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Reservation Capitalism

by Terry Anderson, Wendy Purnellvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Lance Morgan is the CEO of Ho-Chunk, Inc., a $100 million tribal economic development corporation that employs nearly 400 people. Tribal leaders and entrepreneurs such as Morgan are part of an economic civil rights movement emerging in indigenous communities around the world. The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, which owns Ho-Chunk, Inc., started with a casino, then diversified to earn the revenue needed to build the necessary infrastructure for prosperous tribal economies. 

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Single-Payer Health Care

by Scott W. Atlas, Richard A. Epstein, Lee Ohanian, Lanhee J. Chen, Tom Churchvia PolicyEd
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Single-payer health care is when the government acts as the only payer of health care costs in the economy. Rather than individuals purchasing insurance for payment of medical expenses through their employer or on the open market, the federal government typically covers all such costs.

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Central Bankers In Glass Houses

by Charles Calomiris quoting Stephen Haber, Milton Friedman, Allan H. Meltzervia The Wall Street Journal
Thursday, August 15, 2019

What to make of the current battle over the politicization of the Federal Reserve? The past year has featured an unprecedented attack by President Trump on Fed leaders and their independence. Mr. Trump not only questioned the board governors’ judgment but even contemplated removing the chairman for the sin of not setting interest rates where the president wants them. 

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A Century Of Ideas: Changing The Education Debate

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
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Hoover scholars have been heavily involved in far-reaching educational research, and their work provides surprisingly positive answers to thorny questions, such as whether scholarship has ever influenced the debate on educational policy; whether new policies are just about politics without regard to fact; and how to mitigate bad ideas by introducing good ideas through research and analysis.

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Why Won't Progressives Embrace Trump?

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Golda Meir is credited with saying, “Israel is the Jew among nations.” In the speeches of global leaders and the pronouncements of the UN–– the so-called global “community” that strains out the besieged, liberal-democratic Israel gnat while swallowing whole herds of murderous tyrannical camels–– this international form of anti-Semitism is blatantly obvious behind the thread-bare veil of “anti-Zionism.”

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Deus Vincit

by Angelo M. Codevillavia Military History in the News
Friday, August 16, 2019

On August 6, 1682, the Ottoman Empire, at the height of its power, declared war on the Holy Roman Empire. Muslim domination of Europe extended from the Balkans northward through Hungary and reached into Poland. Westward, only Habsburg Vienna barred the way. Louis XIV, for his own reasons, preferred dealing with the Ottomans rather than with the Habsburgs. Were the Muslims to have been victorious, they might have ruled from the Mediterranean to the Baltic.

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A Day That Should Live In Infamy

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, August 15, 2019

August 15, 2019 is the 48th anniversary of President Nixon’s announcement of a 90-day freeze on all wages and prices. What followed after 90 days were various phases that caused the controls to last into 1974. The worst effects of the price controls were in the oil and gasoline markets, where OPEC’s price increase in the fall of 1973, combined with binding price controls, led to shortages, lineups, rationing, occasional violence in lines, and, arguably, President Carter’s Rapid Deployment Force, which was later changed into U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM.) So August 15, 1971 is a day that should live in infamy.

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Want To Halt The Spread Of Socialist Ideas On American Campuses? Send All First-Year Students To Hong Kong For Orientation Week.

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Friday, August 16, 2019

Let’s send the Class of 2023 to Hong Kong for Orientation Week instead of the university to which they have been admitted.  Let American students meet with their Hong Kong counterparts to see why Hong Kong youngsters are on the front line risking life and limb for Liberty and standing up against socialist Tyranny in China.

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The New York Times Is Truly Messed Up

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, August 16, 2019

Although rightly rejected today, the Virginia-born Fitzhugh attained national prominence in the late antebellum period as one of the most widely read defenders of a slave-based economy. Charles Sumner called him a “leading writer among Slave-masters,” and his regular contributions to the pro-South magazine DeBow’s Review gained him a national readership in the 1850s.

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Victor Davis Hanson On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his National Review article "How Robert O’Rourke Became ‘Beto’."

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John Yoo On "The Authorization For Use Of Military Force (AUMF)"

interview with John Yoovia The Federalist Society
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the current controversies over the AUMF (Authorization to Use Military Force), which still generates a lot of attention nearly 18 years after its overwhelming enactment by Congress in 2001.

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Books For Beefing Up Business Security

featuring Condoleezza Rice, Amy Zegartvia Business Vancouver
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Political action can seriously affect businesses and attacks can come from multiple sources such as social media users, hackers and even local governments. Condoleezza Rice and Amy Zegart look at ways in which political activity can throw a company into crisis and what measures need to be taken to limit the damage. Whistleblowers and watchdog groups may also find this book of interest.

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Condoleezza Rice To Close PCMA’s Convening Leaders In San Francisco

featuring Condoleezza Ricevia Conference and Meetings World
Friday, August 16, 2019

Condoleezza Rice, the first African-American woman to hold the post of Secretary of State (2005-2009), will anchor the concluding session to 2020 PCMA Convening Leaders, which takes place 5-8 January 2020 in San Francisco, USA.

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A Tale Of Two Statues (The Struggle For Liberty In The Long Term)

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Ricochet
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Thomas Sowell has often stated that it would be nicer and easier if the left-wing/unconstrained vision of the world were true. Social welfare programs could make poor people not poor, peace would be easy to make through treaties and government wouldn’t be corrupt if only the right people ran it. Overall, I think that’s true. I’d like it if mankind were less corrupt and more competent, which is the basis of the unconstrained vision.

