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James Mattis: The Founding Virtue Of Our Country

by General Jim Mattisvia Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Sunday, October 27, 2019

As I studied Al Smith, I had to look him up and learn more about him. I found what we find in many great leaders — Abe Lincoln, FDR. It's a focus on making our country a little better when we hand it to the next generation, and having a nonpartisan approach to team-building.

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Which Wealth Tax?

by Michael Spencevia Project Syndicate
Monday, October 28, 2019

Steadily rising income and wealth inequality, along with declining social mobility, is contributing to political polarization. Fortunately, If there is growing demand for some type of tax-policy response to the problem, we have ways to determine which measures would be most effective, depending on the specific objective.

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Elizabeth Warren’s Flawed Approach To Trade

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Las Vegas Review Journal
Saturday, October 26, 2019

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is at it again. Her ill-conceived New Approach To Trade proclaims boldly as follows: As president, I won’t hand America’s leverage to big corporations to use for their own narrow purposes — I’ll use it to create and defend good American jobs, raise wages and farm income, combat climate change, lower drug prices and raise living standards worldwide. We will engage in international trade — but on our terms and only when it benefits American families.

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Our Bankrupt Nomenklatura

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Sunday, October 27, 2019

Take all the signature brand names that the Baby Boomers inherited from prior generations—Harvard, Yale, the New York Times, NPR, CNN, the Oscars, the NFL, the NBA, the FBI, the CIA, the Rockefeller and Ford foundations, and a host of others. And then ask whether they enhanced our diminished such inheritances?

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Public Pensions: An Economic Time Bomb

by Joshua D. Rauhvia Prager U
Monday, October 28, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Joshua Rauh paints a startling picture of just how broken the public pension system really is, and what will happen if we continue to ignore it.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Law Talk, With Epstein & Yoo: “Fifth Avenue Freeze Out”

interview with Richard A. Epstein, John Yoovia Hoover Daily Report
Saturday, October 26, 2019

Analyzing the case for impeachment and previewing this term’s Supreme Court cases.

Analysis and Commentary

Area 45: Steve Scully: C-SPAN And Campaign 2020

interview with Steve Scullyvia Area 45
Monday, October 28, 2019

The challenge of being a neutral “Switzerland” of political journalism.

Analysis and Commentary

Michele Gelfand On Rule Makers, Rule Breakers

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, October 28, 2019

Psychologist Michele Gelfand talks about her book, Rule Makers, Rule Breakers, with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Gelfand distinguishes between loose cultures and tight cultures--the degree to which culture and regulation restrict behavior or leave it alone. Gelfand explores the causes of why some cultures are tighter than others and the challenges societies face when culture is too tight or too loose. She also applies these ideas of cultural tightness and looseness to corporate mergers and family life.

Analysis and Commentary

The Education Exchange: What Parents Can Do To Help Kids Prepare For College

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, October 28, 2019

Diane Tavenner, the cofounder and CEO of Summit Public Schools, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss her new book, “Prepared: What Kids Need for a Fulfilled Life,” and a series of tips and questions for parents as their children begin the college application process.

Analysis and Commentary

Larry Summers Does A First-Rate Economic Analysis

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, October 27, 2019

Bottom line: If you’re someone who wants to see good economics being done or wants your students to see good economics being done, watch the video I discuss below. Larry Summers’s inputs are a microeconomics tour de force. Be aware, though, that Larry has one pretty awful proposal.

Interviews
Interviews

Michael Spence Discusses Inequality And Growth

interview with Michael Spencevia Bloomberg
Friday, October 25, 2019

Hoover Institution Michael Spence discusses information flows, inequality, and growth

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Victor Davis Hanson On The Ricochet Podcast: Civility And Humility

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Ricochet
Friday, October 25, 2019

(42:02) Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses attacks on President Trump.

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Victor Davis Hanson On The Don Smith Show

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Don Smith Show
Saturday, October 26, 2019

(1:37:58) Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his book The Case for Trump, as well as President Trump's many accomplishments.

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Richard Epstein: The Birth Of The Deathless Administrative State (Part 1)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Saturday, October 26, 2019

(Part 1) Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Atlantic article "How Bad Constitutional Law Leads to Bad Economic Regulations."

