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The House Doesn’t Have To Be ‘Fair’ In Its Probe. But It Should Give Trump Due Process.

by John Yoovia The Washington Post
Sunday, October 13, 2019

Even as they rush headlong into their unavoidable constitutional crash, President Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) may yet agree on the procedures for the impeachment inquiry. Contrary to Trump’s claims, the Constitution does not require the House to be “fair” in its probe. But House leaders should still furnish the president with due process, because the Senate will not hold a serious trial that can reveal the truth.

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Victor Davis Hanson: Our Ancestors Were Fearless Builders And Pioneers. Today We Delay, Idle And Gripe

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News
Friday, October 11, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his Fox News article "Members of previous generations now seem like giants — When did we become so small?"

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Ay, Oh, Way To Go, Ohio

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Sunday, October 13, 2019

In case you forgot, the Democratic presidential hopefuls are participating in their fourth candidates’ debate on Tuesday night.

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George P. Shultz To Republicans: Climate Action Is An Insurance Policy Reagan Would Like

featuring George P. Shultzvia Forbes
Monday, October 14, 2019

When Ronald Reagan got behind the effort to save the ozone layer, there was much less scientific consensus than there is now on climate change. “I had two private meetings a week with President Reagan,” said George P. Shultz, the former president’s secretary of state. “We talked about it. He became convinced that it was a real big problem.” But not all scientists were convinced, and their uncertainty was holding up action.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Strategies Of Targeting Trump

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Sunday, October 13, 2019

We are headed for a train wreck. No one knows for certain which outcome is most likely.

Analysis and Commentary

Andrew McAfee On More From Less

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, October 14, 2019

Andrew McAfee of MIT's Sloan School of Management talks about his book, More from Less, with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. McAfee argues that technology is helping developed nations use fewer resources in producing higher levels of economic output. The improvement is not just a reduction in energy per dollar of GDP but less energy in total as economic growth progresses. This "dematerialization" portends a future that was unimaginable to the economists and pundits of the past. McAfee discusses the potential for dealing with climate change in a dematerialized world, the non-material aspects of economic progress, and the political repercussions of the current distribution of economic progress.

Analysis and Commentary

Chicago Does Not Understand Incentives

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, October 11, 2019

The University of Chicago, that is.

Analysis and Commentary

Friedrich Engels Answers The Question All Libertarians Have Been Asked

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, October 13, 2019

Who will build the roads? Every libertarian I know who has been one for 5 years or more has been asked this question. Our answer is typically that for-profit firms will build roads and that sometimes neighborhood associations will do so.

Analysis and Commentary

Daniel Kuehn On Aaron Director

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, October 11, 2019

Aaron Director had an enormous impact on antitrust law, first through the activities of the Free Market Study (1946-1952) and the Antitrust Project (1953-1957), and through his subsequent work and teaching at the University of Chicago Law School.

Interviews
Interviews

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

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Saturday, October 12, 2019

(Part 1) Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "A Climate Change Emergency?"

Interviews

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

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Saturday, October 12, 2019

(Part 2) Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "A Climate Change Emergency?"

Interviews

Jim Mattis Warns ISIS Could Resurge: 'Enemy Gets The Vote' After Trump's Announced Troop Pullout

interview with General Jim Mattisvia NBC News
Saturday, October 12, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow James Mattis warned that the president's decision to pull troops from Syria's border in advance of a Turkish incursion could have dire consequences and lead to ISIS's resurgence.

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How US Foreign Policy Toward Russia Has Changed With Former Ambassador Michael McFaul

interview with Michael McFaulvia Boise State Public Radio
Friday, October 11, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul discusses his book From Cold War to Hot Peace, which combines history and memoir to tell the story of US-Russia relations from the fall of the Soviet Union to the new rise of the Russian President Putin.

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Silicon Valley Q&A: Ex-Facebook Exec Alex Stamos Warns Of 2020 Election Security Threats

interview with Alex Stamosvia CBS San Francisco
Sunday, October 13, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Alex Stamos talks about the 2020 election security threats.

Interviews

2019 Excellence Education Innovation Lab - Mike Petrilli Discusses Grade Inflation

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia BEST NC
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses grade inflation.

Interviews

Markos Kounalakis: Brexit Negotiations Go Down To The Wire

interview with Markos Kounalakisvia Yahoo News
Sunday, October 13, 2019

(4:17) Hoover Institution fellow Markos Kounalakis discusses the latest on negotiations concerning Brexit and notes that time is running out to negotiate a withdrawal agreement.

