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Is California Becoming Premodern?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, October 31, 2019

California is nearing the logical limits of progressive adventurism in policy and politics.

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Trump’s Economic Policies: An Assessment, Part II

by David R. Hendersonvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

In this essay: What the president has done wrong. 

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Halloween In California: Summoning The Ghost Of A Recall Past?

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

What to purchase if you’re a California Republican and still in need of a Halloween costume?

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Pax Americana

by Michael R. Auslinvia The Claremont Review of Books
Wednesday, October 23, 2019

For internationalists, institutionalists, and liberals of various sorts, the past two decades have uncomfortably proved the perceptiveness of Samuel Huntington’s 1996 jeremiad The Clash of Civilizations, itself a response to Francis Fukuyama’s 1992 article “The End of History” and subsequent book. Even if civilizations per se are not clashing, that an era of revived great-power competition threatens global stability is largely recognized as the great international relations challenge of this generation.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The World In 50 Years: Amy Zegart

featuring Amy Zegartvia Quartz
Thursday, October 31, 2019

We asked some of the boldest thinkers what the world will be like in 50 years. Here’s what their answers tell us about the future.

Analysis and Commentary

The Libertarian: Moving Left On Energy

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Green energy policies at the state and federal level are starting to have an impact — in all the wrong ways.

Analysis and Commentary

What To Make Of The 2019 Results From The ”Nation’s Report Card”

by Paul E. Peterson, Michael J. Petrillivia Education Next
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

"Shame on us," "Return to accountability," "Focus on the low-performing students," and other reactions to the 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress results.

Analysis and Commentary

America Needs Defenders Who Understand Freedom

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Former government bureaucrat has epic fail.

Analysis and Commentary

On NAEP, Bright Spots Amidst The Gloom

by Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Alas, it wasn’t hard to predict that this year’s results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress would be bleak. With the lingering effects of the Great Recession still serving as powerful headwinds against progress, it would have taken a miracle to see big gains at the national level. Truthfully, I expected worse news for fourth graders, given how poorly they did upon entry into kindergarten; in reality, though, it turned out to be eighth grade where the news was most dismaying.

Interviews
Interviews

Michael Spence: Economic Growth As A Tool For Fighting Poverty

interview with Michael Spencevia Bloomberg
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Spence discusses whether a country can expand its economy and lift its citizens out of poverty.

Interviews

Chris Cuomo To John Yoo: How Is That Espionage?

interview with John Yoovia CNN
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo talks about his recent appearance on Fox News where he discussed Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman's testimony.

In the News
In the News

Who’s To Blame For California’s Planned Power Outages? Some Say PG&E, Others Say Politicians

quoting James L. Sweeneyvia Times Herald-Record (NY)
Thursday, October 31, 2019

The repeated power shutoffs imposed to avoid sparking wildfires around the state have left many Californians furious and looking for someone — or something — to blame. Some critics join Gov. Gavin Newsom in pointing to a warming climate that scientists say is increasing the likelihood of wildfires and at PG&E for failing adequately to plan for that increase, while at the same time enriching its executives and shareholders.

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Define A Purpose For Yourself

quoting William Damonvia Deccan Herald
Thursday, October 31, 2019

With a stellar academic record and a host of impressive extracurricular achievements, Gaurav was recruited on campus by a top-notch multinational firm. After a three-year stint, he sailed into a premier MBA program and was ready to enter the job market again.

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Raise The Limit For Deposit Insurance

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia Economic Times (India)
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

India should double the limit for bank deposits that are insured, to at least Rs 2 lakh. That would still be short of a rule of thumb, of the ceiling being double the per-capita GDP. The other rule of thumb, as former SBI economist MR Das explained on this page on Tuesday, is that the limit should cover 80% of depositors and at least 20% of the deposits. This is less relevant for India. The Rs 1 lakh limit, estimates Das, cover 92% of depositors, thanks to the huge increase in the number of small account holders, following financial inclusion drives.

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Leadership In War: Lessons From Those Who Made History By Andrew Roberts

quoting Andrew Robertsvia Financial Times
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Leadership comes in all forms, but for those with an interest in military history, leadership in war brings out very particular characteristics. Andrew Roberts’ Leadership in War: Lessons from those who made history, gives an overview of nine very different leaders, all of whom experienced, and led in various fashions some kind of war.

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Who’s To Blame For California’s Planned Power Outages? Some Say PG&E, Others Say Politicians

quoting Bill Whalenvia Mercury News
Thursday, October 31, 2019

The repeated power shutoffs imposed to avoid sparking wildfires around the state have left many Californians furious and looking for someone — or something — to blame. Some critics join Gov. Gavin Newsom in pointing to a warming climate that scientists say is increasing the likelihood of wildfires and at PG&E for failing adequately to plan for that increase, while at the same time enriching its executives and shareholders.

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U.S. Technology Control Policy Not Likely To Stop China's Hi-Tech Development: Scholar

quoting Andrew Grottovia Xinhua (China)
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

U.S. government policy on controlling technology exports to China won't likely halt the Asian country's pace of hi-tech development, a Stanford scholar said Tuesday.

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‘The Tubman Command’ By Elizabeth Cobbs

mentioning Elizabeth Cobbsvia Post Independent
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Harriet Tubman led over 300 slaves to freedom through the Underground Railroad, making 19 life-threatening trips to the South. She guided fugitives north under the cover of darkness, evading slave catchers and mercenaries. I remembered these facts from history class, but not much more. When I saw this book on the library shelf, curiosity about Harriet made me pick it up. Reading inside the cover, I discovered that this incredibly courageous woman later served in the Union Army.

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Boise State Speech Next Monday

mentioning David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

On Monday, November 4, I’ll be giving the Brandt Foundation Lecture at Boise State University in Boise, Idaho. It will be the first time I’ve been in Boise since I stated overnight there in April 1971. The title of talk is The Case for Free Trade.

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Birthday Of The Day: Tim Roemer, Executive Director And Strategic Counselor At APCO Worldwide

mentioning Elizabeth Economyvia Politico
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

I highly recommend the book ‘The Third Revolution’ by Elizabeth Economy. It is about Xi Jinping’s transformative changes to China, his clever consolidation of power, and his highly aggressive foreign policy.

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Announcing 'Huawei, 5G And National Security: A Lawfare Compilation,' A New Lawfare E-Book

mentioning Herbert Linvia Lawfare Blog
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

A new Lawfare Institute e-book, "Huawei, 5G and National Security: A Lawfare Compilation," is now available on Kindle.