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Area 45: Seven Weeks To Election Day

interview with David Brady, Douglas Riversvia Area 45
Thursday, September 20, 2018

The November elections – a big “blue wave” or not?

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Oh, What A Tangled Web

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

The likely justification of the Republican majority for agreeing to a rehearing of the Kavanaugh nomination was political, not legal: Senate Republicans apparently worried that in-party potential No-voters on Kavanaugh, such as Senators Corker, Flake, or Collins, might become emboldened by an outright refusal to hear Professor Ford’s narratives or that independent women voters would be alienated by “silencing” the accuser.

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Supply-Side Health Care

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

The discussion over health policy rages over who will pay -- private insurance, companies, "single payer," Obamacare, VA, Medicare, Medicaid, and so on -- as if once that's decided everything is all right -- as if once we figure out who is paying the check, the provision of health care is as straightforward a service as the provision of restaurant food, tax advice, contracting services, airline travel, car repair, or any other reasonably functional market for complex services.

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Anti-Liberal Zealotry Part II: The Crux Of Deneen's Critique Of Liberalism

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Policy
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Patrick Deneen, professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame, has written an angry and breathless polemic against liberalism in the large sense — that is, the school of political thought that holds that human beings are by nature free and equal, and that the chief purpose of government is to secure individual rights.

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Kids Don't Know Enough About Civics — But This Could Save Them

by David Davenportvia Washington Examiner
Thursday, September 20, 2018

An important life was cut short this week in Ashland, Ohio, when 44-year-old Roger Beckett passed away. As executive director of the Ashbrook Center, Roger’s noble goal was nothing less than saving the republic by strengthening America’s anemic approach to civic education. The tool he chose to do this was both surprising and powerful: training and retraining teachers of history and civics to teach using primary documents.

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Oh Say Can You Reform CEQA? Not On Jerry Brown’s Watch

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, September 20, 2018

After spending more time online researching than I care to admit, I’m ready to admit defeat: I still don’t know if California Governor Jerry Brown is a sportsman.

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How To Reverse Grade Inflation And Help Students Reach Their Potential

by Amber M. Northern, Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Many of us, if we’re lucky, can fondly recall a time in elementary school when our parents proudly posted one of our A papers on the refrigerator door. Maybe it was a spelling test or set of multiplication problems—no matter. What mattered, though, was the outstanding achievement that mom, dad, and kid believed was embodied in that A, and the pride and satisfaction that we felt in seeing it every time we opened the fridge for a sandwich.

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Should The Voting Age Be Lowered?

by David Davenportvia The New York Times Upfront
Monday, September 3, 2018

Following the student protests against gun violence in school has come a renewed call to allow 16- and 17-year-olds to vote. But it would be a mistake to lower the voting age. Demonstrating is not the same as voting, which requires a higher level of civic responsibility and knowledge.

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U.S. Foreign Policy Faces Grave Danger, Part 1

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
This is the first in a series of posts explaining why. Before laying out the argument, let’s backtrack to the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, and Syria. How many politicians, generals, diplomats, and prominent experts in universities and think tanks, some serving in the Bush and Obama administrations, would claim in late 2018 that these military operations were successful?
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Does Monopsony Lead To Lower Prices?

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

In an unusually critical and mainly on-target criticism of one commenter’s critiques of Amazon, Tyler Cowen writes: First, monopsony and monopoly tend to have contrasting or opposite effects. To the extent Amazon is a monopsony, that leads to higher output and lower prices.

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Rogge's Effect On Trade

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, September 20, 2018

To the direct success we have achieved—the sinking of fifteen ships of more than 100,000 tons aggregate, often with most valuable cargo—should be added the indirect effect on the trade war, such the tying-down of warships and the diversion of merchant ships near the coast, which must have resulted in a higher consumption of fuel and a slower turn-round of the ships.

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Bill Whalen: Is The GOP Afraid Of How The Kavanaugh Hearings Might Affect The Midterms?

interview with Bill Whalenvia KCBS (CA)
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses how Christine Blasey Ford's sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh could drum up support for Democrats in a midterm election where a record number of women are running for office.

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Eric Edelman And Ray Takeyh: Past US Policy Toward Iran Flawed By Misconceptions

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Scholars Eric Edelman and Ray Takeyh examine American-Iranian relations in Revolution and Aftermath: Forging a New Strategy toward Iran, which was published in July 2018.

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Announcing The Forthcoming Book By Victor Davis Hanson: The Case For Trump

featuring Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, September 20, 2018

Our friends at Basic Books have asked us to make an important announcement — one we believe will be of great interest to NR readers. So we are happy to do the honors: Basic today formally announces that it will publish a major new work by NRO columnist Victor Davis Hanson, The Case for Trump.

