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Lessons From The Hoover Institution Policy Boot Camp Video Series

Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

The Hoover Institution's PolicyEd program is launching a new video series "Lessons from the Hoover Institution Policy Boot Camp," featuring lectures from the intensive, one-week program available to a select group of college students, recent graduates, and young professionals. Covering the economic, political, and social aspects of United States public policy, this new video series makes this exclusive educational content available to everyone.

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Let Freedom Ring—Though It Doesn’t Fully Flourish In California

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Wednesday, July 3, 2019

California’s brightest minds obviously didn’t have a seat at the table in the early days of July 1776, when the Founding Fathers (how long before that term’s deemed politically incorrect?) were putting the final touches on that generation’s “Brexit.”

One wonders what the Founders would make of today’s Golden State, which didn’t join the union until seventy-four years and two months after those fateful moments in Philadelphia. 

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Budget 2019 Needs To Have A Holistic View On Where Education In India Needs To Go

by Chirantan Chatterjee, Eric Hanushekvia The Indian Express
Wednesday, July 3, 2019

With the new Indian government shortly coming up with its first full federal budget and with education sector outlays being actively discussed, it is time to take a broader, holistic view of where Indian education needs to go. Rabindranath Tagore, who was the first non-European and Indian to win the Nobel Prize in literature in 1913, once noted, “Don’t limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time”. 

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The Libertarian: A Law Professor’s Fourth Of July

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Wednesday, July 3, 2019

The intellectual history of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

If The Popular Vote Had Been What Mattered, Would Hillary Have Won?

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, July 3, 2019

People who want to abolish the electoral college, currently mostly Democrats, typically say things like this: “If the 2016 election had been decided by popular vote, then it follows that Hillary Clinton would now be president.” This assertion is blatantly false. 

Analysis and Commentary

In Memory Of Crony Capitalist Lee Iacocca

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Since the summer of 1979, Chrysler executives have sought a federal subsidy to save their company from possible bankruptcy, and they appear to be near their goal. (Because the subsidy Congress passed December 21, 1979, will be given only if Chrysler receives private financing and reduces employees’ wages, whether the company will get the subsidy is uncertain at this writing.)

Interviews
Interviews

Bill Whalen On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses his Forbes article "A Suggestion For The Next Time He Debates: Let Biden Be Biden – Whatever That Means."

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Bill Whalen On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses his California on Your Mind article "A Newsom Recall? Let’s First Recall How It Happened To Gray Davis."

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Famed Legal Scholar Richard Epstein To Lead Protect Our Parks’ Appeal

featuring Richard A. Epsteinvia Hyde Park Herald
Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Protect Our Parks has has accepted University of Chicago law professor Richard Epstein’s pro bono offer to lead its appeal against the city and Chicago Parks District after the federal district court threw out their case to prevent construction of the Obama Presidential Center (OPC) in Jackson Park.

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Dangerous Logic At The Border: Religion And The Travel Ban

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia Religion and Politics
Tuesday, July 2, 2019

A week after taking office in January 2017, Donald Trump issued Executive Order 13769, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States,” suspending entry to the U.S. for citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. The federal courts deemed this order and a second iteration that followed unconstitutional. 

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Newly-Elected European Parliament Arrives In Strasbourg, Confronted With Challenges

quoting Timothy Garton Ashvia Euro News
Tuesday, July 2, 2019

As newly-elected MEPs made their way to Strasbourg this week, they have been confronted with the reality of a more fragmented European Parliament.

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Uncertainty On Trade Is Killing American Businesses

quoting Steven J. Davisvia National Interest
Sunday, June 30, 2019

Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping have backed away from the escalating U.S.-China trade war by agreeing to restart negotiations between their two countries at the G20 summit. Trump held off additional tariffs on Chinese goods and Xi agreed to buy more U.S. agricultural products. No formal joint statement spelling out the details of how the negotiations will move forward was provided, and given the rocky history of past negotiations, the future path of trade policy between the two countries remains in a fog. This uncertainty, as well as uncertainty with America's other trading partners, is a nightmare that has not yet ended for businesses engaged in international trade.

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Misapplication Of Trade Secrets Law Could Doom Innovation

quoting Richard A. Epsteinvia SE Texas Record
Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Protecting intellectual property is a critical component of our nation’s founding and is essential to strengthening our economy, however flawed jury awards disconnected from underlying legal doctrine could have disastrous effects on collaboration and innovation. The United States Constitution allows Congress to write laws granting “authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries”.  

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Lagarde Set To Inherit Lingering Draghi Influence At ECB

quoting Melvyn B. Kraussvia Financial Times
Wednesday, July 3, 2019

For all her blockbuster billing, the nomination of Christine Lagarde as the eurozone’s top economic official has raised more than a few eyebrows at the European Central Bank’s headquarters in Frankfurt.

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White House Says Trump Deregulations Are Raising Household Incomes

quoting Casey B. Mulliganvia The New American
Monday, July 1, 2019

The report released by the Council of Economic Advisors (CEA) on Friday, “The Economic Effects of Federal Deregulation Since January 2017”, likely underestimated the total impact of the president’s deregulation efforts, for several reasons.