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An Interview With John F. Cogan, Author Of The High Cost Of Good Intentions

interview with John F. Coganvia The Politic
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Cogan discusses entitlements, universal basic income, and his award winning book The High Cost of Good Intentions: A History of U.S. Federal Entitlement Programs.

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What Drives High Health Care Costs: Friedman Fundamentals

by Milton Friedmanvia PolicyEd
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

The fundamental reason for high health care expenses is third-party payments. Most payments to physicians are made not by the patient but by a third-party — an insurance company or governmental body. By eliminating most third-party payments and restoring the role of insurance to protecting against major medical catastrophes, health care cost and spending can be reduced.

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The Case For More Immigration

by David R. Hendersonvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, March 6, 2019

A discussion on immigration. 

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Cost-Effective Approaches To Save The Environment, With Bjorn Lomborg

interview with Bjorn Lomborgvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, March 4, 2019

Bjorn Lomborg breaks down the costs of current proposed policies to relieve climate change and proposes cost-effective and economically feasible alternative solutions.

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The Case For Trump: Book Discussion With Victor Davis Hanson

Thursday, March 7, 2019
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

The Hoover Institution hosted "The Case for Trump Book Discussion" on Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST.

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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Deep State Past And Present

by Victor Davis Hansonvia The National Review
Wednesday, March 6, 2019

The so-called deep state is often weaponized to reflect current orthodoxies.

Analysis and Commentary

Michael McFaul: Trump’s Puzzling Iran-North Korea Divide

by Michael McFaulvia Akron Beacon Journal
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

For years now, President Donald Trump and his administration have been advancing a fundamentally illogical contradiction in their nuclear diplomacy toward Iran and North Korea. In both cases, the stated public goal of Trump administration policy is the same: denuclearization. Yet the strategies for achieving this worthwhile U.S. national security objective are diametrically opposed depending on the country in question.

Analysis and Commentary

A Big Democratic Field, But Is It A Field Of Dreams?

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

On Monday, the Democratic-controlled House Ways & Committee sent letters across the nation’s capital asking for information (Russian business dealings, the firing of former FBI Director James Comey, hush payments to women) from President Trump’s sons, business associates and political aides and allies.

Analysis and Commentary

Rent Control Is Worse Than Bombing

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

[Gunnar] Myrdal stated, “Rent control has in certain Western countries constituted, maybe, the worst example of poor planning by governments lacking courage and vision.” His fellow Swedish economist (and socialist) Assar Lindbeck asserted, “In many cases rent control appears to be the most efficient technique presently known to destroy a city—except for bombing.”

Analysis and Commentary

Henderson Versus Kristol On Iraq War In 2002

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, March 6, 2019

CONAN: David Henderson, are the realpolitik people of the world, the Henry Kissinger wing, if you will, of the Republican Party–first time I’ve ever said that, the first time anybody may have ever said that–are those the only people objecting to this policy?

Interviews
Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson: Trump Will Define 2020 Election As Choice Between Him And Socialism

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News Insider
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his new book, The Case for Trump.

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Economist Thomas Sowell On The Income Inequality Debate

interview with Thomas Sowellvia Fox Business
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Thomas Sowell discusses some of the common economic myths and fallacies, as well as the potential long-term economic impact of the rising popularity of socialism.

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US And China Locked In Cold War 2.0, Historian Niall Ferguson Warns

interview with Niall Fergusonvia ABC News (AU)
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses whether the world is entering a new Cold War as China and the US go head-to-head for the title of dominant economic superpower.

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Victor Davis Hanson: How Can Democrats Be For Free Speech But Against Trump? Through Orwellian Language

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Real Clear Politics
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses President Trump's executive order concerning free speech on college campuses.

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Surveillance Special: China’s Economic Slowdown With Elizabeth Economy

interview with Elizabeth Economyvia Bloomberg
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Elizabeth Economy discusses the third revolution and notes that there's a sense of political malaise in China.

Interviews

Michael Auslin On Trump-Kim Summit: Neither Side Is Going To Choose War Wilfully

interview with Michael R. Auslinvia WGN Radio
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Auslin discusses President Donald Trump’s recent visit to North Korea and the meetings he had with Kim Jong Un. Auslin talks about the potential fallout, and whether denuclearization is a possibility in the near future.

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Bill Whalen: Will Andrew Cuomo Join The Presidential Race?

