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Why The Iran Deal Ensures War

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, October 6, 2015

The Iran agreement will remake the Middle East — for the worse.

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Charlatans And Sheep

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, October 6, 2015

One of the many painful signs of the mindlessness of our times was a recent section of the Wall Street Journal, built around the theme "What's Holding Women Back in the Workplace?"

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Rethinking “Gender Discrimination” At Work

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, October 5, 2015

Jerry Brown and Sheryl Sandberg want to advance female employees, but their proposals will backfire. 

Andrei Sakharov: The Conscience of Humanity
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Andrei Sakharov: The Conscience Of Humanity

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Stanford

The Hoover Institution Press released Andrei Sakharov: The Conscience of Humanity, edited by George P. Shultz, the Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow, and Senior Fellow Sidney Drell. 

Press Releases
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Roots Of Obama’s Catastrophic Foreign Policy

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine Online
Tuesday, October 6, 2015

And why the catastrophes are so consistent.

Analysis and Commentary

Russia’s Snarling Stuntman

by Stephen Kotkinvia The Wall Street Journal
Monday, October 5, 2015

Russia is declining, with talent and capital in full flight. Yet despite this wretched hand, Vladimir Putin is trumping the West.

Analysis and Commentary

Distinguishing Policy From Politics In The Cadillac Plan Tax

by Charles Blahousvia E21
Monday, October 5, 2015

The Affordable Care Act’s “Cadillac plan tax” has been much in the news of late.

Analysis and Commentary

Civil Libertarians Have Tolerated Perpetual, If Sanitary, War

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Tuesday, October 6, 2015

My colleague Sam Moyn has a terrific essay at Dissent, the main thesis of which is the title of this post. He argues that progressives in the United States have since 9/11 prioritized civil liberties over opposition to war, and in the process have legitimized the latter.

Analysis and Commentary

The Libertarian: “Economics, Poverty, And The Pope”

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Monday, October 5, 2015

An analysis of Pope Francis’s economic thoughts.

Analysis and Commentary

Lazear On Dodd-Frank And Capital

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Ed Lazear has a nice WSJ oped, "How not to prevent the next financial meltdown." (Also available here via Hoover.) The main points will not be new to readers of this blog, or my much longer essay but the piece is admirable for putting the basic points so clearly and concisely.

Analysis and Commentary

Charlatans And Sheep: Part II

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, October 6, 2015

One of the secrets of successful magicians on stage is directing the audience's attention to something that is attractive or distracting, but irrelevant to what is actually being done. That is also the secret of successful political charlatans.

Analysis and Commentary

Charlatans And Sheep: Part III

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, October 6, 2015

The prevailing social dogma of our time — that economic and other disparities among groups are strange, if not sinister — has set off bitter disputes between those who blame genetic differences and those who blame discrimination.

Analysis and Commentary

There’s A Reason America’s Vets Can’t Find Work But Not What Ben Bernanke Thinks

by Timothy Kanevia Foreign Policy
Monday, October 5, 2015

Almost half a century after the U.S. military adopted an All Volunteer Force of highly skilled, highly trained, high-IQ warriors, the myth of the stupid soldier lives on. Numerous studies have debunked it.

Analysis and Commentary

Mark Thoma On NAFTA

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Yesterday, economist Mark Thoma wrote a piece on Donald Trump's claim that NAFTA was a disaster. It's titled "Is Donald Trump right to call NAFTA a 'disaster'?"

Analysis and Commentary

Kissinger: Great Things Cannot Be Achieved Without Some Sacrifice Of The Present For The Needs Of The Future

by Henry A. Kissingervia New Atlanticist (Atlantic Council)
Saturday, October 3, 2015

Remarks by former Secretary of State and National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger at the Atlantic Council's Global Citizen Award Ceremony in The American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York.

Analysis and Commentary

James Lewis On The China Cyber Deal

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Monday, October 5, 2015

Given the amount of skepticism that writers on this site—including Jack and I—have expressed towards the Obama administration's cybersecurity posture towards China, I thought it was only appropriate to draw reader attention to an important voice with a very different, and more admiring, view of the matter.

Analysis and Commentary

Kling On Phishing For Phools

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, October 5, 2015

The other Feature Article on Econlib today is "Phools and Their Money," Arnold Kling's review of Phishing for Phools: The Economics of Manipulation & Deception by George A. Akerlof and Robert J. Shiller.

Analysis and Commentary

Robert Murphy On Minimum Wage Studies

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, October 5, 2015

Many economists who currently support large minimum wage hikes claim that the best research now shows that such an increase would not cause significant drops in employment.

Analysis and Commentary

When Womenomics Meets Reality

by Emily S. Chenvia The Diplomat
Tuesday, October 6, 2015

The Japanese government can make structural changes, but cultural attitudes are proving stubborn.

