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How To Improve California’s Poorly Performing Education System? Reforming Antiquated Teacher Compensation Practices Will Have A Big Effect

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

In a market economy, employee compensation inevitably depends on employee performance and productivity. But there is one incredibly important occupation in which compensation depends very little on performance—public school teaching. 

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The Perils Of Compulsory Labor Arbitration

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, September 10, 2018

The Supreme Court should stop California before it sets a dangerous national norm.

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Is Chaos An Impeachable Offense?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Until 2017, there were certain political assumptions that most people no longer really believed but also preferred not to question — given the likely animus from the so-called bipartisan establishment, a naked entity which, by convention, we all agreed was splendidly clothed.

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Hoover Institution fellow Adam White Testifies At Kavanaugh Hearing

featuring Adam J. Whitevia The Weekly Standard
Monday, September 10, 2018
Adam White on Brett Kavanaugh.
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Opportunity For Change: California Urged To Adopt Market Reforms

Monday, September 10, 2018
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Once a beacon of opportunity, California’s economy is slowing and the state is mired in socially and politically fashionable public policies, says Lee Ohanian, an economist at the Hoover Institution.

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Analysis and Commentary

The United States And Russia: Opposite Personalities

by Thomas Donnellyvia Strategika
Wednesday, September 5, 2018

In his famous 1947 “Long Telegram” and subsequent Foreign Affairs article, George Kennan described what he thought was the “political personality of Soviet power.” It was an effort at what he called a “task of psychological analysis” to discern a “pattern of thought” and the “nature of the mental world of the Soviet leaders.” 

Analysis and Commentary

Heroic Joshua Childress

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, September 10, 2018

And what it shows us about the many ways to a belief in liberty. Reason, on its Hit and Run site, posted an excellent 8-minute interview with Joshua Childress, who resigned as a Border Patrol agent because he no longer believed in the mission.

Interviews
Interviews

Raghuram Rajan Says Developed Markets Will Crack If Emerging Markets Slow Down

interview with Raghuram Rajanvia CNBC
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Raghuram Rajan says that monetary policy cannot be the answer to all the problems, adding that developed markets will crack if emerging markets slowdown.

Interviews

Lanhee Chen: NYT Anonymous Op-Ed, Woodward Book, Trump Presidency

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Real Clear Politics
Sunday, September 9, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen participates in a roundtable discussion about the week in politics, including the op-ed by an alleged senior administration official published anonymously in The New York Times.

Interviews

Markos Kounalakis: North And South Korea Leaders Set To Meet In Pyongyang Next Week

interview with Markos Kounalakisvia MSN
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Marko Kounalakis discusses the upcoming summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean leader Moon Jae-in, where they are expected to discuss economic collaboration and ways to tighten their relationship.

In the News
In the News

Stanford Prof. Michael McConnell On The Kavanaugh Nomination

quoting Michael McConnellvia Reason
Monday, September 10, 2018

The opposition to Kavanaugh is actually not about him, but about the man who nominated him, Donald Trump. Democratic senators — especially those running for president or for re-election in liberal states — want to show their political base that they are part of the resistance to everything Trump stands for.

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Globalism Undermines Patriotism

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia The Patriot Post
Monday, September 10, 2018

Are patriotism and corporate multinationalism mutually exclusive concepts? In an age where socialism, despite its disastrous historical track record, is more popular than capitalism among Millennials, that question can no longer be ignored. 

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Quote Of The Day: Ridiculous Ideas

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Ricochet
Monday, September 10, 2018

Virtually no idea is too ridiculous to be accepted, even by very intelligent and highly educated people, if it provides a way for them to feel special and important. Some confuse that feeling with idealism. – Thomas Sowell

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Rupee Not To Go In For Free Fall: Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia Economic Times (India)
Monday, September 10, 2018

Former Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan Monday hoped that the rupee will not go in for a free fall as the central bank is appropriately raising interest rate to control inflation.

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The Role Networks Play In Eroding Hierarchical Power: What Do The Invention Of The Printing Press, Silicon Valley And Trump Have In Common?

mentioning Niall Fergusonvia ESADE
Wednesday, September 12, 2018

With Niall Ferguson, one of today's most renowned and prestigious British historians and author of The Square and the Tower. Networks, Hierarchies and the Struggle for Global Power (Penguin Random House), an essay exploring the interaction between hierarchical institutions (States, typically) and horizontal structures (social networks) throughout history.