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Michael Auslin On Spying And National Security

by Michael R. Auslinvia Hoover Daily Report
Wednesday, December 19, 2018

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.

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Macron Must Convince The French To Take Their Economic Medicine

by Lee Ohanianvia The Hill
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

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.

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A President And A Gentleman: George H. W. Bush

interview with Haley Barbour, C. Boyden Grayvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Haley Barbour and C. Boyden Gray reminisce about the life and legacy of George H. W. Bush's presidency and how future generations will remember him. 

Anderson Villa
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Visiting Filipino Scholar Rediscovers Hoover’s Archival Sources On Japanese Presence In Prewar Davao

Monday, December 17, 2018

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.”

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Transformational Health Care Reform

by Scott W. Atlasvia PolicyEd
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

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.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Some Good News On Newspapers

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, December 19, 2018

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.

Analysis and Commentary

Tucker Carlson Is Wrong

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

"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.

Interviews
Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson: The Elites Haven't Faced Consequences; Brennan, Comey, Clapper, Rice All Lied

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Real Clear Politics
Wednesday, December 19, 2018

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.

Amy Zegart on American attitudes toward torture
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John Yoo: President Obama Declared Hillary Clinton Innocent Before Any Investigation, Where Did He Get This Information?

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo weighs in on Rep. Trey Gowdy’s questioning of James Comey regarding former President Obama’s possible involvement in the Clinton email scandal.

In the News
In the News

Roundtable Highlights Importance Of Strong China-US Ties

featuring Lanhee J. Chenvia CEIBS
Monday, December 17, 2018

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. 

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The Reinvention Of Economics After The Crash

quoting John H. Cochrane via Quartz
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

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.

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Research Review Indicates Money Does Matter In Education

quoting Eric Hanushekvia Education Dive
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

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.

US Air Force Thunderbirds flying in formation
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America’s Challenging Military Disengagement

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia Asia Times
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

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.

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Decision On Excess Reserves Should Rest With RBI Alone: Kaushik Basu

mentioning Raghuram Rajanvia Live Mint
Wednesday, December 19, 2018

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.

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If Fed’s ‘50 B’s’ Are Wrong Now, Then When Is Right?

quoting Kevin Warshvia Bloomberg
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

President Trump implores policy makers to stop trimming its balance sheet, but the economy is strong enough to follow through on the plan.

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Druckenmiller warns that the stock market is one big 'mirage' right now

mentioning Kevin Warshvia Market Watch
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

We are one day closer to seeing if Fed Chairman Jerome Powell tosses this market a life preserver.

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German Cybersecurity Chief: Anyone Have Any Evidence Of Huawei Naughtiness?

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia The Register
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Germany's top cybersecurity official has said he hasn't seen any evidence for the espionage allegations against Huawei.

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Human Extinction: Hot Again

quoting Frank Diköttervia The Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

[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.