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The Diploma Dilemma

by Margaret (Macke) Raymondvia Hoover Education Success Initiative | The Papers
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

How to realize the potential of today’s students and strengthen our country’s economic and social vitality in the decades to come.

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The World According To Thiel

interview with Peter A. Thielvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Peter Thiel, the cofounder of PayPal and Palantir; early investor in Facebook, LinkedIn, and SpaceX; and the founder of the Thiel Fellowship, which encourages young people to drop out of college to start their own businesses, is interviewed live on stage in front of the members of the Mont Pelerin Society.

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Advice For The Governor: Fix A Bad Labor Law, Beware Of Tax Increases—And Focus On Narrowing The State’s Social Divide

by Bill Whalenvia Eureka
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

If the first month of the first year of the century’s second decade is an indication, Californians are in for a long 2020.

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Eureka Issue 2001: Free Advice

via Eureka
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

A new issue of Eureka is now available online.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

It's Time To Seat Public Trustees For Social Security And Medicare

by Charles Blahous, Robert Reischauervia The Hill
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Having concluded a bruising, hyper-partisan battle over impeachment of President Trump, Congress needs to show it can begin working together to address the nation’s essential business. One small but important step in this direction would be to expeditiously fill the two Social Security and Medicare public trustee positions.

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The Golden Age Of Mercenaries

by Ralph Petersvia Military History in the News
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

“Mad Mike” Hoare, the most-notorious mercenary leader of the Cold War, died on February 2nd, at age 100. Best known for leading his “Wild Geese” through the turmoil of post-independence Africa—where he served various paymasters, including the CIA—Hoare was a pitiless killer who cultivated a swashbuckling public image. 

In the News
In the News

Global Student Slump: More Money Hasn’t Helped. What Will?

quoting Eric Hanushekvia The Christian Science Monitor
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Improving student achievement is a complicated problem, but countries often apply a simple solution: money. With little progress being made despite more spending, what other options should be explored?

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Social Security's Incompetence Reaches New Highs: Beware — Something Like This Could Happen To You

quoting Michael J. Boskinvia Forbes
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Years ago, Stanford economist, Michael Boskin, told me a story about his dad's applying for Social Security retirement benefits. He said his dad had shopped around, going to three different Social Security offices to learn what benefit they said he'd collect. 

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Do The Poor Remain Poor?

quoting Thomas Sowellvia American Thinker
Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez famously took to the House floor last week to quibble over the origins of the old maxim about “pulling oneself up by the bootstraps.” “You know this idea, this metaphor of a bootstrap started off as a joke,” she said. “Because it’s physically impossible to lift yourself up by a bootstrap, by your shoelaces. It’s physically impossible!”

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Former Buttigieg Campaign Manager: He Is Looking For Practical, Pragmatic Solutions To Issues

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Left's anti-Trump movement became an anti-America movement.

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China’s Chernobyl? The Coronavirus Outbreak Leads To A Loaded Metaphor.

quoting Elizabeth Economyvia The Washington Post
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

The official death toll from the coronavirus outbreak surpassed 1,100 on Tuesday. Chinese authorities have intensified the draconian lockdown on the epicenter of the crisis, the central Chinese city of Wuhan, as well as quarantines throughout the rest of the country.