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Ed Lazear: Phase One Deal With China Very Good News For US Economy

interview with Edward Paul Lazearvia CNBC
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Ed Lazear discusses phase one of the deal with China, and notes that it is good news but it won't transform the US economy.

The Classicist with Victor Davis Hanson:
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The Classicist: Iran: Contours Of Conflict

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

What comes next in the tensions between Washington and Tehran?

Hoover deputy director Eric Wakin (right) moderated the discussion.
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Hoover Hosts Event To Discuss Life And Legacy Of Chiang Ching-Kuo, Former President Of The Republic Of China (Taiwan)

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

The Hoover Library & Archives hosted a special event on December 17, 2019, to discuss the life and legacy of Chiang Ching-kuo and to announce the opening of his diaries at Hoover in February 2020. Chiang Ching-kuo was the son of Chiang Kai-shek and his political heir as leader of the Republic of China (Taiwan).

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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Victor Davis Hanson On The Meaning Of Citizenship

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The New Criterion
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the notion of citizenship as understood in the twenty-first century.

Analysis and Commentary

The Era Of Trying To Cut Federal Government Spending Is Over

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Why is the era of trying to cut federal government spending over? The answer lies in the large number of zeros attached to the federal budget deficit, just the deficit itself, not total government spending.

Interviews
Interviews

A Conversation With Professor Niall Ferguson

interview with Niall Fergusonvia FCC HK
Friday, January 10, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses many subjects including Chimerica and Cold War II.

Interviews

Frank Dikötter: The Dictator And The Strongman

interview with Frank Diköttervia Rachman Review
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Frank Dikotter discusses his recent book How to be a Dictator, which is about the cult of personality behind some of the twentieth century’s most renowned dictators, as well as which of today's leaders fall under the same category.

Interviews

Bill Whalen On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen analyzes the Democratic debates.

Interviews

Abbas Milani: To Ease Tensions, The U.S. And Iran Must Soften Their Rhetoric

interview with Abbas Milanivia Futurity
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Abbas Milani discusses US relations with Iran following events that include Iran’s missile strike against Iraqi military bases that house US forces and the assassination of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani.

Interviews

Michael Petrilli On The EdNext Podcast: Staying The Course With Common Core

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia EdNext Podcast
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses the Common Core State Standards Initiative and why there is still time to see positive results from the shift to national standards.

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Schreiben für die Weiße Sache by Laura Ritter
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New Book Published Based On The General Aleksei Von Lampe Papers

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Dr. Laura Ritter, coordinator of the Basel Graduate School of History in Switzerland, has just published a new study of General Aleksei von Lampe, based largely on the general’s papers in the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

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In the News

Thomas Sowell On The Housing Boom And Bust

featuring Thomas Sowellvia Frontier Centre for Public Policy
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

“Although the housing boom and bust has national repercussions its origins tended to be concentrated in particular places. Most of the adventurous financing was concentrated in places like coastal areas like California, Phoenix, Florida, which was where the great bulk of the defaults and foreclosures had occurred in later years. In fact, you can break it down into particular counties within these states..."

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World Affairs Spotlights U.S. Election Interference

featuring Alex Stamosvia Los Altos Town Crier (CA)
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

A leading cyber-security expert believes the United States remains vulnerable to online attacks that threaten to undermine the integrity of its elections process.

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How Trump Has Reshaped The 9th Circuit Court Of Appeals

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia The Epoch Times
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

A new generation of judges is changing the face of the nation’s most liberal court. And it’s also breaking up government gridlock in the feud between the Republican Trump Administration and California’s Democratic government, experts say.

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Raghuram Rajan On Jobs: Growth Rate Not Sufficient To Generate Employment; Here’s What Modi Must Do

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia Financial Express
Monday, January 13, 2020

The present rate of growth is not sufficient to generate enough jobs for the young labour force and brisk reforms are needed to boost the slowing economy, former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan said.

In the News

Buckle Up For Another Facebook Election

quoting Alex Stamosvia The New York Times
Friday, January 10, 2020

By opting not to change the company’s political advertising rules, Mark Zuckerberg has ensured another election shaped by the social network.

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Past Interest Rates And Future Growth

quoting Paul Schmelzingvia Project Syndicate
Monday, January 13, 2020

In studying the roots of macroeconomic trends across the advanced economies in recent decades, it is tempting to conclude that a declining rate of output growth is the inevitable result of deeper historical forces and intractable structural factors. But secular stagnation is well within our power to reverse.

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The Iran Plane Crash Is The Big Story

quoting Jacquelyn Schneidervia The Atlantic
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

The accidental shoot-down of the Ukrainian passenger jet is a glaring example of how the conflict between the U.S. and Iran can spiral out of control even when neither party wants it to.

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Chasing Jimmy Hoffa's Shadow Beyond "The Irishman"

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia Inside Hook
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Jack Goldsmith's newest book offers a fresh perspective on the crime boss's lasting influence.

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Bond Data Back To The Black Death Shows Lower And Even Negative Rates Could Be Here To Stay

quoting Paul Schmelzingvia CNBC
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

More than 700 years of history show that the times as they are now, at least in regard to interest rates, aren’t quite so different as we’re led to believe, according to research that goes back to the Black Death plague of the 14th century.

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What Cory Booker’s Exit Means For Charter Schooling

cited Terry M. Moevia Forbes
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

On Monday, New Jersey senator Cory Booker announced that he’s ending his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. While the postmortem will focus on broader questions, it’s worth noting what his exit highlights about the complicated relationship Democrats have with charter schools.

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Reimagining America's Foreign Policy: A Conversation With Victor Davis Hanson

mentioning Victor Davis Hansonvia Institute for Policy Innovation
Friday, February 7, 2020

Military conflict with Iran, trade conflict with China, “endless war” in Afghanistan, changing alliances and shifting priorities—clearly, America’s foreign policy has changed under President Trump. Are these the changes we need? How should the U.S. address the challenges posed by Iran, Iraq, China, Russia and North Korea?

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Talk About Climate, LGBT, And Tyrants At Bangkok Creative Fest

mentioning Frank Diköttervia Khaosod English
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Writers, activists, journalists, and artists will gather next month at a riverside mansion to share provocative ideas and lead workshops that seek to inspire.