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The Great Coronavirus War Is Upon Us

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, March 12, 2020

If we stay calm and rational, we can defeat the enemy.

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Rajan On Piketty

by John H. Cochrane quoting Raghuram Rajanvia Grumpy Economist
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

People often ask what I think of Piketty. I have to admit: I haven't read his books (or pretended to). Life is short, and it's 1,000 pages.But Raghu Rajan has, and writes a splendid and well written review at the FT.  Bottom line, the choir is singing:as a call for nations to enact...

Oil Drilling
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The Drop In Oil Prices: Good Or Bad?

by David R. Hendersonvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

OPEC, the United States, and the rules of economics. 

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

by Scott W. Atlasvia Missouri Medicine
Thursday, March 12, 2020

Top-down controls restrict access. Instead, encourage patients to shop around among pharmacies.

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Hoover Fellows Launch Human Prosperity Project With Discussion About The Philosophical Foundations Of Socialism And Free-Market Capitalism

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

The Hoover Institution launched its Human Prosperity Project at its Johnson Center in Washington, DC, with a discussion about the philosophical foundations of socialism and free-market capitalism.

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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Restoring Purpose And Patriotism To American Education

by William Damonvia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

As any teacher will tell you, motivation is key to learning. Highly motivated students will find ways to acquire knowledge and skills even in suboptimal circumstances. Students who have little interest in learning will be hard to teach no matter how well furbished the school.

Analysis and Commentary

The Libertarian: Coping With Coronavirus

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, March 12, 2020

Can public policy ease the strain from the pandemic?

The Grumpy Economist
Analysis and Commentary

The Grumpy Economist: The Economics Of A Pandemic

interview with John H. Cochranevia The Grumpy Economist | A Podcast with John H. Cochrane
Thursday, March 12, 2020

What can we do about the economic challenges posed by the coronavirus?

Analysis and Commentary

Law Talk With Epstein & Yoo: Quarantined!

interview with Richard A. Epstein, John Yoovia Law Talk With Epstein, Senik & Yoo
Thursday, March 12, 2020

Coronavirus, Supreme Court roundup, Trump’s libel lawsuit, and baseball.

Analysis and Commentary

With School Bonds And Parcel Taxes Failing, Has California Overtaxed Taxpayers’ Patience?

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, March 12, 2020

It wasn’t exactly hell freezing over, but a surprise result in last week’s primary did send a chill up California’s political spine.

Analysis and Commentary

Bugs

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Do we have your attention yet? I ran across the Cambridge Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, which thinks about the tail events that could destroy civilization.Here is a nice thought to keep you up at night, given how  unprepared our governments have revealed themselves to be. 

Analysis and Commentary

America’s Schools And The Formation Of Human Beings

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

In addition to Bill Damon’s profound essay on “purpose,” Mike’s and my new book, How to Educate an American: The Conservative Vision for Tomorrow’s Schools, contains multiple contributions with powerful messages for social and emotional learning (SEL)—properly conceived—and for its many advocates, partisans, and practitioners.

Analysis and Commentary

Christine Lagarde Should Worry Less About The Germans Now

by Melvyn B. Kraussvia Bloomberg Quint
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

To help contain the coronavirus crisis, the European Central Bank should follow the Fed’s stimulus move.

Analysis and Commentary

Which Virus Is More Dangerous?

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage Mag.com
Thursday, March 12, 2020

Hint: it's not the one the media is hyping.

Analysis and Commentary

Eulogy For My Father

by Russell Robertsvia Medium
Thursday, March 12, 2020

This is an expanded version of what I said at my father’s funeral. He passed away on March 2, 2020 at the age of 89. May his memory be a blessing.

Interviews
Interviews

Scott Atlas On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Scott Atlas discusses the outcomes of medicare for all.

Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson: Going Viral: The Updated Case For Trump, Wuhan Virus Overreaction, Joe Biden Altercations

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the forthcoming updated edition of The Case for Trump, Joe Biden’s march to the nomination, the fear behind Coronavirus reactions, Iran’s descent in pariah state status courtesy of the administration’s “maximum pressure,” Elizabeth Warren’s descent into victim-mongering ex-candidacy, and papal kow-towing to Chinese Communists.

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YES Bank Crisis: India Has To Clean Up Its Finance Sector Quickly, Says Raghuram Rajan

interview with Raghuram Rajanvia CNBC TV18
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Raghuram Rajan says, I think the unwillingness to take a direct action to clean up has prolonged the state of malaise in the Indian economy. We can keep saying things are getting back and then yet another sort of financial sector firm gets into trouble.

USS Bataan (LHD-5), a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship.
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Captain Christopher Sharman On The John Batchelor Show

interview with CAPT Chris Sharmanvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Captain Christopher Sharman discusses his The Diplomat article "Even Coronavirus Couldn’t Stop the 2nd US Carrier Visit to Vietnam."

Interviews

WTH Is Going On With The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act? John Yoo Discusses The Future Of The FISA Court

interview with John Yoovia AEI
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses his experience practicing before the FISA Court, the pros and cons of FISA, what Congress ought to do, and whether the Court needs to be reformed.

In the News
In the News

Condoleezza Rice Inspires, Challenges Birmingham Students

featuring Condoleezza Ricevia Birmingham Times
Thursday, March 12, 2020

There are three ways to deal with barriers. Go around them. Go over them. Or, if you have to, just go right through them. That’s what she did. And she’s encouraging today’s youth to do the same.

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How Effective Would A New Fiscal Stimulus Be?

quoting John H. Cochranevia National Review
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

The arrival of the coronavirus has plunged the stock market and led to calls for a massive government economic-stimulus package to remedy a possible recession. Reflexive calls for fiscal stimulus are often popular during recessions, for obvious reasons: Voters love tax cuts and spending benefits. 

In the News

How Strong Are Southeast Asia’s ‘Strongmen’?

quoting Frank Diköttervia The Diplomat
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

A closer look at a new book on dictators and the applicability of its insights in Southeast Asia.

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The Soleimani Strike And The Case For War Powers Reform

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia Just Security
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

As Congress prepares to send the president a resolution directing him to terminate the use of U.S. forces for hostilities against Iran—the second joint resolution on war powers it has passed in a year (the first related to Yemen)—it is starting to seem like legislators are finally getting serious about their responsibilities for matters of war and peace. 

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There Was Enough Time To Put Together Plan For YES Bank, Says Raghuram Rajan

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia Economic Times (India)
Thursday, March 12, 2020

SBI is set to pick up 49 per cent stake in crisis-hit Yes Bank under RBI's reconstruction plan.

In the News

At Face Value, Evidence Is Meaningless

quoting Thomas Sowellvia The Daily Campus
Thursday, March 12, 2020

“If one goes through enough numbers, one will eventually come upon some statistics that seem to fit one’s vision,” economist Thomas Sowell says in “The Quest for Cosmic Justice.” “These are what might be called 'Aha!' statistics. Other statistics which suggest opposite conclusions bring no Aha! but are more likely to be glided over and forgotten.”  

In the News

Former Trump Adviser Warns Of Global Recession

quoting Kevin Hassettvia Investment Magazine
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Kevin Hassett, the former economic adviser to US president Donald Trump, has warned that the chance of the global economy falling into a deep recession from the coronavirus outbreak was “pretty close to 100 per cent.”

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Populism Is A Political Problem That Is Putting Democracy At Risk, Stanford Scholars Say

mentioning Michael McFaulvia Stanford News
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

The failure of mainstream political parties to address a fast-spreading ideology intent on sowing government mistrust and excluding marginalized people is putting democracies around the world at risk, say Stanford scholars in a new white paper.