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John Cochrane On Why A Complicated Tax Code Leads To Negative Outcomes

featuring John H. Cochranevia PolicyEd
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

In order to raise the necessary revenue for the government with minimal damage to the economy, we should lower marginal rates, broaden the base, and simplify the tax code. With a simple, clear system, we not only can raise revenue but also increase productivity and work.

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William Barr Says One New And Important Thing That Changes The Policy Debate On Exceptional Access

by Herbert Linvia Lawfare
Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Attorney General William Barr gave a speech on encryption at the International Conference on Cyber Security at Fordham University on July 23 that went over the usual law enforcement arguments for exceptional access.

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China Is Winning The Ideological Battle With The U.S.

by Michael McFaulvia The Washington Post
Tuesday, July 23, 2019

I just spent a month in residence at Peking University in Beijing, meeting with dozens of government officials, entrepreneurs, scholars, think tankers and students. Here’s what I’ve concluded: The United States is losing the ideological battle with China.

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Search Committee Appointed To Find Next Hoover Institution Director

mentioning Hoover Institution, Thomas W. Gilligan, Joshua D. Rauh, Scott W. Atlas, David Brady, Amy Zegartvia Stanford News
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

The Hoover Institution bylaws outline the director search process, including the selection of a 10-member search committee. Joshua Rauh will chair the committee.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Trump Could Lose His Trade Dispute With China But Win Reelection

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Chinese purchases of U.S. soybeans could influence President Trump’s reelection prospects in 2020.

In 2016, Trump won the Midwestern agricultural states of Iowa, Nebraska, Indiana, Ohio, South Dakota, North Dakota, Missouri, Arkansas, and Kansas.

Interviews
Interviews

Lanhee Chen On 'Balance Of Power' (9:33)

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Bloomberg
Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the two year budget deal reached between President Trump and Congress.

Interviews

John Yoo: 'House Democrats Announce Surprise Addition To Mueller Testimony'

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses Mueller's potential testimony.

Interviews

Markos Kounalakis: 'What Comes Next? How The World's Most Violent Places Recover'

interview with Markos Kounalakisvia World Affairs
Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Markos Kounalakis talks about how violent and weak states transform into stable ones.

In the News
In the News

Democratic Plan: Rob The Young, Hook Us On Federal Handouts

quoting Charles Blahousvia Washington Examiner
Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Social Security is a scheme that transfers wealth from young working people to older people. It is also a mechanism to replace private savings, individual investment, and familial support with government support.

In the News

California’s ‘Lonely’ Republicans: What Ultra-Minority Status Is Like

quoting Bill Whalenvia The Christian Science Monitor
Tuesday, July 23, 2019

America may be closely divided – but in many states, the majority party has all the power, leaving the other side without a voice. The minority often resorts to the courts as its only avenue to try to shape policy.

In the News

Muslim Women Debate Anti-Semitism

quoting Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Jewish Press
Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Ayaan Hirsi Ali wrote an article in The Wall Street Journal on July 12, 2019 called “Can Ilhan Omar Overcome Her Prejudice.” It was an article written by a black Muslim woman refugee from Somalia who fled to the Netherlands to enter politics as a converted Christian, about another black Muslim woman refugee from Somalia who fled to the United States to enter politics as a Muslim.

In the News

Who Is Boris Johnson, Britain's New Prime Minister?

quoting Timothy Kanevia Aljazeera
Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Johnson cultivated a reputation as a charming upper-class womaniser, cheat and liar - and some Britons love him for it.

There won't be many who tuned into Have I Got News For You, BBC's flagship news satire show, on the evening of April 24, 1998, that could possibly have predicted one bumbling upper-class panellist would one day be the new prime minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

In the News

Let’s Pay Every American To Reduce Emissions

cited George P. Shultzvia Politico
Tuesday, July 23, 2019

As alarm over climate change rises, the idea of a “Green New Deal” is growing in popularity, including among candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination. But most of the candidates have been notably skittish about discussing a price on carbon, the climate policy widely advocated by economists as the best way to encourage the investment, innovation, and infrastructure needed for a transition to clean energy.