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Series On Recession And Financial Crisis

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Thursday, December 13, 2018

Over the last few weeks we have had a series of discussions at Hoover on the 10th anniversary of the financial crisis and recession. This all happened mostly due to the energy of John Taylor. The final event on Friday Dec 7 was a Panel Discussion Summary, including Taylor, Shultz, Ferguson, Hoxby, Duffie, and myself, with question and answer.

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The Divide Between Silicon Valley And Washington Is A National-Security Threat

by Amy Zegart, Lt Col Kevin Childsvia The Atlantic
Thursday, December 13, 2018

Closing the gap between technology leaders and policy makers will require a radically different approach from the defense establishment.

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Reasonable Disagreements: From Marshall To Mueller

interview with Richard A. Epstein, Adam J. Whitevia Reasonable Disagreements
Thursday, December 13, 2018

America’s Constitution and its greatest chief justice, John Marshall.

Visas
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Will Newsom Choose To Be A Nuisance, A No-Show, Or A National Leader On Immigration?

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, December 13, 2018

What does a California governor-elect do in the time between Election Day and the inauguration?

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Comey Continues To Display His Lack Of Credibility

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Fired former FBI director James Comey is at it again. Last week, Comey testified before members of the House Judiciary Committee and the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. In a single appearance, Comey, on 245 separate occasions, while under oath, stonewalled questions with “I don’t know,” “I don’t remember” or “I don’t recall,” according to a congressional interrogator, Rep. Jim Jordan. (R-Ohio).

Analysis and Commentary

My Message To Europe: Tell Us You Want Britain To Stay

by Timothy Garton Ashvia The Guardian
Thursday, December 13, 2018

Leaders across Europe might want to get Brexit over the line. But in the long term the EU would be weaker without the UK.

Analysis and Commentary

We'll Always Have Policy

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Recent weeks have seen multiple efforts to declare and prove that the United States has entered a post-policy era, complete with multiple references to Francis Fukuyama’s famous 1992 book, The End of History and the Last Man. As you may recall, Fukuyama suggested that the Berlin Wall’s fall and end of the Cold War signaled the triumph of western-style liberal democracy and a conclusion—even a happy finale—to the various struggles and conflicts that came before.

Analysis and Commentary

The Death Of Article II Treaties?

by Curtis A. Bradley, Oona A. Hathaway, Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Thursday, December 13, 2018

President Trump has submitted only one treaty to the Senate so far in his presidency. That is a historic low, and it is the latest sign that the Article II treaty process may be dying.

Analysis and Commentary

Identifying "What Works" Is Still A Work In Progress

by Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

If we are going to take advantage of the End of Education Policy, and usher in a Golden Age of Educational Practice, we need our field to start taking rigorous evidence much more seriously. Getting inside the black box of the classroom is a necessary first step, and launching lots more research initiatives about teaching and learning is second. But the big payoff will come if we can more accurately and constructively identify “what works” (and when it works, and what it costs)—and get it implemented more widely across the country.

Analysis and Commentary

Erdogan The Nationalist Vs Erdogan The Islamist

by Asli Aydintasbasvia The Caravan
Thursday, December 13, 2018

One of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s pet projects is the promotion of “imam-hatip” schools within the Turkish education system with the hope that it would help create his desire for a “pious generation.” Originally designed to educate young imams and preachers, the schools follow the standard curriculum of Turkey’s ministry of education, but also offer additional courses in Arabic, Islamic law and the Quran. Erdogan – himself a graduate – wants Turkey’s imam-hatip schools to be the centerpiece of the country’s educational system and its graduates to be the next generation’s leaders, undoing nearly a hundred years of secular dominance.

Analysis and Commentary

Pragmatism And Profits Drive Islamic Finance Industry

by Afshin Molavivia The Caravan
Thursday, December 13, 2018

A curious Islamic scholarly ruling emerged this month from a group of scholars associated with the Shariyah Review Bureau, an independent consultancy licensed by the Central Bank of Bahrain. The scholars granted a Swiss-based cryptocurrency, X8, a coveted sharia-compliant certificate, noting that its currency would be permissible under Islamic law. Pious Muslims interested in cryptocurrency can now trade the X8C StableCoin as it is called, citing the Shariya Review Board’s ruling as justification.

Interviews
Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson On The Dennis Miller Option: Has The Overthrow Happened?

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Dennis Miller Option
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson talks about whether or not the overthrow has already happened, if America is capable of staging a revolution if Democrats proceed with impeachment hearings, and how effective Trump has been compared to the job a different Republican President would or could have done. 

Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson On Fox News

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the problems at the border and immigration.

Interviews

Michael Petrilli: America’s Choice Deserts

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses whether private schools serve as oases in charter school deserts. 

In the News
In the News

India Needs To Have A Good Oil Hedging Policy: Raghuram Rajan

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia Money Control
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Rajan said the issue has been discussed in the past and it began with a strategic petroleum reserve, but beyond that there is a need to think about hedging oil prices especially when it comes to levels such as now.

In the News

Triumvirate

quoting Morris P. Fiorinavia Salt Lake City Weekly
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Beginning in the mid-20th century, three men unfailingly met for breakfast every Tuesday in the coffee shop at the old Hotel Utah—now the immaculately preserved Joseph Smith Memorial Building east of Temple Square.

In the News

What Evelyn Wrought

quoting Thomas Sowellvia National Review
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

When I say I love to read obituaries, I don’t mean to be macabre — I’m not happy the people are dead, far from it. I just love reading about their lives. Often, I know nothing about them until they are gone. Years ago, Robert Bork told me that he had given up reading the New York Times except for one thing — one section: the obits. I consider them un-give-uppable too.

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The Cybersecurity 202: Trump Is Getting Tough On Chinese Hacking. Will It Work?

quoting Herbert Linvia The Washington Post
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

The Trump administration is prepping a slate of get-tough measures against Chinese government-linked hackers — including indictments, a naming and shaming campaign by multiple federal agencies and possible sanctions against hackers and the organizations that back them.