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Can China’s Economy Withstand The Coronavirus?

by Michael Spencevia Project Syndicate
Saturday, February 29, 2020

The COVID-19 epidemic’s tail risks are significant and frightening, but as of now, they do not seem particularly likely to materialize. Instead, the outbreak’s economic consequences will probably be substantial but transitory.

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Californians Finally Get To Play Presidential Kingmaker. Will They Blow It?

by Bill Whalenvia The Washington Post
Saturday, February 29, 2020

For 25 years, California’s attempts at presidential kingmaking have mostly failed. The state’s primaries have been held too late, or the outcomes couldn’t put any single candidate over the top. But this year, California may well give Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) an insurmountable delegate lead — meaning the Golden State would use its long-craved relevance to help make a self-described socialist the Democratic nominee for president of the United States.

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New Impeachment Rules Would Snare Obama

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Sunday, March 1, 2020

Obama was not impeached not because he did not do things that Donald Trump did, but because his opposition in the House did not do what Democrats later most willingly did: attempt a coup to remove a president without cause.

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Israel Needs To Overcome Internal Divisions For Democracy To Thrive, Argues Hoover Visiting Fellow Arye Carmon

Monday, February 24, 2020
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Seventy years after its founding, Israel is still in the early stages of its evolution toward a full democracy, argued Distinguished Visiting Fellow Arye Carmon in a conversation with Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow and former secretary of state George P. Shultz at the Hoover Institution’s Hauck Auditorium.

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Hoover Institution And Stanford University’s Lane Center Release Poll On California 2020 Presidential Primary

Monday, March 2, 2020
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

The Hoover Institution and Stanford University’s Bill Lane Center for the American West, in partnership with YouGov, have conducted its Golden State Poll of likely California primary voters in anticipation of this week’s Super Tuesday contests.

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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Europe (And Yes, That Includes Britain) Can Still Be A Superpower

by Timothy Garton Ashvia The Guardian
Monday, March 2, 2020

The key to European power projection isn’t institutional reform, it’s a shift in attitude and a willingness to cooperate.

Analysis and Commentary

‘Chinese Communist Espionage’ Review: Spycraft As Statecraft

by Michael R. Auslinvia The Wall Street Journal
Sunday, March 1, 2020

How much of China’s dramatic military and economic rise could have been achieved without the use of espionage?

Analysis and Commentary

Yuval Levin On A Time To Build

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, March 2, 2020

Author and political scientist Yuval Levin of the American Enterprise Institute talks about his book A Time to Build with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Levin argues that institutions in America are less trustworthy than they have been in the past. 

Analysis and Commentary

The Education Exchange: The Link Between Standardized Testing And Student Achievement

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, March 2, 2020

The director of the ifo Center for the Economics of Education, Ludger Woessmann (pictured), joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss Woessmann’s new research that investigates how testing reforms relate to country performance on the Program for International Student Assessment tests over time.

Analysis and Commentary

The Unintended Consequences Of Samantha Power

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, March 1, 2020

After her first dinner with future president Barack Obama, a forty-five-minute meet and greet that turned into a four-hour mind­meld, the then senator from Illinois told Samantha Power he admired her first book, “A Problem from Hell”, an already classic study of genocide prevention. But, he added, it “seemed like malpractice to judge one’s prospects by one’s intentions, rather than making a stren­uous effort to anticipate and weigh potential consequences.”

Analysis and Commentary

An All Volunteer Military

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, February 28, 2020

On Thursday, February 20, I gave a guest lecture in the classroom of Ryan Sullivan at the Naval Postgraduate School. This is the third year in a row I’ve given this lecture. 

Interviews
Interviews

Fmr. RBI Head Raghuram Rajan On Virus Outbreak, Global Economy, India's Growth

interview with Raghuram Rajanvia Bloomberg
Thursday, February 27, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Raghuram Rajan talks about the coronavirus outbreak and the implications for the global economy and central banks' policies. He also discusses the outlook for India's economy.