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses his Forbes article "Hamlet On The Hudson -- The Sequel."

Interviews

Markos Kounalakis: Globalization And Robotics: Will AI Cripple The Global Workforce?

interview with Markos Kounalakisvia World Affairs
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Marko Kounalakis talks with Richard Baldwin, about his new book,The Globotics Upheaval: Globalization, Robotics, and the Future of Work. They discuss how technological advancement in an ever-globalized economy is changing both service-sector and professional jobs at a staggering pace. They also discuss how governments can help workers remain vital to the global economy.

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Victor Davis Hanson Slams The New Yorker

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses what happened in his interview with the New Yorker's Isaac Chotine.

In the News
In the News

VDH: The Case For Trump

featuring Victor Davis Hansonvia Power Line
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

I invited our friend Victor Davis Hanson to write something for Power Line readers about his book The Case for Trump, out officially today. He has obliged us with this synopsis.

In the News

Political Corruption Comes In Different Forms

featuring Shelby Steelevia VV Daily Press
Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Most of our experience with political corruption concerns financial transactions wherein public funds find their way into private pockets or public office facilitates access to private money. But at a Hillsdale College leadership seminar Feb. 21 in Costa Mesa, Christopher Bedford, editor-in-chief of The Daily Caller News Foundation, and Shelby Steele, author and Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, delineated corruption in the news media and in liberalism, respectively.

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Crowded Out: Have Markets And States Forgotten About People?

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia Financial Times
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Raghuram Rajan’s The Third Pillar skillfully unpicks the tensions between capitalism, democracy and community.

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Donald Trump, Tragic Hero

featuring Victor Davis Hansonvia The New York Times
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

I had expected that “The Case for Trump” would be an argument for why Donald Trump has been a good president, but it’s mostly about why Trump won in 2016, and its analysis, based on old polling and news clips, is interminable, marred by some cable-news-style exaggeration (Trump’s election foes are repeatedly characterized as being for “open borders”) and not particularly original. Victor Davis Hanson does, however, explain in passing and in the book’s concluding two chapters why he thinks Trump has been a good president, and this argument has some genuine merit and originality.

In the News

How Much Does Innovation Drive Economic Growth?

featuring Amit Seru via KelloggInsight
Monday, March 4, 2019

What drives economic progress? The answer to that question remains something of a mystery.

In the News

Thomas Sowell Warns U.S. May Not Resist Siren Song Of Socialism: 'I Wouldn't Bet On It'

quoting Thomas Sowellvia The Washington Times
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Thomas Sowell, a living legend in the field of economics, says he fears the U.S. may eventually succumb to the siren song of socialism.

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Australia Would Choose Security Over Economic Ties With China: Costello

quoting Niall Fergusonvia The Bull (Australia)
Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Future Fund chairman Peter Costello believes security will be the biggest factor that defines Australia’s relationship with China moving forward, even if any decision on the access and sharing of technology would have a negative impact on the economy.

In the News

Rules Of The Cyber Road For America And Russia

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia Project Syndicate
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

In the cyber realm, the difference between a weapon and a non-weapon may come down to a single line of code, or simply the intent of a computer program’s user. While this makes negotiating cyber arms-control treaties problematic, it does not make diplomacy impossible.

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The Trump Musical: ‘Anything Goes’

quoting Larry Diamondvia The New York Times
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Leaders around the world have learned that they can do as they wish without the U.S. calling them out.

In the News

Uber’s Off The Hook For Its Self-Driving Car’s Fatal Accident — But What About Human Drivers?

quoting John Villasenorvia The Next Web
Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Uber‘s been let off the hook by prosecutors in a case involving one of the company’s autonomous test cars that fatally struck a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona last year, reports Reuters

In the News

Thomas Sowell Warns America: ‘In The Long Run, We May Not Make It’

quoting Thomas Sowellvia NOQ Report
Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Conservative commentator Thomas Sowell has made a career out of being intelligent, fair, and truthful. His appearance on Fox Business yesterday was more of the same that we’ve come to expect from one of the greatest conservative thinkers of the modern era.

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Title IX At SMU: Growing Female Sports

mentioning Condoleezza Ricevia SMU Daily
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

There are no doubts women are on the rise with the greatest number of female candidates elected to office in the last midterm elections. Yet, when we look to sports, the lineup is still overwhelmingly male. In 1972, Title IX was passed at the collegiate level to address this issue.