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A “Wartime” President?

featuring John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, Bill Whalenvia GoodFellows: Conversations From The Hoover Institution
Tuesday, May 5, 2020

The “war” on COVID-19 continues a trend of affixing that word to life’s miseries (poverty, drugs, cancer). Hoover senior fellows John Cochrane, Niall Ferguson and H.R. McMaster debate whether “war” applies to pandemics, if Donald Trump’s “wartime presidency” is more akin to LBJ’s than FDR’s, plus Joe Biden’s odd fixation with the late Hoover economist Milton Friedman.

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The US Should Follow Sweden's Approach To Combating COVID-19

by Alexander Galetovic, Stephen Habervia The Hill
Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Many governors are refusing to lift their COVID-19 shelter-in-place decrees until long lists of conditions are met. They have phrased their recalcitrance in the language of science. As California’s Gavin Newsom put it: "Science, not politics must be the guide…. We can't get ahead of ourselves .... I don't want to make a political decision. That puts people's lives at risk."

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Hoover Institution Press Publishes Strategies For Monetary Policy, Edited By John H. Cochrane And John B. Taylor

Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

The Hoover Institution will publish a new volume, edited by senior fellows John H. Cochrane and John B. Taylor, that reviews the strategies, tools, and communication practices the Federal Reserve system deploys to shape monetary policies for its dual-mandate goals of maximum employment and price stability. Strategies for Monetary Policy is drawn from a May 3, 2019, conference at the Hoover Institution featuring economists, financial experts, and Federal Reserve policy makers.

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John Yoo: COVID-19 And Federalism

Thursday, May 7, 2020
Hoover Institution

A Hoover Virtual Policy Briefing with John Yoo: COVID-19 and Federalism    
Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 11AM PT/ 2PM ET.

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Taiwan And The COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons For The World

Thursday, May 7, 2020

The Hoover Institution is hosting Taiwan and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons for the World on Thursday, May 7, 2020 from 9 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. PDT with keynote speaker, Vice President Chen Chien-jen, Taiwan (ROC).

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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Biden: Follow Reagan’s Document Precedent

by Charles G. Palm mentioning Hoover Institutionvia The Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, May 5, 2020

You criticize Vice President Biden for setting one standard in the Tara Reade case—“rigorously investigate claims . . . look into it”—and a different one in the Brett Kavanaugh case. In fact he hasn’t followed either standard.

Analysis and Commentary

Perspectives On Renewing Indigenous Economies

by Terry Andersonvia PolicyEd
Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Hear from members of Native communities who are working to renew indigenous economies.

Analysis and Commentary

Here’s A Voting System That Would Have Counted All Of California’s Super Tuesday Votes

by L. Sandy Maisel, David Bradyvia CALmatters
Tuesday, May 5, 2020

If California voters had been allowed to rank multiple candidates on their ballot in order of their preference, as one state does, the real winner of the Super Tuesday primary held nearly two months would have been announced much sooner. And the preference of a majority of voters might surprise you.

Analysis and Commentary

Our Dangerous Illusions About Risk

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage Mag.com
Wednesday, May 6, 2020

The most formidable risk we are facing isn't the coronavirus.

Analysis and Commentary

A Better World Can Emerge After Coronavirus. Or A Much Worse One

by Timothy Garton Ashvia The Guardian
Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Most Europeans support a universal basic income, yet young people doubt democracy’s capacity to deliver change

Analysis and Commentary

Frustrating Drug Advancement

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, May 5, 2020

David Kessler, who was FDA commissioner under both presidents George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton, confidently stated, “When the industry sells a drug, the drug works, and it does what it says on the label. Take that away and we go back to snake oil.”

Interviews
Interviews

Steven Davis: The Case For Optimism

interview with Steven J. Davisvia Becker Friedman Institute for Economics at the University of Chicago
Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Steve Davis explores the reallocation of jobs as a result of the current shock, and the potential long-term economic consequences.

