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Environmental Markets: A Property Rights Approach With Terry Anderson

by Terry Andersonvia PolicyEd
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Free market environmentalism is a property rights-oriented approach that improves environmental quality and achieves more conservation than traditional regulation.

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Lest We Forget, History Has Lessons To Teach

by Niall Fergusonvia Niall Ferguson
Sunday, November 10, 2019

Scraps of paper matter, from red poppies to international treaties.

The Classicist with Victor Davis Hanson:
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The Classicist: Defending The Trump Doctrine

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

The president’s approach to foreign policy is unconventional — but might be the best approach for a changing global environment.

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David Henderson: Millennial Socialism

interview with David R. Hendersonvia CrossTalk
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow David Henderson discusses socialism and the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Trump Russia Investigation Rested On A House Of Cards

by Paul R. Gregoryvia The Washington Times
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Burden on international status, domestic tranquility and elections.

Analysis and Commentary

The States That Are Swimming Against The NAEP Tides

by Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

The bad news from the latest Nation’s Report Card has us analysts wearing out our thesauruses. Gloomy, dismal, a bloodbath…no negative seems overwrought for what we saw the other week, especially for our lowest-performing students. For example, since 2013, the start of our “Achievement Recession,” eighth grade reading scores for students at the 10th percentile have dropped by ten points. Ten points! That’s the equivalent of an entire grade level. The bottom seems to be falling out.

Analysis and Commentary

Gordon Tullock's Generosity

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

One of the delights I had on my trip to Boise State University last week was getting to know my host Allen Dalton, an adjunct economics professor at BSU. Besides having great economics discussions, we had good discussions, mainly positive, about various economists we know in common.

Interviews
Interviews

Frank Dikotter: Inside The Dictator's Mind

interview with Frank Diköttervia ABC Radio
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Frank Dikotter discusses his book How to Be a Dictator: The Cult of Personality in the Twentieth Century.

Interviews

Jack Goldsmith: The Lawfare Podcast: 2020 Candidates And Executive Power

interview with Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Jack Goldsmith talked with New York Times's Charlie Savage and Justin Florence of Protect Democracy, about the history of the executive power survey, the value of the questionnaire, and the takeaways from responses to this year’s questions. 

Interviews

Bill Whalen On The John Batchelor Show: Mike Bloomberg In Presidential Debate In California & What Is To Be Done?

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses his Forbes article "How Long Before The Bloom(berg) Is Off The Rose?"

Interviews

Jimmy Hoffa And The Surveillance State (Robert Wright & Jack Goldsmith)

interview with Jack Goldsmithvia The Wright Show
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Jack Goldsmith discusses his recent book In Hoffa's Shadow: A Stepfather, a Disappearance in Detroit, and My Search for the Truth.

Interviews

Jack Goldsmith: In Hoffa’s Shadow

interview with Jack Goldsmithvia Radio Open Source
Thursday, November 7, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Jack Goldsmith discusses his new book In Hoffa's Shadow: A Stepfather, a Disappearance in Detroit, and My Search for the Truth.

In the News
In the News

Original, Incisive, Brilliant: Victor Davis Hanson On Berlinski’s Human Nature

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Evolution News & Science Today
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

I’ve already had my say on David Berlinski’s new book, Human Nature. Now come the celebrity endorsements! I mean the endorsements from celebrity intellectuals. For the courage and clarity of his own writing, Victor Davis Hanson is a hero to me.

In the News

These Shop Teachers Told Their Students To Form A Union

quoting Terry M. Moevia Education Week
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Under the supervision of two foremen, workers clad in white coveralls use a sandblaster and other power tools to remove corrosion from airplane parts.

In the News

Boris Johnson Appeared To Endorse Jeremy Corbyn For Prime Minister In A Convincing Deepfake Video

quoting John Villasenorvia Business Insider
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

A 'deepfake' video of Prime Minister Boris Johnson appearing to endorse Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn for prime minister has been broadcast on UK television.

In the News

Steve Forbes: Private Equity And Job Creation - What The Liberals Conveniently Overlook

cited Steven J. Davisvia Yahoo Finance
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Good news doesn’t get attention the way bad news does. That sad truth explains most reporters’ knack for spotting the lone cloud on an otherwise bright horizon.

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LA Homeless Man Attacks Woman

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia PJ Media
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

In one of the most gruesome stories of 2019, a homeless man in Los Angeles, Calif., dumped a bucket of "hot liquid diarrhea" on the head of an unsuspecting woman just walking back to her car near the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The Berlin Wall
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Immovable Wall Vs. Irresistible Power

quoting Peter M. Robinsonvia Hamodia
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

On June 12, 1987, then-President Ronald Reagan was in a limousine on the way to give a speech at the base of the Brandenburg Gate in West Berlin. While this gate had originally been commissioned by King Frederick William II of Prussia and had been built some two centuries earlier as an entranceway to an avenue leading to the palace, for decades prior to Reagan’s visit the sealed gate had become a symbol of the Berlin Wall that epitomized the division of Germany into two separate countries.

In the News

Social Security Isn't Doomed For Younger Generations

quoting Charles Blahousvia Bloomberg
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

I have good news for younger generations worried that they won't be able to claim their Social Security benefits because we older generations have ripped them off and will be leaving nothing behind: Your fears are unfounded.

In the News

A Complicated Villain: Is Elizabeth Warren Right About Private Equity?

cited Steven J. Davisvia ProMarket
Monday, November 11, 2019

America will always have a love-hate relationship with its wealthy financiers, but lately there has been a resurgence of interest in the private equity industry. In HBO’s Silicon Valley, for example, venture capital partner Laurie Bream is a ruthless automaton who runs on egg whites and green beans; in Succession, another HBO hit, private equity prodigy Stewy Hosseini is too untouchable to bother concealing his cocaine habit. Whether through mechanical indifference or supreme arrogance, private equity investors can strike fear in the hearts of even the grizzliest CEOs.

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How Ronald Reagan’s ‘Prophetic’ Demand To Tear Down Berlin Wall Happened, Came To Symbolize Cold War’s End

quoting Peter M. Robinsonvia Oregon Live
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Peter Robinson liked what he saw as he made his way through the streets. The city was bright, beautiful, full of life. Then he climbed a series of steps to an observation platform and peered over a wall. Not a wall, actually. The wall.

In the News

Labour And Sterling

cited Steven J. Davisvia Investors Chronicle (UK)
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

[Subscription Required] The possibility of a Labour election victory next month has prompted hyperventilating talk of trillions of pounds leaving the country in such an event. This is silly, and obscures the fact that the impact of a Labour win on sterling is more interesting than that.