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Reasonable Reforms For A Fractured America

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Politics
Sunday, May 22, 2016

Donald Trump’s imminent victory in the Republican primary and Bernie Sanders’ staying power in the Democratic race testify to widespread public revulsion with business-as-usual in our nation’s capital.

George P. Shultz
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George Shultz On Global Public Square With Fareed Zakaria (26:20)

interview with George P. Shultzvia CNN
Sunday, May 22, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow George Shultz discusses international affairs, alliances, threats, solutions, the US economy, and Donald Trump.

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Overtime

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Friday, May 20, 2016

Like most economists, I was a bit baffled by the Administration's announcement of stricter overtime rules. The WSJ, and Jonathan Hartley and many others cover the obvious consequences on jobs, business formation and destruction, and so forth. A bit less mentioned, it reduces employee flexibility. 

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Dwarf-Throwing And Other Delights

by Stephen Kotkinvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, May 20, 2016

Czar Alexander I spent most of the 1814-15 Congress of Vienna chasing young women.

Analysis and Commentary
The Classicist with Victor Davis Hanson:
Analysis and Commentary

The Classicist: “The Myth of Progress”

with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Friday, May 20, 2016

How progressive language distorts political philosophy.

harmony bridge team
Analysis and Commentary

James Bessen On Learning By Doing

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, May 23, 2016

Are workers being left behind when the economy grows? Is technology making the human workforce obsolete? James Bessen, author of Learning by Doing, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the role of learning on the job in the past and in the present.

Analysis and Commentary

Ideas Had Sex

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Saturday, May 21, 2016

Why are we so much better off than our ancestors? Why did this process only start where and when it did, in Western Europe, not in Rome or China?

Analysis and Commentary

Once Hillary Starts Haggling With Bernie, Does She End Up Living On Tulsi Time?

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Saturday, May 21, 2016

The reclusive yet ruthless Howard Hughes once remarked: “Every man has his price, or a guy like me couldn’t exist.” As far as presidential politics is concerned, Hughes was dead right. Be it paying off campaign debt or the shiny lure of a new job in Washington, most also-rans can be easily bought.

Paul E. Peterson
Analysis and Commentary

Not Leaving, Just Changing Jobs

by Paul E. Petersonvia EducationNext
Monday, May 23, 2016

This is the last issue of Education Next for which I will serve as editor-in-chief. In an era when many magazines have disappeared from newsstands, it is an honor that so many of you continue to find the journal’s material worthy of your consideration.

Analysis and Commentary

How Safe Are We?

by Markos Kounalakisvia Sacramento Bee
Friday, May 20, 2016

EgyptAir Flight 804 went down this week, and experts immediately suspected an act of terrorism. Downed flights and TSA airport checks are high-visibility, regular reminders that we live in a dangerous world.

Analysis and Commentary

Krugman's Orwellian Language: Less Bargaining Power Is More

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, May 22, 2016

The other story was about a policy change achieved through executive action: The Obama administration issued new guidelines on overtime pay, which will benefit an estimated 12.5 million workers. What both stories tell us is that the Obama a

Analysis and Commentary

If Elected, Hillary Clinton Will Reshape The Supreme Court And Remake The United States

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Monday, May 23, 2016

If Hillary Clinton is elected, she may have the opportunity to appoint 3 or possibly 4 justices to the Supreme Court. First up is filling the late Antonin Scalia’s seat, which will give the Court a 5-vote liberal majority consisting, on her inauguration, of Sonia Sotomayor (age 63), Elena Kagan (56), Ruth Bader Ginsburg (83), and Stephen Breyer (78).

Analysis and Commentary

Must A Business Serve The Whole Public?

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, May 23, 2016

Former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson, running for the Presidential nomination of the Libertarian Party, wrote on Facebook: In a nationally-televised debate among three of the Libertarian candidates for President (A debate that should, by the way, have been more inclusive of all the candidates.), a highly unlikely hypothetical question was raised about whether a Jewish baker has the right to refuse to serve a Nazi sympathizer asking for a "Nazi cake".

Analysis and Commentary

My Daughter The Juror

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, May 20, 2016

My daughter, Karen Henderson, a resident of San Francisco, recently served on a California jury for almost two weeks for $15 a day. She is self-employed and her opportunity cost, therefore, was quite high.

Analysis and Commentary

Did Global Warming Help Cause California's Drought?

