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The Assault On Wealth

by David R. Hendersonvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

A tax on the very rich is a very bad idea

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One Symptom Of A Society In Crisis Is The Unreliability Or Even Corruption Of Its Own Auditors.

by James Fishkin, Larry Diamondvia USA Today
Thursday, December 5, 2019

Five candidates spoke to our America In One Room group and skipped the red meat. They all had stronger appeal afterwards across the political spectrum.

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December In Sacramento: Governors Budgeting Time For Budget Planning

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, December 5, 2019

As a recovering speechwriter once employed by a California governor, I can assure you: these are the best of times and the worst of times for any scribe hoping to get a moment of the boss’s time in the days between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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When Our Guardians Fail Us

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Patriot Post
Thursday, December 5, 2019

One symptom of a society in crisis is the unreliability or even corruption of its own auditors.

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Even More Social Engineering In New York Schools

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via EducationNext
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

When the New York City Council moved the other day to require every one of the city’s thirty-two community school districts to develop a school desegregation plan, it was advancing a major initiative by Mayor Bill de Blasio, his schools chancellor Richard Carranza, and a sprawling advisory panel, all of them committed to rooting out every form of selectivity and “disparate impact” in the offerings of the country’s biggest public school system. 

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PISA 2018: Leaning Into The Economic Headwinds

by Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Another week, another round of test scores, this time the international variety. The latest results from the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) are out, and they largely track the findings from the 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress. Meaning: American scores are mostly flat, with some widening of the gaps between our high and low performers in reading and math because the higher achieving students are making progress while their peers are standing still. 

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The Different Ways Schools Go About Character Development

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

The Content of Their Character: Inquiries into the Varieties of Moral Formation is dense and subtle, but it’s also informative and valuable, particularly for educators. We’ve come to expect as much from the University of Virginia–based Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, headed by Ryan Olson and founded by his co-editor, the distinguished UVa professor James Hunter. 

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Data Security, Data Breaches, And Compliance

by Chirantan Chatterjee, D. Daniel Sokolvia SSRN
Sunday, November 17, 2019

This chapter explores the attributes of compliance in the context of data breaches. First, it identifies the sort of corporate governance problem that data breaches create. Then, it approaches the empirical work related to data breaches and to the organization of compliance-based responses in terms of risk assessment, training and compliance, both preemptively and after a breach.

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Xi Jinping Thought Fails The Test Of Fighting Man-Made, Global Warming, Climate Change

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Thursday, December 5, 2019

Xi Jinping Thought consists of fourteen basic policies. Number 4: “Adopting new science-based ideas for ‘innovative, coordinated, green, open and shared development.’” Number 9:  “Coexist well with nature with ‘energy conservation and environmental protection’ policies and ‘contribute to global ecological safety.’”

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Priors And Prejudice

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

When I was in twelfth grade (in Canada, we called it Grade 12), one of the main novels we studied was Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. I read it once because I was supposed to, twice to be able to answer questions on exams, and the third time because I loved it.

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Labor Market Still Growing At A Recovery Rate: Ed Lazear

interview with Edward Paul Lazearvia Fox Business
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Ed Lazear discusses November’s lower than expected ADP jobs growth, the overall strength of the U.S. economy, and the importance of a China trade deal.

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In the News

Trump's Foreign Policy

featuring Victor Davis Hansonvia Power Line
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Victor Davis Hanson surveys President Trump’s foreign policy, focusing on China, Iran, and North Korea. Hanson argues that Trump’s recalibration of our policy towards these three nations has succeeded in placing maximum pressure on each to alter its policies. He warns, however, that as the pressure mounts, so does the prospect of dangerous provocations.

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Russia To Replace Wikipedia With The 'Great Russian Encyclopaedia'

quoting Niall Fergusonvia Big Think
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

The encyclopedia offers more "reliable" information than Wikipedia, said Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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California Proposal Rejects Wildfire Premium In PG&E, Other Utilities' ROE

quoting James L. Sweeneyvia Utility Dive
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

The CPUC's proposed decision maintains the utilities' test-year 2020 ROE at 2018 values: 10.3% for Southern California Edison, down from the requested 11.45%; 10.25% for PG&E, down from the 12% it applied for; and 10.2% for SDG&E, compared to the 12.38% it requested.

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Brexit Will Ultimately Destabilise Europe, Historians Fear

quoting Timothy Garton Ashvia Independent
Thursday, December 5, 2019

Arguably the most important aspect of this general election’s ongoing debate on Brexit is being almost completely ignored, according to new research.

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Republicans Angry And Concerned About Schiff Release Of Phone Records

quoting John Yoovia The Washington Examiner
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff's decision to publish the phone records of the president's personal attorneys, a journalist, a fellow lawmaker, a National Security Council aide, and others has sent a chill among Republicans concerned about the reach of a powerful chairman determined to root out the communications of people with connections to the Trump-Ukraine affair. 

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Nasty, Brutish, And Long

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, December 2, 2019

The picture above is of Bob Tollison. Steve Landsburg, true to form, has a provocative post in which he wonders if the increase in opioid deaths could be a good sign–a sign that people are celebrating their lives by using opioids. That’s not a hill I’m willing to die on–the argument or the opioids–but it’s an interesting point nevertheless.

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Repo Fretting Shifts To Treasuries As Market Faces Next Test

quoting Darrell Duffievia Yahoo Finance
Monday, December 2, 2019

Flare-ups in the repo market could still cause worries across the global banking system, more than two months after chaos subsided in this vital corner of finance.

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The AI Frontier Of Economic Theory

by Thomas J. Sargentvia Project Syndicate
Monday, December 2, 2019

Until recently, data sets were small and costly, and computers were slow and expensive. So it is natural that as gains in computing power have dramatically reduced these impediments, economists have rushed to use big data and artificial intelligence to help them spot patterns in all sorts of activities and outcomes.

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Gerd Gigerenzer On Gut Feelings

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, December 2, 2019

Psychologist and author Gerd Gigerenzer of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development talks about his book Gut Feelings with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Gigerenzer argues for the power of simple heuristics--rules of thumb--over more complex models when making real-world decisions. He argues that many results in behavioral economics that appear irrational can be understood as sensible ways of coping with complexity.

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The Silence Of The School Reformers

by Frederick M. Hess, Chester E. Finn Jr.via Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Monday, December 2, 2019

A tidal wave of wokeness threatens to destroy the movement to improve our nation’s stagnating schools.

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Eric Shawn: Why I Will Not Give Up Looking For Jimmy Hoffa

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia Fox News
Sunday, December 1, 2019

On Sunday, Dec. 1 at 10 p.m. EST on the Fox News Channel, the result of almost two decades investigating the greatest mystery in American history will be distilled into one hour (minus commercials). The program, "Fox Nation Presents: The Real Search for James R. Hoffa," documents my long quest to try to uncover the answers to Hoffa's murder when he disappeared in Detroit on July 30, 1975.

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Henderson And Hooper On Why Some Drug Prices Are Too Low

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, December 1, 2019

When Americans talk about drug prices, the conversation is dominated by the eye-popping sticker prices of certain new drugs. We’re all aware of how sky-high prices can make it hard for some patients to afford the drugs they need. Yet few appreciate how patients also lose access to treatments when prices are too low.

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The Enemy Within

by General Jim Mattisvia The Atlantic
Sunday, December 1, 2019

Our grasp on what it takes to sustain a democracy is slipping.

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Donald Trump’s Coming To The UK, NATO’s Going Nowhere

by Niall Fergusonvia Niall Ferguson
Sunday, December 1, 2019

His interest in our election matters less than his lack of interest abroad.

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