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Fed Vs. Narrow Banks

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Suppose an entrepreneur came up with a plan for a financial institution that is completely safe -- it can never fail, it can never suffer a run, it offers depositors perfect safety with no need for deposit insurance, asset risk regulation, capital requirements, or the rest, and it pays depositors more interest than they can get elsewhere.

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Waging War Against The Dead

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

The 21st century is in danger of becoming an era of statue smashing and historical erasure. Not since the iconoclasts of the Byzantine Empire or the epidemic of statue destruction during the French Revolution has the world seen anything like the current war on the past.

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For California Lawmakers, Why One Police Shooting Should Trigger More Than A Question Of Excessive Force

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

For nearly two weeks now, Sacramento has been consumed by an individual who doesn’t hold office and never will.

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Trade: Parade Of Broken Promises

by Elizabeth Economyvia Democracy Journal
Thursday, March 14, 2019
The trade war between the United States and China has not given either side much to cheer about. As of January, Washington has levied 10 percent tariffs on $250 billion in Chinese goods, and China has reciprocated with similar tariffs on $110 billion in U.S. goods.
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The NeverTrump Bitter-Enders

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine
Thursday, March 14, 2019

As Trump enters his third year of office, some Republican NeverTrumpers have gotten control of the symptoms of Trumpophobia, and have settled for the occasional snarky asides to maintain their anti-Trump bona fides while they write about serious issues rather than Trump’s alleged crypto-fascist assault on “democratic norms.”

Analysis and Commentary

What Education Reformers Believe

by Michael J. Petrillivia Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
At conferences and online, there have been conversations of late about what it means any more to be an “education reformer.” Let me take a stab at it, circa early 2019, and encourage other advocates to respond.
Analysis and Commentary

The Limitations Of "Learning By The Book"

by Michael J. Petrillivia Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Monday, March 11, 2019

The new study from the Harvard Center for Education Policy Research was clearly a herculean effort, with data collection across six states, surveys of thousands of teachers, and the participation of some of the nation’s leading researchers.

Interviews
Interviews

Historian Victor Davis Hanson Pegs Trump Re-Election Chances At 'About 55 Percent'

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his book The Case for Trump.

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Niall Ferguson: Brexit Has Turned Into A Student Asking For A Paper Extension

interview with Niall Fergusonvia CNBC
Thursday, March 14, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson says the analogy of Brexit being an expensive divorce has played out, but now it feels like a student asking a professor for an extension on a paper.

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Victor Davis Hanson On The Case For Trump

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Breitbart
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his book The Case for Trump.

Interviews

John Yoo Says President Trump Would Be 'Out Of His Mind' To Pardon Paul Manafort

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses Paul Manafort's sentence as well as the prospects for a pardon from President Trump.
Interviews

Michael Petrilli And David Griffith: Richard Whitmire Is All About The B.A.

interview with Michael J. Petrilli, David Griffithvia Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Richard Whitmire joins Hoover Institution fellow Mike Petrilli and David Griffith to discuss his forthcoming book, The B.A. Breakthrough

In the News
In the News

“From Cold War To Hot Peace: An Ambassador In Putin’s Russia,” A Book Talk For Educators By Ambassador Michael Mcfaul

featuring Michael McFaulvia Stanford Program On International And Cross-Cultural Education
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Ambassador McFaul has described From Cold War to Hot Peace as “three books in one.”
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Why The Binding Arbitration Game Is Rigged Against Customers

quoting Amit Seru via Phys.org
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
You may have noticed it in the boilerplate of your customer contract with a bank, a brokerage firm, or just a cellular phone carrier.
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City Council Approves Police Academy; Law School Affinity Groups Boycott Admitted Students Weekend

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia The Chicago Maroon
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Professor Raghuram Rajan, Booth School professor and former governor of the Reserve Bank of India, weighed in on Wednesday. He characterized “the extreme nature of the race for academic qualifications” in college applications as “increasingly a rich person’s race.”
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Why Pelosi Really Hates Impeachment And Other Commentary

quoting John Yoovia New York Post
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Why did Speaker Nancy Pelosi crush the hopes of Democratic voters by vehemently opposing impeachment? After all, notes Jonathan Turley at The Hill, “Democrats held out the prospect of impeaching President Trump as a top reason for giving them back control of the House.”
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How To Diagnose Your Own Dutch Disease

quoting Michael D. Bordovia Financial Times Alphaville
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Imagine that you are the finance minister of a small, developing country that has just discovered an ore belt rich in cobalt, a metal that has more than doubled in price over the last five years. You, a capable technocrat, are familiar with Dutch disease.
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Inside The Beltway: Border Patrol Deals With ‘Complete Catastrophe‘

mentioning Victor Davis Hansonvia Stock Standard
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Is there a crisis on the southern border? Here comes a reality check from Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, which represents 16,000 Border Patrol agents.