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America Off Balance: One Nation Under Debt

featuring Hoover Institutionvia PolicyEd
Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Scroll through America Off Balancethe Hoover Institution’s new web platform that guides users through the tough choices that must be made to avert looming fiscal disaster and fix the federal budget.  The platform hosts three major digital products: an interactive tour of the federal budget (The Balancing Act), a comprehensive state-of-the-art Budget Calculator to identify and test new reform proposals, and Budget Matters, which offers analysis and commentary on policy options.

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Much Has Changed For The Better Since 2016—Not That Trump Will Get Credit

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Wednesday, January 30, 2019

The news obsesses over the recent government shutdown, the latest Robert Mueller arrest and, of course, fake news—from the BuzzFeed Michael Cohen non-story to the smears of the Covington Catholic High School students.

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Education Freedom (Not) In The Free State

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Flypaper
Wednesday, January 30, 2019

I’ve lived in Maryland for more than four decades now and in recent years have been honored to serve on the state board of education and the statewide Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education (a.k.a. Kirwan Commission). Certainly there are bright spots in this state’s K–12 system—some great schools, many fine teachers, forward-looking leaders, and more. 

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A Trump Card The President Can Play In California: Judgeships

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, January 31, 2019

Let’s take a look at the complicated relationship between President Trump and California through a more military lens—namely, the question of winning battles or wars.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

On Assimilation

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Wednesday, January 30, 2019

The idea of rapid assimilation, integration, intermarriage, and Americanization was once melting-pot clear. Immigrants arrived in the U.S. eager to find something better (whether economically, politically, culturally, or socially) than what they left behind.

Analysis and Commentary

Area 45: Venezuela On The Brink With Markos Kounalakis

interview with Markos Kounalakisvia Area 45
Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Markos Kounalakis analyzes the Trump Administration’s response to the constitutional crisis in Venezuela.

Analysis and Commentary

Dynamism Diminished: The Role Of Housing Markets And Credit Conditions

by Steven J. Davisvia University of Chicago
Thursday, January 31, 2019

The Great Recession of 2007-09 raised several issues about the relationship of housing markets to economic activity. One issue concerns the impact of housing prices on the development of new and young firms. Another involves how housing market ups and downs affect local economies.

Analysis and Commentary

Does America Need More Immigrants? America Does Not Need More Immigrants? That Is The Question!

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Thursday, January 31, 2019

Proponents of immigration, legal and/or illegal, contend that America needs more immigrants from all walks of life. We need more hi-tech immigrants to lead the world in innovation. We need more lo-tech immigrants to do the jobs Americans won’t do. We need more mid-tech immigrants to fill the service sector jobs that are vacant. America is suffering from a labor shortage. The number of posted vacancies exceeds the number of job-lookers.

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The Republicans’ Preemptive Cringe

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage Mag.com
Thursday, January 31, 2019

Recently two events occurred that illustrate the Republican bad habit of ceding to progressives a whole set of questionable assumptions. Whether out of sincere but misguided belief or fear of political cost, this anxious and cringing validation of progressive ideas and the double-standards that follow empowers the Democrats and weakens the GOP.

Analysis and Commentary

What Is At Stake In Yemen

by Fahad Nazervia Analysis
Thursday, December 20, 2018

Contrary to the prevailing perception that the conflict in Yemen has been forgotten by the international community, the war has garnered a fair amount of attention. However, what is being overlooked is what is at stake in Yemen, how the conflict started, and why it has continued. Instead of focusing exclusively on the Saudi-led coalition’s involvement in the conflict, those seeking to understand the war and the ensuing humanitarian crisis should examine Yemen’s turbulent history, fragile state, the Houthi rebels’ record of militancy, and Iran’s designs to create yet another proxy force in an Arab country. 

Interviews
Interviews

Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show (Part 1)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Immigration And The Census."

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Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show (Part 2)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Immigration And The Census."

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Raghuram Rajan: ‘The 7% Growth That We’ve Achieved Is Not To Be Sneered At’

interview with Raghuram Rajanvia Hindu Business Line (India)
Thursday, January 31, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Raghuram Rajan discusses a wide range of issues, including the need for the next wave of economic reforms, the reality of India’s ease of doing business, and consolidation in the banking sector. 

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Raghuram Rajan Talks About Challenges To Revive Real-Estate In India

interview with Raghuram Rajanvia Business Today
Monday, January 28, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Raghuram Rajan discusses several issues including the 2019 elections and how government policies affect India's economy.

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Lanhee Chen On Armstrong & Getty One More Thing (26:20)

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Armstrong and Getty
Thursday, January 31, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen talks about Howard Schultz and who he thinks may be the most formidable Democrat candidate.

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Michael Petrilli: Teacher Strikes, Democrats, And Ed Reform

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly
Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses what teacher strikes and Democratic presidential candidates’ support for them mean for education reform.

In the News
In the News

Administrative Procedure Act Limitations: Cost Measurement and Disclosure

quoting John H. Cochrane via Competitive Enterprise Institute
Wednesday, January 30, 2019

U.S. Circuit Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III noted in a 2017 journal article that regulation sometimes contains “too much detail,” changes too “frequently and capriciously,” creates backlogs and delay of work and decisions, or even results in “imperiousness” and “jerk[ing] people around.”

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How Public Pension Funds Are Subsidizing Infrastructure

quoting Joshua D. Rauhvia Seeking Alpha
Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Public pension funds in the United States invest in infrastructure. Unfortunately, they aren't very good at it. A recent working paper of the NBER concludes, indeed, that public pensions are so bad at such investments that they-and thus either the public or its retirees or both-are unwittingly subsidizing infrastructure projects.

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Quote Of The Day: Decision-Making

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Ricochet
Wednesday, January 30, 2019

"It would be hard to think of a more ridiculous way to make decisions than to transfer those decisions to third parties who pay no price for being wrong. Yet that is what at least half of the bright ideas of the political left amount to.” – Thomas Sowell

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The Dangerous Allure Of 'Medicare For All'

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia Chicago Tribune
Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Like an oasis shimmering before parched travelers in a sun-baked desert, “Medicare for all” holds a powerful allure for Democrats. It’s a clear concept based on a beloved program, offering to achieve the long-standing goal of universal health insurance. It will be hard for any Democrat running for president to reject the idea.

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Philip Lane Sole Candidate For Top ECB Role

quoting Melvyn B. Kraussvia Financial Times
Thursday, January 31, 2019

Philip Lane looks set to secure the job of replacing Peter Praet as the European Central Bank’s chief economist, becoming the first Irish member of the bank’s top-ranking executive board in the process.

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Doomsday Clock Stalls At Two Minutes To Midnight ― But Global Threats Increase

quoting Herbert Linvia Nature
Thursday, January 24, 2019

Heightened tensions between nuclear powers and inaction on climate change are the “new abnormal”, says the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.