Interviews
Interviews

Michael Spence: The Deflationary Trap Affecting The Global Economy

interview with Michael Spencevia Bloomberg
Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Spence discusses the changes to the global economy since the financial crisis, the impact of deflation and the possibility of further stimulus from central banks.

Interviews

Michael Spence: The Fed's Fear Of Being Wrong In Hiking Interest Rates

interview with Michael Spencevia Bloomberg
Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Spence discusses the problem of increased leverage in global markets and what the Federal Reserve is afraid of in raising rates.

Interviews

Michael Spence: How China Is Changing And Modernizing

interview with Michael Spencevia Bloomberg
Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Spence gives his insights on China.

Interviews

Peter Berkowitz On The John Batchelor Show (31:00)

interview with Peter Berkowitzvia The John Batchelor Show
Monday, October 5, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow Peter Berkowitz discusses his Real Clear Politics piece, "What Unites Conservatives," on the nationally syndicated John Batchelor Show.

Interviews

Kori Schake On The ER: Living In The Aftermath Of The Iran Deal

interview with Kori Schakevia Foreign Policy
Monday, October 5, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow Kori Schake discusses how the "new" Middle East looks now that the Iran deal is done.

Interviews

Henry Miller On The John Batchelor Show (19:17)

interview with Henry I. Millervia The John Batchelor Show
Monday, October 5, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow Henry Miller discusses his Defining Ideas piece, “The Dirty Truth About ‘Organic’,” on the nationally syndicated John Batchelor Show.

William J. Perry
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William Perry: Fear Of War Drives N-Disarmament Efforts

interview with William J. Perryvia The Japan News
Tuesday, October 6, 2015

William Perry, former U.S. secretary of defense, saw the devastation of war firsthand in Tokyo and Okinawa in 1946 as a member of the occupation force.

In the News
In the News

Thomas Sowell Argues Income Inequality And Institutional Racism Aren’t Really Problems

featuring Thomas Sowellvia Daily Caller (DC)
Monday, October 5, 2015

Legendary economist Thomas Sowell is as impressed with Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton’s ideas as he is with Atlantic writer Ta-Nehisi Coates’ — which is to say, not much.

In the News

Experts: Economy Ready To Soar

featuring Lee Ohanianvia The Daily Reflector
Monday, October 5, 2015

The U.S. economy is poised to skyrocket beginning next year but it depends on the leadership in place, a panel of economics professors said during Monday’s symposium in Greenville on the state of the U.S. economy.

Acclaimed Russian-American filmmaker Marianna Yarovskaya discusses the interviews she conducted with female survivors of the Gulag.
In the News

Hoover Fellow And Archivist Join Filmmaker In Discussing The Making Of The Documentary Film Women Of The Gulag at Russian International Conference

Monday, October 5, 2015

On September 25th, acclaimed Russian-American filmmaker Marianna Yarovskaya, Hoover fellow Paul Gregory, and  Hoover archivist Natalia Reshetova, screened a rough cut of their documentary film Women of the Gulag before a packed auditorium of participants in the international conference “Stalinism: Ideology and Practice,” organized by Perm State Humanitarian Pedagogical University in Perm, Russia.

News
In the News

The Poverty Doctrine

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Press Display
Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Pope Francis, undoubtedly sincerely, admonishes us to help the poor. Alas, his preferred form of help—a massive global redistribution of wealth—promises to only make the poor poorer and more numerous. Why? Because socialism provides none of the incentives for entrepreneurship, innovation, and human creativity that capitalism calls forth through the lure of profits.

In the News

Bernanke's Legacy: A Fed That Did Too Much?

quoting Allan H. Meltzervia CNBC
Monday, October 5, 2015

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke believes the central bank has been asked to do too much heavy lifting in getting the U.S. economy back up and running.

In the News

Futurist Jack Uldrich To Address The Urban Land Institute In San Francisco

mentioning Condoleezza Ricevia PRWeb
Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Global futurist Jack Uldrich will join Jerry Brown, Condoleezza Rice, and Brian Chesky at the UIL Fall Meeting in San Francisco. Uldrich will deliver his keynote, "The Big AHA."

In the News

Bay Ridge Muslims React After Presidential Candidate Ben Carson's Muslim Comment

quoting Bruce Bueno de Mesquitavia NY City Lens
Monday, October 5, 2015

GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson sparked a firestorm recently after saying, in an interview, that he would not advocate for a Muslim becoming president. He said Islamic values are inconsistent with those of the U.S. Constitution.

In the News

Book Review: ‘Wealth, Poverty, And Politics’ By Thomas Sowell

featuring Thomas Sowellvia Breitbart.com
Monday, October 5, 2015

Dr. Thomas Sowell’s latest work, Wealth, Poverty, and Politics: An International Perspective, should be one of the most influential works of the 2016 election season.