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Electing America’s Economic Future

by Michael J. Boskinvia Project Syndicate
Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Next year's US presidential election will have far-reaching consequences, not least for the economy. Given the stakes of the outcome, rigorous analysis of the candidates' sharply diverging – and often risky – policy platforms is urgently needed.

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The Reality Of Universal Basic Income

by David R. Hendersonvia PolicyEd
Wednesday, October 23, 2019

A Universal Basic Income would not only be prohibitively costly, but would produce massive redistributive effects that would hurt the elderly and poor.

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Economics And Cognitive Dissonance

by John H. Cochranevia The Grumpy Economist
Wednesday, October 23, 2019

What is the value of economics? "Have you economists ever proved anything that isn't obvious?" is a common complaint.

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Companies Should Concentrate On Maximising Their Profits

by Jennifer Burnsvia Financial Times
Sunday, October 20, 2019

Relegating the interests of shareholders is an open repudiation of the ‘Friedman doctrine’

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Libertarian: Failed (Administrative) State

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Wednesday, October 23, 2019

How executive branch discretion threatens the rule of law.

Analysis and Commentary

Modern Japan Is A Model Of Stability, Thanks To Its Ancient Imperial Family

by Michael R. Auslinvia The Spectator
Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Japanese Emperor Naruhito was formally enthroned this week, in the second of three major ceremonies marking his accession to the Chrysanthemum Throne. As Brexit chaos continues to paralyse Britain, impeachment roils American politics, and months of anti-China protests rock Hong Kong and flummox Beijing, Japan again offers an example of political and social stability regularly overlooked or dismissed. 

Analysis and Commentary

Has Buttigieg Butted In On The Liz And Joe Show?

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Tuesday, October 22, 2019

With the World Series underway, what better time to revisit my favorite baseball film, Bull Durham, and one of its many great lines: “the moment’s over.”

Analysis and Commentary

Lanhee Chen: The Ascendancy Of The Socialist Left

by Lanhee J. Chenvia Townhall Review
Wednesday, October 23, 2019

A passing of the torch happened last weekend, when one progressive icon—Bernie Sanders—accepted an endorsement of his campaign from another progressive icon, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Analysis and Commentary

The Public Choice Problems With Carbon Taxes

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Adrian College political science professor James Hanley, responding to this editorial in the Washington Post, wrote the following on Facebook and gave me permission to use it as a post.

Interviews
Interviews

Area 45: Navy Capt. Christopher Sharman On Vietnam’s “Balancing” Act

interview with CAPT Chris Sharmanvia Area 45
Wednesday, October 23, 2019

The efficacy of soft power in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

Interviews

John Yoo: Trump Wants Barr To Look Into Potential Ties Between Ukraine, Hillary Clinton And Steele Dossier

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo says that Attorney General Bill Barr will get to the bottom of surveillance questions surrounding the 2016 campaign.

Interviews

Harriet The Spy: Elizabeth Cobbs Brings Tubman's Civil War Espionage To Life In New Novel

interview with Elizabeth Cobbsvia GPB Radio
Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Elizabeth Cobbs talks about her book The Tubman Command: A Novel as well as about Harriet Tubman's involvement as a nurse and scout serving the U.S. Army during a critical point of the Civil War.

In the News
In the News

Ilhan Omar Claims The U.S. ‘Can Afford Medicare For All’

quoting Charles Blahousvia Breitbart
Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Far-left “Squad” member Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) dismissed concerns of the overall cost of implementing a government-run healthcare system in the United States, stating “we can afford Medicare for All.”

In the News

This Picture (Plus F-35s) Is How The U.S. Marines Would Fight China In A War

quoting H. R. McMastervia Yahoo News
Tuesday, October 22, 2019

HIMARS packing new missiles could give the Corps a serious and survivable anti-ship capability. Adding F-35s could help the rockets strike with greater accuracy. And swiftly moving the launchers by air could protect them from counterattack ... and keep the enemy guessing.

In the News

24 Hours Without My Phone

quoting George P. Shultzvia The New York Times
Tuesday, October 22, 2019

I recommend a tech shabbat.

In the News

You Can Trust Chinese Communists To Be Brutal Communists

cited Frank Diköttervia News Max
Tuesday, October 22, 2019

This month Red Chinese leaders celebrated the 70th anniversary of Mao Zedong’s bloody victory over nationalist leader Chiang Kai-shek in 1949.

In the News

VOA Explains: Executive Power And Impeachment

quoting John Yoovia VOA News
Tuesday, October 22, 2019

As Democrats forge ahead with the impeachment investigation into whether President Donald Trump abused his office by pressing Ukraine for information against his political opponents, some legal scholars say their entire case rests on a faulty understanding of executive power.