In the News
In the News

The Future Of Social Security Impacts Almost Every Person In America. Why Aren’t The Presidential Candidates Talking About It?

quoting John F. Coganvia Market Watch
Friday, October 11, 2019

An extra $24 a month. That’s how much the average Social Security recipient will get in 2020. That’s according to the Social Security Administration, which said Thursday that the cost-of-living-adjustment (COLA) is being bumped up 1.6%.

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How Mao Zedong Built Up His Cult Of Personality – From New Frank Dikötter Book How To Be A Dictator

quoting Frank Diköttervia South China Morning Post
Sunday, October 13, 2019

Historian Frank Dikötter is one of the most respected chroniclers of modern China, winning acclaim for books including Mao’s Great Famine (2010), The Tragedy of Liberation: A History of the Chinese Revolution (2013) and The Cultural Revolution: A People’s History (2016).

In the News

What 'Deepfakes' Are And How They May Be Dangerous

quoting John Villasenorvia CNBC
Monday, October 14, 2019

Camera apps have become increasingly sophisticated. Users can elongate legs, remove pimples, add on animal ears and now, some can even create false videos that look very real. The technology used to create such digital content has quickly become accessible to the masses, and they are called “deepfakes.”

In the News

The New Trickle-Down Theory Of Economics

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Foundation for Economic Education
Sunday, October 13, 2019

“Trickle-down theory,” where the rich keep their money rather than have it taxed away, is a term created by people suspicious of free markets.

In the News

India's Fiscal Deficit 'Conceals' A Lot, Warns Raghuram Rajan

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia Economic Times (India)
Sunday, October 13, 2019

India's fiscal deficit 'conceals' a lot and is probably pushing Asia's third-largest economy to the brink of a 'worrisome' situation, former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan has warned. Delivering the OP Jindal lecture at Brown University, Rajan said the uncertainty about the overall economic vision at the top rungs is causing deep distress in the Indian economy.

In the News

Trade Uncertainty Clouds Global Growth Prospects

quoting Steven J. Davisvia The Wall Street Journal
Sunday, October 13, 2019

[Subscription Required] Small steps toward a trade truce between China and the U.S. last week likely aren’t enough to diminish uncertainties that are holding back global economic growth. Negotiators agreed to put off a round of U.S. tariff increases set for this week but left undecided what will come of an additional round of tariffs scheduled for December or the tariffs on about $360 billion of imported Chinese goods already in place. 

In the News

Trump Tells Pentagon To Begin Withdrawing Remaining Troops From Northern Syria

quoting General Jim Mattisvia Reuters
Sunday, October 13, 2019

The United States is poised to move about 1,000 U.S. troops from northern Syria amid an ongoing Turkish incursion into the region, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Sunday, calling the situation “untenable” for U.S. forces.

In the News

Trading Silence For Access: The Cost of Doing Business In China

quoting Elizabeth Economyvia US News
Friday, October 11, 2019

Corporate stewardship is easy to execute when the stakes are low. It's easy when there isn't a loser, when the platitudes handed down from the C-suite are feel-good and vague, when foreign officials who control one of the most commercially significant markets on the planet aren't demanding some sort of action or apology, despite their regime's documented history of human rights abuses and trepidation for free speech.

In the News

Social Security Increase For 2020 Around $24 A Month

quoting Charles Blahousvia News On 6
Friday, October 11, 2019

Almost 70 million retirees will see a 1.6% cost-of-living increase from Social Security in 2020, an uptick with potential political consequences in an election year when Democrats are pushing for more protection from inflation.

In the News

Private-Equity Deals Depress Worker Wages, Study Finds

quoting Steven J. Davisvia Market Watch
Monday, October 14, 2019

Private-equity deals result in worse pay for workers, and, depending on whether the buyout target was public or not, fewer jobs, according to a newly published study. The study of some 6,000 private-equity deals between 1980 and 2013 finds that the average pay per worker falls 1.7% after buyouts.

In the News

Frank Church Conference On Monday At BSU Will Feature Former US Ambassador To Russia, Array Of Speakers

mentioning Michael McFaulvia Idaho Press
Friday, October 11, 2019

Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul will will be the keynote speaker at the 36th annual Frank Church Conference on Public Affairs on Oct. 14 at Boise State University, delivering an address titled “From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American in Putin's Russia.” The speech will start at 7 p.m. in the Jordan Ballroom of the Student Union Building; the conference will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. the same day in the Simplot Ballroom.

In the News

'Way Up High' Hiller Aviation Benefit Gala 2019: San Carlos

mentioning Admiral James O. Ellis Jr.via Patch
Saturday, October 19, 2019

A spectacular evening of interactive Museum activities, fabulous food and drink, and exciting live and silent auctions. Featuring keynote by Admiral James O. Ellis Jr., USN (Ret.), Annenberg Distinguished Fellow, Hoover Institution, and Chair of the National Space Council Users’ Advisory Group.