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Colleges' Transformed Mission Misses the Mark

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Politics
Friday, February 15, 2019

In his “Theses on Feuerbach,” the young Karl Marx proclaimed, “[P]hilosophers have only hitherto interpreted the world in various ways; the point is to change it” (emphasis in original). Mission statements of several of our preeminent colleges and universities follow suit. The primary purpose of liberal education, according to these formal pronouncements, is not to understand the world but to remake it.

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Trade, Technology, And Jobs: How To Think About Free Trade

by John B. Taylorvia PolicyEd
Friday, February 15, 2019

The consequences of free trade are very similar to what happens when a new technology is invented. In both cases goods and services get better and more affordable for everyone, new jobs are created, and some jobs are replaced. So, the next time someone proposes new trade barriers, imagine instead that they had proposed outlawing a new invention.

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The Syrian Paradox

by Lt Col Timothy "Papa" Murphyvia The Washington Times
Thursday, February 14, 2019

We need to stay in Syria, and it has very little to do with ISIS.

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Free Trade

featuring Milton Friedman, John B. Taylor, John H. Cochrane , Edward Paul Lazear, Michael J. Boskin, Richard A. Epstein, Russell Roberts, Tom Churchvia PolicyEd
Wednesday, January 23, 2019

After a generation of trade liberalizations, many Americans—on the left and the right—are having second thoughts.

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The Pursuit of Peace

via Hoover Daily Report
Friday, February 15, 2019

In 1919, Europe was in recovery from the devastation of World War I, the Russian Civil War was raging, the Versailles peace negotiations had begun, Adolph Hitler gave his first speech to the German Workers Party, and the world was awash in change. Herbert Hoover had witnessed firsthand the devastating aftermath of the war as Chairman of the Commission for Relief in Belgium, where he led the relief effort for the food crisis that Belgium faced after the German invasion. He recognized that history was being forged around him and in 1919 he sent $50,000 to his alma mater, Stanford University, to be used to archive materials from the “Great War” for future generations.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Instructional Coaches: The Heroes Of The Golden Age Of Educational Practice

by Michael J. Petrillivia Education Next
Friday, February 15, 2019

Whether initiated from the bottom-up or the top-down, any effort to help educators align their practice with the best evidence is going to succeed or fail on the strength of its implementation.

Analysis and Commentary

Should Blackmail Be Legal?

by David R. Hendersonvia The Library of Economics and Liberty
Thursday, February 14, 2019

In his latest column for Bloomberg, “Seven Lessons About Blackmail,” economist Tyler Cowen takes up the issue of blackmail. What motivated it, of course, as he makes clear, is the recent controversy involving Amazon’s Jeff Bezos’s allegation that the National Enquirer has blackmailed him.

Analysis and Commentary

The Part Of The Green New Deal We Should All Support

by Alice Hillvia CNN
Friday, February 15, 2019

The nation got its first chance to digest the details of the Green New Deal when Democrats proposed a nonbinding congressional resolution last week. Reading the 14-page document feels a bit like scanning a multipage menu in search of a satisfying meal. If you are a progressive, you feel overwhelmed by all there is to savor, and if you are a conservative, you struggle to find something you can stomach.

Analysis and Commentary

Trump’s Foreign Policy Is Pushing Allies Into China And Russia’s Waiting Arms

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Thursday, February 14, 2019

Nuclear tensions on the Korean Peninsula have diminished since last summer’s Singapore summit between President Trump and North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un. In the run-up to this month’s Vietnam summit, Trump is acutely aware that a potential landmark deal on Kim’s complete, verifiable and permanent denuclearization would be a significant foreign policy win for him, the region and the world.

Interviews
Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson Has Written The Best Book On Trump

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Rush Limbaugh Show
Thursday, February 14, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his new book The Case for Trump.

Interviews

John Yoo: McCabe Says He Ordered Trump Investigation After FBI Director Comey Was Fired

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Thursday, February 14, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo talks about former Deputy Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Andrew McCabe's disclosure that he ordered an investigation of President Trump after President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey.

Interviews

Marko Kounalakis: Globalization, Robots, And The Future Of Work

interview with Markos Kounalakisvia World Affairs
Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Marko Kounalakis talks with Richard Baldwin about his new book, The Globotics Upheaval: Globalization, Robotics, and the Future of Work.

In the News
In the News

Hoover Receives Pushback At Panel On Chinese Influence On US Institutions

featuring Hoover Institution, Larry Diamondvia Stanford Daily
Friday, February 15, 2019

The authors of a November 2018 report by the Hoover Institution that called for “constructive vigilance” against Chinese influence on U.S. institutions faced an oftentimes critical, predominantly Chinese audience in a panel discussion on their findings, which ranged from Chinese propaganda in U.S. media to illicit technology transfer.

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Finance Author And Economic History Buff Niall Ferguson: Bitcoin Is An Option On Digital Gold

featuring Niall Fergusonvia Bitcoin Exchange Guide
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Niall Ferguson, a British Financial Historian, believes that Bitcoin is an Option on Digital Gold. This was said during an interview that was done by Breaker Mag, a magazine about the blockchain.
In the News

Build A Wall Around Nouveau Intellectual Know-Nothings

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Ricochet
Thursday, February 14, 2019

Brandon Darby has a target on his head from the Mexican cartels. Concealing his Second Amendment rights under his vest, he hides among some of the most dangerous people in the Western Hemisphere. With more than half of the 32 Mexican states being run by the cartels, Brandon, a father and family man, understands his life is on the line daily.

