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Area 45: Tilling The Democratic Field With Ben Domenech

interview with Ben Domenechvia Area 45
Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Ben Domenech assesses the democratic presidential race and gives his opinion about who has the best chance against President Trump.

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Jonathan Rodden: The Consequences Of America’s Urban-Rural Political Divide

interview with Jonathan Roddenvia WAMU 88.5
Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Jonathan Rodden discusses the political divisions within the United States. One of the starkest is the fault line that runs between the rural and urban regions of the country, and the history of this geographical split as well as the profound consequences it has had for politics in the US. His recent book goes into further detail about this divide, Why Cities Lose: The Deep Roots of the Urban-Rural Political Divide.

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Empowering Students Through School Choice, With Betsy DeVos

interview with Betsy DeVosvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, June 3, 2019

The 11th US secretary of education, Betsy DeVos, talks about how she’s empowering students and parents to find the best education through her school choice proposal.

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How To Fix Congress—And Why: A Conversation With Rep. Mike Gallagher

Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

The Hoover Institution hosted "How to Fix Congress—And Why: A Conversation with Rep. Mike Gallagher" on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT.

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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Cyberspectives: Adam Segal On China, Cybersecurity, And Global Trade

interview with Adam Segalvia Cyberspectives
Tuesday, June 4, 2019

In this episode, Adam Segal of the Council on Foreign Relations discusses US-China relations in the context of cybersecurity, the digital supply chain, and trade.

Analysis and Commentary

Boudreaux's Export Error

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, June 4, 2019

In an otherwise good critique of a recent op/ed by Steve Moore, titled “Steve Moore Is No Free Trader,” economist Don Boudreaux makes his own error. He writes: First, exporting, as such, no more enriches a country than does vandalism or arson. Exporting enriches a country only insofar as the people of that country receive imports in return for their exports. Unlike Mr. Moore, every true free trader understands that exports lead to growth only if and to the extent that exports bring in more imports.

Interviews
Interviews

Russ Roberts On Life As An Economics Educator

interview with Russell Robertsvia Medium
Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Russ Roberts examines where classical liberalism has gone wrong, if dropping out of college is overrated, and what people are missing from the Bible.

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Raghuram Rajan: How The Loss Of Community Threatens Society

interview with Raghuram Rajanvia Big Brains Podcast
Monday, June 3, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Raghuram Rajan discusses his new book, The Third Pillar, and explains why our communities could hold the answer to many of society’s problems.

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Bill Whalen On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses the California Democratic Party Convention in San Francisco, as well as the policies that were booed, the candidates who did well, and who wasn't there.

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Bill Whalen On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses presidential candidate Joe Biden's comments concerning impeachment.

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The Legacy Of Tiananmen Square At 30

Thursday, June 6, 2019
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

The Hoover Institution hosted "The Legacy of Tiananmen Square at 30" on Thursday, June 6, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM EDT.

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How America’s Urban-Rural Divide Shapes Elections

featuring Jonathan Roddenvia The Economist
Wednesday, June 5, 2019

IN NINE OF America’s 13 congressional elections between 1994 and 2018, the Republican Party won a greater share of seats than votes. In 2012, Democrats failed to garner a majority of seats while winning a broad popular vote victory. Even in the 2018 mid-terms, which were described as a “wave” election, The Economist predicted that the Democrats had to win the popular vote in the House of Representatives by 5-6 percentage points to obtain a bare majority of seats. In the Senate, the situation is worse because of the way states magnify the pro-rural bias of America’s electoral institutions.

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Raghuram Rajan's Mission To Fix Capitalism From The Inside

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia Forbes
Monday, June 3, 2019

Raghuram Rajan has been tipped as a future Governor of the Bank of England but for now the economist is focused on bigger challenges - reshaping the relationship between capitalism, democracy and communities.

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Restoring IP Rights After the Destructive, Unjust Antitrust Rendering In FTC V. Qualcomm

quoting Richard A. Epsteinvia IP Watchdog
Tuesday, June 4, 2019

If a judge ever botched an antitrust case involving patents, the prize may go to federal district Judge Lucy Koh for her ruling in favor of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in its antitrust action against Qualcomm.

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Trump Or King Cyrus: God Doesn't Always Work Our Way

quoting Niall Fergusonvia Christian Today
Tuesday, June 4, 2019

I can understand why the Bishop of Liverpool spoke out so strongly against Donald Trump ahead of his three-day state visit to the UK. Like the bishop, I am deeply troubled by the President's belligerent and divisive behaviour too, as well as the outrageous "tweets" that seem to fly in the face of many of the values we treasure as Christian believers.

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The Importance Of Having A Sense Of Purpose

quoting William Damonvia Psychology Today
Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Having a sense of purpose in life is associated with a lower risk of death, according to a study published on May 24, 2019, in JAMA Network Open. The research, which sampled almost 7,000 people, included a Psychological Well-Being evaluation—a seven-item questionnaire which assessed purpose in life (Alimujiang, et al, 2019). The researchers concluded: “This study’s results indicated that stronger purpose in life was associated with decreased mortality. Purposeful living may have health benefits” (2019, p. 2). It's important to note that the study indicates associations between a sense of purpose and health, but not causation.

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‘Swinging At Every Pitch’: California’s Governor Has Big Plans. Critics See Big Risks.

quoting Bill Whalenvia The New York Times
Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Amid the swirl of big name presidential candidates who descended on San Francisco recently for the Democratic Party’s state convention, Gov. Gavin Newsom made sure there was a place in the spotlight for him.

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Why Barr Is Hell-Bent On Emboldening An Authoritarian Presidency

quoting John Yoovia Rantt Media
Tuesday, June 4, 2019

The modern conservative theory of the unitary executive is corrupting our system of government. It’s the theory that Article II of the Constitution renders the President an all-powerful figure. The theory can be summed up in President Richard Nixon’s infamous words: “Well, when the president does it, that means that it is not illegal.” This is a notion the Trump administration is embracing in the aftermath of President Trump’s unprecedented obstruction of the Russia probe and his tactic of stonewalling Congress.