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Californians Could Have Told You Harris Wasn’t The Real Deal

by Bill Whalenvia The Washington Post
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

If you plan to catch Wednesday’s Democratic presidential debate, here’s a tip: Keep an eye on California Sen. Kamala D. Harris. Unless she manages a rhetorical miracle in front of a national audience, Harris could well be the next candidate to exit the race (stage left).

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How Reviving An Old Idea Has Fueled Andrew Yang’s Presidential Campaign

by Jennifer Burnsvia The Washington Post
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

The Freedom Dividend actually builds on an idea — popular with the left and the right — from the 1960s.

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Area 45: John Cochrane: Wealth Under Attack

interview with John H. Cochranevia Area 45
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Why are wealthy people being demonized and how and why did “wealth” became a pejorative term?

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Capital Market Freedom

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

I gave a presentation on "capital markets" at the Hoover Centennial series on Tuesday. Caroline Hoxby gave a clear presentation on human capital, and George Shultz told some great stories from his time in government. Judging from the questions, Caroline was the star and I put them to sleep. Finance always does that.

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Hoover Institution Davies Family Distinguished Fellow General James Mattis’s "Call Sign Chaos: Learning To Lead" Book Talk

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

General James Mattis, former defense secretary, retired four-star marine general, and Davies Family Distinguished Fellow, discussed his new book, Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead, at the Hoover Institution on November 15, 2019. General Mattis sat down with Hoover director Tom Gilligan to discuss the lessons learned from more than forty years in the Marines.

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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Free Market Health Care

by John H. Cochrane quoting Russell Robertsvia Grumpy Economist
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Russ Roberts has a great econtalk podcast, interviewing Keith Smith of the Surgery Center of Oklahoma Click on that link, roll over the areas of your body that hurt, and find out exactly how much it will cost to fix them.

Analysis and Commentary

Time To Support The Iranian Protestors

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage Mag.com
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Is this our last chance to stop Iran without lethal force?

Analysis and Commentary

Georgia On Their Mind

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

As the Democratic National Committee obsesses over symbolism when choosing presidential debate locales (curiously, and unlike Republicans, they never seem to settle on presidential libraries), let’s spend a moment on Atlanta’s Tyler Perry Studios, the host for Wednesday night’s 10-candidate fun-fest.

Analysis and Commentary

David Davenport: Impeachment Is An Extraordinary Remedy

by David Davenportvia Townhall Review
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

In the first 175 years of the nation, the House of Representatives impeached only one president, Andrew Johnson. Now in the last 57 years, it’s impeached two, Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton, and it may be ready to impeach a third.

Analysis and Commentary

Put “Whole Language” On Trial

by Michael J. Petrillivia Education Next
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

The case against reading instruction that leads to illiteracy.

Analysis and Commentary

Really Awful Wall Street Journal Headline

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Frackers to Pump Less Oil and Gas To Push Up Prices. This is the headline on the print version of a Wall Street Journal news story in the November 12 edition. Fortunately, in the electronic version, it is now a more-accurate “Frackers Prepare to Pull Back, Exacerbating a Slowdown in U.S. Oil Growth.”

Interviews
Interviews

John Taylor: Reexamining The Economic Costs Of Debt

interview with John B. Taylorvia U.S. House Committee on the Budget
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Taylor testifies to the House Committee on the Budget concerning the economic costs of debt.

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Bill Whalen On The John Batchelor Show: Last Hurrah For Kamala Harris Till 2024

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses his Washington Post article "Californians could have told you Harris wasn’t the real deal."

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John Yoo: Witnesses Debate Ukraine Policy, Trump Phone Call During Impeachment Hearing

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the Inspector General's report as well as the impeachment hearings.

In the News
In the News

Stanford Alumni Association Presents 2019 Lyman Award To Michael McFaul

featuring Michael McFaulvia Stanford News
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Michael McFaul, director of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, is the 2019 winner of the Richard W. Lyman Award.

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Powell’s Testimony Challenges Both The Fed And Congress

cited John B. Taylorvia Economics 21
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

In last week’s testimony before the Joint Economic Committee of Congress, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell applauded the U.S. economy’s continued strength. He also suggested that, after easing monetary policy three times this year, the Fed will hold interest rates at their present levels so long as the favorable outlook remains intact.

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Elizabeth Warren's Class-Warfare Malarkey

quoting Thomas Sowellvia The Hill
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who is at least a co-frontrunner for her party’s presidential nomination, claims she’s a capitalist. But she sure has a funny way of showing it.

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Steps To Reduce The Risk Of Wildfires In California

quoting James L. Sweeneyvia The Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

[Subscription Required] Three experts share their views on what policy makers can do.

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Mark Mellman: Ending Irrational Advantage In Elections

quoting Jonathan Roddenvia The Hill
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Theories of voting abound, but most assume it’s a rational act.

David Berlinski
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“Erudite,” “Profound,” “Beautifully Wrought”: Peter Robinson On Berlinski’s Human Nature

quoting Peter M. Robinsonvia Evolution News
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Those are just some of the terms of apt praise applied to David Berlinsk’s new book, Human Nature, by Peter Robinson, Murdoch Distinguished Policy Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.