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Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show (Part 1 Of 2)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Sunday, March 1, 2020

(Part 1) Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "The New York Wrecking Ball."

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Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show (Part 2 Of 2)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Sunday, March 1, 2020

(Part 2) Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "The New York Wrecking Ball."

Interviews

John Yoo: The Executive And The Rule Of Law

interview with John Yoovia We The People Podcast
Thursday, February 27, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the recent sentencing of Roger Stone and the larger rule of law questions surrounding it.

Interviews

Former White House Economist Kevin Hassett: Coronavirus Could Spark Recession

interview with Kevin Hassettvia CNN Business
Friday, February 28, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Kevin Hassett discusses the potential economic repercussions from the coronavirus.

In the News
In the News

The Political Impact Of Coronavirus Is Already Being Felt. Can Boris Rise To The Challenge?

quoting Niall Fergusonvia The Article
Monday, March 2, 2020

As the deadly strain of coronavirus continues to accelerate its spread, the political impact of a likely pandemic is now a hot topic for commentators. Niall Ferguson, the British historian based at Stanford’s Hoover Institution in California, argues that Donald Trump could well be swept out of office by coronavirus (Covid-19) and replaced by Bernie Sanders, who advocates free state-run healthcare.

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Kulak Is The Russian Word For 'Deplorable'

quoting Stephen Kotkinvia American Thinker
Sunday, March 1, 2020

In 1929 in an edict that seemed both impossibly savage and self-destructive, Stalin announced the "liquidation of the kulaks as a class.” The people he called kulaks were the relatively wealthy peasants in the countryside.

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Mania, Panic, Pandemics And World Economics

quoting Michael Spencevia The Punch Newspapers
Monday, March 2, 2020

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) began in the Chinese industrial city of Wuhan in December. It has brought the Chinese industrial juggernaut to a virtual standstill. Schools have been closed, public transport systems have been halted and several business enterprises have remained shut down. 

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Raghuram Rajan Says Fight The Virus First, Worry About Stimulus Later

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia The Economic Times
Friday, February 28, 2020

The spread of coronavirus is pushing the world toward its worst performance since the financial crisis.

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Making Sense Of India's Growth In The Times Of Coronavirus

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia The Economic Times
Saturday, February 29, 2020

On Friday, India released its growth numbers for the December quarter. The data showed GDP growth at 4.7 percent in the third quarter of FY20 -- a marginal improvement over the 4.5 percent growth in the second quarter of FY20. Before one could heave a slight sigh of relief, the second quarter growth was revised up to 5.1 percent owing to downward revisions to the FY19 data. 

In the News

There Are Things Not Even The Bank Of Canada Can Fix

quoting Kevin Warshvia Financial Post
Friday, February 28, 2020

A rate cut might not be imminent despite blockades and coronavirus, but don't rule one out soon.

In the News

Goldman Now Sees The Federal Reserve Getting Even More Aggressive In The Face Of Coronavirus Scare

quoting Kevin Warshvia CNBC
Sunday, March 1, 2020

The Federal Reserve is likely to join other global central banks in cutting interest rates aggressively in response to the coronavirus scare, Goldman Sachs economists said Sunday.

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Stock Rout May Deepen In The Week Ahead As Coronavirus Impact Starts To Show Up In Economic Data

cited Kevin Warshvia CNBC
Friday, February 28, 2020

Stock investors just experienced one of the nastiest weeks in history that recorded the S&P 500′s fastest correction on record, but hold on tight, the market might have more room to fall as the coronavirus damage starts to creep into upcoming economic data, analysts warned.

Terry Moe and Peter Robinson
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Uncommon Knowledge – A Very Important News Source

mentioning Peter M. Robinsonvia The Nolan Chart
Wednesday, February 26, 2020

The internet is now a challenger to mainstream news on television. You can use google to find out what is going on in the world, and its a source that allows you to deep dive into a subject when it is relevant and important to you. And you can find sources that you see as credible and informative.