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Free Speech Is About Listening As Well As Talking

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Financial Times
Monday, July 13, 2020

We who warn against ‘no-platforming’ should also heed the concerns of those who do it.

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Trump Needs To Scale The Real Wall Of 2020

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Sunday, July 12, 2020

The president should emphasize not just the efficacy of his administration but its effects on real people. Focus on “Restoration 2021.”

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The Lockdown’s Lessons For Climate Activism

by Bjorn Lomborgvia The Wall Street Journal
Saturday, July 11, 2020

The pandemic has deeply cut carbon emissions, but the human and economic costs should give pause to those who imagine remaking the world’s habits of consumption.

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The Fed's Response To COVID-19 Through The Lens Of History

by Michael D. Bordovia The Hill
Sunday, July 12, 2020

The lessons from history never exactly repeat themselves, but they often rhyme. The Federal Reserve can learn important lessons from the pandemic of 1918, the Great Contraction of 1929-33, World War II and the Great Financial Crisis (GFC) of 2007-2008. The Fed must avoid repeating the mistakes of the past.

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Bjorn Lomborg: False Alarm: How Climate Change Panic Costs Us Trillions, Hurts The Poor, And Fails To Fix The Planet

Tuesday, July 14, 2020
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A Hoover Virtual Policy Briefing with Bjorn Lomborg: False Alarm: How Climate Change Panic Costs Us Trillions, Hurts the Poor, and Fails to Fix the Planet
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 11AM PT/ 2PM ET.

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Fossil Fuel Strangulation By Judicial Decree

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, July 13, 2020

Judge Boasberg’s ill-advised decision uses bad science to shut down the Dakota Access Pipeline.

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The Classicist: Radical Chic And Its Terrified Enablers

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Friday, July 10, 2020

The mobs don’t have numbers on their side — but they do have quivering elites.

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Turkey’s New Mosque A Monument To Western Decline

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage Mag.com
Monday, July 13, 2020

We may think we’re exhibiting high-minded principles, but our enemies know the score.

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A Challenger Of The Woke ‘Company Policy’

by Tunku Varadarajanvia The Wall Street Journal
Friday, July 10, 2020

Glenn Loury, the Brown economist, on his winding journey from South Side Chicago to Reagan Republican, to the left and back to the right.

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COVID Won't Kill Demand For Office Space

by Steven J. Davisvia Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Friday, July 10, 2020

Last month, we noted that employers expect working from home to triple after the pandemic as compared to the prepandemic situation. The large shift to working from home has prompted many to speculate about the demise of commercial real estate (CRE) and the demand for office space.

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Josh Williams On Online Gaming, Blockchain, And Forte

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, July 13, 2020

Josh Williams, co-founder and CEO of the blockchain gaming company Forte, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the state of online gaming and the potential of a blockchain-based gaming platform to create market economies with property rights within online games.

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The Lockdowns Definitely Suppressed Economic Activity

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, July 12, 2020

Pryce Boeye’s Hungry Hobo sandwich shops’ sales on the Iowa side of the Mississippi River have been booming since the state reopened dining rooms in mid-May, while those he owns in still-closed Illinois languish.

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Bob Murphy On How Identity Politics Hurts Everyone

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, July 10, 2020

I rarely find time to listen to podcasts that are longer than 10 minutes. But I found the following description intriguing: Pointing to a recent Twitter thread from a progressive detailing his white male cisness, Bob shows how narrow the focus is on only particular “privileges” and not others. More generally, the effort to demonize white men is causing young people great harm, whether white or otherwise. The movement is based on power politics and relies on economic ignorance.

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Thomas Sowell On 'Utter Madness' Of Defund The Police Push, Wonders Whether Us Is Reaching Point Of No Return

interview with Thomas Sowellvia Yahoo News
Sunday, July 12, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Thomas Sowell discusses his new book, Charter Schools and Their Enemies, as well as the ongoing social unrest.

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Dr. Scott Atlas: Coronavirus Surges Linked Mostly To Protests -- And Proximity To US-Mexico Border

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia Fox News
Sunday, July 12, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Scott Atlas talks about the coronavirus surges which are linked mostly to protests and proximity to US-Mexico border.

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Dr. Scott Atlas On The State Of The Pandemic As Daily Infections Approach 70,000

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia Fox News
Saturday, July 11, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Scott Atlas discusses COVID-19 and the infection rate.

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‘Counter To Science’: Dr. Scott Atlas Makes The Case For Reopening Schools In The Fall

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia Daily Caller
Saturday, July 11, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Scott Atlas shares his views on the reopening of schools in the fall amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Thomas Sowell Says Concept Of Systemic Racism 'Has No Meaning,' Warns Us Could Reach 'Point Of No Return'

interview with Thomas Sowellvia Fox News
Sunday, July 12, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Thomas Sowell talks about systemic racism.