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Martin Feldstein On A Financial Crisis To Rival The Great Depression

featuring Martin Feldsteinvia Seeking Alpha
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Martin Feldstein, Harvard economics professor, former Chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors, and president emeritus of the US National Bureau of Economic Research, has put it very bluntly: “The next US bear market is likely to be caused by a spike in 10-year Treasury yields….”

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GOP Pushes Kavanaugh Accuser To Testify About Sexual Assault Allegation, But Risks A #MeToo Backlash

quoting David Bradyvia Los Angeles Times
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Republicans hardened their position and closed ranks Wednesday in the handling of sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, ramping up their rhetoric and unifying around the idea that his accuser should testify — publicly or privately — by Monday.

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Martin Feldstein: Next Recession Will Erase $10 Trillion

quoting Martin Feldsteinvia Wheaton Business Journal
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Harvard Economist Martin Feldstein warns that the next economic downturn could rival the Great Depression and wipe $10 trillion off U.S. household assets. “We have no ability to turn the economy around,” said Feldstein, the president emeritus of the U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research.

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Merkel Coalition Slides Into 'Permanent Crisis Mode' With Spy Row

quoting Josef Joffevia Reuters
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

A clumsy compromise to end a row over the fate of Germany’s spy chief has exposed a cruel fact: the parties in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s right-left coalition are loveless partners in a dysfunctional relationship that none of them can afford to quit.

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Liberal Presumptions, Take Two (Updated)

quoting Jennifer Burnsvia Powerline
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

A couple days back I posted a long item about the presumptions of the contemporary liberal mind that act like garish wallpaper—unnoticed by the residents of the house of liberalism, but jarring to anyone else who steps inside.

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Game Of Survival Of The Fittest Not Sustainable, Says Senior Chinese Official

mentioning Thomas J. Sargentvia Straits Times (Taiwan)
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

In a world facing increasing protectionism, a game of survival of the fittest where the strong wipe out the weak and a zero-sum game may prevail for a short while but will not become mainstream, a senior Chinese official said.

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The Bezos Busters

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, September 17, 2018

The antitrust attacks on Amazon are an outdated form of liberal populism.

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Don Boudreaux's Ah-Hah Moment

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, September 17, 2018

In “The Greatest Service Economists Perform,” published this morning by the American Institute for Economic Research, Don Boudreaux tells a story that he had told me in shorter form many years ago. It’s one of my favorite stories about someone being “hooked on economics,” to the use the title of Chapter 2 of my book The Joy of Freedom: An Economist’s Odyssey.

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Lehman Got Burned Holding The Hot Potato The Government Baked

by Timothy Kanevia The Hill
Monday, September 17, 2018

Ten years ago this month, Lehman Brothers, the fourth-largest investment bank in America filed for bankruptcy. It was the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history: Lehman had over $639 billion in listed assets when it filed, sparking a global financial panic that has still not been fully absorbed.

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Major National Research Project Finds California Education Beginning On Right Path; Improvements On Reforms Needed

mentioning Margaret (Macke) Raymondvia Business Insider
Monday, September 17, 2018

Leading education policy researchers on Monday released Getting Down to Facts II(GDTF II), a major PreK-12 education report that reveals California is generally on the right track due to recent reforms but that major system-wide funding challenges and significant gaps in student achievement remain.

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Richard Epstein Nails It

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Powerline
Monday, September 17, 2018

I often quip that Richard Epstein is the smartest man in America, or at the very least that I wish I could be half as lucid as he is at his present age (75)—heck, I’d take being half as lucid as he is at my current age. In any case, his contribution to the Politico symposium this morning about the Kavanaugh matter absolutely nails it.

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Paul Bloom On Cruelty

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, September 17, 2018

Yale University psychologist Paul Bloom talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about cruelty--what motivates cruelty, the cruelty of small acts that accumulate into something monstrous, and the question of whether the abuse of a robot is a form of cruelty.

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Terry Anderson On The John Batchelor Show (Part 2)

interview with Terry Andersonvia The John Batchelor Show
Sunday, September 16, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Terry Anderson discusses his Defining Ideas article "Restoring Tribal Economies."

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Terry Anderson On The John Batchelor Show (Part 1)

interview with Terry Andersonvia The John Batchelor Show
Sunday, September 16, 2018

 Hoover Institution fellow Terry Anderson discusses his Defining Ideas article "Restoring Tribal Economies."

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Cooper: California, Here We Come?

quoting Lee Ohanianvia Times Free Press
Sunday, September 16, 2018

Lee Ohanian, an economist at the California-based Hoover Institution, recently described the change in economic climate in the state so envied in the 20th century for its beauty and its weather but also for its business approach.

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Adam White On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Adam J. Whitevia The John Batchelor Show
Sunday, September 16, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Adam White discusses his Yale Journal article "Digging Deeper than Deference."

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