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Presidential Candidate Kamala Harris’s Minimum Wage And Education Policies Will Reduce Economic Opportunities

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, January 29, 2019

US senator Kamala Harris, who announced her candidacy for president last week, immediately moves to the top of the Democratic party’s list for the 2020 election.

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The Progressive Race To The Bottom

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Abolishing ICE, offering ‘free’ college to all, raising taxes to 70 percent. ... Will the somnolent GOP take notice?

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Lessons From The Past

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Monday, January 28, 2019

Feedback Seventy-one years ago this month — in January 1948 — a black, 17-year-old high school dropout left home. The last grade he had completed was the 9th grade. He had no skills, little experience, and not a lot of maturity. Yet he was able to find jobs to support himself, to a far greater extent than someone similar can find jobs today. I know because I was that black 17-year-old. And, decades later, I did research on economic conditions back then.

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John Taylor: The Fed Must Pay Attention To The State Of The Economy

interview with John B. Taylorvia CNBC
Monday, January 28, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Taylor notes that the Fed must pay attention to the economy when deciding whether to raise rates.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

CBO As Agenda Setter On Tax Policy

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, January 28, 2019

In December 2018, the Congressional Budget Office published a 316-page report titled Options for Reducing the Deficit: 2019 to 2028. Those reports are often useful because they can tell you the implications for the deficit of various changes in government spending and in tax law. This report is relatively comprehensive. It examines dozens of ways in which the U.S. government could cut spending and dozens of ways in which it could increase taxes. 

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Scrap Medal

by Andrew Robertsvia Military History in the News
Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Readers of The Times (of London) this month were surprised to read the headline “The British Heroes Honoured by Adolf Hitler.” Was some terrible, nationally-humiliating scandal breaking about Britons who were secretly working for the Nazis during World War Two? In fact. it was an interesting military history story that casts light on an often forgotten aspect of the Spanish Civil War: the naval side.

Analysis and Commentary

Review Of Harold Hongju Koh, The Trump Administration And International Law

by Jack Goldsmithvia SSRN
Monday, January 28, 2019

This essay reviews Harold Hongju Koh, The Trump Administration and International Law (2018). Its main conclusion is that Koh overstates the influence of transnational legal process in checking President Donald Trump's impact the U.S. stance toward international law and institutions.

Interviews
Interviews

Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show (Part 1)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Monday, January 28, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "When Women Earn Less Than Men."

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Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show (Part 2)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Monday, January 28, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "When Women Earn Less Than Men."

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Lanhee Chen: Government Shutdown Cost US $11B

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Yahoo
Monday, January 28, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the partial government shutdown's impact on the economy and whether the cost, estimated to be $11 billion dollars according to the Congressional Budget Office, will be a permanent loss.

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The Nuclear Option With Jeremy Carl

interview with Jeremy Carlvia Urbane Cowboys
Monday, January 28, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Jeremy Carl discusses nuclear energy and social media regulation.

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Markos Kounalakis: U.S. And Taliban Agree In Principle On Afghan Peace Talks

interview with Markos Kounalakisvia CBS News
Monday, January 28, 2019
Hoover Institution fellow Markos Kounalakis talks about the US and Taliban officials agreeing in principle to key issues for a peace deal.
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Lanhee Chen: What The Deal To End The Shutdown Means For The President And Both Parties In Congress

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia KPCC 89.3 (Southern California)
Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses what the deal to end the shutdown means for the president and both parties in Congress, Roger Stone's indictment, and more.

 

In the News
In the News

Richard Epstein On Antitrust Laws And Intense Market Competition

featuring Richard A. Epsteinvia AEI
Monday, January 28, 2019

From Richard “The Libertarian” Epstein’s excellent Forbes article “Beware of Populist Antitrust Law“: …the greatest period of human progress in the United States started in 1870 and continued through onset of World War II. The Gilded Age was more than gilt. It was a period of unprecedented economic prosperity, disease control, and a large increase in life expectancy, largely attributable to unprecedented scientific and technological advance.

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Treasury's Secretive Bond Whisperers More Crucial Than Ever

quoting Darrell Duffievia NewsMax
Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Every three months, they come to the nation’s capital to gather at the iconic Hay-Adams hotel, just steps from the White House. Here, 12 men and five women, representing Wall Street’s most influential dealers and debt investors -- names like JPMorgan Chase, BlackRock and Citadel -- meet with Treasury Department officials behind closed doors with one important purpose: to tell them how to manage America’s finances.

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Bitter Shutdown Could Sink Trump's Agenda, But Some GOP Strategists See Hope

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia Washington Examiner
Tuesday, January 29, 2019

While Republican strategists fear the bitter 35-day partial government shutdown will sink White House legislative priorities like infrastructure and changes to prescription drug pricing, some believe President Trump has a chance to score victories, despite five weeks of anger and ill will.

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Monday Round-Up

quoting John Yoovia SCOTUS Blog
Monday, January 28, 2019

Commentary and coverage focus on the Supreme Court’s decision last week to review New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. City of New York, in which the justices will consider whether New York City’s ban on transporting a licensed, locked and unloaded handgun outside city limits violates the Constitution. In an op-ed for Los Angeles Times, James Phillips and John Yoo argue that “[t]o ensure the equal treatment of constitutional rights, the court should establish a test fully rooted in the original understanding of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.”

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UC National Center For Free Speech And Civic Engagement Taps Leading Scholars To Help Drive Vision, Development

mentioning John Villasenorvia University of California
Monday, January 28, 2019

Leading University of California scholars in a variety of fields – ranging from religious studies and law to medicine and philosophy – have been named to the inaugural academic advisory board of the UC National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement.

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Looking Ahead: The 89ers And The Future Of The EU

mentioning Timothy Garton Ashvia The London School of Economics and Political Science
Wednesday, January 30, 2019

On the occasion of the 1989 Generation Initiative’s third anniversary, Timothy Garton Ash will speak in broad terms about the future of the EU in the wake of Brexit, prospects for its reform, and how the next generation of European leaders must act to shape events.