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Scott Atlas On The John Carlson Show

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia John Carlson Show
Friday, July 10, 2020

(22:35) Hoover Institution fellow Scott Atlas discusses the irrational fear of the coronavirus.

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali Blasts Ilhan Omar Over Call To Remake Us, Says 'I Don't Think We Need A Revolution'

interview with Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Fox News
Saturday, July 11, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Ayaan Hirsi Ali criticizes Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., over recent comments in which Omar called for "dismantling the whole system of oppression wherever we find it." "Why would Omar flee from Mogadishu, flee from anarchy, flee from oppression -- and then come to the United States and do all your best to turn Minnesota and the U.S. into Mogadishu?"

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John Yoo: Rep. Adam Schiff Slams President Trump's Decision To Commute Roger Stone's Sentence

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Saturday, July 11, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo talks about President Trump's decision to commute Roger Stone's sentence. Yoo notes that the constitution allows the president almost unlimited power to give pardons.

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Thomas Sowell On The Madness

featuring Thomas Sowellvia Powerline
Monday, July 13, 2020

Thomas Sowell just turned 90, but he is still on the case. Indeed, his new book — Charter Schools and Their Enemies — was published on his 90th birthday. Among the many tributes to Sowell at 90 are this one by Steve Hanke and Richard Ebeling at NR, this one by Mark Perry at AEI, and this one by his friend Walter Williams at Jewish World Review.

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Advising President Trump

featuring Victor Davis Hansonvia The Patriot Post
Monday, July 13, 2020

Victor Davis Hanson is a very bright and wise man. What makes that all the more amazing is that he is an intellectual. He is affiliated with the Hoover Institute at Stanford University. Recently, he gave voice to something that I’ve been thinking about for a while.

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Sowell At 90. Isn't It High Time More of Us Listened to This Man?

featuring Thomas Sowellvia American Thinker
Monday, July 13, 2020

Fifty-five-plus books on the table and more on the way. Charter Schools and Their Enemies, another bestseller, is hot off the press. The Thomas Sowell corpus stands as one of the rare and most impressive monuments of massive and meticulous research ever erected on this earth by one person. 

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Reopen Bay Area Schools? Online Learning Was A Fail, Coronavirus Is Surging, Time’s Running Out

quoting Scott W. Atlasvia Mercury News
Sunday, July 12, 2020

Like many parents, Radhika Parakala is eyeing the calendar with mounting unease over what’s in store for her daughters when their San Jose schools are back in session next month. The online-only learning thrust upon them in mid-March to ease the risk of the COVID-19 pandemic went poorly.

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It’s Important To Learn History

quoting Thomas Sowellvia The Garden Island
Saturday, July 11, 2020

Dr. Thomas Sowell has produced some excellent videos about the history of slavery and racism, available on YouTube. It is heartbreaking to watch, but it is important to learn about our history. It is also appropriate to learn from a brilliant Black scholar like Dr. Sowell.

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Hillsdale College Stands Out For Its Courage In Face Of Liberal Onslaught

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia The Washington Times
Sunday, July 12, 2020

In the July 2nd issue of National Review, Victor Davis Hanson, in bemoaning our present state of cultural chaos, asks, “How can so many so sheltered and prolonged adolescents claim to be all-knowing?” In other words, how could so many of our nation’s 18-year-olds become so clueless? The answer: Your colleges and universities have taught them to be.

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State Reopenings Fuel Stock Market Surge: Here’s Why

quoting Stephen Haber, Charles Calomirisvia Forbes
Sunday, July 12, 2020

Infections from COVID-19 have continued growing. Moreover, respondents between June 29 and July 5 from a recent Gallup poll show that roughly 68 percent of the population believes the coronavirus situation is getting worse, whereas 18 percent thinks it is getting better. That’s reverse from June 1 to 7 when 47 percent reported that the situation was getting better and only 30 percent said that it was getting worse.

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Thomas Sowell: Idea Of 'Systemic Racism' A Lie That Has 'No Meaning' And Is Reminiscent Of Nazi Propaganda

quoting Thomas Sowellvia The Washington Examiner
Monday, July 13, 2020

Economist Thomas Sowell expressed the belief that the term “systemic racism” has “no meaning” and that it reminds him of Nazi Germany. “It really has no meaning that can be specified and tested in the way that one tests hypotheses,” he said, adding that the phrase’s currency is reminiscent of Nazi “propaganda tactics” and that people accept the lie after it’s “repeated long enough and loud enough.”

