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Can The US Balance China's Power?

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Monday, April 8, 2019

It is hard to believe these days that for roughly two and a half centuries Britain maintained the balance of power in Europe. But how?

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The World Doesn’t Care About Groupthink

by Victor Davis Hansonvia The National Review
Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Conventional wisdom may change in a flash (remember ‘peak oil’?), but elites remain elites, united by common interests.

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Black Reparations

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, April 8, 2019

Endorsed by Democratic hopefuls, the policy is deeply flawed.

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Is California’s Governor Already Prepping For The 2024 Presidency?

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, April 9, 2019

California governor Gavin Newsom is winding up his first 100 days as governor. This is of course way too soon for him to be thinking of higher political office. Or is it? Last week, Newsom solicited new campaign contributions, motivated by his “bold and unprecedented actions” during his first three months in office.

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Getting Work Done In Congress, With Josh Hawley And Michael Waltz

interview with Josh Hawley, Michael Waltzvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, April 8, 2019

Senator Josh Hawley and representative Michael Waltz discuss their first terms in Congress and how much more they still want to accomplish.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Indigenous Peoples War Against Pipelines

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Monday, April 8, 2019

The world will continue to to rely on fossil fuels for most of its energy needs. 

Analysis and Commentary

Meer On Minimum Wage

by John H. Cochrane mentioning David R. Hendersonvia The Grumpy Economist
Monday, April 8, 2019

David Henderson posts a thoughtful draft op-ed by Jonathan Meer on minimum wages. Two talents of  great economists are to recognize that averages hide big differences among people, and to imagine all the avenues of substitution and unintended effects of a regulation. 

Analysis and Commentary

Brexit Is Just One Front In Europe’s Battle For Its Soul

by Timothy Garton Ashvia The Guardian
Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Whether it’s taking on Boris Johnson, Nigel Farage, Germany’s AfD or Italy’s Matteo Salvini, this is one and the same struggle.

Analysis and Commentary

Start Planning NATO’s 100th Birthday

by Josef Joffevia The American Interest
Friday, April 5, 2019

Alliances die when they win. So NATO should have gone the way of all flesh when the Soviet Union committed suicide in 1991. Yet it has not only endured, but also expanded. And based on enduring interest, the Alliance will survive Donald Trump, too.

Analysis and Commentary

Why Students Attending Elite Universities And Colleges Are Attracted To Socialism

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Tuesday, April 9, 2019

The newest categories of students receiving preferential admission at elite universities and colleges are First Generation (households in which one or both parents did not attend college) and Low Income (households that cannot afford the cost of tuition and fees). FG students make up as much as 20% of admissions and LI up to 27%.

Interviews
Interviews

Abbas Milani: Why Trump Declared Iran's Revolutionary Guard Terrorists

interview with Abbas Milanivia KCBS Radio
Monday, April 8, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Abbas Milani explains the implications of the United States declaring Iran's Revolutionary Guard a "foreign terrorist organization." The designation is the first time that America has categorized a part of another country's government as terrorists.

In the News
In the News

Have We Closed Socioeconomic Achievement Gaps?

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

The Hoover Institution hosted "Have We Closed Socioeconomic Achievement Gaps?" on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 from 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EST.

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Understanding ‘Putin’s Playbook’

featuring Michael McFaulvia Medium
Monday, April 8, 2019

To thwart the effects of ‘Putinism,’ the American people must first understand the nature of the threat, Michael McFaul told the House Intelligence Committee.

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Lewis Honors College To Host Talk On 'Free Market Environmentalism'

featuring Terry Andersonvia University of Kentucky News
Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Terry Anderson, a senior fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, will give a talk this week as part of the University of Kentucky Lewis Honors College's Speaker Series.

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Former Ambassador To Russia Will Speak At Carroll College Thursday

featuring Michael McFaulvia KPVI
Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Michael McFaul, former ambassador to Russia, will present a community lecture entitled “From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin's Russia" Thursday at Carroll College. 

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Achievement Gap Between Rich And Poor Public School Students Unchanged Over 50 Years

quoting Eric Hanushek, Paul E. Petersonvia Reason
Monday, April 8, 2019

Half a century of trying hasn't closed one of schooling's most vexing achievement gaps. According to a new paper, the gap in educational achievement between public school students in the bottom 10th socioeconomic status (SES) percentile and those in the top 90th SES percentile has remained essentially unchanged over the last 50 years.

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Here’s How Much Bitcoin Countries Need To Replace Their Gold Reserves

quoting Niall Fergusonvia Bitcoinist
Monday, April 8, 2019

New research from a digital asset management firm estimates the amount of BTC governments have to accumulate if Bitcoin were to replace the current gold reserves.

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Is Trump’s Designation Of Iran Revolutionary Guard Corps As Terrorist Organization A Set-Up For War?

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia Mint Press News
Monday, April 8, 2019

With the IRGC now officially labeled a “foreign terrorist organization” by the U.S. government, the march to war with Iran — long a goal of top Trump administration officials — is closer than ever.

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Manufacturing Returns To Growth

quoting Michael Spencevia The Telegraph
Monday, April 8, 2019

Amid higher market confidence, the barometer purchasing managers index for China has shown recovery for a second consecutive month.

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Cory Booker Introduces Slavery Reparations Bill To Senate

quoting Thomas Sowellvia The Daily Wire
Monday, April 8, 2019

In an effort to differentiate himself from the pack by moving as far to the left as he can on the political spectrum, Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) has now introduced a bill to the Senate that would study the payment of slavery reparations, reports Fox News.

 
 
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Political Cornflakes: Unlike Their Predecessors, This Batch Of Democratic Presidential Hopefuls Have Taken A Hard Line Against The Death Penalty

quoting Bill Whalenvia The Salt Lake Tribune
Monday, April 8, 2019

Democrats eyeing the presidency have raised their voices to denounce the death penalty, a departure from their predecessors who were wary of appearing weak on crime. President Barack Obama never called for getting rid of the death penalty, and Hillary Clinton, Al Gore and Bill Clinton all supported keeping it.

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Is The Sultan Of Brunei Imposing Sharia Law To Clean Up His Family's Image?

quoting Michael R. Auslinvia CNN
Tuesday, April 9, 2019

For decades, he was known as a godfather of excess. The wealthiest man in the world for many years, the sultan of Brunei knew how to spend the vast riches that flowed from the oil deposits bestowed upon the tiny Southeast Asian nation he controls with absolute power.

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Testing Policies Are The 'Jim Crow Of Education,' Association President Suggests

mentioning Eric Hanushekvia Education Dive
Monday, April 8, 2019

Dramatizing the range of emotions students feel toward standardized testing, members of the Epic Theater Ensemble, based in New York City, opened the presidential address at this year’s American Educational Research Association (AERA) conference with a strong statement against the role of testing in education.

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49th St. Gallen Symposium On The Topic Of “Capital For Purpose”

mentioning Niall Fergusonvia Caixin Global
Tuesday, April 9, 2019

To begin the programme, Niall Ferguson, Professor at the University of Stanford, will describe the state of Western capitalism from a historian’s perspective.