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Inequality And Its Discontents

by Michael J. Boskinvia Project Syndicate
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Former US President John F. Kennedy famously proclaimed that “a rising tide lifts all boats.” In a growing economy, the absolute well-being of those near the top and the bottom are positively correlated, so the most important policies to pursue are those that promote strong economic growth and full employment.

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End The School Shutdown

by David R. Henderson, Ryan Sullivanvia The Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

In-person classes turn out not to cause spikes in cases or fatality. But keeping kids home has a high cost.

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The Supreme Court's Nine Could Be Saved By A Stitch In Time

by David Davenportvia The Washington Examiner
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Senators this week proposed a simple new constitutional amendment: “The Supreme Court of the United States shall be composed of nine justices.” The same amendment was introduced in the House of Representatives last month. This is a good idea that, unfortunately, looks to be a hard sell.

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New Issue Of Hoover Digest Online

via Hoover Digest
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

The fall issue of Hoover Digest is now available online. The journal focuses on topics both classical—the economy, personal freedom, the role of government—and timely, such as cybersecurity, terrorism, and geopolitical shifts. 

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Michael McConnell And John Yoo: The ACB Nomination: Is A 6-3 Court Supremely Conservative?

Thursday, October 22, 2020
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A Hoover Virtual Policy Briefing with Michael McConnell and John Yoo: The ACB Nomination: Is a 6-3 Court Supremely Conservative?
Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 11AM PT/ 2PM ET.

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Challenges For Central Banks.

by John H. Cochranevia The Grumpy Economist
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

On October 20, I was graciously invited to give a talk at the ECB Conference on Monetary Policy: bridging science and practice.

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The Puzzle Of The GRU Indictment

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

It’s about two weeks before the 2020 presidential election. According to a bipartisan report released by the Senate Intelligence Committee, Russia engaged in “an aggressive, multifaceted effort to influence, or attempt to influence, the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.” And in the words of the FBI director, Russia is engaged in “very active efforts ... to influence our election in 2020.” 

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So What Happens To The California-Federal Relationship After The Election?

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

In California and this year’s exercise in democracy, it’s not so much what happens on Election Day that matters as what might happen in the months and years afterward.

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Does International Law Promote Peace Or War?

by Angelo M. Codevillavia Military History in the News
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

On October 24, 1648, the Holy Roman Empire, Sweden, Spain, France, several German princi-palities, etc. signed what became known as the Treaty of Westphalia, or the Peace of Westphalia, ending thirty years of war among European sovereigns, ostensibly about whether the Roman Catholic Church or the several reformed churches should be practiced or forbidden, but actually about the prerogatives of political sovereignty. Though the sovereigns continued to disagree about church matters, they agreed completely that their rule would be absolute in the places they controlled.

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Due Diligence And The U.S. Defend Forward Cyber Strategy

by Eric Talbot Jensen, Sean Wattsvia Lawfare
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

As its name implies, the 2018 US Department of Defense Defend Forward strategy is principally reactive. The strategy assumes that the United States will continue to suffer harm from competitors and malign actors through cyberspace. Accordingly, it outlines US reactions in order to preempt threats, defeat ongoing harm, and deter future harm. 

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Private Firms Cannot Censor

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

It has been commonplace lately to complain about censorship conducted by Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.

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Dr. Shelby Steele On How Black Lives Matter & White Guilt Are Hurting Race Relations In America

interview with Shelby Steelevia Brian Kilmeade Show
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Shelby Steele discusses the evolution of race relations in America and how white guilt and the Black Lives Matter movement are hurting race relations today and how they tie into his new documentary What Killed Michael Brown?

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Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show (Part 1)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

(Part 1) Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Is There An Antitrust Crisis In Big Tech?"

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Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show (Part 2)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

(Part 2) Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Is There An Antitrust Crisis In Big Tech?"

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‘Jury Is Still Out’ On Negative Rates, Ex-Indian Central Bank Chief Raghuram Rajan Says

interview with Raghuram Rajanvia CNBC
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Raghuram Rajan discusses negative interest rates as central banks search for ways to shore up the global economy from the long-term effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Victor Davis Hanson | The Future Of Democracy

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia John Anderson
Sunday, October 18, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson looks back to history and gives his analysis on where he sees democracy headed in the future.

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Off The Cuff With Raghuram Rajan

interview with Raghuram Rajanvia The Print
Friday, October 16, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Raghuram Rajan shares his assessment of the Indian economy and the actions taken by the Narendra Modi government in handling the pandemic and the resultant consequences.

