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Featured

The FTC Unfriends Facebook

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, April 29, 2019

The regulatory body goes overboard in seeking to fine the social media company $5 billion over privacy concerns.  

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At $140,000 Per Year, Why Are Government Workers In California Paid Twice As Much As Private Sector Workers?

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Nationwide, government-worker compensation has been growing more rapidly than private-sector compensation for several years, but this trend is on steroids in California, where some state and local government workers are now paid roughly twice as much as those in the private sector.

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Why Go West?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Immigrants see what is right about the West. That’s why they come. And then too many critique the very system they left their homelands to join.

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New Issue Of Hoover Digest Online

via Hoover Digest
Monday, April 29, 2019

The spring issue of Hoover Digest is now available online. The journal focuses on topics both classical—the economy, personal freedom, the role of government—and timely, such as cybersecurity, terrorism, and geopolitical shifts. 

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

When Reagan Went To China

by Tunku Varadarajanvia The Wall Street Journal
Monday, April 29, 2019

I recently suggested to a still-sprightly friend who worked in the Reagan White House that President Reagan’s address at Fudan University in Shanghai—delivered April 30, 1984—was a terrific speech that stands forgotten. My friend texted a pensive reply. “If not largely forgotten, then it’s at least overshadowed by subsequent oratory in a busy rhetorical era.”

Analysis and Commentary

The Education Exchange: Private School Participation In School Choice Programs Affected By Regulation

by Paul E. Petersonvia Education Next
Monday, April 29, 2019

A new study finds that students who receive vouchers to attend private schools in Louisiana are outperformed by students in a control group.

Interviews
Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson On Yahoo News: Obama Urged Biden Not To Run In 2016

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Yahoo News
Monday, April 29, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses Joe Biden's run for president as well as the lack of endorsement from former President Obama.

Interviews

Lanhee Chen: Joe Biden Looks To Win Over Blue-Collar Voters Ahead Of 2020

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Yahoo Finance
Monday, April 29, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses former Vice President Joe Biden’s potential political strategy for 2020.

Interviews

John Yoo: Update On The Mueller Report

interview with John Yoovia The Federalist Society
Monday, April 29, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the conclusions from the Mueller Report and what conclusions mean for the Trump Administration and the country going forward.

In the News
In the News

Discrimination And Disparities

featuring Thomas Sowellvia DeSoto Times-Tribune
Monday, April 29, 2019

My longtime friend and colleague Dr. Thomas Sowell has just published a revised and enlarged edition of “Discrimination and Disparities.” It lays waste to myth after myth about the causes of human differences not only in the United States but around the globe. Throughout the book, Sowell shows that socioeconomic outcomes differ vastly among individuals, groups and nations in ways that cannot be easily explained by any one factor, whether it’s genetics, sex or race discrimination or a history of gross mistreatment that includes expulsion and genocide.

In the News

Contemporary Society's Crumbling Pillar

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia EconLog
Monday, April 1, 2019

Once we understand that community matters, then it becomes clear why it is not enough for a country to experience strong economic growth… How that growth is distributed across communities in the country matters immensely.

In the News

A Case Of Classic Antisemitism

quoting Niall Fergusonvia The Jerusalem Post
Monday, April 29, 2019

On April 25th, The New York Times International Edition ran a disturbing cartoon described by Seth Frantzman of The Jerusalem Post as “…an apparently blind US President Donald Trump wearing a yarmulke being led by a dog with a Star of David for a collar and with a face of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.” After numerous complaints, The New York Times removed the cartoon from its website calling it, “an error in judgment.” 

In the News

Virtue-Signaling Banks Hurt Shareholders And Customers

quoting Stephen Haber, Charles Calomirisvia American Banker
Monday, April 29, 2019

House Financial Services Chair Maxine Waters and Sen. Elizabeth Warren called for and got Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan’s scalp, highlighting a dangerous politicization of banking. Politicized banking misallocates capital, increases financial-system risk and reduces value for consumers and businesses.

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GDP Data Illustrate Both The Good And Bad Of Trump's Trade Wars

quoting Steven J. Davisvia Bloomberg
Friday, April 26, 2019

One big headline from Friday’s initial report on first-quarter U.S. gross domestic product is the boost growth received from the fallout of President Donald Trump’s trade wars. Yet below the surface are signs of how his disruptive approach to trade is also dampening growth in a way that may be more worrying for the long term.

In the News

Libor Is Both Alive And Dead

quoting Darrell Duffievia Washington Post
Monday, April 29, 2019

By the end of 2021, the smorgasbord of benchmark borrowing costs known as the London Interbank Offered Rates is due to die. Rendered archaic by shifts in the wholesale money markets, not to mention sullied by rigging, the world’s regulators have deemed Libor no longer fit for purpose.

In the News

Dems To Hold First-Ever Hearing On Medicare For All, As Progressives Fear 'Deliberation Theater' Farce

quoting Charles Blahousvia Fox News
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

House Democrats will hold their first-ever hearing on Medicare for All legislation on Tuesday, advancing a sweeping proposal that several prominent 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls have embraced -- even as some progressives caution the hearing may amount to a "farce," and President Trump and top Republicans call the idea a socialist prescription for disaster.

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UK Government Is Grinding To A Halt

quoting Michael R. Auslinvia Financial Times
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Brexit is bringing government and policymaking in Whitehall and Westminster to a juddering halt. Since the June 2017 election, it has been increasingly clear that Theresa May and her ministers don’t have the capacity to contemplate much policy that isn’t connected with Britain’s departure from the EU. 

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Qatar’s Propaganda Efforts Find Allies At Georgetown University

quoting Samuel Tadrosvia The Algemeiner
Monday, April 29, 2019

Qatar’s Foreign Affairs Ministry spokeswoman Lolwah Rashid Al-Khater used intellectual relativism to assuage fears of Islamic absolutism while speaking last month at Georgetown University’s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS). “There are always narratives and counter-narratives” and “multiple versions of the truth. That’s why we have different religions,” she proclaimed, in a clever bid to mask Qatar’s role as a Muslim Brotherhood (MB) bastion.