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What Is Inequality?

quoting Michael Spencevia Project Syndicate
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Though debates about inequality have been building for years, distinctions between after- and before-tax income, wealth, opportunities, outcomes, and other metrics suggest that the issue is more complex than it seems. The question, then, is whether policymakers can make sense of a concern that means different things to different people.

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GIESBRECHT: Reconsider Gladue Sentencing

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Winnipeg Sun
Friday, August 16, 2019

A recent Ontario court decision struck down the mandatory conviction for impaired driving of a woman because she is Indigenous. This highlights the urgent need to re-examine the wrong-headed light sentencing principles (Gladue) that now apply exclusively to Indigenous offenders.

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Low-Interest Program To Keep Multiemployer Pension Plans Alive

cited Joshua D. Rauhvia Newsmax Finance
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Multiemployer pension funds, numbering about 100 nationwide and covering about 1.3 million people, are projected to fail within the next 20 years, according to the Congressional Research Service.

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The Trade War Is Leading Some Firms To Crimp Investment

cited Steven J. Davisvia The Economist
Thursday, August 15, 2019

There’s tariffs on games and tariffs on toys—try explaining tariffs to your little boy. Santa’s workshop is struggling, you’ll find yourself saying. I think the reindeer are backed up with their sleighing.” 

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Educators Warn Of Falling Academic Standards In California

quoting Williamson M. Eversvia The Epoch Times
Thursday, August 15, 2019

With California’s K-12 education consistently ranked below average or even near the lowest in the nation, parents, educators and local officials have increasingly expressed their concern with the Golden State’s public schooling.

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John Yoo Warns Against Jumping To Epstein Conspiracy Theories

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo says he has confidence that the Department of Justice will get to the bottom of what really happened at the New York jail where Jeffrey Epstein died. Yoo also notes that the investigation should continue into the child trafficking ring.

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Big Story About A Tiny Woman, Harriet Tubman

mentioning Elizabeth Cobbsvia The Miami Times
Wednesday, August 14, 2019

You are the Big Kahuna. The Boss, the One in Charge, maker of decisions and teller of things to do. You’re the Big Cheese with all the responsibility and you ain’t bad at it. So how would you do if, as in the novel, “The Tubman Command” by Elizabeth Cobbs, the very lives of soldiers, women, and children were in your hands?

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The Weirdness Of Lefty Tough Guys

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Richard Viguerie's Conservative HQ
Wednesday, August 14, 2019

One of the truly weird features of the modern Left, especially its major political candidates and media figures, is the propensity to engage in the politics of personal confrontation and physical threats against President Trump, his supporters and others on the Right. As Victor Davis Hanson wrote in a recent column for FOX News, former Vice President Joe Biden has bragged on two occasions that he would like to beat up President Trump.

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California Bans Workplace, School Rules About Curly Hair

mentioning Victor Davis Hansonvia The Federalist
Wednesday, August 14, 2019

California recently passed the CROWN Act (Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair). Under CROWN, employers and public schools may not ban “natural” hairstyles historically associated with black culture, such as braids, locks, and twists. To justify the need for CROWN, the preamble claims American history is “riddled” with laws and societal norms that have denigrated blackness and associated racial traits such as “kinky and curly hair.”

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California Shows Why Students Need An Escape Hatch From Public Schools

quoting Williamson M. Eversvia Independent Women's Forum
Wednesday, August 14, 2019

California’s new ethnic studies curriculum is making national headlines. The state’s overhaul is heavy on academic social justice gobbledygook like “cis-heteropatriarchy” and, with its placement of capitalism alongside hateful ideologies like white supremacy, short on truth.

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Bill Whalen On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses his Forbes article "Does Candidate Biden Have What It Takes To Fill The Bill (Clinton?)."

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San Francisco’s “Overpaid CEO Tax” Won’t Solve Its Mental-Health And Drug Epidemics

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, August 13, 2019

It is now commonplace to criticize corporate CEOs within progressive political circles, so it is no surprise that San Francisco, one of the most politically progressive cities in the country, has proposed a tax on CEOs. But just not any CEO, only those with exceptionally high salaries compared with others in the company. Dubbed the “CEO Excessive Salary Tax,” the proposal would tax a company’s gross receipts depending on the difference between its CEO’s pay and the median salary of its workers.

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How Important Is Today’s Racial Discrimination?

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Times Republican
Tuesday, August 13, 2019

There is discrimination of all sorts, and that includes racial discrimination. Thus, it’s somewhat foolhardy to debate the existence of racial discrimination yesteryear or today.

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Justin B. Smith, CEO Of Bloomberg Media

mentioning Elizabeth Economyvia Politico
Tuesday, August 13, 2019

How/where are you celebrating your birthday and with whom? “I am in Bali, Indonesia, with my family. It’s quite a long way from D.C., but 22 years ago I built a house here with my five best friends in the world. One of the best crazy things I’ve ever done!”

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Poland: Caught In The Crosshairs

by Angelo M. Codevillavia Military History in the News
Tuesday, August 13, 2019

On August 1, 1944, the Polish Home Army rose against Warsaw’s German occupiers. The Soviet Red Army, in force on the Vistula’s eastern bank, had told the Poles that it would attack the Germans as soon as they rose. Instead, the Russians stood by as the Germans killed virtually all 16,000 Polish fighters along with some 200,000 civilians, and destroyed old Warsaw. Germans and Russians faced each other at that location consequent to the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact of August 1939, in which the two had effectively jointly erased Poland from the map. 

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