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Lanhee Chen: The Long Arm Of The Law

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Crossing Lines with Lanhee Chen
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen is joined by long-time election lawyer Ben Ginsberg to talk about what could (but probably won’t) go wrong in this year’s election. They talk about everything from ballot harvesting to recounts in a effort to help us understand what is likely to transpire in the last two weeks before Election Day, and beyond.

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Biden’s Policies Would Strangle US Economy Just As It’s Bouncing Back From COVID-19

cited Hoover Institutionvia The New York Post
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

America’s economy, still rebounding from the pandemic, is at major risk from Joe Biden’s economic plans, warns a new Hoover Institution paper.

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Global Perspectives With John B. Taylor

mentioning John B. Taylorvia The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Thursday, October 22, 2020

On October 22, Robert S. Kaplan, president and CEO of the Dallas Fed, will discuss national and global economic issues with John B. Taylor, Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University and the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution.

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Former National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster Releases COVID-19 Report

mentioning H. R. McMastervia PR Newswire
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

In collaboration with the U.S. Civilian Corps (USCC) and executive search firm Odgers Berndtson, Lieut. Gen. H.R. McMaster and a research team at the Hoover Institution have released an in-depth report detailing the lessons learned in the course of domestic COVID-19 response and issuing guidance for the improvement of government and private sector pandemic response in the future.

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Hirshleifer On Regression To Savagery

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, October 19, 2020

In researching my latest Defining Ideas article due tomorrow, I came across this paragraph from UCLA economics professor Jack Hirshleifer. One thing to know about Jack was how incredibly careful a scholar he was.

 

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‘Crosswinds’ Review: Middle East Balancing Act

featuring Fouad Ajamivia The Wall Street Journal
Monday, October 19, 2020

[Subscription required] An exploration of the Saudi temper that has both the interpretative heft of scholarship and the anecdotal brilliance of literary travelogue.

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The Education Exchange: Settlement Is Reached In Lawsuit Over Whether Delaware’s Schools Are So Bad They Are Unconstitutional

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, October 19, 2020

The co-leader of the Eversheds Sutherland Business and Commercial Litigation team, Rocco E. Testani, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss a recently settled adequacy lawsuit in Delaware. The plaintiffs originally alleged that students in Delaware, particularly disadvantaged students defined as low income, English learners and students with disabilities, were not receiving an adequate education in that state under its constitution. Testani was the lead attorney in the case, defending the state.

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The Cost Of Bidenomics

cited Hoover Institution, Kevin Hassettvia The Wall Street Journal
Monday, October 19, 2020

A new study on Biden’s tax, health-care, energy and regulation proposals predicts $6,500 less in median household income by 2030.

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Why Is Free Speech Something You Can Be Murdered For In Western Europe?

by Ayaan Hirsi Alivia The Washington Examiner
Monday, October 19, 2020

Shortly after the most recent, gruesome terror attack in France, security expert Eric Delbecque said, “Freedom of expression should not live under house arrest.” A history teacher, Samuel Paty, had been stabbed and beheaded near his school for showing his middle school students caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad during a class focusing on freedom of expression.

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Biden’s Public Option Would Mean Massive Tax Hikes

by Lanhee J. Chen, Daniel Heilvia The Wall Street Journal
Monday, October 19, 2020

[Subscription required] The middle class will eventually be taxed to pay for a government run health-insurance plan.

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Study: Biden Will Raise Taxes On 80 Percent Of Americans, Cut Annual Income $6,500 Per Household

cited Hoover Institutionvia the federalist
Monday, October 19, 2020

A new study shows that Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden’s proposed economic plan would significantly hurt the long-term American economy if implemented.

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Dwayne Betts On Reading, Prison, And The Million Book Project

by Russ Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, October 19, 2020

Author, lawyer, and poet Dwayne Betts talks about his time in prison and the power of reading with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Betts is the founder of the Million Book Project, which aims to put a small library of great books in 1,000 U.S. prisons. Betts discusses his plans for the project and how reading helped him transform himself.

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Economic Policy And Foreign Policy Go Together

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Monday, October 19, 2020

I gave the Peter G. Peterson Distinguished Lecture on “National Security and Fiscal Policy” at the Foreign Policy Association (FPA) in New York last week. Henry Fernandez gave a kind introduction and Tom Michaud moderated with great points. And thanks to FPA for the book edited by Michael Auslin and Noel Lateef, American in the World 2020.

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Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show (Part 2)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Sunday, October 18, 2020

(Part 2) Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses Defining Ideas article "Scalia Maligned."

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