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Foundations Of Immigration Reform

by Edward Paul Lazearvia PolicyEd
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

America’s immigration system needs to be reformed in order to handle modern challenges of immigration. Long lines to get in exist alongside millions of undocumented immigrants already in the country. To deal with both of these problems, Congress should rebalance our system to encourage more work-based visas for those wanting to work in the US, and it should bring illegal immigrants back into the system through a special visa that puts them at the back of the line for permanent residency.

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Reasonable Disagreements: Warren And Holder Want To Break Tech And The Supreme Court

interview with Richard A. Epstein, Adam J. Whitevia Reasonable Disagreements
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Would breaking apart tech companies and packing the Supreme Court achieve anything positive?

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Victor Davis Hanson On Trump (1:35)

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia 10 Blocks (City Journal)
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses how and why Donald Trump was elected president and why President Trump's agenda has been successful.

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Which Adds More To The Deficit? Defense Spending Or Social Security & Medicare?

via Budget Matters via America Off Balance
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Deficits are projected to permanently top one trillion dollars by 2021. And while the drivers of long-term spending growth come overwhelmingly from Medicare, Social Security, and net interest on the debt, a common claim is that defense spending is a bigger fiscal problem than entitlements because defense doesn’t have any dedicated revenue that helps offset its cost.

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Democracy, Delegation, And Distrust

by Adam J. Whitevia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Congress and the Presidency in the Age of Trump.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Markos Kounalakis: The End Of The Current World Order: Eroding Democracies And Rising Nationalism

interview with Markos Kounalakisvia World Affairs
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Marko Kounalakis moderates a discussion that explores the rise of right-wing nationalism in Eastern Europe and the forces fueling the erosion of democracies worldwide. 

Analysis and Commentary

David Frum Accidentally Makes The Case For More Immigration

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

My fellow immigrant from Canada, David Frum, has a long article in The Atlantic in which he argues for cutting legal immigration in half. The whole piece, titled “If Liberals Won’t Enforce Borders, Fascists Will,” is worth reading, partly because he makes a serious case for reducing immigration and partly because, along the way, he presents a number of facts about immigration that both critics and advocates of more immigration should be aware of. 

Interviews
Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson, The Case For Trump

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia WJIM AM
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

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

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Conversations: Featuring Niall Ferguson

interview with Niall Fergusonvia John Anderson
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses President Trump, Brexit, immigration, populism, socialism, and the rise of China.

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The New American Civil War: 1 Of 2: Elite Dismissal Of Victor Davis Hanson's New "The Case For Trump."

featuring Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

 (Part 1) Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his new book The Case for Trump.

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The New American Civil War: 2 Of 2: Elite Dismissal Of Victor Davis Hanson's New "The Case For Trump."

featuring Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

(Part 2) Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his new book The Case for Trump.

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Victor Davis Hanson: The Case For Trump And The Justice Democrats (30:55)

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Blog Talk Radio
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

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

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Raghuram Rajan Says College Admissions Scandal Is A `Blow To The System'

interview with Raghuram Rajanvia Bloomberg
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Raghuram Rajan discusses the US college admissions scandal and notes this needs to be cleaned up as soon as possible.

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Bill Whalen: On The Road To Baku: Is Bernie The One?

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses the Democratic presidential race.

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Bill Whalen: On The Road To Baku: Run, Joe, Run?

interview with Bill Whalenvia John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses whether Joe Biden will run for president.

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In the News

Searching For World Order: America, China, Russia, Iran

featuring Stephen Kotkinvia Foreign Policy Research Institute
Thursday, March 14, 2019

The Cold War of the 20th century seems clear cut, in retrospect: a galvanizing competition to rally free and market-oriented societies against a godless communist empire. But the 21st century has brought about new, more complicated conflicts. Historian Stephen Kotkin examines U.S. relations with China, Russia, and Iran from the 1970s to the present. Professor Kotkin won the seventeenth annual Council on Foreign Relations Arthur Ross Book Award for Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929–1941 (Random House), the second volume of a definitive biography of Joseph Stalin. The first volume, Paradoxes of Power, was nominated for a Pulitzer.

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Raghuram Rajan Warns Of Perils Of Neglecting Social Issues, Rising Inequalities

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia Business Today
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The former chief economist at the IMF said as markets have expand and become more international, governance also tends to become, first more national and then international.

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Dual Loyalty Detectives

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Representative Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) recently bashed those U.S. Senators who voted against Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) legislation, charging that “they forgot what country they represent.”

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“It Can Happen To Anyone.” American Investors And Politicians Refuse To Participate In St.Petersburg International Economic Forum Due To Case Against Calvey

quoting Michael McFaulvia Crime Russia
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Representatives of American companies and officials are intent to boycott St.Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) in June, 2019, as a mark of protest against arrest of a founder of investment fund Baring Vostok - the U.S. Citizen Michael Calvey.

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Shareef: Four Books Northam Should Read

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Roanoke Times
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

I would suggest a reading of conservative economist Thomas Sowell’s (1996) “Race and Culture: A Worldview.” Sowell details how the modern world culture is the result of “cultural borrowings.” 

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A Choice Between Economic Or Political Hell

quoting Niall Fergusonvia Australian Financial Review Magazine
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Britain's Parliament will neither approve Theresa May's deal nor likely agree to leaving without a deal. But unless they decide on something, like extending the deadline, the UK will crash out of the European Union by default on March 29.

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Unsung Women

quoting Elizabeth Cobbsvia Rutland Herald
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Women in the workplace do not always receive their due. A spate of books over the last few years reveals the stories of these previously unsung women whose work was instrumental in science, technology and the military.

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Political Pressures Risk Undermining Central Banks - Rajan

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia Reuters
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Rising political pressures on central banks around the world undermines effective monetary management by risking kneejerk policies rather than pre-emptive decision making, former Reserve Bank of India chief Raghuram Rajan said on Tuesday.

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Capitalism No Longer Helps Ordinary People, Claims Economist Tipped To Become The Next Bank Of England Governor

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia This is Money (UK)
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Capitalism is failing because it no longer helps ordinary people, says a top economist seen as a frontrunner to lead the Bank of England.

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Famous Actresses Paid Bundles Of Money To Bribe Their Kids' Way Into College. Here's Why.

quoting Harvey C. Mansfieldvia The Daily Wire
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

On Tuesday, the Department of Justice charged 50 people with involvement in a scheme that allowed rich parents to bribe college and testing officials to smooth the path for their children’s admission into top colleges.