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Lifting Lockdowns Not the Culprit Behind New Surge In Coronavirus Cases, Doctor Says

quoting Scott W. Atlasvia PJ Media
Monday, July 13, 2020

Most of the new cases in the Southwest — in California, Arizona, and Texas — are sprouting up in counties closest to the U.S.-Mexico border. “When you look in the southern counties of California, Arizona and the bordering counties of Texas — with the Mexico border — these are where most of these cases are really exploding,” Atlas told Fox News. “And then you look at the Mexico map and in Mexico, that’s where their cases are. Their cases are in the northern border zone states. And it turns out the timeline here correlates much more to the Mexico timeline of increasing cases than anything else.”

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Covid-19 Is No Excuse For Sovereign Creditors To Move The Goalposts On Debt

cited John B. Taylorvia The Guardian
Sunday, July 12, 2020

Vulture funds want to change Argentina’s debt structure. We need to stop them from setting a dangerous precedent.

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Trudeau Government’s Fiscal ‘Snapshot’ Doubles Down On Uncertainty

cited Steven J. Davisvia Fraser Institute
Friday, July 10, 2020

According to the Oxford Dictionary, a snapshot is “a short description that gives you an idea of what something is like.” When the Trudeau government delivered its Economic and Fiscal Snapshot 2020 on Wednesday, it was anything but.

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To Cool Off U.S.-China Tensions, Let’s Start With A Truce On Media Access

cited Hoover Institutionvia The Washington Post
Friday, July 10, 2020

Chinese Foreign Minster Wang Yi gave an important speech in Beijing on Thursday in which he attempted to halt the slide in U.S.-China relations. He declared that China did not want to see its relationship with the United States descend into a new Cold War, and that China was willing to “activate and open all the channels of dialogue” with the United States.

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Richard Epstein: What About Reparations To Japanese-Americans? What About Reparations To Holocaust Survivors?

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, July 9, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Black Reparations Parsed."

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Richard Epstein: The Case For Reparations To Descendants Of American Slave Families, 1619-1865

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, July 9, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Black Reparations Parsed."

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Renowned Historian Reveals How Woke Politics Are Destroying Academia In America

featuring Niall Fergusonvia The Blaze
Thursday, July 9, 2020

Hoover Institution senior fellow, historian, and author Niall Ferguson joined Dave Rubin on "The Rubin Report" to talk about the decline of higher education, especially at some of the best universities in America.

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How The Left Seized Higher Education

quoting Harvey C. Mansfieldvia Townhall
Thursday, July 9, 2020

We thought it was only the humanities department that was run by leftists.

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Bakker, Swaggart Among Televangelists And Religious Organizations That Received PPP Loans

quoting Michael McConnellvia The Hill
Thursday, July 9, 2020

More than 10,000 religious organizations received financial aid through the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for a total of at least $3 billion, according to an analysis by The Guardian.

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Policy Experts: California Needs To Reform Its Tax System

quoting Lee Ohanianvia The Center Square
Thursday, July 9, 2020

(The Center Square) – California’s reliance on a notoriously fickle tax system has exacerbated the state’s budget problems in light of Covid-19, an economics professor said.

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How COVID-19 Is Putting The Rule Of Law To The Test Across Africa

quoting Barry R. Weingastvia The Conversation
Thursday, July 9, 2020

A number of Africa’s fragile democracies have become vulnerable to the sword of leaders assuming wide-ranging powers under cover of emergency responses to COVID-19. Partly for this reason, Good Governance Africa has published a set of articles that conceptualise COVID-19 as a wicked problem. A “wicked problem” is exemplified by multiple stakeholders interacting in complex and unpredictable ways. It is difficult to identify and even more difficult to solve.

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Supreme Court Smacks Trump And Delivers Body Blow To The Office Of The Presidency

by John Yoovia Fox News
Thursday, July 9, 2020

Thursday’s Supreme Court decision requiring President Trump to turn over his tax returns shows that we should add Chief Justice John Roberts and his liberal majority on the Court to the list of those suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome (a more advanced form of the Bush version of the disease).

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John Yoo Discusses The Supreme Court's Decision On Trump's Tax Returns

interview with John Yoovia The Daily Briefing
Thursday, July 9, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo talks about the Supreme Court's decision concerning President Trump's tax returns.

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A Conservative Black Scholar's View On Race In America

featuring Shelby Steelevia Pleasanton Weekly
Thursday, July 9, 2020

Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Shelby Steele minces no words when he describes the current Black Lives Matter and other racial protests—they are a “distraction” from the real issues facing the Black community.

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