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Chilling Out On Climate With Bjorn Lomborg

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, Bjorn Lomborg, Bill Whalenvia GoodFellows: Conversations From The Hoover Institution
Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Earlier this year, the world’s elites agonized over climate change as the planet’s great existential crisis. And then along came a global pandemic. Hoover senior fellows John Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, and Hoover visiting fellow Bjorn Lomborg—this week’s guest “GoodFellow” and the author of a new book on the climate-change debate—discuss where the “environmental justice” movement is taking America and the world’s nations.

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Victor Davis Hanson On Essential Workers

by Victor Davis Hansonvia PolicyEd
Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Victor Davis Hanson discusses the need for a fundamental shift in how we define and compensate workers for essential jobs.

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The Virus May Strike Teachers Unions

by David R. Hendersonvia The Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, July 29, 2020

What happens when they refuse to do their jobs and it turns out home-schoolers are better at it anyway?

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US Entitlement Reform Is Urgently Needed

by Lanhee J. Chenvia Financial Times
Wednesday, July 29, 2020

[Subscription required] Trust funds for Social Security and Medicare are running dry because of the pandemic.

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California Attorney Generals Taking The Initiative . . . To Skew The Initiative Process

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Wednesday, July 29, 2020

One way to understand the sometimes baffling enterprise that is California’s initiative process: “the more things change, the more they remain the same.”

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

What Antifa Won’t Tell You

by Paul R. Gregoryvia The American Mind
Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Antifa’s leading insider reveals more by what he doesn’t say than what he does.

Analysis and Commentary

Executive Non-Enforcement In The Era Of The Trump Presidency

by John Yoovia Newsweek
Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Once Republicans won one of the houses of Congress, President Obama responded with unilateral action rather than legislative compromise. "I've got a pen and I've got a phone," he famously said in 2014. "And I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions and administrative actions that move the ball forward." One thing he would not do? "We're not just going to be waiting for legislation." 

Analysis and Commentary

A Payroll Tax Holiday Will Get Americans Back To Work

by Scott Minerd, John B. Taylorvia Financial Times
Sunday, July 26, 2020

[Subscription required] The pandemic creates an opportunity to make social security more sustainable.

Analysis and Commentary

The Value Of A College Degree Depends On Where You Live In North Carolina

by Michael J. Petrilli, Olivia Piontekvia Winston-Salem Journal
Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Last month, the UNC Board of Governors unanimously selected former N.C. Community College System president Peter Hans to head the North Carolina University system. His appointment underscores the state’s commitment to providing its residents with affordable postsecondary education options and strong career pathways, plus reengaging adults who have completed some college to reenroll and earn their degrees.

Analysis and Commentary

What Will Happen To The “California Rule?

by Shirley Svornyvia Eureka
Thursday, July 23, 2020

The year 2020 will be recorded in California history books as the year a pandemic arrived in America’s most populous state, but the impact of a California Supreme Court ruling likely will have a more lasting impact on state and local budgets and the economy.

Interviews
Interviews

The Victor Davis Hanson Podcast: Great (And Not So Great) American Generals

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Victor Davis Hanson Podcast
Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses some of America’s premier generals, and what made them great — or, not so great. Among those discussed: George Washington, U.S. Grant, Dwight Eisenhower, William Sherman, George Patton, Douglas MacArthur, Matthew Ridgway, and some of the more prominent Native American chiefs: Cochise, Geronimo, and Sitting Bull. And a little shade is thrown at Benedict Arnold.

Interviews

Robert Hall: Answering Your Questions About Unemployment And Its Impact On The Economy

interview with Robert E. Hallvia KCBS Radio
Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Robert Hall discusses Federal unemployment assistance benefits that are ending for now, but could be back and changed shortly, as well as the impact it’s had on the economy.

Interviews

Amy Zegart: Spies, Lies, And Algorithms

interview with Amy Zegartvia Hoover Virtual Policy Briefings
Tuesday, July 28, 2020

A Hoover Virtual Policy Briefing with Amy Zegart: Spies, Lies, and Algorithms.

Interviews

Hertog Conversations With Kiron Skinner

interview with Kiron K. Skinnervia Hertog Foundation
Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Kiron Skinner discusses President Trump’s foreign policy and her own experiences in government service.

Interviews

David Henderson: Should The US Return To The Gold Standard?

interview with David R. Hendersonvia Fox News
Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Economist David Henderson explains why gold and silver go up whenever the U.S. dollar goes down and if returning to the gold standard could make ...

Interviews

John Yoo To Newsmax TV: Presidents Since Washington Have Sent Federal Agents To Cities

interview with John Yoovia News Max
Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo explains that President Donald Trump is doing what other presidents have done throughout history: use federal resources to protect people and property.

Federal Reserve
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Surveillance: Fed Policy With Charles Plosser

interview with Charles I. Plosservia Bloomberg
Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Charles Plosser says the Fed needs to declare its independence and regain control of monetary policy.

Interviews

Fed Needs To Regain Policy Control: Ex-Philly Fed President Charles Plosser

interview with Charles I. Plosservia Bloomberg
Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Charles Plosser examines the potential impact of large deficits on financial markets and the danger of “group think” at the Federal Reserve.

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Telling China’s Story: The Chinese Communist Party’s Campaign To Shape Global Narratives

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Watch the video discussion of the Hoover Institution and the Stanford Internet Observatory joint white paper, China’s Full-Spectrum Information Operations

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In the News

Union Says ‘Panicked’ Teachers Preparing ‘Living Wills, Life Insurance’ As Schools Open

quoting Scott W. Atlasvia Breitbart
Tuesday, July 28, 2020

The nation’s largest teachers’ union says many of its members are so anxious about returning to school that some are preparing with “living wills and life insurance.”

In the News

Are We In For Another Pelosi 'Redistribution Recession'?

quoting Casey B. Mulliganvia The Washington Examiner
Tuesday, July 28, 2020

As George Santayana famously said, “Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” The Democrats and Speaker Nancy Pelosi are hoping your memory is very short. The stimulus package they are currently proposing is eerily similar to the one they passed in 2009, with promises of economic growth. That package failed miserably.

In the News

Households, Businesses Need More Relief Measures From Government: Rajan

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia Live Mint
Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Austerity is not a solution to coronavirus crisis and India needs to offer more relief measures to households and businesses to sail through the pandemic-induced economic shock, said former Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan.

In the News

Reality Check: What Will It Take To Reopen Schools Amid A Pandemic? From Finances To Teaching To Learning Loss, 32 Experts Weigh In On 8 Big Unanswered Questions

cited Terry M. Moevia The 74
Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Throughout the month of July, The 74 and the Center on Reinventing Public Education presented a collection of short, provocative responses from a diverse roster of participants — educators and policymakers differing in background, ideology and professional credentials — to eight big, unanswered questions our school systems will face when students return this fall.