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Understanding Monetary Policy With John B. Taylor

by John B. Taylorvia PolicyEd
Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Monetary policy plays a critical role in the economy. Central banks use monetary policy to promote robust economic growth and to stabilize the economy when growth is uneven. The independence of central banks allows them to make difficult decisions in the face of political pressure. Understanding monetary policy can help us avoid future recessions or financial crises.

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Area 45: The School Spending Disconnect With Paul Peterson

interview with Paul E. Petersonvia Area 45
Monday, July 8, 2019

Why money isn’t the sole cure to what ails America’s schools.

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Trump's Deregulatory Successes

by David R. Hendersonvia Defining Ideas
Sunday, July 7, 2019

The power to engage in judicious deregulation is the power to allow creation.

 

 

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Commemorating The Centennial Of The First Transcontinental Motor Convoy

by Michael R. Auslinvia National Review
Sunday, July 7, 2019

Just outside the fence on the South Lawn of the White House is a squat granite monument, usually surrounded by tourists snapping shots through fence and awash in discarded soda cans and plastic water bottles. Though ignored by nearly everyone who passes it, the monument marks the Zero Milestone for one of the most audacious expeditions in American history. As Americans prepare to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, and we recently marked the sesquicentennial of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad, this year offers up one more anniversary of extraordinary American ingenuity and grit, one that in many ways changed daily life even more profoundly than either of the other two events.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Would President Joe Biden Become 25th Amendment Material?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Sunday, July 7, 2019

I speculate only because since January 2017 our popular culture and intelligentsia have suggested President Trump is crazy and should be removed under the 25th Amendment. Apparently, accusations about the mental health of presidents and would-be presidents are now legitimate political attack strategies under the new progressive rules.

Analysis and Commentary

Arthur Brooks On Love Your Enemies

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, July 8, 2019

Economist and author Arthur Brooks talks about his book Love Your Enemies with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Brooks argues that contempt is destroying our political conversations and it's not good for us at the personal level either. Brooks makes the case for humility and tolerance. Along the way he discusses parenting, his past as professional musician, and the challenges of leading a think tank.

Analysis and Commentary

The State Of Parent Choice In 2019

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, July 8, 2019

Howard Fuller, a Distinguished Professor of Education, and Founder/Director of the Institute for the Transformation of Learning at Marquette University, joins Paul E. Peterson on the 100th episode of the Education Exchange to discuss the state of school choice and it's contentious standing in current politics.

Analysis and Commentary

Bashing Trump On The Fourth Of July: A Tank-Less Chore

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Friday, July 5, 2019

With all due respect to Bob Hope, “tanks” for the memories, America’s outrage class, for Fourth of July dramatics that never should have been.

Analysis and Commentary

‘Giants of the Monsoon Forest’ Review: The Indispensable Pachyderm

by Tunku Varadarajanvia The Wall Street Journal
Friday, July 5, 2019

Elephants bring dexterity, intelligence and determination to the work of transporting goods and people in places motor vehicles can’t travel.

Analysis and Commentary

Trump's Deregulatory Successes

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, July 8, 2019

Do the authors [of the Council of Economic Advisers’ report on Trump’s deregulations] make a good case for their estimate? Yes, and in the rest of this article, I’ll lay out their case. I wonder, though, what the numbers would look like if they included the negative effects on real income of increased restrictions on immigration and increased restrictions on trade with Iran. (I’m putting aside increased tariffs, which also hurt real U.S. income, because tariffs are generally categorized as taxes, not regulation.)

Analysis and Commentary

Arthur Hailey On How The Profit Motive Undercuts Prejudice

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, July 7, 2019

As with the other query, Christine knew the credit manager would feel his way warily. Part of his job–equally important with preventing fraud–was not offending honest guests.

Interviews
Interviews

Biden Out Of Step, Out Of Touch. Lanhee Chen Talks To Armstrong & Getty

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Armstrong and Getty
Friday, June 28, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen talks about the Democrats' second debate, explaining why both Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are in trouble.

Interviews

John Yoo: Reluctant Witnesses In FISA Abuse Probe Agree To Talk, Delaying IG Report

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Friday, July 5, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the FISA warrant/abuse used to spy on candidate and then President Trump, and whether the misuse of FISA was intentional. 

In the News
In the News

On Trump Education Policy, Revisionist History & Progressivism In Education: Williamson Evers

featuring Williamson M. Eversvia The Epoch Times
Saturday, July 6, 2019

In what ways has education in America dramatically transformed over the past century? How exactly is the Trump administration’s approach to education different from that of the Obama administration?

In the News

Today’s California–A Shining Example Or A Third-World State?

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia San Jose Mercury News
Sunday, July 7, 2019

Recent weeks have seen a debate of sorts about the image and reality of contemporary California. Is it, as Gov. Gavin Newsom contends, a nation-state proving that economic prosperity, multiculturism and social progress can advance together?

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Spanish Literature Animates The Ghosts Of Its Embattled History

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia The Los Angeles Times
Friday, July 5, 2019

For the past month, I’ve been here in Spain working on my next project about my Purépecha grandmother. The connection to this country is that her uncle, my great uncle, relocated with his Spanish employers, who were fleeing the perils of the Mexican Revolution. He was their servant in Michoacán and, circa 1910, he chose to leave his family and the Americas in exchange for Europe. He was never heard from again.