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Victor Davis Hanson: The 'Credentialed Class' Keeps Getting It Wrong With Coronavirus Response

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News
Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson said that Americans will increasingly reject a “one-size-fits-all" approach that keeps the economy shut down in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

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Kiron Skinner: Maduro Says 2 US 'Mercenaries' Were Captured In Raid Attempt In Venezuela

interview with Kiron K. Skinnervia Fox News
Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Kiron Skinner discusses the US 'mercenaries' that were captured in raid attempt in Venezuela.

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Paul Gregory On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Paul R. Gregoryvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Paul Gregory discusses his RealClear Markets article "Coronavirus and the Great Lockdown: A Non-Biological Black Swan."

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Bill Whalen On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses his Forbes article "Other Than A Candidate Stuck At Home, How’s The Health Of Biden’s Campaign?"

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Lanhee Chen On In The Bubble With Andy Slavitt

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt
Wednesday, May 6, 2020

(34:50) Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the COVID-19 crisis.

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Victor Davis Hanson: Critics Of The West: From Tacitus To Michael Moore

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia American Freedom Alliance
Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses critics of the west.

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World War "C": Covid, Cognitive Dissonance, And Communism (With Markos Kounalakis)

interview with Markos Kounalakisvia The Slavic Connexion
Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Markos Kounalakis discusses California's early response to Covid-19, the cognitive dissonance of beautiful Hungary, his experience as a journalist in Central and Eastern Europe in the late 80s/early 90s, and much more!

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Visiting Fellow Explores Argentine Humanitarianism

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

From February 27th, 2020, until March 11th, I made a research stay at the Hoover Institution Library and Archives as a Visiting Scholar. This is the report on my research project and experience during my visit.

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The Market May Be Pricing In A Quick Economic Recovery

quoting Scott W. Atlasvia Seeking Alpha
Wednesday, May 6, 2020

As more and more data are being collected about COVID-19, it is becoming ever more clear that there is no reason for the majority of Americans to be confined to their homes. The stock market may be pricing in a return to sanity and a return to work.

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Kissinger Was Right: Statesmanship In The Digital Age

quoting Amy Zegartvia Global Security
Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Technologists and policymakers often speak different languages and have difficulty understanding each other, such as Mark Zuckerberg having to explain how the internet works at a basic level to members of Congress. However, the coming problems with artificial intelligence (AI) will require a consistent dialogue on what the U.S. government must do, and former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger offers an essential guide for both technologists and policymakers.

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Facebook Names 20 People To Its 'Supreme Court' For Content Moderation

quoting Michael McConnellvia NBC
Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Facebook on Wednesday appointed 20 people from around the world to serve on what will effectively be the social media network’s “Supreme Court” for speech, issuing rulings on what kind of posts will be allowed and what should be taken down.

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New Study Reveals Most Europeans Support Basic Income After COVID-19

quoting Timothy Garton Ashvia Mirage News
Tuesday, May 5, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is inspiring Europeans to think the previously unthinkable, according to a ground-breaking survey out today from a team led by Professor Timothy Garton Ash, the leading Oxford academic.

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China Promotes Twisted Concept Of Democracy To Build Global Influence, Analysts Say

quoting Elizabeth Economyvia The Epoch Times
Monday, May 4, 2020

[Subscription Required] China is promoting both its political and economic model around the world in an effort to gain greater global legitimacy for the Chinese-Communist Party's leadership and long-term ambitions, academics, and other experts said last week.

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Barack And Michelle Obama Will Give Multiple Virtual Commencement Addresses For The Class Of 2020

mentioning Condoleezza Ricevia The Washington Post
Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Former president Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama will give multiple commencement addresses this spring, planning to appear with celebrities, athletes and national leaders to cheer on the Class of 2020

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13 Michigan Books To Get You Through The Stay-At-Home Order

mentioning Jack Goldsmithvia Bridge
Monday, May 4, 2020

The stay-at-home orders have undoubtedly left many Michiganders antsy. But the dramatic break in routine may leave some with extra time on their hands, and others with a desire to escape reality.

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The World After COVID-19 With Niall Ferguson

mentioning Niall Fergusonvia Munk Debates
Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Join historian and big thinker Niall Ferguson for a Munk Dialogue on history's lessons for what the world will look like after COVID19. This live video dialogue and audience interactive Q&A will happen on Wednesday, May 6 from 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM Eastern. See below for details.