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Things That Can’t Go On Forever Simply Don’t

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Economist Herbert Stein’s old adage—”If something cannot go on forever, it will stop”—still holds. Take illegal immigration. There are currently somewhere from 11 million to 15 million immigrants living in the United States without legal authorization. Last month, nearly 100,000 people were apprehended or turned away while trying to illegally cross the southern border. Some experts suggest that at least that number made it across without arrest. 

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Standardize, Don't Itemize

via Budget Matters, America Off Balance
Thursday, April 18, 2019

The nation’s procrastinators had a busy weekend looking for that W-2 they received in January. With any luck, they found it and completed their tax return with time to spare. Tax Day has now passed. Accountants have put down their calculators and are readying their vacation plans.

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Federal Education R & D: A Brief, Opinionated History (Part I)

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Half a century has passed since I first fell through the looking glass into the peculiar world of federal education research and development. As an extremely junior domestic-policy aide in the Nixon White House, I helped Pat Moynihan, Jim Allen, George Shultz, and others craft what, in March 1970, became a presidential message to Congress proposing creation of a “National Institute of Education” (NIE). Two years later, it came into existence and it’s been reinvented and reconstructed twice since then—plus innumerable fine-tunings—into what is now the Education Department’s Institute for Education Sciences (IES). 

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Registration Open For Hoover IP² Conference On Fourth Industrial Revolution In Brussels

via Hoover IP2
Thursday, April 18, 2019

The Fourth Industrial Revolution will affect how people work, communicate, and travel. Hoover IP² has organized a conference, “Institutions and Regulation for the Fourth Industrial Revolution,” that addresses a core public policy question: What institutions, policies, rules, and regulations will maximize individual benefits and economic surplus as the Fourth Industrial Revolution takes root?

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A Century Of Ideas: A Century Of Prosperity: A Review Of The Standard Of Living, 1919 Vs. 2019

Thursday, April 18, 2019
Hauck Auditorium, Stanford University

The past century has witnessed dramatic improvements in the standard of living in the United States. Panelists will discuss the role that free markets, property rights, innovation, regulation, and national security have played in this remarkable advancement in human well-being.

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When It Comes To Playing “the California Game,” Kevin Durant May Have Dethroned “King James”

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, April 18, 2019

If you’re a fan of the National Basketball Association, you’re probably aware of two California trends.

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Britain Will Have Its Second Referendum – At The EU Elections On 23 May

by Timothy Garton Ashvia The Guardian
Thursday, April 18, 2019
This is a crucial chance to show politicians how we feel now about leaving Europe. The turnout must be huge.
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Some Things Old, Some Things New

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Monday, April 15, 2019

“Build new, don’t reform old,” says Jason Bedrick as he attempts to use my experience on the Maryland State Board of Education to prove that “the system is beyond reform,” and to imply that school choice is the only strategy worth pursuing. He’s maybe 30 percent correct, which isn’t a winning tally.

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What Schools Can Learn From OrangeTheory About Differentiating Instruction

by Michael J. Petrillivia Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Almost a decade ago, I wrote that “the greatest challenge facing America’s schools today isn’t the budget crisis, or standardized testing, or ‘teacher quality.’ It’s the enormous variation in the academic level of students coming into any given classroom.”

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How To Ease The Growing Metal Health Crisis On Campus

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Here are some recent headlines: “Massive survey finds 1 in 3 college freshman struggle with mental health.” (Research published by the American Psychological Association) “The College Student Mental Health Crisis.” (Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors survey of counseling center directors).

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Rate My Professors As Evidence For Education Signaling

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, April 18, 2019

Often, when I get curious about an economist I hear about or who asks me to friend him (I’ll use “him” to stand for “him/her”) on Facebook, I do a Google search and his ratings on “Rate My Professor” show up. So I often go to the ratings to see what students say. I know I’m getting a biased sample for which the particular biases are unknown but, still, it’s some information.

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Victor Davis Hanson Weighs In On The Notre Dame Cathedral Fire…Brilliantly

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia American Thinker
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses he Notre Dame Cathedral fire and Western civilization.
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Tell Me More: Deciphering Russia With Michael McFaul

interview with Michael McFaulvia Tell Me More (NPR)
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul talks about Russia’s interference in the election, as well as his fears about a new arms race and what it has meant for him to be banned from returning to Russia. 

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John Yoo: Attorney General Barr Has The Power To Overrule Immigration Judges

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo talks about Attorney General William Barr issuing a ruling that would withhold bail from some asylum seekers while they wait for a hearing.

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Protectionism Will Not Save Jobs: Raghuram Rajan

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia Livemint.com
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Protectionism does not really help preserve jobs and offers little defence against the job-destroying effects of automation and artificial intelligence, former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Raghuram Rajan has said, asserting that industrial and developing nations cannot afford to ignore the democratic reaction from those left behind by globalisation and technological change.

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Leftists And The Notre Dame Fire

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Rush Limbaugh Show
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Victor Davis Hanson was on Fox last night with Laura Ingraham talking about Notre Dame. Victor Davis Hanson is a classicist. He is a Peloponnesian War expert, ancient Greece, and that entire era expert. And, as such, he’s also an expert on religions. Not theology per se, although he’s quite learned.

