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Beware Of The Big-Government Right

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Sunday, December 9, 2018

Oren Cass’s new book contains a flawed game plan for America.

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The Rise Of The New Old Left

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Defining Ideas
Friday, December 7, 2018

What fuels the radicals of our bitter, contradictory age?

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Peter Berkowitz On Locke, Liberty, And Liberalism

by Russell Roberts interview with Peter Berkowitzvia EconTalk
Monday, December 10, 2018

Peter Berkowitz of Stanford University's Hoover Institution talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the origins of liberalism and the importance of John Locke. Berkowitz defends the liberal project of individual rights and liberty and argues that critics of Locke mischaracterize his thought. 

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Adapting To Wildfires

by Terry Anderson, Andrew Plantingavia The Washington Times
Monday, December 10, 2018

While Gov. Jerry Brown blames the horrific death toll from California’s late-season wildfires, he and the state’s lawmakers have done little to discourage people from building homes in high-risk wildfire zones known as the wildland-urban interface (WUI). By shifting the cost of wildfire prevention and protection to general taxpayers, they send the wrong signals about risk to WUI homeowners.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

When It Comes To Politics: Nothing Works

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Monday, December 10, 2018

Back in the 1970s, the joke was that run-down Glasgow was Disneyland. “Aye, because this disnae work, and that disnae work. . . . ” Well, we all live in Disnaeland now.

Analysis and Commentary

Trump Is Delivering The Obamacare Savings That Obama Only Promised

by Lanhee J. Chenvia OZY
Monday, December 10, 2018

The stated goals of Obamacare when it was signed into law in 2010 were to lower health care costs (and insurance premiums in particular), expand access to care and install consumer protections such as prohibiting rate differences based on pre-existing health conditions

Analysis and Commentary

Test Scores And Long-Term Outcomes: Why The Disconnect?

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, December 10, 2018

Researchers and policymakers are often puzzled when a policy like high quality preschool or class size reduction is found to have no impact on student test scores but a positive impact on longer-term outcomes like college graduation or future earnings.

Analysis and Commentary

Defeat And The Dossier Explain Everything

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Sunday, December 9, 2018

Donald Trump’s former consiglieri Michael Cohen, along with being charged with tax avoidance and improper business deals, allegedly is guilty also of trying to leverage money and attention by exaggerating his influence with candidate and later President Trump.

Analysis and Commentary

Who Read What In 2018: Politics And Policy

by George P. Shultzvia The Wall Street Journal
Monday, December 10, 2018

[Subscription Required] Doris Kearns Goodwin has given us numerous books that stimulate the mind and inspire our imagination. Her latest, “Leadership: In Turbulent Times,” is no exception.

Analysis and Commentary

Branko Milonavic's Confusion On Inequality

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, December 8, 2018

Branko Milonavic is one of the most prominent writers on economic inequality. So when he wrote a recent article on why he cares about inequality, I looked forward to reading it so that I would understand better why he cares. Disclosure: As long as pretty much everyone is doing better economically, I don’t care about inequality.

Analysis and Commentary

John Stossel Returns To His Roots

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, December 10, 2018

Long before he became a libertarian, John Stossel was a consumer reporter on the ABC News. His specialty was reporting on seedy companies. That’s what won him a lot of Emmies.

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Edward Lazear: We Should Have Been More Aggressive On Raising Rates In The Past

interview with Edward Paul Lazearvia CNBC
Friday, December 7, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Ed Lazear discusses the jobs report and economic growth.

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Victor Davis Hanson | The Classical Tradition

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia HuffDuffer
Monday, December 10, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson explains the classical tradition, its importance to the development of western civilization, as well as why it is being forgotten and trodden upon today.

In the News
In the News

From Athens To America: Democracy And Political Science

Monday, December 10, 2018
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

The Hoover Institution hosts "From Athens to America: Democracy and Political Science" on Monday, December 10, 2018 from 1:15 PM – 5:45 PM EST.

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France, Pounded By Protests, Seeks Answers

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Boston Herald
Sunday, December 9, 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron is preparing to break nearly a month’s silence in the face of increasingly agitated and violent protests spurred by populist anger at what’s seen as a government that’s cast the working people aside.

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Google’s China Problem Is America’s China Problem

quoting Larry Diamondvia Bloomberg
Monday, December 10, 2018

The controversy over the company’s ‘Dragonfly’ project is about much more than search results.

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Peace Train: Nip A New Arms Race In The Bud

quoting George P. Shultzvia Colorado Daily (Univ. Colorado)
Friday, December 7, 2018

On Oct. 20, President Donald Trump announced his intention to unilaterally withdraw the United States from the landmark Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia. For peace activists and others around the world, this was explosive and terrible news.

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The Elephant Must Compete With The Dragon

quoting John H. Cochrane via Daily Pioneer (India)
Sunday, December 9, 2018

As India does well in its Ease of Doing Business rankings, a comparison with the evolving business environment in Asia, China in particular, must propel it to promote reforms across the country rather than confine it to commercial hubs.

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Trump Takes Page From Bush With Barr

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia US News
Friday, December 7, 2018

In tapping an old hand from President George H.W. Bush’s administration, the president seeks to avoid a scorched earth confirmation hearing.

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The Media’s Revisionist History Of Republican Presidents

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia The Times Record
Friday, December 7, 2018

Some things look worse over time — bread, milk, my hairline. Other things get better — wine, cheese, Tom Brady.

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Trump's Meddling Is Bad For The Economy

quoting Steven J. Davisvia Chicago Tribune
Friday, December 7, 2018

One crucial test of leadership is knowing when to leave well enough alone. Fixing things that are going badly can be hard. What is easy is not screwing up things that are doing fine without your help.

