Countries spy on each other in order to better understand the challenges that exist between them. While the US and China know that they spy on each other, China has infiltrated the US in ways that even the Soviet Union was unable to achieve. In order to manage that challenge, it is critical to first understand the scope of their infiltration.
French President Emmanuel Macron’s ambitious goal of creating a vibrant and competitive French economy through major economic reforms came crashing down last week when riots over issues ranging from fuel taxes to inequality forced him to backpedal on some of his key reform ideas.
The archival materials and documentary sources at the Hoover Library & Archives were brilliantly enriching as they provided a platform for my independent research for “A Reexamination of the Japanese Migrant Settlement of Davao in the Interwar Period through Images and Text: A Colonial Discourse Analysis.”
The American health care system is on an unsustainable path characterized by government-dominated insurance. Fixing health care begins with changing the incentives and empowering consumers to seek value with their money, while increasing competition among providers. Liberalized HSAs, insurance with lower premiums and fewer mandates, and more options for Medicare and Medicaid enrollees will improve access, choice, and quality of health care.
I like newspapers. I grew up reading the Winnipeg Free Press regularly, from about age 11 on. From 1984, when my wife and I moved to the Monterey Peninsula, until about 3 years ago, I subscribed to the Monterey Herald. But I noticed that the newspaper was slimming down to almost nothing and the price, inflation-adjusted, was becoming quite steep. So I quit subscribing.
"Instead we’re getting waves of people with high school educations or less. Nice people, no one doubts that, but as an economic matter this is insane. It’s indefensible, so nobody even tries to defend it. Instead our leaders demand that you shut up and accept this. We have a moral obligation to admit the world’s poor, they tell us, even if it makes our own country poorer and dirtier and more divided." This is what Tucker Carlson of the Fox News Channel said on December 13 about some immigrants to the United States coming through our southern border.
Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson said there have been no consequences for wrongdoing by elites in our society and warned that republics and successful states fall apart when the elites fall out of touch with the people.
China-US relations in the current international context was the topic of a roundtable workshop hosted today at CEIBS Shanghai Campus with Stanford University Hoover Institution Research Fellow Dr. Lanhee J. Chen.
Economics is searching for its third act. Over the past few decades, the field had become more self-assured, harnessed more mathematics, and moved further away from social sciences such as psychology in the direction of hard sciences such as physics. Macroeconomists, who are concerned with understanding the economy in its broadest sense, were in a self-congratulatory mood.
A new research review released through the National Bureau of Economic Research, written by Northwestern economist Kirabo Jackson and focusing on 13 studies published between 1997 and 2018, supports the idea that spending more money on education has statistical benefits for students, Chalkbeat reports.
As the US Senate has invoked the War Powers Act – a 1973 law by which Congress sought an end to the war in Vietnam – as a way to disengage the US militarily from Yemen, it is relevant in this context to examine whether the executive has stepped into the sphere of the legislature.
The issue of parting with a portion of RBI reserves, which as of June stood at Rs 9.43 trillion, to the government has been a contentious issue between the government and the central bank for a long time.
[Subscription Required] Before condemning any more Donald Trump tweets, take a look at what his critics in Beijing and Manhattan are publishing. The message from both locales is highly disturbing. Still, there’s reason to hope the President can successfully negotiate with China’s communist dictatorship, even if he’ll never win over the editors of the New York Times.