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How To Reduce Prescription-Drug Prices: First, Do No Harm

by Scott W. Atlasvia The Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

[Subscription Required] Everyone wants to reduce prescription drug prices, but how? First, do no harm. It’s true that Americans pay more for medication than just about anyone else: A 2018 report from the White House’s Council of Economic Advisers found that, as of 2009, the price per dose of patented drugs was five times as high in the U.S. as in foreign markets.

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Area 45: The (Second) American Civil War? With Victor Davis Hanson

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Area 45
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Victor Davis Hanson analyzes the hands dealt to the 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, and the 45th president, Donald Trump.

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William Barr’s Remarkable Non-Commitments About The Mueller Report

by Jack Goldsmith, Maddie McMahonvia Lawfare
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

“I don’t think there’ll be a report,” President Trump’s former attorney, John Dowd, recently told ABC News. “I will be shocked if anything regarding the president is made public, other than ‘We’re done.’” Referring to a possible report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Dowd suggested Mueller won’t release a detailed public accounting of the results of the investigation because he has nothing on Trump.

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On The Third Rail

by Daniel Heilvia America Off Balance
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Social Security is unique among federal programs. It receives near-universal support, on the right and the left, so it easy to score political points by vilifying any proposed reform. The last major reform to the program took place nearly four decades ago. Still, all is not well with the much-beloved program.

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Where’s The Love—For Pelosi, AOC, And California Aerospace?

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, February 14, 2019

This being Valentine’s Day, I’m guessing that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi isn’t sending much affection Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s way—even if Pelosi did applaud in her direction (at President Trump’s expense) during last week’s State of the Union Address.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Libertarian: The Green New Deal

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, February 14, 2019

The new policy proposal is an exercise in progressive absurdity.

Analysis and Commentary

The Mythologies Of ‘Joe Being Joe’ Biden

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Some polls put 76-year-old Joe Biden as the Democratic front-runner for the 2020 presidential election. There is certainly some logic to that reckoning.

Analysis and Commentary

David Davenport: The Green New Deal Looks Red To Me

by David Davenportvia Townhall Review
Thursday, February 14, 2019

Perhaps you’ve heard about the Green New Deal?  It’s freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s revolutionary scheme to reinvent the entire American economy.  She calls it “the Great Society, the moonshot, the civil rights movement of our generation.”

Analysis and Commentary

Pay For Your Facebook posts?

by Chirantan Chatterjee, Haifeng Huangvia Economic Times (India)
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Would democracy worldwide be safer if social media companies like Facebook self-regulated and made people actually pay for their posts? This is a valid question at a time when Facebook has started labelling ‘political ads’ before India goes to polls, while last week, regulators in Germany outlawed the company’s ‘unrestricted collection and assigning of non-Facebook data’ (read: ads) to user accounts.

Analysis and Commentary

Controlling The Risks Of The Cyber Society. A Task For State And Policy

by Martin Schallbruchvia Germany and the World 2030
Thursday, February 14, 2019

The years of digital euphoria are over. The controllability of digitalisation is the major challenge of the coming de­cade. The risks are manifold, and state and policy have yet to find lasting answers. The law fails in face of the complexity of the digital world, cyber insecurity is spreading, digital platforms are competing with states, state authorities are failing to digitalise themselves. A new, holistic approach is needed to control the digitalisation process.

Analysis and Commentary

Instructional Coaches: The Heroes Of The Golden Age Of Educational Practice

by Michael J. Petrillivia Thomas Fordham Institute
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Whether initiated from the bottom-up or the top-down, any effort to help educators align their practice with the best evidence is going to succeed or fail on the strength of its implementation.

Analysis and Commentary

Diversity, Part 8. Summing It Up

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Thursday, February 14, 2019

Demography is Diversity. Diversity is being driven by demography. The dramatic change in the U.S. population from 88.3% White in 1940 to a projected 42.6% White in 2060 (Whites will cease being a majority sometime around 2042-45) must necessarily change the composition and leadership of nearly every American organization and institution.

Interviews
Interviews

Sebastian Gorka And Lanhee Chen On The Green New Deal And Electoral College

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Townhall Review
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal as well as the importance of the electoral college and judicial appointments.

Interviews

Michael Petrilli: The Profit Motive And Education

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses the appropriate role of for-profit entities in education.

Interviews

Big Ideas: “The Greatest Threat To Society Is The Loss Of People’s Confidence In The Capacity Of Their Governments To Act In Cyberspace” With Martin Schallbruch

interview with Martin Schallbruchvia Authority Magazine
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Martin Schallbruch discusses personal trust in technology with the protection of our digitized society and global stability in cyberspace. He notes that the greatest threat to society is the loss of people’s confidence in the capacity of their governments to act in cyberspace.

Interviews

Lanhee Chen: Socialism's Siren Song

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Armstrong and Getty
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the Green New Deal and why Americans should be concerned.

In the News
In the News

An Original Hard Rock Valentine's Day Story

featuring Herbert Hoover, Lou Henry Hoover, Hoover Institutionvia Mining Journal
Thursday, February 14, 2019

This week 120 years ago, two young honeymooners were on their way from California to China and a lifetime of adventure.

In the News

China's Influence & American Interests: Promoting Constructive Vigilance

Thursday, February 14, 2019
Hauck Auditorium, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

The Hoover Institution hosts "China's Influence & American Interests: Promoting Constructive Vigilance" on Thursday, February 14, 2019 from 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM PST.

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British Financial Historian Niall Ferguson Says Bitcoin Is “An Option On Digital Gold”

quoting Niall Fergusonvia Cryptosumer
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Niall Ferguson, British economic and financial historian, believes that Bitcoin (BTC) is “an option on digital gold,” as he said in an interview with a blockchain magazine Breaker Mag on Feb. 13.

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Lawsuit Means Chicago Obama Library Plan No Sure Thing

quoting Richard A. Epsteinvia The Washington Times
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Odds may still favor the eventual construction of former President Barack Obama’s $500 million museum and library in a public park along Chicago’s lakeshore, but it’s no longer a sure thing in the face of a formidable legal challenge by a parks-advocacy group.