There still exists a physical media in the sense of airing current events. But it is not journalism as we once understood the disinterested reporting of the news. Journalism is now dead. The media lives on.
Someone on Twitter recently asked: “What is your most [fire emoji] take that absolutely infuriates people and you know deep down in your heart is 100% true”? I was inclined to respond: “The statutory interpretation analysis in the Mueller report is one-sided and weak.”
Three months ago, if you’d have asked me to gin up a presidential ticket that made progressive hearts go pit-a-pat, I’d have suggested a two-person luge of former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke and California Sen. Kamala Harris.
Neurologist and author Robert Burton talks about his book, On Being Certain, with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Burton explores our need for certainty and the challenge of being skeptical about what our brain tells us must be true.
Jim Blew, assistant secretary for planning, evaluation and policy development at the U.S. Department of Education, sits down with Paul E. Peterson to discuss some of the work of the department, including a new federal tax credit initiative and proposed changes to Title IX.
My friend and former student Paul Gerner suggested to me a few years ago that the federal government have a “regulatory reset.” The idea is that the government eliminates all regulations and then brings back the one it decides it wants. Presumably we would end up with substantially fewer regulations.
"I don’t play this game so I can pay fans so they can give me, you know… He can have that piece of history, its for the fans that we play for too. He has the right to keep it, the ball went in the stands so I would never fight anybody to give anything back."
Hoover Institution fellow Adam White moderates a discussion concerning executive order 13771, and how well departments and agencies have been doing complying with the “1-in, 2-out” and zero regulatory budget provisions of executive order 13771.
In June 1971 Arthur Burns, then chairman of the Federal Reserve, sent U.S. President Richard Nixon a nine-page letter in which he summed up the country’s economic challenges: “namely, an inflation feeding on itself at a time of substantial unemployment.” Burns told the Republican president, who had nominated him to the Fed and for whom he previously served as an adviser, that “our monetary and fiscal policies have not been working as expected.”
“When I was a boy, everyone knew robots were going to kill us,” Kris Hammond told attendees at Northwestern Political Union’s panel on the Ethics and Regulation of Artificial Intelligence. Hammond is a computer science professor at Northwestern specializing in AI research and who filled the role of moderator for the evening. “Now we know they’re going to kill us in interesting and new ways.”
The e-commerce giant Amazon has bet big on India, even boasting on a company website last year about its ability to deliver to a remote Himalayan village 11,500 feet above sea level. The company recently debuted a version of its e-commerce site in Hindi, a move Amazon’s top India executive said was part of its effort to attract “the next 100 million customers,” in what analysts described as the company’s most important market abroad.
Chris Hughes, who helped Mark Zuckerberg launch Facebook out of his Harvard dorm room in 2004, is calling for the social network’s breakup — but antitrust experts think the odds of that happening are as long as MySpace’s chances of once again becoming the world’s most popular networking site.
The total number of international students studying in the United States last year declined at all levels by 2.7%. This is the second consecutive year of decline. Enrollment of students from the leading sending country, China, declined by 2%.
The next time you visit the San Mateo Main Library take a moment to look at the big plaque on the outside of the building. It’s a list of the major donors — individuals and business organizations — who contributed to the original capital campaign. Twenty-five years ago the San Mateo Library Foundation was created and it has much to celebrate today.