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Managing The China Challenge

by Larry Diamondvia PolicyEd
Thursday, June 13, 2019

Due to China’s covert, coercive, and corrupting efforts to gain cultural and informational influence, America must reevaluate its relationship with China and find ways to counter its attempts to manipulate American entities.

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Geopolitical Flashpoints With Ian Bremmer, Niall Ferguson & Dana Perino

interview with Niall Fergusonvia George W. Bush Presidential Center
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses the most urgent geopolitical challenges of the day.

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Why A Tax Vote Last Week In Los Angeles Is A Preview Of 2020’s Coming Attractions

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, June 13, 2019

Baseball has spring training, Broadway its tech rehearsals, and software engineers their beta tests.

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Is Dumbing-Down Why Graduation Rates Are Up? In Both High School And College?

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via The Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Start with two unlovable but immutable realities: First, there’s really no constituency for higher standards and greater rigor in education. Valuable though those things are in the long run for both individuals and society, they’re painful in the short run.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The 7 Worst Ideas For Regulation This Century

by David R. Hendersonvia American Institute for Economic Research
Thursday, June 13, 2019

Many good things have happened both in the United States and worldwide this century. In the U.S., we have the lowest unemployment rate in half a century. Worldwide prosperity is growing so fast that the rate of extreme poverty fell by half between 1990 and 2015, five years ahead of the World Bank’s optimistic goal.

Analysis and Commentary

The Libertarian: Break Up Big Tech?

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, June 13, 2019

Why an antitrust framework doesn’t make sense for Silicon Valley giants.

Analysis and Commentary

Betsy DeVos And Other Naysayers Are Wrong: Student Outcomes In The U.S. Have Improved Significantly In Recent Decades

by Michael J. Petrillivia The Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Back in April, speaking in front of the Education Writers Association, Secretary DeVos said that decades of reform efforts and increased social spending, both inside and outside of schools, “hasn't ultimately improved anything for any students, particularly not for the most vulnerable students.” It’s a standard refrain from DeVos, and many other reformers as well, when making the case that past efforts have failed and it’s time to try something different. Even my friend Rick Hess, after acknowledging big gains in math achievement, has argued that “a fair assessment” of the past two decades of reform “would admit that there has been a lot of action, but not much in the way of demonstrated improvement.”

Analysis and Commentary

My Economics Of Golf Ball

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Yesterday I broke with an old pattern I had developed during half a century of work (if you include college, where I did work hard) and took the day off. I had always wondered what it would be like to attend a major golf tournament and I was fortunate enough to get 2 free passes to the U.S. Open practice rounds plus a parking permit. So I invited a friend and we had a ball, so to speak.

Interviews
Interviews

Larry Diamond: ‘It’s A Dark Period.’ The Stanford Expert Known As “Mr. Democracy” On The Shrinking Free World

interview with Larry Diamondvia Time Magazine
Thursday, June 13, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Larry Diamond talks about the shrinking free world, the US's irreplaceable role in it, and his book Ill Winds.

Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson: Anti-Trump Figures Could Face 'Boomerang Effect' As Mueller Probe Concludes

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson talks about the aftermath of Mueller probe and the stories that will dominate as we head towards the 2020 elections.

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Thomas Sowell Talks About Discrimination, Race, And Social Justice

interview with Thomas Sowellvia The Federalist
Thursday, June 13, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Thomas Sowell talks about his new book Discrimination and Disparities,  as well as his life's works.

Russ Roberts
Interviews

Russ Roberts On The Emergent Order Podcast

interview with Russell Robertsvia Emergent Order Podcast
Friday, June 7, 2019

John Papola interviews economist, author, Hoover Institution fellow, and host of the EconTalk Podcast, Russ Roberts. John and Russ explore the story behind their first creative collaboration: Fear the Boom and Bust.

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John Yoo: Justice Department Looking To Interview Senior CIA Officials

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo talks about Attorney General Barr's investigation into the possibility of interviewing senior CIA officials concerning their roles in the origins of the Russia probe.

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Michael J. Petrilli: Data-Based Decision-Making Is Great, As Long As Data Are Not Only Test Scores

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly (Thomas B. Fordham Institute)
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses how high-performing schools use all sorts of data—and not just test scores—to improve their instruction and outcomes.

In the News
In the News

Influential Economist Martin Feldstein Has Died At Age 79

featuring Martin Feldsteinvia Fox Business
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

FBN's Maria Bartiromo on the death of Harvard Economics Professor and Hoover Institution Fellow Martin Feldstein.

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Raghuram Rajan In The Frame As UK Contemplates A Foreign Central Bank Boss

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia The Economic Times
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Raghuram Rajan has delivered some uncomfortable economic truths in a career spanning the International Monetary Fund and powerful positions in his native India. The question is whether Brexit Britain is ready to hear them from another foreign Bank of England governor.

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The Lonely American Dream

quoting Condoleezza Ricevia The Stanford Daily
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Last week an article in The Economist described the worst punishment our society has ever been able to conceive of – solitary confinement. It described a prison in Texas in which Tony Medina, “spends 23 hours inside a concrete box measuring 7 feet by 11 feet.” He is forbidden any human contact. Guards pass trays of food through a slat in a door. The article ended with a quote by Medina. “Human beings are not meant to be isolated in this way.”

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Federal Judge Dismisses Suit To Block Construction Of Obama Center In Jackson Park

quoting Richard A. Epsteinvia The Chicago Maroon
Tuesday, June 11, 2019

A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit aimed to block the construction of the Obama Presidential Center (OPC) in Jackson Park, clearing a hurdle—temporarily—to the Obama Foundation’s goal of breaking ground later this year.

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ECB Frustrated As Markets Call Bluff On Stimulus Signals

quoting Melvyn B. Kraussvia The Financial Times
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Seven years ago Mario Draghi could rely on words alone to convince markets that he would do “whatever it takes” to save the euro. Now, with his eight-year term drawing to a close, investors are willing to bet that the European Central Bank president is bluffing.

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Social Security Is Staring At Its First Real Shortfall In Decades

quoting John F. Cogan, John Shovenvia The New York Times
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

A slow-moving crisis is approaching for Social Security, threatening to undermine a central pillar in the retirement of tens of millions of Americans.

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Top White House Official Mick Mulvaney Says Public May Never See Trump’s ‘Secret Deal’ With Mexico

quoting Michael McFaulvia CNBC
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

President Donald Trump has said the biggest part of his new border deal with Mexico has not yet been revealed. It may never be, according to his acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, who declined to discuss details of the arrangement in an interview with CNBC’s Eamon Javers on Tuesday.

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Democrat Brad Schneider Concerned About Lack Of ‘Pay-Fors’ In Medicare For All

quoting Charles Blahousvia Breitbart
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The House Ways and Means Committee held a hearing Wednesday on “pathways to universal coverage,” mainly focusing on the single-payer proposal known as Medicare for All.