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Richard Epstein: The Birth Of The Deathless Administrative State (Part 2)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Saturday, October 26, 2019

(Part 2) Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Atlantic article "How Bad Constitutional Law Leads to Bad Economic Regulations."

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Jack Goldsmith: In Hoffa's Shadow

interview with Jack Goldsmithvia C-SPAN
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Jack Goldsmith talks about his book, In Hoffa’s Shadow: A Stepfather, a Disappearance in Detroit, and My Search for the Truth, in which he recalls the life of his stepfather, an associate of Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa.

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Lanhee Chen: Trump Defends Ukraine Calls As Democrats Ramp Up Impeachment Efforts

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Fox News
Friday, October 25, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the process and drive towards impeachment.

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Hillary In 2020? Impeachment Imminent? Lanhee Chen Talks To A&G

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Armstrong and Getty
Friday, October 25, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the process and drive towards impeachment.

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Lanhee Chen On 'Meet The Press' Roundtable: Trump Confirms Al-Baghdadi Is Dead

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Real Clear Politics
Sunday, October 27, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the news that U.S. forces have killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

In the News
In the News

How To Be A Dictator By Frank Dikötter Review – The Cult Of Personality

featuring Frank Diköttervia The Guardian
Saturday, October 26, 2019

Charisma, a lust for power, an absence of principles … what links Mao, Mussolini, Stalin, Hitler and other 20th-century dictators?

In the News

Are The Wealthy Fleeing California Taxes?

cited Joshua D. Rauhvia CALmatters
Sunday, October 27, 2019

Here is an indisputable fact about California taxation: More than two-thirds of state general fund revenues come from personal income taxes and about half of those taxes are paid by the 1% of taxpayers atop the income scale.

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Cryptocurrencies Could Eliminate Banking’s Easiest Moneymaker

quoting Darrell Duffievia Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
Thursday, October 24, 2019

Banks earn big profits by paying minuscule interest on deposits and charging large credit card fees. Digital currencies are about to disrupt that.

In the News

New York’s Civic Education Renewal

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia City-Journal
Friday, October 25, 2019

With fresh new approaches, a city-based nonprofit is reviving students’ understanding of civics.

In the News

Quote Of The Day: Price Controls

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Ricochet
Sunday, October 27, 2019

“Four things have almost invariably followed the imposition of controls to keep prices below the level they would reach under supply and demand in a free market: (1) increased use of the product or service whose price is controlled, (2) Reduced supply of the same product or service, (3) quality deterioration, (4) black markets.” – Thomas Sowell

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Raghuram Rajan: Economic Downturn Pushed Country Back 15 Years

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia The Connect News
Thursday, October 24, 2019

Raghuram Rajan, the former Reserve Bank Governor has described the slowdown in the economy is happening after a long time. 

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Analysis: Death Of Baghdadi Leaves ISIS With No Obvious Successor

quoting Cole Bunzelvia CNN
Sunday, October 27, 2019

The killing of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in a US raid in northwestern Syria Saturday night is a blow against the terrorist organization.

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For Trump, Baghdadi Death A Signature Moment, But Troubles Remain

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia Reuters
Sunday, October 27, 2019

For President Donald Trump, the death of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is a signature achievement that may help quell growing criticism from his own ranks, but it is unlikely to offer much relief from Democratic-led scrutiny of his dealings with Ukraine.

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Waiting For Bolton: A Capital Speculates On What He Will Say

quoting John Yoovia The New York Times
Saturday, October 26, 2019

The message that John R. Bolton, President Trump’s former national security adviser, sent supporters of his newly reopened political action committee last week raised as many questions as it answered in a capital consumed by impeachment. Mr. Bolton implicitly criticized Mr. Trump’s foreign policy, declaring that “despite all the friendly notes and photo ops, North Korea isn’t our friend and never will be.” 

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Giuliani Associate Will Have Tough Time Keeping Documents From Prosecutors: Experts

quoting John Yoovia Reuters
Friday, October 25, 2019

A Ukrainian-American businessman who has ties to President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer cannot rely on executive privilege to shield evidence from prosecutors who accuse him of illegally funneling cash to U.S. political candidates, legal experts said.