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How Trump Can Hit 3% Growth—Maybe

by Edward Paul Lazearvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, February 27, 2017

Overhaul the tax code, encourage investment and put Americans back to work. Then pray for luck.

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The Affordable Housing Crisis

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Monday, February 27, 2017

Zoning restrictions and building regulations only serve to hurt low-income tenants. 

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Why The Central Valley Votes More Conservative

by Victor Davis Hansonvia San Francisco Chronicle
Thursday, February 23, 2017

Not long ago on a farm south of Fresno, I watched a poorly paid mechanic in silence repair a gate’s hydraulic ram as easily and rapidly as if he were Googling on a smartphone. He seemed to me a genius in oily clothes engulfed in a cloud of cigarette smoke.

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Europe Or Anti-Europe?

by Michael Spencevia Project Syndicate
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

A knowledgeable friend in Milan recently asked me the following question: “If an outside investor, say, from the United States, wanted to invest a substantial sum in the Italian economy, what would you advise?” I replied that, although there are many opportunities to invest in companies and sectors, the overall investment environment is complicated. I would recommend investing alongside a knowledgeable domestic partner, who can navigate the system, and spot partly hidden risks.

Analysis and Commentary
Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the thirty-ninth prime minister of Denmark (2000–2009)
Analysis and Commentary

America’s Will To Lead

interview with Anders Fogh Rasmussenvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Former prime minister of Denmark, Anders Rasmussen, on America's indispensable role as the global leader.

Analysis and Commentary

The Metaphysics Of Trump

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Paradox: How does a supposedly bad man appoint good people eager to advance a conservative agenda that supposedly more moral Republicans failed to realize?

Analysis and Commentary

Mosul, Paris, Jerusalem: Faith, Ideology, And Slaughter

by Ralph Petersvia Military History in the News
Monday, February 27, 2017

As you read this, a ragged alliance of rival forces fights to wrest Mosul’s western half from the grip of the Islamic State. The besiegers represent different ethnic and religious factions jockeying for power in the ruins. The defenders are religious fanatics of an apocalyptic faith. Hundreds of thousands of civilians are captive in their midst.

Analysis and Commentary

BLS Overstates Drop In Labor Share

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, February 27, 2017

One of the most striking and troubling patterns in the US economy in recent decades is the "declining labor share: that is, the pattern that the share of the value of output (in the nonfarm business sector) that goes to workers in the form of compensation, which includes benefits as well as wage and salary compensation, has been dropping.

Mousque of Al-aqsa in Old Town - Jerusalem, Israel
Analysis and Commentary

Israel’s Relations With The Gulf States: Toward The Emergence Of A Tacit Security Regime?

by Clive Jones, Yoel Guzanskyvia Taylor and Francis Online
Monday, February 20, 2017

By drawing on the literature about security regimes, this article posits the idea that a particular type of regime, which can be termed a “tacit security regime” (TSR), has begun to emerge between Israel, on the one hand, and several Gulf Arab states, on the other.

Interviews
Interviews

Ed Lazear: How Trump Can Hit 3% Growth

interview with Edward Paul Lazearvia CNBC
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Ed Lazear gives his views on getting the US economy up to 3-percent growth as touted by President Trump.

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Interviews

Kiron Skinner: Will The Trump Administration Create A Stronger Relationship With Mexico?

interview with Kiron K. Skinnervia Fox Business
Thursday, February 23, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Kiron Skinner talks about Rex Tillerson and John Kelly’s meeting with Mexican officials and whether President Trump can create a strong relationship with Mexico.

In the News
In the News

Cost Of Online Education May Be Higher Than We Think, Study Suggests

quoting Caroline M. Hoxbyvia The Chronicle of Higher Education
Monday, February 27, 2017

A study of the earnings of nearly every person who took postsecondary courses online between 1999 and 2014 finds little evidence that online education saves students or taxpayers money.

In the News

Commentary: When Big Money Becomes The New Normal — Contrasting LA’s And Denver’s School Board Races

quoting Terry M. Moevia LA School Report
Monday, February 27, 2017

At the start of the decade, a survey of elected school board members found a whopping 87 percent spent $5,000 or less on their most recent campaign. Even in larger districts, those with at least 15,000 students, only 10 percent spent $25,000 or more, the National School Boards Association reported.

In the News

Organic Supporters Braced For Farm Bill Battle With 'Forces Of Darkness'

quoting Henry I. Millervia Politico Pro
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

[Subscription required] Longtime supporters of organic foods are girding for a battle with forces from both outside and inside their ranks who see the next farm bill as a chance to make major changes to the Agriculture Department’s National Organic Program.