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The Invisible Hand

by Milton Friedmanvia PolicyEd
Wednesday, February 5, 2020

When people follow their own interest, they end up benefiting the public welfare.

The Classicist with Victor Davis Hanson:
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The Classicist: Time To Leave The Middle East?

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Would America be better off ignoring the region?

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Iowa Caucuses Did One Thing Right: Require Paper Ballots

by Herbert Linvia The Conversation
Tuesday, February 4, 2020

As the confusion that was the Iowa caucuses unfolds, there will be a lot of questions about what happened and how to avoid it in the future.

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Wokeademia Spreads

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Tuesday, February 4, 2020

In my first and second posts on "diversity statements," I discovered how these political loyalty oaths are now required by the University of California and the National Institutes of Health.

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Condoleezza Rice And Golf Exemplify The Power Of Girls And Women In Sports

featuring Condoleezza Ricevia Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA)
Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Condoleezza Rice attacks challenges with enormous vigor, whether as Secretary of State, National Security Advisor to the President, a key faculty member at Stanford University, a fellow at the Hoover Institution or member of a corporate Board. And she brings that same passion to golf, which makes her the perfect face for the game on National Girls & Women in Sports Day.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

March Routes, Trade Routes, Plague Routes

by Ralph Petersvia Military History in the News
Tuesday, February 4, 2020

War and trade have been the great abettors of epidemic disease throughout history. Despite remarkable advances in public health practices, sanitation, medicine, and awareness over the past century and a half, the old patterns persist, if—for now—on a less-lethal scale. Just a decade ago, United Nations peacekeepers from Nepal carried cholera to Haiti. Thousands died. As you read this, a multi-sided conflict in eastern Congo and its vicinity challenges health workers struggling to fight Ebola.

Analysis and Commentary

George Selgin On Geography And The Fed

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Although one might suppose that, to be eligible to serve as a Federal Reserve governor, a candidate should know something about monetary policy or banking or both, so far as the law is concerned, only two things clearly matter: a candidate cannot serve more than once, and he or she can’t be from just anywhere.

Interviews
Interviews

Area 45: Army Lt. Gen. Charles Hooper: The Front Of The Long Grey Line

interview with Charles Hoopervia Area 45
Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Changes in the military and lessons learned after 40 years of service.

Interviews

John Yoo: Removal Or Acquittal? President Trump's Trial In The Senate

interview with John Yoovia The Federalist Society
Monday, February 3, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses today’s vote in the Senate on President Trump’s impeachment.

In the News
In the News

Teachers Deserve Higher Pay. Should The Money Come From Pension Funds?

featuring Eric Hanushekvia The Washington Post
Wednesday, February 5, 2020

The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace at Stanford University has always seemed to me a conservative think tank, dominated by a 285-foot tower honoring a one-term president who was born in 1874. Students are drawn to Stanford not by Hoover but by the university’s involvement in the thrilling innovations of the 21st century.

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Hoover Fellow Lanhee Chen Reflects On Witnessing Taiwan Elections

Friday, January 31, 2020
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

The recent presidential and legislative elections in Taiwan reveal a populace’s strong commitment to democratic values and processes on the small island nation, argued Lanhee Chen, the Hoover Institution’s David and Diane Steffy Fellow in American Public Policy Studies, in a recent talk.The recent presidential and legislative elections in Taiwan reveal a populace’s strong commitment to democratic values and processes on the small island nation, argued Lanhee Chen, the Hoover Institution’s David and Diane Steffy Fellow in American Public Policy Studies, in a recent talk.

News
In the News

Digital Technology Raises Optimism In World: Michael Spence

quoting Michael Spencevia Devdiscourse
Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Noted economist and Nobel laureate Michael Spence on Tuesday said the digital technology developed in the last 25 years has changed the world in countless ways. He also said the use of digital technology has raised optimism in the world as economies and parts of societies are in the process of being built on a digital foundation, which will result in more equitable wealth distribution.

In the News

Malaysia Rises To Best-Ever Level In Global Democracy Index

cited Larry Diamondvia New Straits Times
Tuesday, February 4, 2020

While mature democracies worldwide are witnessing progressive deterioration in the practice of democracy, Malaysia improved its ranking in The Democracy Index to 43rd in 2019, up from 52nd in 2018 out of 167 countries surveyed.

In the News

How Multiple System Failures Produced Debacle In Iowa Caucus

quoting Herbert Linvia Bloomberg
Tuesday, February 4, 2020

The Iowa Democratic Party will face tough questions Tuesday about how the technology and structure it designed for transparency and efficiency at its caucuses instead delivered neither.

In the News

Iowa Caucus: Fallout From Delayed Results After App Meltdown

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia ABC 7 News
Tuesday, February 4, 2020

The presidential candidates may have already moved onto New Hampshire for next week's primary, but officials in Iowa are now dealing with the fallout after a major snafu with reporting the results.

In the News

Football: Stanford Survey Inspired By Fiesta Bowl Officiating Examines Calls, Bias

quoting Timothy Kanevia The Lantern
Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Tim Kane had to pick up his daughter from her part-time job during the third quarter of this year’s Fiesta Bowl between Clemson and Ohio State –– the team he’s rooted for his whole life as a Columbus native and Westland High School graduate.