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Area 45: Brady And Rivers: Impeachment . . . By The Numbers

interview with David Brady, Douglas Riversvia Area 45
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

The talk of impeachment and its impact on the popularity of President Trump.

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This Experiment Has Some Great News For Our Democracy

by James Fishkin, Larry Diamondvia The New York Times
Wednesday, October 2, 2019

The idea that our divisions are entrenched and unbridgeable is overstated.

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Are Cyber-Operations A U.S. Retaliatory Option For The Saudi Oil Field Strikes? Would Such Action Deter Iran?

by Jacquelyn Schneidervia The Washington Post
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Successful retaliatory strikes need to do two things. First, they send a credible signal to the target that attacks of this kind will not be tolerated. Second, they need to limit the risk of escalation through spiraling retaliation and counter-retaliations.

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A Century Of Ideas: Tax And Monetary Reform: From Ideas To Actions Over One Hundred Years

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Hauck Auditorium, Stanford University

Hoover Institution economists have generated many ideas on tax reform and monetary reform over the years, from the Friedman Rule and government spending limits to the Hall-Rabushka Flat Tax and the Taylor Rule. Panelists will discuss the origination of such ideas, how they have been applied in practice in the United States and other countries, and the future of such reform-oriented policy. 

Event
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

A Fair Amount Of Freedom For Everyone: Aaron Director Did Have Ideals

by David R. Hendersonvia ProMarket
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Aaron Director was one of the founders of law and economics: the application of economic reasoning to understand the effects of law and, in some cases, to recommend particular laws. He wrote very little, but his influence was immense.

Interviews
Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson: CA Homelessness Problem Reaches 'A New High'

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox Business
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses California's decision to declare a crisis over their homelessness epidemic.

Interviews

Bill Whalen On The John Batchelor Show: Pelosi Runs Out Of Calendar For Impeachment And Trial

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses his Forbes article "Impeachment Is Destined To Fail – If The Senate Parties Like It’s 1999."

In the News
In the News

Hoover Acquires Personal Papers Of Tang Zhenchang, A Renowned Historian, Writer, And Journalist In Contemporary China

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Hoover Library & Archives recently acquired the personal papers of Tang Zhenchang (1922–2002), a celebrated intellectual whose areas of interest encompassed history, journalism, cinema, screenwriting, and literature. Born in Chengdu, in the Sichuan Province of China, Tang graduated from Yenching University, China’s preeminent Christian university in the modern era.

News
In the News

Government’s Inability To Take Criticism Is ‘Sure Fire Recipe For Policy Errors,’ Says Raghuram Rajan

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia National Herald
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Raghuram Rajan said in a statement that people in authority have to tolerate criticism and that any move to subjugate opposing thoughts “is a sure-fire recipe for policy errors”.

In the News

Shadow Open Market Committee Hears How To Promote Fed Independence

quoting Charles Calomirisvia The Bond Buyer
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

There are ways to promote the Federal Reserve’s independence, but it would require changes to the current system, which is based on a “fuzzy mandate,” according to members of the Shadow Open Market Committee.

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Yang’s Vision: Not Left Or Right, But Forward

quoting Timothy Kanevia The Battalion
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

What would you do with $1,000 a month? Maybe you’d catch up on a few bills or pay for the medication you’ve been in desperate need of. Perhaps you could finally create that business you’ve been interested in starting up. Regardless if you choose to use it for diapers and milk or a few nights out on the town, Democratic presidential hopeful Andrew Yang wants you to have it.

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Coerced Egalitarianism Isn’t Fair At All

mentioning Richard A. Epsteinvia Independent Institute
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Equality sounds great, but is the coercive pursuit of equality routinely leading to inequality—or worse things, like systematic injustice and abuse? Could the modern romance with egalitarianism be a destructive flirtation?