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Effective Financial Reform

by John H. Cochrane via PolicyEd.org
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Financial crises come from bank runs. An innovative way to prevent bank runs is to use equity-financed banking. Equity-financed banks would replace debt with equity as their method of financing and back up all deposits with liquid assets like Treasury bonds. Since it would not hold any debt, bank runs would become a thing of the past.

Part I The Second World Wars with Victor Davis Hanson
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Part I: The Second World Wars With Victor Davis Hanson

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

How the first global conflict was fought and won.

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Area 45: Unstable Majorities: Polarization, Party Sorting, And Political Stalemate Featuring Morris Fiorina

interview with Morris P. Fiorina, Bill Whalenvia Area 45
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Will 2018 see a continuation of the third great stretch of instability in national politics?

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Hunting Can Be Good For Lions And Elephants

by Terry Anderson, Hannah Downeyvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

A government report makes the case for easing the ban on importation of big-game trophies.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Who Watches The Watchmen?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online (The Corner)
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

History shows that special counsels almost inevitably overstep their mandates.

Analysis and Commentary

David Davenport: Free Speech On The Decline

by David Davenportvia Townhall Review
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

One reason to be concerned about the future of America is the reduced commitment of its young people to freedom, starting with free speech.

Analysis and Commentary

Scientifically Illiterate America

by Henry I. Millervia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Citizens must have a basic knowledge of science to understand today’s policy issues. 

Analysis and Commentary

North Korea's Latest Missile Test Sends China A Clear Message

by CDR Michael Nordeenvia The Hill
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

North Korea has tested another missile and initial indications suggest that it has the technical capability of reaching Washington, D.C.

Analysis and Commentary

Spot The Irony

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
The following is from C.J. Ciaramella, "New York Prosecutors Gave Themselves $3.2 Million in Bonuses With Asset Forfeiture Funds," Reason Blog, November 28, 2017: The Suffolk County District Attorney's Office in New York doled out $3.25 million in bonuses to prosecutors from its asset forfeiture fund since 2012, according to records obtained by Newsday through a Freedom of Information request.
Analysis and Commentary

How Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis Would Deal With Sexual Misconduct

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

No person in the media that engages in sexual misconduct, no person in the media that entertains proposals to engage in sexual misconduct, no person in the media that sits in a conference with a bunch of sexual miscreants and where the ways and means of sexual misconduct are discussed, and does not promptly tell his employer about it, will ever again work in the media.

Interviews
Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson Speaks At DHFC

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia David Horowitz Freedom Center
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson analyzes the Trump phenomenon.

Interviews

Larry Diamond: Polarized Planet & What Is To Be Done?

by John Batchelor interview with Larry Diamondvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Larry Diamond talks about polarization, incivility, gridlock, dysfunction, conflicts of interest, and disregard for democratic norms.

Interviews

Adam White: The Trouble With The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau

interview with Adam J. Whitevia The Federalist
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Adam White discusses the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, its controversial history, and former CFPB Director Richard Cordray.

Interviews

Morris Fiorina: Directional Voting And The Trump Base Vote

interview with Morris P. Fiorinavia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Morris Fiorina discusses his essay "The 2016 Presidential Election—An Abundance Of Controversies."

Interviews

Hoover Institution Fellow Russ Roberts On Adam Smith And Libertarian Economics (Part One)

interview with Russell Robertsvia The Partially Examined Life
Monday, November 20, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Russ Roberts talks about our episode 174 on The Wealth of Nations, and explores with us the idea of emergent economic order. As preparation, we all listened to a June 2017 episode of EconTalk that featured Russ, Mike Munger, and Don Boudreaux, so you should too! For a graphic introduction to this idea, see wonderfulloaf.org.

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Adam Howe is a PhD Candidate in Political Science at Florida International University.
In the News

Silas Palmer Fellow Adam Howe Explores The History Of Religious Organizations In Southeast Asia

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Silas Palmer fellow Adam Howe traces the historical relationship between the state and religion in post-World War II Southeast Asia.

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Hoover intern Theresa Berger in the stacks of Hoover Archives
In the News

Public Service, Processing, and Preservation: Intern Theresa Berger at Hoover Archives

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Theresa Berger, a graduate student in Library & Information Science concentrating in Archival Studies, reflects on a year working in Hoover Archives.

News
In the News

The German Question, Again

quoting Timothy Garton Ashvia Power Line
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

As noted here a few days ago, Chancellor Angela Merkel is having trouble putting together a coalition government in Germany following a terrible showing in the last election. The German result was similar to the recent French election in one respect: it represents a repudiation of the main ruling parties.

In the News

A Tale Of Two Directors

quoting Adam J. Whitevia The Washington Free Beacon
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Employees of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) reported to work on Monday unclear as to who, exactly, was directing their agency.