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The Corruption Continuum

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Fordham Institute
Thursday, April 11, 2019

I’m as appalled and disgusted as anyone over the Varsity Blues admissions scandal, and it’s fine with me if those parents end up in prison. But I also worry about hypocrisy. So many of us now throwing up our hands in outrage have tiptoed in our own ways onto a continuum at the far end of which is the bribery and conspiracy that’s recently been revealed.

Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California
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California Has Become America’s Cannibal State

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

For over six years, California has had a top marginal income tax rate of 13.3 percent, the highest in the nation. About 150,000 households in a state of 40 million people now pay nearly half of the total annual state income tax.

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An Equation To Ensure America Survives The Age Of AI

by Elizabeth Cobbsvia Financial Times
Thursday, April 11, 2019

Tech investors celebrate a future of self-driving taxis and low labour costs as gig economy platform companies such as Lyft and Uber go public. But workers spy disaster. In more and more industries, the low-skilled suffer declining pay and hours. McKinsey estimates that 60 per cent of occupations are at risk of partial or total automation.

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What Drives Economic Progress

by Milton Friedmanvia PolicyEd
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

The world thrives when individuals are able to pursue their interests without government interference.

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California’s Governor Looks South Of The Border; California Lawmakers Look To Shame South Carolina

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, April 11, 2019

California far outpaces America’s 49 other states in wealth, economic output, and innovation spending (by some estimates, nearly one-third of the nation’s overall R&D spending).

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Don’t Demonize The Electoral College — Or The Framers — As Racist

by John Yoo, James Phillipsvia Los Angeles Times
Thursday, April 11, 2019

To Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, it embodies “a shadow of slavery’s power.” To the New York Times editorial board it represents “a living symbol of America’s original sin.” To filmmaker Michael Moore, it advances a “racist idea.”

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David Davenport: Campus Politics Are More Dangerous Than Bribes

by David Davenportvia Townhall Review
Thursday, April 11, 2019

Parents paying to get their children into elite colleges has shocked the nation. Meanwhile, a more prevalent and more insidious problem—campus politics and intolerance—goes unnoticed.

Interviews
Interviews

'Not Going To Happen': Thomas Sowell Blasts 2020 Dems' Push For Reparations

interview with Thomas Sowellvia Fox Nation
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Thomas Sowell says that reparations are not going to happen but the attempt to make it happen will polarize the country. Sowell said reparations are another left-wing idea that sounds so wonderful that people never stop to ask can we actually do this?

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Breitbart News Tonight - Victor Davis Hanson

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Breitbart News Tonight
Monday, April 8, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses Democrats’ push for “reparations” as a racial political strategy born from fear that President Trump is “making inroads” with black voters.

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Victor Davis Hanson: Dems Pushing A ‘White Nationalist Conspiracy’ Theory That ‘Doesn’t Exist’

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Daily Caller
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the media and race relations in the US.

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Former US Ambassador Michael McFaul Talks Trump And Russia-US Relations

interview with Michael McFaulvia Montana Public Radio
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul talks about politics and foreign policy.

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Steven Davis: Analysts Say US-China Trade Imbalance May Not Be What Really Matters

interview with Steven J. Davisvia America CGTN
Monday, April 8, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Steven Davis talks about the US trade deficit with China. Davis does not think we should be too worried because the US and the US treasury in-particular is the world’s largest supplier of safe liquid debt securities. What do we get for that? We get stuff. We get cars and goods and so on.

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Bill Whalen: Trump 3, White House Correspondents Dinner, 0

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen talks about his Forbes article "Speaking Of Beltway Institutions: Trump's Disdain For Washington."

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Michael Petrilli & Chester Finn Jr.: Is Checker Going Soft On “Social And Emotional Learning”?

interview with Michael J. Petrilli, Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Gadfly
Thursday, April 11, 2019

Hoover Institution fellows Michael Petrilli and Chester Finn discuss with David Griffith, his new paper with Rick Hess, how the social and emotional learning movement can avoid going off the rails.

In the News
In the News

Education 20/20: Arthur Brooks And Adam Meyerson

Thursday, April 11, 2019
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

The Hoover Institution hosted "Education 20/20: Arthur Brooks and Adam Meyerson" on Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST.

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A Man For This Season

featuring Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Disclosure requires at the outset that I mention Victor Davis Hanson wrote a very generous foreword to my book on President Trump, though from a somewhat different angle.

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Achievement Gap Between Rich And Poor Is Unchanged After 50 Years, Study Says

quoting Eric Hanushekvia EdWeek
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

She spoke while on a panel organized by the Hoover Institution on the study. ... the study's co-author and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution.

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Governments Keep Promising To Make Life More ‘Affordable,’ But They’re Doing The Opposite

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Financial Post
Thursday, April 11, 2019

In an interview with Reason magazine in 1980, Thomas Sowell remarked that the way to get rid of poverty was “to hold a meeting of all the leading experts on poverty somewhere in the middle of the Pacific and not let them go home for 10 years.” Having relieved society of their counterproductive suggestions, “when they came back, they would discover there was no more poverty.”

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The Inflation Puzzle

quoting John H. Cochrane via Investors Chronicle (UK)
Thursday, April 11, 2019

Next week’s figures are likely to show that consumer price index (CPI) inflation is below its 2 per cent target, which means that a decade of near-zero interest rates has not led to high inflation.

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Raghuram Rajan Has A Few Tips On Jobs, Reforms For The Next Govt

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia Business Today
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan suggested that India needs to boost its pace of growth, especially in job creating sectors which in turn merits a whole new generation of reforms as the old ones have lost momentum.

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Would ‘Medicare For All’ Save Billions Or Cost Billions?

quoting Charles Blahousvia The New York Times
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

How much would a “Medicare for all” plan, like the kind being introduced by Senator Bernie Sanders on Wednesday, change health spending in the United States?

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Haven’t We Learned Our School Spending Lesson?

mentioning Eric Hanushek, Paul E. Petersonvia Patriot Post
Thursday, April 11, 2019

Here’s a perspective check for you: When I first came to Washington, D.C., more than 50 years ago, the big question when it came to schools was “Should the federal government have any role in financing education?”

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The Secret World War II Mission To Kidnap Hitler's A-Bomb Scientists

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia History
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

One of the Allies' greatest fears during World War II was that Adolf Hitler and his Nazi forces would unleash so-called Wunderwaffen, or “wonder weapons.” Some of the rumored weapons were outlandish, such as earthquake generators and death rays. But others, like bacterial weapons, rockets and new deadly gasses, were entirely feasible. Most concerning? The possibility that the Germans would manufacture—and detonate—an atomic bomb.