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The Fallacies Underlying The Warren Social Security Plan

by Charles Blahousvia Economics 21
Monday, October 7, 2019

Elizabeth Warren, U.S. senator from Massachusetts and candidate for president, recently released a Social Security plan that would exacerbate many of the program’s existing problems while also creating several new ones. The plan was announced in an article she posted on Medium, along with an analysis authored by Moody’s Analytics’ Marc Zandi.

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The Intriguing Economics Of College Athletes Licensing Their Images

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Last week, California governor Gavin Newsom signed into law California’s Fair Pay to Play Act, which will allow California college athletes to sign commercial deals for the use of their identities and likenesses.  The law, which will also allow student athletes to hire agents to negotiate on their behalf, will take effect in 2023. This could be the law that upsets the NCAA’s long-standing cozy apple cart that has successfully funneled almost all collegiate athletic revenue to universities, and the economics of this law are fascinating.

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Anti-Trump Psychodrama 10.0?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, October 8, 2019

‘Groundbreaking’ disclosures fall apart, hoaxes are exposed, the media are discredited, over and over and over again.

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Jeb Bush Featured In Hoover Talk On Governance Trends, Democracy

mentioning George P. Shultz, Jim Hoagland, Hoover Institutionvia The Stanford Daily
Monday, October 7, 2019

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush was among a panel of decorated speakers who gathered on Tuesday to discuss how modern social and political dynamics are affecting the current state of government, journalism and policy in America.

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30 Years On From The Velvet Revolutions - Time For A Second Liberation?

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Encina Hall, Bechtel Conference Center

A book talk with Timothy Garton Ash, author of The Magic Lantern: The Revolution of '89 Witnessed in Warsaw, Budapest, Prague and Berlin on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 from 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM PST.

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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

A Climate Change Emergency?

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, October 7, 2019

There is simply no evidence of an impending climate emergency.

Analysis and Commentary

While Other Democrats Play Chess, Will Biden Turn To Checkers?

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Monday, October 7, 2019

Former Vice President Joe Biden has a monkey on his back – or so he thinks: President Trump.

Analysis and Commentary

A Shaman Unnerves Vladimir Putin

by Paul R. Gregoryvia The Washington Times
Monday, October 7, 2019

Shades of Rasputin surround a mystical figure attempting to ply his trade in Moscow.

Milton Friedman, recipient of the 1976 Nobel Memorial Prize for economic science
Analysis and Commentary

Defending Milton Friedman From James Buchanan And Peter Boettke

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, October 7, 2019

In his recent Econlib article, “The Role of the Economist in a Free Society: The Art of Political Economy,” George Mason University economics professor Peter Boettke writes: After [James] Buchanan left the University of Virginia, he wrote in a letter to [Rutledge] Vining: “My own worry, which you do not express so directly as I do, stems from the step taken by such an idealized professional assistant when he takes it on himself to propose changes in structure, as if he has a direct line to God.

Interviews
Interviews

National Security Intelligence And American Threats With Guest Amy Zegart

interview with Amy Zegartvia Stanford Radio
Monday, October 7, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Amy Zegart discusses national security, intelligence, and threats against the US including cyber-security, drone warfare, and political risks.

Interviews

Area 45: “All In On Donald Trump” With Charles Hurt

interview with Charles Hurtvia Area 45
Tuesday, October 8, 2019

The rationale for giving President Trump a second presidential term.

In the News
In the News

Stalin And The Fate Of Europe’ Review: As The Curtain Came Down

featuring Norman M. Naimarkvia The Wall Street Journal
Monday, October 7, 2019

Of the many events that took place in the final phase of World War II, the activities on the small Danish island of Bornholm are among the least remembered. On May 9, 1945, just as Germany was surrendering to the Allies, the Red Army occupied Bornholm.

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The LGBTQ-Rights Movement Is Changing, And So Is The Supreme Court

quoting Richard A. Epsteinvia The Atlantic
Tuesday, October 8, 2019

The Supreme Court that will hear LGBTQ discrimination cases this week is radically different from the Court that legalized same-sex marriage four years ago.

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Important Study Shows Adverse Economic Effects Of Private Equity Buyouts

quoting Steven J. Davisvia Forbes
Monday, October 7, 2019

In thousands of private equity buyout firms, job losses and lower wages resulted two years after the completion of the private equity transactions. After examining 9,800 U.S. private equity (PE) buyouts from 1980 to 2013, during a period that had significant swings in credit market tightness and GDP growth, professors and researchers Steven J. Davis, John Haltiwanger, Kyle Handley, Ben Lipsius, Josh Lerner, and Javier Miranda, found that “Employment at target firms shrinks 13% over two years in buyouts of publicly listed firms.” 

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Private Equity Takeovers Result In Significant Job Losses

cited Steven J. Davisvia Axios
Monday, October 7, 2019

Private equity takeovers result in significant job losses, according to a landmark new study by Josh Lerner of Harvard Business School and Steve Davis of the University of Chicago.

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Inequality: Why Do Progressives Ignore Progress? With Dr Tim Kane

featuring Timothy Kanevia IEA
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

We are delighted to invite you to our upcoming event with Dr Tim Kane on Tuesday 15th October, from 6-8pm, who will be discussing, ‘Inequality: Why do progressives ignore progress?’ 

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October Is The Stock Market’s Most-Volatile Month. But Why?

mentioning Steven J. Davisvia The Wall Street Journal
Sunday, October 6, 2019

There appears to be no fundamental reason why October should be the most volatile month of the stock-market calendar. Yet it often is.

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Sceptic Or Believer?

mentioning Bjorn Lomborgvia Ahram Online
Monday, October 7, 2019

Our subject is climate change. It is not one we are particularly fond of but the mainstream media is obsessed with it, inundating us with headlines and articles, so here we go again to examine the issue one more time.