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100 Years Of The Hoover Institution

by Victor Davis Hanson mentioning Hoover Institutionvia National Review
Tuesday, July 30, 2019

It's now a conservative atoll in a progressive sea. What’s next for the storied research center?

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Scott Atlas Discusses How Health Savings Accounts Push Health Care Prices Down

by Scott W. Atlasvia PolicyEd
Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Health Saving Accounts (HSAs) are an effective and proven method of reducing healthcare prices for everyone, not just those with HSAs. When patients are motivated to compare prices, prices for everyone decline significantly. While HSAs are effective in making health care more affordable, they should be expanded and allowed with any healthcare plan.

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San Francisco’s Flawed “IPO Tax” Proposal Would Tax So Much More

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

San Francisco supervisors thought they had designed a wealth tax that would hit only those benefiting from the initial public offerings (IPOs) of highly successful San Francisco technology businesses, such as Uber, Pinterest, and Airbnb, among others. Tech companies often compensate employees partially with stock, whose values can rise enormously in an IPO.

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Pacific Century: Trump Versus China: John Pomfret Reacts

interview with Michael R. Auslin, John Yoo, John Pomfretvia The Pacific Century
Monday, July 29, 2019

The White House’s new China policy splits the US foreign policy community.

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California Wants To Teach Your Kids That Capitalism Is Racist

by Williamson M. Eversvia The Wall Street Journal
Monday, July 29, 2019

A new model curriculum for ‘ethnic studies’ is a handbook for classroom propagandizing.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Is Boris Johnson A Winston Churchill As Rewritten By Monty Python?

by Niall Fergusonvia The Boston Globe
Monday, July 29, 2019

‘Hegel remarks somewhere that all great world-historic facts and personages appear, so to speak, twice,” Karl Marx wrote in a justly famous passage from his essay “The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Napoleon.” “He forgot to add: the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce.”

Analysis and Commentary

David Davenport: Localism Still Alive, Even In California

by David Davenportvia Townhall Review
Tuesday, July 30, 2019

In a move with national implications, the California legislature halted a bill to force local governments to increase housing density. Think multiple homes on single lots and apartment buildings near transit centers.

Analysis and Commentary

Forward Guidance: Is It Useful Away From The Lower Bound?

by Lilia Maliar, John B. Taylorvia The National Bureau Of Economic Research
Tuesday, July 30, 2019

During the recent economic crisis, when nominal interest rates were at their effective lower bounds, central banks used forward guidance announcements about future policy rates to conduct their monetary policy. Many policymakers believe that forward guidance will remain in use after the end of the crisis; however, there is uncertainty about its effectiveness. 

Analysis and Commentary

Why Are Americans Much Richer Than Mexicans?

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Monday, July 29, 2019

According to the International Monetary Fund, per capita gross domestic product (GDP) in purchasing power parity (PPP) in the United States in 2017 was $59,495.  In Mexico, it was $19,480, 32.7% of that in the U.S.

Analysis and Commentary

Laura Ling On Sanctions On North Korea

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, July 29, 2019

“We don’t like living without electricity and water,” she went on. “We know we are not a rich country. But it is the United States that has put sanctions on us and has deprived us of these things. What did we ever do to the United States?” Paris wasn’t the only person I’d spoken with who blamed the U.S. sanctions for North Korea’s lack of electricity. 

Interviews
Interviews

John Yoo Questions Whether The Nation Needs A Director Of National Intelligence

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Monday, July 29, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the nomination of Rep. John Ratcliffe to replace outgoing DNI Dan Coats. Yoo also questions the need for the National Intelligence Agency since we have so many other agencies working on national intelligence and security.

In the News
In the News

State Department 230th Anniversary Celebration

interview with George P. Shultz, Condoleezza Rice, Niall Ferguson, Henry A. Kissingervia C-SPAN
Monday, July 29, 2019

On July 27, 1789, the Department of State became the first US government executive branch department to be established. Hoover Institution fellows George Shultz, Condoleezza Rice, Niall Ferguson, and Henry Kissinger celebrate the 230th anniversary of the State Department. 

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Review: How China Is Shaping California Skylines And American Democracy

featuring Larry Diamondvia Datebook (San Fransisco Chronicle)
Monday, July 22, 2019

Larry Diamond has studied democracy for 40 years. He’s seen governments in every conceivable state of health, and he’s not easily alarmed.

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Did John Brennan Lie To Congress About 2016 Gang Of Eight Briefings?

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Monday, July 29, 2019

During an interview with Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo Sunday morning, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) suggested that former CIA director John Brennan lied under oath to Congress in May 2017.

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McConnell: ‘Hiking The Minimum Wage To $15 Would Kill Jobs And Depress The Economy’

quoting Thomas Sowellvia CNS News
Monday, July 29, 2019

Explaining why he opposed raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnel (R-Ky.) said it was because it would “depress the economy at a time when it’s thriving.”

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Aspen Institute Panel: Rosy Economic Picture Masks Potential Problems

quoting Kevin Warshvia Aspen Daily News
Monday, July 29, 2019

Though the U.S. economy is in excellent shape right now, problems could be lurking on the horizon, an Aspen Institute panel generally concluded on Sunday afternoon.

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India’s Central Bank Is Set To Review Foreign Bond Sale Plan

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia Bloomberg
Monday, July 29, 2019

India’s central bank plans to discuss next month the government’s proposal to raise foreign currency debt, people familiar with the matter said, amid risks flagged by economists about the plan.

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Fed’s Regional Structure Aids Policy Independence, Study Finds

quoting Michael D. Bordovia Bloomberg
Monday, July 29, 2019

The Federal Reserve’s unique structure helps preserve monetary policy independence, according to a new academic study that comes at a time of heightened tensions between the White House and the central bank.

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Survey: Teachers Are Conflicted About The Role Of Suspensions

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia Education Week
Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Many teachers think out-of-school suspensions are racially biased and can be harmful to students—but many still claim they have a role in controlling student behavior, with about half of teachers saying that schools should suspend students more often, a new study finds. 

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Agencies Prep For Climate Change Despite Hostility From Trump

quoting Alice Hillvia U.S. News & World Report
Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Career officials in federal agencies prepare for the dangers of climate change despite a boss who doesn’t believe it.

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Dinner With Devin Has New Date

mentioning Victor Davis Hansonvia GV Wire
Monday, July 29, 2019

After a four-month delay, Congressman Devin Nunes will be the keynote speaker for the Fresno County Republican Party dinner Aug. 28.

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Britain’s Uncertain Future

mentioning Thomas Sowellvia City Journal
Monday, July 29, 2019

As new prime minister Boris Johnson prepares to take Great Britain out of the EU, his political opponents remain out of touch with the country they represent.