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, May 20, 2016

President Obama and Governor Brown believe the science is settled and carbon emissions lead to droughts. Before we test the veracity of their beliefs, consider that many of the warmest places on Earth, such as rainforests, are both warm and wet. Further, some of the driest places on Earth, such as Antarctica and Siberia, are also the coldest. 

Interviews
Interviews

Our Turbulent Times: Niall Ferguson On Trump, Brexit And ISIS

interview with Niall Fergusonvia The Australian
Saturday, May 21, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discussess Brexit, ISIS, and Trump.

Interviews

Niall Ferguson On NBR Radio Sunday Business (13:17)

interview with Niall Fergusonvia NBR Radio
Friday, May 20, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses the global economy and notes that he believes we are coming out of the global hangover.

Interviews

Lanhee Chen: What Would Trump Healthcare Look Like?

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia The Wall Street Journal
Friday, May 20, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the possibility for healthcare reform under Donald Trump.

Interviews

Henry Miller On The John Batchelor Show (11:28)

interview with Henry I. Millervia The John Batchelor Show
Friday, May 20, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Henry Miller discusses the IARC and their research and statistical methods on cancer exposure, risk, and harm.

Interviews

Lanhee Chen: With All Due Respect (19:05)

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Bloomberg
Friday, May 20, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses Donald Trump's foreign policy.

In the News
In the News

Timothy Garton Ash Puts Forth A Free-Speech Manifesto

featuring Timothy Garton Ashvia The New York Times
Sunday, May 22, 2016

After the murders at Charlie Hebdo last year, the public intellectual Timothy Garton Ash — once a dashing foreign correspondent, long since a scholar amid the spires of Oxford — issued an appeal to news organizations: Publish the offending cartoons, all of you together, and in that way proclaim the vitality of free speech.

In the News

This Week In Women's Sports: Condoleezza Rice Headlines Summit, Michelle Obama Talks Equal Access

featuring Condoleezza Ricevia Forbes
Sunday, May 22, 2016

This week, KPMG announced that 66th U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and LPGA legend Annika Sorenstam will keynote the 2016 KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit being held on June 8, 2016.

In the News

Is There A Need For Additional Monetary Stimulus? Insights From The Original Taylor Rule

featuring John B. Taylorvia Centre for European Policy Studies
Friday, April 15, 2016

Central banks in the developed world are being misled into fighting the perceived dangers of a ‘deflationary spiral’ because they are looking at only one indicator: consumer prices.

In the News

The Gender-Neutral Society

Monday, May 23, 2016
The Gender-Neutral Society

The Hoover Institution hosted "The Gender-Neutral Society" on Monday, May 23, 2016 from 4:00pm - 7:30pmThe event was livestreamed and can be viewed below.

Event
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Donald Trump Goes West -- And Faces Big Hurdles

quoting Bill Whalenvia CNN
Monday, May 23, 2016

Donald Trump heads west this week, campaigning and raising money in diverse, heavily Latino states like New Mexico and California -- and insisting that his favorability ratings among minority voters are on the upswing as he turns his attention to the general election.

Condoleezza Rice
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Condoleezza Rice To Deliver Keynote Address At Press Ganey's 2016 National Client Conference

featuring Condoleezza Ricevia Business Wire
Monday, May 23, 2016

Press Ganey Holdings, Inc. today announced that 66th Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will deliver the keynote address at its 2016 National Client Conference, November 2-4 in Orlando, Florida. The annual three-day event draws nearly 3,000 health care professionals from across the continuum of care to share best practices, network with peers and discuss strategies to help reduce patient suffering and improve the overall safety, quality and experience of care.

In the News

Central Banks Urged To Use 'GDP Deflator'

mentioning John B. Taylorvia Market Watch
Monday, April 18, 2016

Central banks in the developed world are using the wrong metric to measure price pressures and should instead use something called the "GDP deflator", three academics have written.

In the News

The “Un-Trump”? Republican Duf Sundheim Runs For U.S. Senate

mentioning Carson Brunovia Commonwealth Club
Monday, May 23, 2016

Amid sharp dissention in the national Republican Party over the prospective presidential nominee comes a decidedly temperate Republican candidate to represent California in the U.S. Senate. Duf Sundheim double-lettered in football at Stanford while obtaining his economics degree, has chaired the state Republican party, advocates for government reform, and talks about applying technological advances to government to unleash a new era of freedom and make government more responsive to citizens.