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The Human Prosperity Project On Socialism And Free-Market Capitalism

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

The Hoover Institution launched a new initiative, The Human Prosperity Project on Socialism and Free-Market Capitalism on Socialism, a discussion with leading scholars was hosted, on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST.

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Capitalism, Socialism, And Freedom

by Peter Berkowitzvia Socialism and Free Market Capitalism: The Human Prosperity Project
Monday, February 24, 2020

Despite the fundamental distinction between the two, misunderstandings of capitalism and socialism — and their implications for freedom — abound, and usually in favor socialism. In these circumstances, a return to the basics is warranted. The 17th-century writings of John Locke in defense of political and economic freedom and the 19th- century critique by Karl Marx of political and economic freedom represent classics of the genre. 

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Failures Of Governance Is The Reason Why The “State Of California” Is Bad And Getting Worse

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Last week, California governor Gavin Newsom gave an upbeat State of the State speech. There are two major problems with Newsom’s assessment that belie California’s significant economic weaknesses.

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The New York Wrecking Ball

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Ordering a developer to lop off 20 floors from a new residential tower showcases the many problems of the City’s real estate market. 

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

‘Gray Matter’–Deficient Americans

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, February 25, 2020

The billionaires and bureaucrats depend on the skilled workers they mock — and that makes them more than a little uneasy.

Analysis and Commentary

As California Goes, How Will Newsom And Harris Lean?

by Bill Whalenvia Real Clear Politics
Tuesday, February 25, 2020

In culinary terms, February’s limited tasting menu of Democratic presidential votes – Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina award 155 delegates, roughly 1/13th the 1,991 needed to secure the party’s nomination – soon becomes a March smorgasbord of main courses.

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Thanks For Defending Democracy, Mike Pompeo.

by Michael McFaulvia The Washington Post
Friday, February 21, 2020

The organizers of the Munich Security Conference this year gave everyone a prompt: “Westlessness. Discuss.” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo took the challenge seriously by forcefully rebutting the hypothesis of Western decline. In his speech at this annual gathering of foreign policy professionals from around the world, Pompeo argued that “the West is winning.” 

Analysis and Commentary

In India, Trump Sounds Like Obama

by Tunku Varadarajanvia The Wall Street Journal
Monday, February 24, 2020

He preaches pluralism to the country’s less-tolerant nationalists.

Interviews
Interviews

How Do We Elect The President? A Discussion With Professor Michael McConnell

interview with Michael McConnellvia Stanford Legal Podcast
Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McConnell discusses how we elect a president as well as the caucuses, primaries, and convention systems. McConnell also talks about why we have an electoral college and whether there is a good system for resolving disputed elections.

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Is Israel's Democracy Broken? A Discussion With George Shultz And Arye Carmon

interview with George P. Shultz, Arye Carmonvia Hoover Institution
Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Hoover Institution fellows George Shultz and Arye Carmon discuss the current political paralysis and the inherent challenges in solidifying Israel’s 71-year-old secular democracy.

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Chester E. Finn “How To Educate An American: The Conservative Vision For Tomorrow’s Schools “

interview with Chester E. Finn Jr.via The Bill Bennett Show
Monday, February 24, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Chester Finn discusses his new book that he co-authored with Michael Petrilli, titled How to Educate an American: The Conservative Vision for Tomorrow's Schools.

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Vice President Pence At Hoover Institution Board Of Overseers

interview with Peter M. Robinsonvia C-SPAN
Monday, February 24, 2020

Vice President Mike Pence participates in a “fireside chat” with Hoover Institution fellow Peter Robinson. 

Interviews

Michael McFaul On Leaks And Russia Interference: "This Is Secret Information, These Are Supposed To Be Secret Briefings"

interview with Michael McFaulvia Real Clear Politics
Monday, February 24, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul questions the intelligence community for evidence to back up their conclusion that Russians prefer President Trump as the Republican nominee and Bernie Sanders as the Democratic nominee for president. McFaul also criticized the Obama administration for the lack of action after receiving intelligence in October 2016 about Russian interference on behalf of Trump.

In the News
In the News

American Ingrate: Ilhan Omar

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Powerline
Monday, February 24, 2020

I met up with the Federalist’s Ben Weingarten in Minneapolis this past fall when he was in the process of finishing American Ingrate: Ilhan Omar and the Progressive Islamist Takeover of the Democratic Party. With a foreword by Andrew McCarthy, the book is published in paperback today by Bombardier Books; it is available on Amazon at the link.

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The Energy Innovation And Carbon Dividend Act

quoting George P. Shultzvia Idaho State Journal
Monday, February 24, 2020

It seems every day the news provides stark testimony that our climate is warming, threatening our communities and environment. There are various opinions on the cause. However, within the community that expanded our understanding of our world and created the many technical advancements to improve our life in it, there is little doubt. 

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Mike Pence's Fireside Chat

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia The Commentator
Tuesday, February 25, 2020

US Vice-President Mike Pence took part in a fireside chat with Peter Robinson at Hoover Institution, yesterday.