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The Essence Of Marxism

by Niall Fergusonvia Defining Ideas
Monday, March 2, 2020

A belief that the industrial economy is doomed to produce an intolerably unequal society.

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Globalization Bleeding

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, March 3, 2020

The recurring dream — or nightmare — of being a ‘citizen of the world.’

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Coronavirus Monetary Policy

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Tuesday, March 3, 2020

A colleague and I were discussing the question, should the Fed lower interest rates in response to the coronavirus? More generally, suppose a pandemic gets serious and either by choice or by fiat a large swath of the economy is shut down for a few weeks or months. What should the Fed, or other economic policy do about it?

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How Government Power Threatens Freedom

by Milton Friedmanvia PolicyEd
Tuesday, March 3, 2020

The greatest threat to human freedom is the concentration of power, often by the government.

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Hoover Institution Press Publishes Choose Economic Freedom By George P. Shultz And John B. Taylor

Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

The Hoover Institution will publish a new oral history on March 3, 2020, by two of its top economists, George P. Shultz and John B. Taylor, about how the sound, market-oriented policies of the 1980s saved the US economy by reversing the stagnation and hyperinflation of the 1970s.

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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Trump May Shrug Off The Coronavirus, The US Economy May Not

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Monday, March 2, 2020

A Covid-19 outbreak in one or more large US cities would inflict a September 11-level hit on the economy and a Hurricane Katrina-level hit on Trump’s popular approval.

Analysis and Commentary

The Revenge Of The Paris Agreement

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, March 2, 2020

A British court uses global warming fears to block an airport expansion.

Analysis and Commentary

All These States Voting So Soon After South Carolina? Not A “Super” Idea

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Monday, March 2, 2020

As you watch the political spectacle that is “Super Tuesday” unfold – 14 states voting, 1,357 pledged Democratic delegates at stake (1,991 delegates secures a first-ballot convention win) – keep in mind: this is not what the Democratic Party had in mind when its more centrist acolytes devised this one-day wonder decades ago.

Analysis and Commentary

The Mind Is A Map-Maker

by Charles Hillvia The Caravan
Tuesday, March 3, 2020

A map of the Middle East after the World War I collapse of the Ottoman Empire and Caliphate shows no state boundaries, only lines of control by European powers over the territories vacated by “The Sublime Porte” -- the Islamic hegemon in Istanbul.

Analysis and Commentary

Munger's Insights On Academic Publishing

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, March 2, 2020

Duke University economics professor Michael Munger has an excellent article today at AIER titled “The Future of Academic Publishing.” There’s so much in it that it’s hard to summarize. 

Interviews
Interviews

John Taylor: Fed Likely Won't Cut Rates Before March Meeting Because Of Coronavirus Concerns

interview with John B. Taylorvia CNBC
Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow John Taylor discusses what's ahead for the Fed as well as global interest rates in light of the issues created by the coronavirus.

Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson: This Is The Worst Democratic Field Since Mondale Lost To Reagan In A Landslide

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Real Clear Politics
Monday, March 2, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson weighs in on the current Democratic presidential field.

Interviews

President Xi Enabled Coronavirus To Have Global Impact: Kiron Skinner

interview with Kiron K. Skinnervia Fox Business
Monday, March 2, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Kiron Skinner says the coronavirus wouldn't have spread globally had China's President Xi been more transparent about the disease.

Interviews

John Cochrane: The Economic Lessons Of A Free Solo Climb

interview with John H. Cochranevia The Indicator From Planet Money (NPR)
Monday, March 2, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow John Cochrane talks about Alex Honnold ascending Yosemite National Park's vertical rock formation, El Capitan, in under four hours. Cochrane asks "why wasn't this done 150 years ago," and he uses three economic lessons to explain what prompted his question, as well as the surprising links between rock climbing and economics.

In the News
In the News

Venezuelan Activist: Socialist Hugo Chavez Implemented What Bernie Sanders Talks About

quoting Niall Fergusonvia Fox Wilmington
Monday, March 2, 2020

Daniel Di Martino, a native-born Venezuelan freedom activist, had a strong warning for Americans ahead of the 2020 presidential election — don’t allow what happened to my country happen to yours.

In the News

What Will Happen To Pete Buttigieg’s Super Tuesday Votes? Why Is He Still On The Ballot?

quoting Bill Whalenvia Heavy.com
Sunday, March 1, 2020

Pete Buttigieg will still be on Super Tuesday ballots, even though he dropped out of the presidential race on March 1, 2020. This is largely because he dropped out so close to the race, and ballots have already been printed. 

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The Cybersecurity 202: Americans Should Not Be Confident About Security Of 2020 Election, Experts Say

quoting Herbert Linvia The Washington Post
Monday, February 24, 2020

Americans should not be confident about the security of the 2020 election, according to a slim majority of experts surveyed by The Cybersecurity 202.

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Trump Knocks Fed For Not Cutting: ‘As Usual, Jay Powell And The Federal Reserve Are Slow To Act’

quoting Kevin Warshvia CNBC
Monday, March 2, 2020

President Donald Trump increased pressure on the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates, tweeting Monday that the U.S. central bank is falling behind its global peers.

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Pre-South Carolina Poll Of California Voters Puts Sanders In The Lead

cited Hoover Institutionvia The Washington Examiner
Monday, March 2, 2020

A new poll of likely California Democratic primary voters ranks Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders as first among primary candidates with 26% support, followed by former Vice President Joe Biden at 19%, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren at 18%, and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg at 14%.

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Angioplasties Shoot Up Due To Price Cap, Says Research On Insurance Claims

cited Chirantan Chatterjeevia Deccan Herald
Monday, March 2, 2020

Did India’s price control policy for coronary stents create unintended consequences? This is the question that researchers from four management universities sought to address by analysing nearly 26,000 insurance claims in Karnataka.

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The RSE Names 2020 Fellows

mentioning Niall Fergusonvia The Royal Society of Edinburgh
Tuesday, March 3, 2020

The Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland’s National Academy has announced its newly elected 2020 Fellows. These new Fellows comprise leading thinkers and experts from Scotland and around the world whose work has a significant impact on our nation.