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Hoover Series Examines International Effects Of Demographic Shifts

featuring Hoover Institution, George P. Shultz, Michael McFaul, Stephen Kotkin, David Hollowayvia The Stanford Daily
Thursday, October 4, 2018

“Governance in an Emerging New World,” an initiative by the Hoover Institution, launched on Wednesday with the aim of promoting discussion and thinking on the governance challenges posed by rapid demographic, technological and societal change around the globe. The first panel in the series, moderated by Deputy Director-General of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) Kori Schake, considered these issues with regard to Russia.

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Policy Insights: Corporate Tax Reform

by John H. Cochrane , Michael J. Boskin, Tom Church, Daniel Heilvia PolicyEd
Thursday, September 27, 2018

In late December 2017, Congress passed the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017. A key part of the law lowered the tax rate for both traditional corporations and pass-through entities like S-corps. With so many important issues facing the country why was Congress focused on the corporate tax rate?

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Lee Ohanian: US Should Pressure China On Trade, Intellectual Property Theft

Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Rather than wage a trade war against China, the United States should join other countries to pressure China to open its markets and stop its theft of intellectual property, says Lee Ohanian, an economist at the Hoover Institution.

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The Campus Comes To Congress

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Thursday, October 4, 2018

Americans may disagree about the relative credibility of either Kavanaugh or his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford. But they all witnessed how the asymmetry of the campus governed the hearings.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Thanks To California’s “Earthquake Drought,” The Next Governor Will Be On Shaky Ground

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, October 4, 2018

To appreciate what awaits the man who’ll replace Jerry Brown, take a time-out from politics and watch the movie Match Point.

Analysis and Commentary

Bavarian Beer And Globalization

by Josef Joffevia The American Interest
Thursday, October 4, 2018

Why are ordinary folks willing to spend $13.50 for a mug of beer, and why are the grandees of global business willing to drop half a million for a “strategic partnership” with the World Economic Forum? The answers are not so far apart.

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The Current Job Market

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

On the way up to Hoover early this morning to do the CNBC interview (it didn’t happen because a traffic accident on Highway 17 slowed me down by half an hour), I caught up on phone calls with long-distance friends. One of them had a story about his employees that’s worth sharing. It illustrates part of what I probably would have talked about in my CNBC interview.

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Academic Freedom Hangs By A Thread

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Thursday, October 4, 2018

In a previous post comparing Chinese and American universities, I noted that applicants for a faculty position at the University of California must submit a Diversity Statement.

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Interviews

Niall Ferguson: The Secret History Of Global Power

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Cliveden Literary Festival
Monday, October 1, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses the secret history of global power as well as his latest book, The Square and The Tower.

In the News
In the News

Harvard Economist Warns Of Fragile Economy

quoting Martin Feldsteinvia The Lens
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Despite an optimistic outlook on the national economy by Fed Chairman Jerome Powell, Harvard economist Martin Feldstein warns that the situation isn’t as good as it seems. In an interview with Fox Business, he said that the 10-year Treasury bond yield, now at its highest since May, could cause a “real challenge” for equity prices, and that could harm consumer spending. He added that if a recession were to occur, the Fed would not be able to offset it due to a low federal funds rate.

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Academic Resistance To Kavanaugh

quoting Jamil Jaffervia Fox News
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

We are always going to be fair and balanced and we are not the destroy-Trump media. And we will be back in D.C. tomorrow night for this big week.