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David Versus Goliath: A School Reformer Takes On The Democratic Party And Unions

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

A few months ago Marshall Tuck, a Democratic candidate who is running for the state office of California Superintendent of School Instruction, went to the California Democratic Party Convention to speak to his party about how to create better K–12 education in California. He went to the podium, but didn’t get a word out.

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The Bezos Busters

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, September 17, 2018

The antitrust attacks on Amazon are an outdated form of liberal populism.

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The Descent Into Progressive Madness

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

From Dianne Feinstein to John Kerry to Maxine Waters to Cory ‘Spartacus’ Booker, Democrats are losing their marbles.

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Lehman Got Burned Holding The Hot Potato The Government Baked

by Timothy Kanevia The Hill
Monday, September 17, 2018

Ten years ago this month, Lehman Brothers, the fourth-largest investment bank in America filed for bankruptcy. It was the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history: Lehman had over $639 billion in listed assets when it filed, sparking a global financial panic that has still not been fully absorbed.

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Richard F. Staar, Russian And Eastern European Scholar, Dies At 95

Friday, September 14, 2018

Richard F. Staar, a Hoover Institution senior fellow emeritus and pioneering scholar of Russia and Eastern Europe, passed away in March at the age of ninety-five.

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Richard Epstein Nails It

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Powerline
Monday, September 17, 2018

I often quip that Richard Epstein is the smartest man in America, or at the very least that I wish I could be half as lucid as he is at his present age (75)—heck, I’d take being half as lucid as he is at my current age. In any case, his contribution to the Politico symposium this morning about the Kavanaugh matter absolutely nails it.

Analysis and Commentary

Central Planning In War

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

In the last 2 months, I’ve read 6 books about the attack on the Zam Zam in April 1941. It was the ship my uncle Fred Henderson and aunt Jamie Henderson were on when they were heading to the Belgian Congo to be medical missionaries. It was attacked and sunk by the German raider Atlantis and they, along with all the other ship’s passengers and crew were taken prisoner, transferred to the Dresden, and sent to occupied France. 

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Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Monday, September 17, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses the issues surrounding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

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Q&A With Richard Norton Smith

featuring Herbert Hoovervia C-SPAN
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Presidential historian Richard Norton Smith talked about An Uncommon Man, his biography of President Herbert Hoover.

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Even In Better Times, Some Americans Seem Farther Behind. Here’s Why.

quoting Morris P. Fiorinavia The New York Times
Friday, September 14, 2018

Americans’ household earnings are finally stretching back to their pre-recession heights. But feeling secure and comfortable isn’t only a measure of how much money you have. It’s also a measure of how much you have compared with others.

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A Spike In 10-Year Treasury Yields Could Trigger A Financial Crisis To Rival The Great Depression

quoting Martin Feldsteinvia Business Insider
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The next US bear market is likely to be caused by a spike in 10-year Treasury yields and would risk setting off a $10 trillion crash in US household assets, according to Martin Feldstein, the president emeritus of the US National Bureau of Economic Research.

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The Long Road To The Resolution Of NPAs

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia Livemint.com
Monday, September 17, 2018

As the world marked the 10th anniversary of the fall of Lehman Brothers last weekend, an event which had pushed the global financial system to the verge of collapse, the discussion in the Indian context has shifted to the ongoing non-performing assets (NPA) crisis in the banking system. Indian banks, particularly public sector banks (PSBs), have accumulated a pile of bad debts and are struggling to extend credit.

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Dodd-Frank Has Failed, Here’s What Should Replace It Says Professor

quoting Charles Calomirisvia Mortgage Professional America (MPA)
Sunday, September 16, 2018

The regulations introduced in the wake of the Great Recession have been a flop and the FHA and GSEs need to be wound-down, according to research from a Columbia Business School academic.

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Major National Research Project Finds California Education Beginning On Right Path; Improvements On Reforms Needed

mentioning Margaret (Macke) Raymondvia Business Insider
Monday, September 17, 2018

Leading education policy researchers on Monday released Getting Down to Facts II(GDTF II), a major PreK-12 education report that reveals California is generally on the right track due to recent reforms but that major system-wide funding challenges and significant gaps in student achievement remain.