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China Boomeranging

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Its bad behavior in the wake of COVID-19 will leave it in its weakest global position in memory. And the U.S. will emerge stronger.

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The First Coronavirus Error Was Keeping Calm

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Monday, March 16, 2020

We are entering the panic phase of the pandemic. Paradoxically, that is a good thing.

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Coronavirus Perspective

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, March 16, 2020

The evidence does not support our panicked inferences.

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Cuba Is An Academic Fraud

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Wall Street Journal
Monday, March 16, 2020

Few educational stats are available, and they are highly suspect.

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The U.S. Must Reject The International Criminal Court’s Attack On Its National Sovereignty

by John Yoo, Ivana Stradnervia National Review
Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Last week, the International Criminal Court (ICC) authorized an investigation of alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity by U.S., Afghan, and Taliban troops in Afghanistan, as well as by CIA black sites operated in Poland, Lithuania, and Romania. While the prosecution will likely fail, it represents another effort by a global elite — consisting of European governments, international organizations, and their supporting interest groups, academics, and activists — to threaten American sovereignty.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

International Criminal Court Prepares Legal War On The US

by David Davenportvia The Washington Examiner
Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Since its creation in 1998, many have understood the International Criminal Court to be a way for those in the world who oppose but cannot match America’s military power to attack it legally instead. At last, that has now happened with the court’s recent decision to investigate the U.S. military for potential war crimes in Afghanistan. If successful, the ICC prosecutor may then charge individual Americans for war crimes.

Analysis and Commentary

California’s Most Egregious Union Giveaway Ever

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Last year, California lawmakers passed a large and purely gratuitous union giveaway that thus far has managed to sneak under the radar. Assembly Bill 378 allows about 40,000 childcare workers to unionize. This is the most egregious union giveaway ever, because the issue that unionization is supposed to address was created by—guess who—state lawmakers. 

Analysis and Commentary

Repatriated Remains

by Andrew Robertsvia Military History in the News
Monday, March 16, 2020

As though the negotiations over Britain’s departure from the European Union are not complicated and contentious enough, a group of French historians have now made an official request to the British Foreign Office that the remains of their last monarch, Emperor Napoleon III—and presumably also those of his consort the Empress Eugenie—be repatriated to France as part of the post-Brexit deal.

Analysis and Commentary

The Unsung Heroism Of The Private Sector #1346

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, March 17, 2020

If you’re out of work and need a job during the COVID-19 outbreak, Safeway is immediately hiring more than 2,000 workers as shoppers strip aisles to stock up for staying home. Most of the openings are available at more than 165 Bay Area locations, the company said.

Interviews
Federal Reserve
Interviews

John Taylor: Former Fed Governor On How The Central Bank Can Help Small Businesses With Coronavirus Volatility

interview with John B. Taylorvia CNBC Television
Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow John Taylor discusses what the Fed is doing to calm the markets and Taylor notes that more specific actions are needed as well as the reasons for those actions.

Interviews

Kevin Hassett: March Job Losses Could Be Among The Worst Ever

interview with Kevin Hassettvia CNN Business
Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Kevin Hassett discusses the job market and says that the odds of a global recession are close to 100%.

In the News
In the News

Can Debate Fix America? Intelligence Squared Wants To Try

quoting Victor Davis Hanson, H. R. McMaster, Abbas Milani, Hoover Institutionvia Stanford Review
Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Last week, a nearly unprecedented event took place at the Hoover Institution. It was not a garish student protest or a floor-shaking rally, but a calm, informative debate on the Trump administration’s “maximum pressure campaign” against Iran.

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Raghuram Rajan: Virus’s Shock To Production Will Expose The Hidden Poor

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia Irish Examiner
Monday, March 16, 2020

The Covid-19 outbreak has reasserted our need for expertise and for leadership that protects the most vulnerable in society, says Raghuram Rajan.

In the News

The Federal Reserve Acts Again, As Market Turmoil Continues

quoting Darrell Duffievia The Economist
Monday, March 16, 2020

[Subscription required] Other central banks follow up with emergency measures.

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The Fed Tried Some Extreme Measures To Stabilize The Markets, But May Need To Go Further To Steady The Ship

quoting Kevin Warshvia CNBC
Monday, March 16, 2020

Extraordinary Federal Reserve actions over the weekend were unable to avert yet another market bloodbath Monday and may yet prove insufficient to address the economic carnage from the coronavirus crisis.