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The Government's Effect On Charitable Giving

by Milton Friedmanvia PolicyEd
Monday, August 12, 2019

The greatest period of charitable activity occurred in the 19th century, when government spending was small as share of the economy.

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San Francisco’s “Overpaid CEO Tax” Won’t Solve Its Mental-Health And Drug Epidemics

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, August 13, 2019

It is now commonplace to criticize corporate CEOs within progressive political circles, so it is no surprise that San Francisco, one of the most politically progressive cities in the country, has proposed a tax on CEOs. But just not any CEO, only those with exceptionally high salaries compared with others in the company. Dubbed the “CEO Excessive Salary Tax,” the proposal would tax a company’s gross receipts depending on the difference between its CEO’s pay and the median salary of its workers.

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No, This Isn’t The Fall Of Rome

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Monday, August 12, 2019

“A republic, madam — if you can keep it.” That was supposedly Benjamin Franklin’s reply to a woman who asked him the result of the Constitutional Convention after it adjourned, in 1787.

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Whither The Fed?

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Monday, August 12, 2019

Steve Williamson has an excellent long essay, "Is the Fed Doing Anything Right?" on the current state of monetary policy. Why is the Fed lowering rates?

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Letter From Argentina

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Monday, August 12, 2019

My friend Alejandro Rodriguez, at Universidad del CEMA, sends the following report: Oops we did it again. Macri (the current president) lost in the open primary elections (all parties present their candidates in an open  general election so it is like a very big poll). 

Analysis and Commentary

Reinhardt's Misleading Data On Drug Price Differences

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, August 12, 2019

Timothy Taylor, the Conversable Economist, posted today on some highlights from the late Uwe Reinhardt’s last book, Priced Out: The Economic and Ethical Costs of American Health Care. He, following the lead of the Milken Institute Review in its excerpt of the book, shows charts comparing the cost of various health care goods and services in the United States to the cost in other countries.

Interviews
Interviews

Bill Evers: New Ethnic Studies Curriculum Is Getting Backlash For Being Too PC. How Should The Course Be Taught?

interview with Williamson M. Eversvia KPCC 89.3 (Southern California)
Monday, August 12, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Evers discusses a proposed California bill that would mandate high school students take ethnic studies as a requirement for graduation. But, the proposed curriculum for ethnic studies is extremely left-leaning and filled with cumbersome jargon that would become a vehicle to argue politics rather than critical thinking about race, ethnicity, and indigeneity.

Interviews

Jamil Jaffer: Protecting Elections From Interference

interview with Jamil Jaffervia Bloomberg
Monday, August 12, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Jamil Jaffer discusses election security including vote manipulation, as well as overt and covert influence via social media.

In the News
asia
In the News

It Was More Like A Couple Of Asian Decades

quoting Michael R. Auslinvia Asia Times
Monday, August 12, 2019

It has become media orthodoxy to suggest that the era of US hegemony is slowly slipping away and migrating to Asia – with China as its locus – as we proceed into the heart of the 21st century. There is, however, a competing narrative, one recently expressed on ForeignPolicy.com by Michael Auslin, who makes the case that the “Asian Century” “is ending far faster than anyone could have predicted.”

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How Important Is Today’s Racial Discrimination?

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Times Republican
Tuesday, August 13, 2019

There is discrimination of all sorts, and that includes racial discrimination. Thus, it’s somewhat foolhardy to debate the existence of racial discrimination yesteryear or today.

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8 Back-To-School Books To Protect Students Against Leftist Brainwashing

mentioning Thomas Sowellvia The Federalist
Tuesday, August 13, 2019

As high school and college students prepare to head back to school, they’re set to enter a lion’s den of anti-American, leftist indoctrination. Here are eight books conservative students need to balance the fight.