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John Cogan Tells Us How To Think About Entitlements

by John F. Coganvia PolicyEd
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Entitlement programs fulfill the normal human desire to help those who cannot help themselves. But we must always remember that they also impose a penalty on work, because benefits have to be phased out as income rises. It is important to balance benefits granted and costs imposed.

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Line Of Inquiry: John H. Cochrane On How To Prevent Financial Crises

interview with John H. Cochrane via Chicago Booth Review
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Many economists and policy makers agree the US financial system has gotten safer since the 2008-10 financial crisis. But is it safe enough? John H. Cochrane, senior fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and distinguished senior fellow at Chicago Booth, says what's made us safer is the obligation of banks to hold more capital—but they still don't hold enough to make us immune from crisis. 

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Bypassing The Constitution Wasn't Enough — Popular Vote Fanatics Resort To Lawsuits To Get Their Way

by David Davenportvia Washington Examiner
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

One of America’s oldest colleges is under legal attack. No, I don’t mean Harvard University and the lawsuit over its admissions policies. The Electoral College is under attack, facing lawsuits filed in four separate federal courts this year, while also the subject of a stealth attack in state legislatures across the country. 

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The Trump Paradox

by Victor Davis Hansonvia The National Review
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Today, Jim Geraghty writes snidely: VDH writes, “The hostile reaction to Trump is a sort of proof of his success.” Does it follow, then, that if Trump was widely loved, it would be proof of his failure?” Geraghty creates a false either/or binary.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

How To Save Social Security Systems

by Martin Feldsteinvia Project Syndicate
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Providing benefits to support a comfortable standard of living for retirees with just a modest rate of tax on the working population depends on there being a small number of pensioners relative to the number of taxpayers. That is no longer the case.

Analysis and Commentary

Kasich 2020: A Divine Notion?

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

The Bible informs us that John the Baptist preached about the coming kingdom and the need to repent.

Analysis and Commentary

An Outcome-Based Analysis Of U.S. Cyber Strategy Of Persistence & Defense Forward

by Herbert Lin, Max Smeetsvia Lawfare
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

The new U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) vision and the Department of Defense Cyber Strategy embody a fundamental reorientation in strategic thinking.

Analysis and Commentary

Katie Haun Versus Paul Krugman On Cryptocurrency

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Tyler Cowen recently linked to a debate between Stanford professor Katie Haun and Paul Krugman on cryptocurrency. I found myself torn but I did learn a few things and noticed a few interesting things. It starts with a 36-minute presentation by Haun. Then there’s a 25-minute presentation by Krugman and then a third 39-minute video with Q&A with the audience in Mexico City.

Interviews
Interviews

The Fed's Process Is Working Pretty Well, Says John Taylor

interview with John B. Taylorvia CNBC
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow John Taylor discusses the possibility of the Fed raising rates and what he thinks Fed chair Jerome Powell's agenda might be.

Interviews

Edward Lazear: The Second Revision To 3Q GDP Matches Estimates

interview with Edward Paul Lazearvia Fox Business
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Ed Lazear discusses the state of the economy.

Thomas Sowell Brings the World into Focus through an Economics Lens
Interviews

Thomas Sowell Returns

interview with Thomas Sowellvia Reason
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Thomas Sowell discusses his life and career, the consequences of fame, the surprising similarities between Presidents Trump and Obama, how Reason helped inspire his work, and why—despite the generally positive trajectory of the world over the last four decades—he remains somewhat pessimistic about its current state.

Interviews

Only Billionaires For President Forever & Why Not? With Richard Epstein

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Billionaires For President."

Interviews

The Fate Of Citizens United On The Roberts Court With Richard Epstein

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses the fate of Citizen’s United v. FEC.

In the News
In the News

Education 20/20 With Naomi Schaefer Riley And Jonah Goldberg

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

The Hoover Institution hosted "Education 20/20 with Naomi Schaefer Riley and Jonah Goldberg" on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST.

Event
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China's Influence & American Interests: Promoting Constructive Vigilance

Thursday, November 29, 2018
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

The Hoover Institution hosted "China's Influence & American Interests: Promoting Constructive Vigilance" on Thursday, November 29, 2018 from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM EST.

Event
In the News

Step Aside Edison, Tesla And Bell. New Measurement Shows When U.S. Inventors Were Most Influential.

featuring Amit Seru via The Washington Post
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

It appears the third and largest wave of American innovation is drawing to a close, according to an ambitious and inventive effort to identify the most influential inventions of the past 180 years.

In the News

How To Know China Is Serious About Reforming Mercantilist Regime

quoting John B. Taylorvia Asia Times
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

There is a freneticism animating Beijing’s governing class, a deft feeling of loss that is only explained as failure. Throughout the fiscal crisis and its aftermath that rocked the United States in late 2008, many working families knew of sources of growth outside the state.

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'Medicare-for-All' Is No Health Care Cure-All

quoting Scott W. Atlasvia Creators Syndicate
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

This week, congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., tweeted out a letter from Spectrum Health to one Hedda Elizabeth Martin. The letter described the clinic's rejection of a heart transplant for Martin based on lack of a "more secure financial plan for immunosuppressive medication coverage." The clinic added, "The Committee is recommending a fundraising effort of $10,000." Ocasio-Cortez tweeted, "Insurance groups are recommending GoFundMe as official policy — where customers can die if they can't raise the goal in time — but sure, single payer healthcare is unreasonable.

In the News

The Plague Of Identity Politics

mentioning Peter Berkowitzvia Power Line Blog
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Yesterday, the Heritage Foundation, in conjunction with the Hoover Institution, hosted an event with this blunt title: “Identity Politics Is a Threat to Society: Is There Anything We Can Do About It At This Point?” The panel consisted my friends John Fonte and Peter Berkowitz; my hero Heather Mac Donald; our long-time blog nemesis Andrew Sullivan; and Michael Lind, an original thinker whose book about the Vietnam War was the subject of the first post I ever wrote on Power Line, more than 16 years ago.

In the News

Opinion: Black Education — What Makes Sense?

quoting Thomas Sowellvia My AJC
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

What do you think of the proposition that no black youngsters should be saved from educational rot until all can be saved? Black people cannot afford to accept such a proposition.

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Commission Report Emerges As Tool For Budget Hawks In Congress

quoting Admiral Gary Rougheadvia Military Times
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

A recently released report from a congressionally mandated commission is emerging as a tool for defense hawks who hope to increase military budgets in the coming years.

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Afternoon Links: The Unintended Consequences Of Road Diets, How Lies Become Truth, And Jacob Wohl's Hipster Brew

mentioning Thomas Sowellvia Weekly Standard
Monday, November 26, 2018

Plus, when Mission Impossible meets Paddington Bear.

Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California
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Bay Area Political Events

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Upcoming political events in the Bay Area.