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PNP's 'Love The Poor' Politics Left The Nation Poorer

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Jamaica Observer
Sunday, December 9, 2018

Thomas Sowell, American economist and social theorist, who is currently senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, said: “Socialism, in general, has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it.” I agree.

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Speed Of Revolving Door Between SEC And Private Sector Is Shocking, Says Expert On Regulatory Capture

quoting Amit Seru via Market Watch
Friday, December 7, 2018

The revolving door at the Securities and Exchange Commission is making it difficult for an already embattled regulator to fight the excesses of Corporate America, a leading scholar on the subject says.

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A Cold War Arms Treaty Is Unraveling. But The Problem Is Much Bigger.

quoting George P. Shultzvia WRAL
Sunday, December 9, 2018

After the United States delivered an ultimatum to Russia last week that it was preparing to abandon a landmark weapons treaty, drawing a combative response from President Vladimir Putin, the specter of a rekindled nuclear arms race was widely seen as a rewind of the Cold War.

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Merkel Protege Kramp-Karrenbauer Succeeds Her As German CDU Leader

quoting Josef Joffevia US News
Thursday, December 6, 2018

Germany's Christian Democrats elected Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer on Friday to replace Angela Merkel as party leader, a decision that moves her into pole position to succeed Europe's most influential leader as chancellor.

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Mueller Pressing Hard On Trump Tower Meeting

quoting John Yoovia Power Line Blog
Saturday, December 8, 2018

Rudy Giuliani says Team Mueller doesn’t believe President Trump’s claim that he was unaware in advance of the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between Trump campaign officials and a Russian-connected lawyer. Giuliani concludes this from his understanding of the way Mueller’s team interrogated Paul Manafort.

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“Lessons In Leadership” On Morning Energy

quoting Josef Joffevia WMNF
Thursday, December 6, 2018

On December 3, 2018,  CNN.com published an article about the personal account of a former Chairman and CEO of Baxter International who shared a 3-hour plan ride with former U.S. President George H.W. Bush in March of 2000. 

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Merkel Protege Kramp-Karrenbauer Succeeds Her As German CDU Leader

quoting Josef Joffevia UK Reuters
Thursday, December 6, 2018

Germany’s Christian Democrats elected Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer on Friday to replace Angela Merkel as party leader, a decision that moves her into pole position to succeed Europe’s most influential leader as chancellor.

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interview with H. R. McMaster Friday, November 9, 2018
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Monday, November 12, 2018

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Brexit And Democracy

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Thursday, December 6, 2018

Tyler Cowen has a very interesting Bloomberg column on Brexit. Essentially, he views the UK getting this right -- which I agree it does not seem to be doing -- as a crucial test of democracy. Tyler notes that the current agreement serves neither leave nor remain sides well.

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Larry Diamond: PRC Is A Malign Actor Aiming To Weaken America (Part 1)

by John Batchelor interview with Larry Diamondvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, December 6, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Larry Diamond warns of Chinese influence operations in US.

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Larry Diamond: PRC Is A Malign Actor Aiming To Weaken America (Part 2)

interview with Larry Diamondvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, December 6, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Larry Diamond warns of Chinese influence operations in US.

Analysis and Commentary

Canadian Non-QE

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Thursday, December 6, 2018

Friday at Hoover we will have a series of events reexamining the lessons of the financial crisis and recession. (There is a public event here, in case you're interested. Presenters include George Schultz, John Taylor, Niall Ferguson, Caroline Hoxby and Darrell Duffie.)

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Congratulations To Undergraduate Researcher Kyle Duchynski!

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Sophomore Kyle Duchynski was recently selected for an Introductory Seminars Excellence Award for his project, “The Forgotten Fight: The Failings of the Allied Intervention in Siberia.”

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CEAS And Hoover Celebrate Their Joint Anniversaries In A Two-Day Alumni Event On “Japan In The Pacific World”

Thursday, December 6, 2018

In their first-ever collaboration in fifty years, the Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) and Hoover Institution Library & Archives jointly held a two-day celebration of a trifecta of anniversaries: the CEAS’s 50th Anniversary, Hoover’s centennial and, the 150th anniversary of the Meiji Restoration in Japan.

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Merkel Protege Kramp-Karrenbauer Succeeds Her As German CDU Leader

quoting Josef Joffevia UK Reuters
Thursday, December 6, 2018

Germany’s Christian Democrats elected Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer on Friday to replace Angela Merkel as party leader, a decision that moves her into pole position to succeed Europe’s most influential leader as chancellor.

In the News

“Lessons In Leadership” On Morning Energy

quoting Josef Joffevia WMNF
Thursday, December 6, 2018

On December 3, 2018,  CNN.com published an article about the personal account of a former Chairman and CEO of Baxter International who shared a 3-hour plan ride with former U.S. President George H.W. Bush in March of 2000. 

In the News

Merkel Protege Kramp-Karrenbauer Succeeds Her As German CDU Leader

quoting Josef Joffevia US News
Thursday, December 6, 2018

Germany's Christian Democrats elected Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer on Friday to replace Angela Merkel as party leader, a decision that moves her into pole position to succeed Europe's most influential leader as chancellor.

In the News

“Lessons In Leadership” On Morning Energy

quoting Josef Joffevia WMNF
Thursday, December 6, 2018

On December 3, 2018, CNN.com published an article about the personal account of a former Chairman and CEO of Baxter International who shared a 3-hour plan ride with former U.S. President George H.W. Bush in March of 2000. The author, (who identified himself as”Harry” in the article), wrote that despite Bush’s tremendous accomplishments, he came across as a warm, gracious, and regular guy who was also a "values-based leader."

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