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Universal Basic Income, In Perspective

by David R. Hendersonvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, June 13, 2019

How should poor people climb the ladder to economic success?

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Crashing The Parties

by Josef Joffevia The American Interest
Friday, June 14, 2019

In Europe, the ancien régime of the moderate Right and Left is falling prey to the disruptors—mainly rightwing populists, but also non-threatening environmentalists like the surging German Greens who appeal to the center.

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Morris Fiorina On Why Political Parties Have Polarized

by Morris P. Fiorinavia PolicyEd
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

As a result of ideological sorting, political parties are far more polarized today than they were before. Democrats have shed their conservative wing and Republicans have shed their liberal wing. Majority control of Congress continues to flip back and forth because each party is polarized, responds to their political base, and alienates moderates and independents in the middle.

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The Numbers Game: How Is The Middle Class Doing?

by Russell Robertsvia PolicyEd
Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Is it true that the wages for those in the middle class have been stagnant since the 1970s? Watch the 1st video in the new animated series The Numbers Game, in which Hoover Research Fellow Russ Roberts discusses the challenges of accurately measuring and understanding the economy and economic policy.

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Betsy Devos And Other Naysayers Are Wrong: Student Outcomes In The U.S. Have Improved Significantly In Recent Decades

by Michael J. Petrillivia EducationNext
Friday, June 14, 2019
Back in April, speaking in front of the Education Writers Association, Secretary DeVos said that decades of reform efforts and increased social spending, both inside and outside of schools, “hasn’t ultimately improved anything for any students, particularly not for the most vulnerable students.” It’s a standard refrain from DeVos, and many other reformers as well, when making the case that past efforts have failed and it’s time to try something different.
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A Century Of Ideas: Battleground Of Perception: Countering Threats To Free And Open Societies

Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Hauck Auditorium, Stanford University

Repression and authoritarianism are not merely phenomena of the historical past. Today, we are engaged in a fundamental battle of free and open societies against repressive, closed systems. This panel will address the nature of such threats and discuss the identities of freedom’s adversaries, their goals and strategies, and what can be done to defeat these threats across government, the private sector, academia, and civil society.

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Martin Feldstein Was A Pillar Of American Economics

featuring Martin Feldsteinvia The Economist
Saturday, June 15, 2019

For a half-century Martin Feldstein was everywhere you looked in American economics. He was an astoundingly prolific columnist, sometimes churning out several a week, for several newspapers, on the big economic stories of the day. He was a fixture at conferences and seminars and the teacher, for two decades, of Harvard University’s introductory economics course. He served presidents of both parties. In short Mr Feldstein, who died on June 11th aged 79, was an American economic institution.

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Rather Than Hold Trump Officials In Contempt, Democrats May Go To Court Instead. Will It Work?

quoting Michael McConnellvia Los Angeles Times
Thursday, June 13, 2019

After initially threatening to hold Atty. Gen. William Barr and former White House counsel Don McGahn in contempt of Congress for failing to comply with House subpoenas, Democrats shifted tactics Thursday and instead authorized committee chairs to go to court to seek help enforcing their demands for documents and testimony related to the Mueller report.

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Trump Successfully Baits His Foes With Comments To Stephanopoulos On Foreign Information On Opponents

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia American Thinker
Thursday, June 13, 2019
In classic Trumpian maneuver, President Trump yesterday chummed the waters of the House Democratic Caucus with raw meat the impeachment-crazed radicals driving Nancy Pelosi — who really doesn't want to talk about impeachment — to distraction.
Thomas Sowell in front of a black background with an Uncommon Knowledge mug
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Quotations Of The Day…..

quoting Thomas Sowellvia AEI
Friday, June 14, 2019
…. are from Thomas Sowell, the master of “idea density,” who can consistently pack more wisdom into a single sentence or two than is usually contained in the entire paragraphs or full op-eds of an average writer.
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All Signs Point To Crime Making A Comeback In California

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Times of San Diego
Thursday, June 13, 2019

California was once known for being tough on criminals. We’re not talking about frontier days, but much more recently.

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Exclusive-Kevin Mccarthy: Bernie Sanders’ ‘Gilded’ Medicare For All Leads To ‘Higher Taxes,’ ‘Worse Care’

quoting Charles Blahousvia Breitbart
Thursday, June 13, 2019

Sen. Sanders claimed on CNN Thursday that “a lot of people in the country would be delighted to pay more in taxes” to get Medicare for All.

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The Most Important Health Reform Of All

mentioning John H. Cochrane via Forbes
Thursday, June 13, 2019

Of all the things we might do to improve our health care system, the one reform that is more important than any other is almost never discussed. It is ignored by Republicans. By Democrats. By the experts. By the think tanks. And by just about everybody who has an opinion on health policy.

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From Hoover Press: Greener Than Thou, by Terry L. Anderson and Laura E. Huggins

with Terry Anderson, Laura E. Hugginsvia Business Wire
Tuesday, August 12, 2008

For many policy makers, whoever can outgreen the other gets to set the regulation, and if you don’t jump on the bandwagon, you risk being left behind altogether, say Hoover fellows Terry Anderson and Laura Huggins in their new book Greener Than Thou: Are You Really an Environmentalist? (Hoover Institution Press, 2008)...

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Welcome Back to the 19th Century

by Josef Joffevia Wall Street Journal Europe
Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Wait a minute, isn't this the 21st?...

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Ossetia fighting a test for Obama

with Michael McFaulvia Chicago Sun-Times
Tuesday, August 12, 2008

The swelling conflict between Russia and Georgia over South Ossetia and Abkhazia is the first major real-time foreign-policy crisis faced by Barack Obama...

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The Founders and Us: Chapter 2 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Founders Madison and Hamilton clashed over the constitutionality of a national bank, while Founders Washington and Madison had a constitutional dispute over the power to make treaties...

Analysis and Commentary

The Galbraith Effect?

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Many years ago, when I was a college student, I took a course from John Kenneth Galbraith...

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Moscow’s Sinister Brilliance

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Lost amid all the controversies surrounding the Georgian tragedy is the sheer diabolic brilliance of the long-planned Russia invasion...

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McCain and Obama condemn conflict in Georgia

with Michael McFaulvia Los Angeles Times
Tuesday, August 12, 2008

John McCain and Barack Obama both condemned Russia's escalating assault on its pro-United States neighbor of Georgia...

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Experts: State must plan for demographic shift

with Victor Davis Hansonvia San Francisco Chronicle
Tuesday, August 12, 2008

It's high time California's policymakers look past their annual dickering over the state budget and start planning for the major, long-range demographic changes facing the Golden State, according to an economic think tank in Sacramento...

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Russia Invades Georgia, U.S. Issues Sharp Rebuke

with Michael McFaulvia Washington Post
Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Michael McFaul, senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, was online Tuesday, Aug. 12 at 1 p.m. ET to discuss the Russian-Georgian conflict regarding South Ossetia, Russia's move to take control of western Georgia, and the U.S. response...

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It’s liberal policies that still exploit blacks

with Shelby Steelevia Boston Herald
Tuesday, August 12, 2008

A feature story in last week’s New York Times [NYT] Magazine asks, “Is Obama the End of Black Politics?”...

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