In the News

Stock Buybacks Are Not The Enemy

quoting John H. Cochrane via Fortune
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Are share buybacks really one of America’s biggest economic problems? You’d certainly think so if you believe the astoundingly kindred attacks coming from both sides of the aisle in Congress.
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The Fragmentation Of All Things Retail

quoting Niall Fergusonvia Gulf News
Thursday, February 14, 2019
The evolution of retail is well documented. The basic concept has been of customers purchasing their needs from a shop that displays them, or has access to them, perhaps from an off-site warehouse.
In the News

You May Be Disappointed By The Mueller Report

with Jack Goldsmithvia NBC News
Thursday, February 14, 2019

Millions of Americans are waiting for Robert Mueller to give them the final word on whether the Trump campaign conspired with the 2016 Russian election interference effort — and whether their president is under the influence of a foreign adversary.

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Leftist Tax Schemes Bash The Rich, But Depend On Their Success

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Reason
Friday, February 15, 2019

Nineteenth century historian Thomas Carlyle called economics "the dismal science" because of its predictions about scarcity and poverty. Those are immutable features of all societies, which explains why his snarky term remains widely used. Modern economics writer Thomas Sowell captured the same idea, but expanded upon it. "The first lesson of economics is scarcity: there is never enough of anything to fully satisfy all those who want it," he wrote. "The first lesson of politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics."

In the News

Will Catastrophe Strike The World Economy?

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia The Friday Times
Friday, February 15, 2019

Back in 2005, some of the world’s top economists gathered at Jackson Hole, Wyoming (USA). This place is known for gathering of top central bankers around the world. 

In the News

It's Not Easy Being Green

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Patriot Post
Thursday, February 14, 2019

"Being crazy isn't enough," Dr. Seuss once said. Little did he know how prophetic he was.

In the News

Newsom Is Right To Scale Back The Bullet Train, And It’s Good Politics Too

quoting Bill Whalenvia Los Angeles Times
Thursday, February 14, 2019
If anyone thought that Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration would merely be an extension of fellow Democrat Jerry Brown’s, that notion has been completely obliterated.
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AP Explains: Can Trump Declare Emergency To Build His Wall?

quoting John Yoovia The Tribune
Thursday, February 14, 2019

The White House says President Donald Trump will declare a national emergency and take other executive action to allow construction of the president’s long-promised southern border wall, after bipartisan congressional negotiations provided less than a quarter of the $5.7 billion Trump wanted to start building more than 200 miles of wall.

In the News

How The US Actually Financed The Second World War

quoting Lee Ohanianvia Financial Times Alphaville
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

[Subscription Required] In March of 1951, a year into the Korean War, the US Treasury offered long-term notes at 2 3/4 per cent in exchange for short-term notes at 2 1/2 per cent. According to a narrative written half a century later by the Richmond Fed, the Federal Reserve supported the price of the long-term notes, but: only up to a limited volume it had agreed on with the Treasury.

In the News

Kick-Off Berlin 2019

mentioning Timothy Garton Ashvia Munich Security Conference
Monday, February 11, 2019

Wolfgang Ischinger (Ambassador, Chairman of the Munich Security Conference), Timothy Garton Ash (Professor of European Studies, Oxford University), and Sabine Weyand (Deputy Chief Negotiator, Task Force for the Preparation and Conduct of the Negotiations with the United Kingdom under Article 50, European Commission).

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History and the FDR wars

by Tibor R. Machanvia YumaSun.com
Saturday, June 3, 2006

When I went to college I had my biggest problem with the discipline of history…

Analysis and Commentary

The American Way of War

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Friday, June 2, 2006

The nature of American military power in our age is defined by how it is constrained—through nuclear deterrence, political realities, and cost/benefit analysis…

Analysis and Commentary

Facts set aside as left fights to preserve vision

by Thomas Sowellvia baltimoresun.com
Thursday, June 1, 2006

Conservatives who point out the declining audience for the big television network newscasts, and declining public trust in the news media in general, often underestimate how much clout the liberal media still have…

Analysis and Commentary

White Guilt and War

by Shelby Steelevia American Enterprise Institute
Thursday, June 1, 2006

One of the most remarkable events of the late twentieth century was the collapse of white supremacy--not just in America, but around the world…

Analysis and Commentary

Montenegro is back on the map, and it need not become Ruritania

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Thursday, June 1, 2006

How many countries are there in Europe…

Analysis and Commentary

Refighting the War

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Commentary
Thursday, June 1, 2006

Ten years ago, Michael R. Gordon of the New York Times and the retired General Bernard Trainor wrote a critically acclaimed revisionist history of the first Gulf war…

Analysis and Commentary

European trivia quiz

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Los Angeles Times
Thursday, June 1, 2006

Well, it depends on what you mean by Europe — and what you mean by a country…

Analysis and Commentary

The Case Against Compromise

by Peter Berkowitzvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, June 1, 2006

It is fairly certain that a book titled "The Party of Death" is not calculated to bridge differences, find common ground or in any other way still the controversy that has roiled American politics for more than 30 years…

Analysis and Commentary

Bipartisanship, by the Glass

by Juliet Eilperinvia Washington Post
Wednesday, May 31, 2006

In some ways the gathering in Room H-137 of the Capitol looked like your usual congressional cocktail party, complete with cubed cheese, sliced fruit and lawmakers mingling with their aides…

Analysis and Commentary

Preserving A Vision

by Thomas Sowellvia Conservative Voice
Tuesday, May 30, 2006

In Shelby Steele's new book, "White Guilt," he mentions an encounter with a white liberal who fiercely defended the welfare state programs and policies of the 1960s…

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