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Colleges Have Been Under Pressure To Admit Needier Kids. It’s Backfiring.

quoting Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Milbank Monitor
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Pressure has been building on colleges to stop chasing the same small subset of privileged, highly test-prepped applicants and start admitting needier kids. But suggests that the particular form this pressure has taken — including popular rankings based on Pell enrollment — has been at least partly backfiring.

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The Moral Folly Of Slavery Reparations

quoting Shelby Steelevia Spectator
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Undergraduates at Georgetown University have voted to pay reparations to descendants of slaves the school once owned. Meanwhile, Democratic candidates for the 2020 US presidential nomination unanimously support creating a commission to study slavery’s impact on African Americans, with a reparations program as a possible outcome. These are the latest victories of an international movement for reparations which, despite its flawed and misguided justifications, continues to grow.

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A Battle Cry For Freedom ... On College Campuses

quoting Harvey C. Mansfieldvia The Washington Examiner
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

It’s time to wage not just ideational but economic warfare against leftist academia. Three recent events add to growing evidence of the academic Left's malevolent nature. The least disturbing of the three stories is in itself tremendously troubling. The mega-distinguished Harvard professor Harvey Mansfield, who had been invited to give a commencement address at Concordia University in Canada, was then disinvited by its president because, reportedly, some alumni and faculty allege that Mansfield “traffics in damaging and discredited philosophies of gender and culture.”

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Kamala Harris And The US State Looking To Take Down Trump

quoting Bill Whalenvia Milbank Monitor
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

The propulsion of senator and lawyer Kamala Harris to front-runner status among the Democrats hoping to take on President Donald Trump in 2020 has underlined the resurgent political power of her home state.

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Gold-Plated Golf Clubs And Birthday Bashes: How Abe Courts Trump

quoting Michael R. Auslinvia Politico
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Perhaps more than any world leader, the Japanese prime minister has sought to keep Donald Trump close, even though the results have been mixed.

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Hillsdale College Launches New Syndicated Radio Program

mentioning Victor Davis Hansonvia PRNewswire
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Hillsdale College announces the launch of The Radio Free Hillsdale Hour, a new nationally syndicated radio program produced by the College. The program currently is broadcast on nine stations in three states.

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Some Things Old, Some Things New

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Monday, April 15, 2019

“Build new, don’t reform old,” says Jason Bedrick as he attempts to use my experience on the Maryland State Board of Education to prove that “the system is beyond reform,” and to imply that school choice is the only strategy worth pursuing. He’s maybe 30 percent correct, which isn’t a winning tally.

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Lanhee Chen On AirTalk

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia KPCC 89.3 (Southern California)
Monday, April 15, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the release of the Mueller report, placing undocumented immigrants in sanctuary cities, Rep. Ilhan Omar's comments, and other political events and issues.

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Taking Opioids To Court

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, April 15, 2019

Tort liability to redress past injuries will block sensible reforms.

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Cowen On Optimal Marginal Tax Rates On CEOs

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, April 15, 2019

A week ago, I sent to my editor my review of Tyler Cowen’s latest book, Big Business: A Love Letter to an American Anti-Hero. The book is outstanding. There are valuable facts and/or bits of economic reasoning on virtually every page. To give you an idea of how much I liked the book, I titled my review “A Love Letter to Tyler Cowen.” I’m not sure the editor will use that title. 

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Jill Lepore On Nationalism, Populism, And The State Of America

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, April 15, 2019

Historian and author Jill Lepore talks about nationalism, populism, and the state of America with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Lepore argues that we need a new Americanism, a common story we share and tell ourselves. Along the way, topics in the conversation include populism, the rise of globalization, and the challenge of knowing what is true and what is false in the internet era.

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All That US Help To Poor Kids In School Makes No Difference At All

quoting Eric Hanushek, Paul E. Petersonvia Continental Telegraph
Sunday, April 14, 2019

At least, no great difference in the gap between poor kids and richer kids in achievements at school. Which is something of a pity because the US does spend a fortune on these things.

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ECB Faces Stimulus Pressure Over Falling Inflation Outlook

quoting Melvyn B. Kraussvia Financial Times
Sunday, April 14, 2019

A technical measure of the inflation expectations of eurozone investors has fallen to its lowest level for three years, putting pressure on the European Central Bank to convince doubters that it is willing to use fresh stimulus to boost the region’s economy.

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Towards Pax Technologica?

quoting Larry Diamondvia The Hindu
Sunday, April 14, 2019

A decade has passed since Larry Diamond, a political scientist at Stanford University, put forward the idea of a global “democratic recession”.

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Bernie Sanders Discovers Value And Sanctity Of Private Property

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, April 14, 2019

“This is an event that we paid [the Bernie Sanders campaign] for. This is an event — we bought this space,” the campaign official explained when [Kaitlin] Bennett protested. “I’m going to ask you one more time,” he said before threatening to turn the matter over to security.

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Are There Any Limits To Illegal Immigration?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Sunday, April 14, 2019

The U.S.-Mexican border is essentially wide open. Why? Because there is a general expectation in Mexico and Latin America that American immigration law is unenforced. Or it is so bizarre that simple illegal entry almost always ensures temporary legal residence, pending an asylum hearing.

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