: 2020 Presidential Race Will 'Split' The Dems In A Way The Republicans Have Never Fractured

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News
Friday, February 21, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson predicts that the 2020 presidential election will split the Democratic Party.

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Richard Epstein On The John Bachelor Show (Part 1)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Friday, February 21, 2020

(Part 1) Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Beware Of Faithless Electors."

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Richard Epstein On The John Bachelor Show (Part 2)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Friday, February 21, 2020

(Part 2) Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Beware Of Faithless Electors."

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Trump Understands US Needs To Engage With 'Unsavory Actors' Such As Taliban: Kiron Skinner

interview with Kiron K. Skinnervia Fox News
Friday, February 21, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Kiron Skinner talks about the Taliban peace deal as well as Russian interference in elections.

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Lanhee Chen On 'Face The Nation' Panel: Election Security And The Potential For Interference In 2020

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Real Clear Politics
Sunday, February 23, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen joins a panel discussion concerning election security and the potential for interference in 2020.

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John Yoo: Russia Reportedly Trying To Help Trump And Sanders Campaigns

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Saturday, February 22, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo notes that we should not be surprised that Russia is trying to interfere in our elections considering that Russia caused the chaos that lead to a special investigation, etc.

In the News
In the News

Watch Out China: The Marines And The F-35 And Are A Powerful Duo

quoting H. R. McMastervia National Interest
Friday, February 21, 2020

The Marines already have jet fighters, but the F-35 brings a whole new level of destructive power. You can expect to see both the Marines and their new fighters on the front lines of any crisis.

In the News

Remarks By Director Iancu At The European Patent Office (EPO) Patent Information Conference

quoting Stephen Habervia United States Patent and Trademark Office
Monday, November 4, 2019

Remarks delivered at the EPO Patent Information Conference.

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The Potential Diplomatic Impact Of The Coronavirus Crisis

quoting Elizabeth Economyvia BBC News
Monday, February 24, 2020

As China struggles to contain the spread of the epidemic, the immediate impact of the coronavirus crisis is already upon us.

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Public Schools Are Teaching Our Children To Hate America

quoting William Damon, Michael J. Petrillivia The New York Post
Saturday, February 22, 2020

When he was young, Thomas Jefferson carefully copied those words — a quote from the great political philosopher Montesquieu — into his “commonplace book,” the private journal he kept as a student for future inspiration.

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The One-Sided Study Sanders Says Proves That Medicare For All Is The Answer

cited Victor Davis Hansonvia Townhall
Saturday, February 22, 2020

If Medicare for All (MFA) is the answer, then what is the question? It is obviously about how Americans can become more dependent on an exploding and careless federal bureaucracy.

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The New American Center

cited Morris P. Fiorinavia The Hill
Friday, February 21, 2020

America is broken. The middle class, once the largest and most robust American cohort, now struggles for economic survival. Employment is rising, in terms of jobs growth, but salaries are not keeping up with cost of living and federal benefits that Americans pay into and count on, such as Social Security and Medicare.

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Recovering A Strong American Conception Of Property Rights

cited Richard A. Epsteinvia The Federalist
Saturday, February 22, 2020

Edward Erler's book, 'Property and the Pursuit of Happiness,' shows how Progressive-era courts redefined property rights and points to a future where we can make them meaningful again.

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The New York Times Goes All In On Flawed 1619 Project

mentioning Shelby Steelevia Real Clear Politics
Friday, February 21, 2020

Since the New York Times introduced its 1619 Project last summer, the paper has touched off a series of debates about the role of slavery in American history. Although the exchanges that followed haven’t revealed much about our nation’s past, they have told us a lot about state of modern U.S. journalism.