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Victor Davis Hanson On “The Case For Trump”

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, May 6, 2019

Victor Davis Hanson analyzes the 2016 presidential election and the success of President Trump in his new book, The Case for Trump.

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Jenkins On ACA

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Holman Jenkins "Obamacare is popular because it failed" from a week ago is worth savoring and has an interesting new idea.

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The Rise Of The War Metaphor In Public Policy

by David Davenport, Gordon Lloydvia Defining Ideas
Monday, May 6, 2019

An excerpt from a new book, published by the Hoover Press.

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The Big Show In Bololand

featuring Bertrand M. Patenaude, Hoover Institutionvia C-SPAN
Monday, March 11, 2019

Author Bertrand Patenaude shared the story of a US famine relief mission to Bolshevik Russia in 1921 that saved millions of lives in his book, The Big Show in Bololand: The American Relief Expedition to Soviet Russia in the Famine of 1921.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Fiscal Roots Of Inflation

by John H. Cochranevia The National Bureau Of Economic Research
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Unexpected inflation devalues nominal government bonds. This change in value must correspond to a change in expected future surpluses, a change in their discount rates, or a contemporaneous change in nominal bond returns.

Analysis and Commentary

Jew-Hatred Ancient And Modern

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Recently the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives failed to censure Rep. Ilhan Omar for indulging anti-Semitic tropes like the “dual loyalties” slander. 

Analysis and Commentary

The Power Of Bastiat's Unseen

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

In the economic sphere an act, a habit, an institution, a law produces not only one effect, but a series of effects.

Analysis and Commentary

Robert Pear RIP

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Robert Pear, a reporter whose understated demeanor belied a tenacious pursuit of sources and scoops during his 40 years at The New York Times covering health care and other critical national issues, died on Tuesday in Rockville, Md. 

Interviews
Interviews

CNBC Interviews With John Taylor, Jim Bullard, Loretta Mester And Robert Kaplan

interview with John B. Taylorvia Value Walk
Friday, May 3, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Taylor discusses productivity, jobs, and whether the interest rate is at the right level.

Interviews

We Must Break Up Fed Groupthink, Says Former Philly Fed President Charles Plosser

interview with Charles I. Plosservia CNBC
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Charles Plosser discusses whether a trade war between the US and China could force the central bank to step in as well as his thoughts on the path the Fed is taking and the problems with groupthink.

Interviews

John Yoo: Nadler, Barr Head Towards Contempt Showdown

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

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In the News
In the News

Past Attorney General Went Unpunished For Contempt

quoting Michael McConnell, John Yoovia Las Vegas Review Journal
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Can Attorney General William Barr thumb his nose at Congress and get away with it?

In the News

‘How Hot Is It?’ Trump’s Booming Economy Is No Joke

quoting John H. Cochranevia Inside Sources
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Over the past year, the U.S. economy added an average of 213,000 jobs every month, driving unemployment down to 3.6 percent, its lowest point since 1969. The last time this much of the American workforce was on the job, the Beatles were still a band and presidential hopefuls Pete Buttigieg, Cory Booker and Kirsten Gillibrand hadn’t been born yet.

cartoon of elephant going head-to-head with donkey
In the News

The Partisan Divide Is Turning Into An Age War By Proxy: Reason Roundup

quoting Niall Fergusonvia Reason
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Democrats are the party of young people, Republicans the party of the olds, and it could have huge consequences for near-future political battles, suggest Harvard historian Niall Ferguson and Greenmantle research analyst Eyck Freymann.

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Should Elite Schools End Legacy Admissions?

quoting Darrell Duffievia Chicago Booth Review
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

The recent scandal of rich and famous people buying places for their children at elite colleges has led to a renewed public conversation about the system of legacy preference in admissions at many top US universities.

In the News

Take Note, America: Capitalism Improved Lives In Africa

quoting Thomas Sowellvia CNS News
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

“Africa is growing” economically “thanks to the free market,” notes Marian Tupy at Human Progress. “Since the new millennium’s start, Africa’s average per capita income rose by more than 50 percent.”

In the News

Communities And The Search For An Ideal Society

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia The Telegraph
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

After Arun Jaitley did not extend his term as governor of the Reserve Bank of India in 2016, Raghuram Rajan went back to his chair in Chicago and resumed teaching. He is a remarkably articulate economist; so it was quite a surprise that he was quiet for three years. And then came the 400-page book, The Third Pillar.

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They Shot The War

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia History Net
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

An alternative newspaper for American GIs in Vietnam offered some raw glimpses into the conflict.