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Flatten The Coronavirus Curve At A Lower Cost

by John H. Cochranevia The Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, March 24, 2020

A total shutdown could cost the economy $1 trillion a month. We need more tailored measures.

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Within Parties, Trump's Pandemic Ratings Vary Widely

by David Brady, L. Sandy Maisel, Brett Parkervia Real Clear Politics
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Everyone knows that Democrats and Republicans have polarized views about politics and policy; but in a national crisis like coronavirus, you might expect the differences to diminish. Not in this age of polarization. The latest YouGov poll, conducted March 15 -17, showed that 61% of Republicans strongly approved of the President Trump’s handling of the virus, while only 3% of Democrats strongly approved of his performance.

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Americans Cannot Be Expected To Support Economic Suicide

by Abraham D. Sofaervia The Hill
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Dr. Anthony Fauci is a national treasure. He has once again, as head of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, provided invaluable leadership, this time in the current coronavirus pandemic. His plan, now established as national policy, is to slow the infection rate to provide our health care system the time and resources to care for (and save) as many people as possible.

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Federalism Vs. Coronavirus — Who Has The Power To Fight Pandemic?

by John Yoo, Harmeet K. Dhillonvia Fox News
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Under our constitutional system, the executive branch bears the primary responsibility for confronting the coronavirus pandemic. But President Trump is not the only or even the most important executive now. To prevent the spread of the coronavirus and its damage to our communities, state governors are the front line of attack.

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Kevin Warsh On COVID-19 And The Federal Reserve | Hoover Virtual Policy Briefing

interview with Kevin Warshvia Hoover Virtual Policy Briefings
Tuesday, March 24, 2020

A Hoover Virtual Policy Briefing with Kevin Warsh on COVID-19 and the Federal Reserve.
Recorded: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 11AM PT/ 2PM ET.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Reopen The Economy -- But Carefully!

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

I did a WSJ oped today on reopening the economy.  As usual it's gated so I can't post the whole thing for 30 days. Their lead editorial expresses many of the same sentiments.

Analysis and Commentary

The Great Society: A New History With Amity Shlaes

interview with Amity Shlaesvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Historian Amity Shlaes on her new book, Great Society: A New History. Begun by John F. Kennedy and completed by Lyndon B. Johnson, the Great Society was one of the most sweeping pieces of legislation ever enacted in American history.

Analysis and Commentary

Keep Social Security Politics Out Of The Coronavirus Crisis Response

by Charles Blahousvia Mercatus Center
Monday, March 23, 2020

Senator Warren’s proposal to increase Social Security benefits won’t help ease our current economic crisis.

Analysis and Commentary

Virus Crisis Tidbits -- Get Out Of The Way And Demand Shift

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Tuesday, March 24, 2020

The first rule of medicine is "do no harm," and not a bad first rule for economic and public policy too. The second rule of economic and public policy should be "get out of the way." 

Analysis and Commentary

The 'No Limits' Solution To Europe's Virus Hit

by Melvyn B. Kraussvia Yahoo Finance
Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Covid-19 is make or break for the euro. The only way the European Central Bank can convince markets that it will do whatever it takes to save the single currency in the current crisis is to abandon the self-imposed political constraints on the assets it can buy under its Quantitative Easing program.

Analysis and Commentary

‘Just Say No’ Is Not A Strategy For Supply Chain Security

by David Forscey, Herbert Linvia Lawfare
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

On Feb. 12, White House National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien announced that the U.S. government has “evidence that Huawei has the capability secretly to access sensitive and personal information in systems it maintains and sells around the world.” This represents the latest attempt by the Trump administration to support an argument that allied governments—and the businesses they oversee—should purge certain telecommunications networks of Huawei equipment. 

Analysis and Commentary

Embracing de Gaulle

by Andrew Robertsvia Military History in the News
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Oooh la la! The news that a new biopic movie about General Charles de Gaulle is about to be released showing him making love to his wife Yvonne shortly before the Germans invaded France in 1940 has left the normally-relaxed French all of a fluster.

Analysis and Commentary

Cost Benefit Analysis Of Flattening The Curve

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Eline van den Broek-Altenburg, an assistant professor at the Larner College of Medicine, University of Vermont, and Adam Atherly, a professor and director of the Center for Health Services Research at the Larner College of Medicine, University of Vermont have produced a short analysis titled “Economic Cost of Flattening the Curve.”

Interviews
Interviews

John H. Cochrane - We Should Be Lending Out Money Rather Than Handing Out Checks

interview with John H. Cochranevia The Lars Larson Show
Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow John Cochrane discusses lending money rather than handing out money with no obligation to repay.

Interviews

The Victor Davis Hanson Podcast: Crisis Waste Not, Want Not: Clyburn, Pelosi, Schumer, And Viral Politics

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his first-hand experience with the economics of panics, about Capitol Hill Democrats loading up coronavirus-relief legislation with their ideological wish list, and the geographically, socially, and ideologically driven coverage of the coronavirus. 

Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson On The Howie Carr Show

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Howie Carr Show
Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses elitism and globalism.

Interviews

Coronavirus Outbreak May Prompt Policymakers To Seriously Consider Pros, Cons Of Universal Basic Income, Says Stanford Scholar Jennifer Burns

interview with Jennifer Burnsvia Stanford News
Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Jennifer Burns talks about the complicated history of UBI and how the political logjam that prevented it from being a topic of serious discussion in Washington D.C. may finally be broken via the coronavirus.

Interviews

Bill Whalen On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses Forbes article "Houston, We Have A (Convention) Problem . . . In Milwaukee."

Interviews

Markos Kounalakis: Coronavirus: Were We Warned? + US - China Relations

interview with Markos Kounalakisvia WorldAffairs
Friday, March 20, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Markos Kounalakis discusses the US relationship with China, and talks with Dr. Peter Piot, Director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, about the Spanish flu, his experiences fighting the Ebola outbreak, including, what a resilient global health system looks like and what needs to happen to be prepared for a pandemic.

In the News
In the News

Coronavirus Pandemic Inspires Private Generosity

featuring Russell Robertsvia Patriot Post
Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Americans all across the country are stepping up to help their neighbors in need.

In the News

The Big Announcements From India's Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia Business Insider
Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Indian Finance Minister Sitharaman had announced a series of measures to deal with the economic crash as India, along with the rest of the world, battles the Coronavirus pandemic.

In the News

Elizabeth Warren's Social Security Opportunism

quoting Charles Blahousvia National Review
Tuesday, March 24, 2020

The senator wants to expand Social Security, supposedly in response to the coronavirus. Charles Blahous goes through the reasons it’s a bad idea: Some context is important here to understand just how damaging this proposal would be.

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Brave Women Who Are Making History

mentioning Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Chicago Daily Herald
Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Countless women around the world have contributed positively to history. To add to some already mentioned, I would list Mother Teresa, Margaret Thatcher, author Jane Austen, Pamela Gellar, Clare Lopez and such women as Brigitte Gabriel, Anni Cyrus and Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Let me tell you a bit about the last three.