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All That Glitters Is Not Gold

by John H. Cochrane via The Grumpy Economist
Thursday, July 18, 2019

I wrote a Wall Street Journal Oped on the gold standard, partly in response to last week's Oped by James Grant (whose "PhD standard" is a great quip) and Greg Yp's excellent column on Judy Shelton and gold.

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The Good Intentions And Unfortunate Consequences Of Government Programs

by Milton Friedmanvia PolicyEd
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Milton Friedman explains that in case after case, government programs adopted for good purposes have had the opposite effects. Federal programs on housing, schooling, health care, and job training have created as many problems as they have solved. There are almost no exceptions of governmental programs that have achieved their initial stated goals.

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One Small Step For Man, One Giant Leap For Our Schools?

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Michael J. Petrillivia The Education Gadfly Show Podcast
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Hoover Institution fellows Checker Finn and Michael Petrilli discuss how the moon landing relates to American education.
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Strategika Issue 59: U.S.–China Trade Tensions

via Strategika
Thursday, July 11, 2019

Strategika Issue 59 is now available online. Strategika is an online journal that analyzes ongoing issues of national security in light of conflicts of the past—the efforts of the Military History Working Group of historians, analysts, and military personnel focusing on military history and contemporary conflict.

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A Century Of Ideas: The Big Three: Roosevelt, Stalin, And Churchill During The Second World War

Thursday, July 18, 2019
Hauck Auditorium, Stanford University

During the Second World War, President Franklin Roosevelt, Premier Joseph Stalin, and Prime Minister Winston Churchill exchanged hundreds of cables and held two summit meetings, coordinating the vast allied effort to defeat Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. Panelists will discuss why the peaceful new international order that the three agreed to establish after the conflict turned instead into the Cold War.

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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Libertarian: Remembering Justice Stevens

via The Libertarian
Friday, July 19, 2019

A look back at the life and legacy of the late Supreme Court justice.

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Lanhee Chen
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Lanhee Chen Talks To A&G

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Armstrong and Getty
Thursday, July 18, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen talks about the political influence of The Squad, and the danger of not caring about the budget deficit.

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John Yoo: Jeffrey Epstein Denied Bail On Child Sex Charges

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Thursday, July 18, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo says the case concerning the alleged campaign contributions involving former Trump attorney Michael Cohen is over. Yoo also weighs-in on the denial of bail for Jeffrey Epstein.

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Discussing The Investigations Into The Trump Organization: Yoo On Fox News’ ‘The Ingraham Angle’

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

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the end to some of the investigations into President Trump, including the alleged campaign violations. Yoo also discusses what impeachment should be used for.

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Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California
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California Dreaming... But Rent-Free In The Back Of A Van

quoting Lee Ohanianvia World Tribune
Thursday, July 18, 2019
What kind of housing does $100,000 a year get you in the tech hubs of Silicon Valley and San Francisco? As motivational speaker Matt Foley would say — “jack squat.”
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Smart Beta: The Good, The Bad, And The Muddy

quoting John H. Cochrane via Seeking Alpha
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Factor investing, or Smart Beta as it's become more commonly known, has become one of the hottest topics in finance.
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Friday Short Cuts

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Patriot Post
Friday, July 19, 2019
Upright: “These arguments over our past are really over the present — and especially the future. If progressives and socialists can at last convince the American public that their country was always hopelessly flawed, they can gain power to remake it based on their own interests. These elites see Americans not as unique individuals but as race, class and gender collectives, with shared grievances from the past that must be paid out in the present and the future. We’ve seen something like this fight before, in 1861 — and it didn’t end well.” —Victor Davis Hanson
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I, Immigrant, Agree With Donald Trump — If You Are Not Happy Here, You Can Leave!

quoting Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Townhall
Thursday, July 18, 2019
I legally immigrated to the incomparable United States of America when I was a little girl. I emigrated from the USSR, that wondrous sh*t-hole that Bernie Sanders covets.
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How Cyber Weapons Are Changing The Landscape Of Modern Warfare

quoting Herbert Linvia The New Yorker
Thursday, July 18, 2019
In the weeks before two Japanese and Norwegian oil tankers were attacked, on June 13th, in the Gulf of Oman—acts which the United States attributes to Iran—American military strategists were planning a cyberattack on critical parts of that country’s digital infrastructure.
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Moonshot Competition Seeks Ideas To Revolutionize Education

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia The Journal
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Two organizations, one liberal and the other conservative, have announced a joint project to seek new ideas that will "revolutionize schooling." The deadline for applications is August 1, 2019.
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Wars On poverty

mentioning Thomas Sowellvia World Magazine
Thursday, July 18, 2019
About once a month a WORLD reader asks me, “What should I read to learn how to help the poor and how not to?”
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Analysis and Commentary

Bush has created a comprehensive catastrophe across the Middle East

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Thursday, December 14, 2006

What an amazing bloody catastrophe...

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Supreme Farce: Part II

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Thursday, December 14, 2006

From time to time, the Supreme Court of the United States makes a decision that causes anger or outrage, but that reaction usually passes with time, especially since there is nothing the public can do about it -- either to change the decision or to remove from the bench those who made it...

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Inside the Latest Poverty Statistics

with Policy Review, Milton Friedmanvia Rush Limbaugh Show
Thursday, December 14, 2006

David Brooks in the New York Times today gives out his annual Sidney Awards, and there's an interesting little passage...

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Bush weighing deeper commitment in Iraq, officials say

with Larry Diamondvia McClatchy Newspapers
Thursday, December 14, 2006

President Bush is weighing whether to make a deeper American commitment in Iraq despite growing public unhappiness with the war, according to senior U.S. officials and former officials familiar with Bush's high-level review...

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Lesson Plan for Education Reform

with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Business Week
Thursday, December 14, 2006

With the release of a new report Dec. 14 on the future of the U.S. educational system, the Commission on the Skills of the American Workforce has created a controversial blueprint for school reform that it says is crucial if the U.S. is to maintain its competitiveness...

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Great Powers vs. Democracies, Live in Concert

by Tod Lindbergvia America Abroad
Thursday, December 14, 2006

Glad to join a discussion of what seems to me, approaching this question from a political point of view that is a bit of an outlier at the Cafe, is nonetheless an idea whose time has come: a concert of democracies...

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Ahead Of His Time

with Milton Friedmanvia National Review Online
Thursday, December 14, 2006

Last month, monetary economist Milton Friedman died at age 94...

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Celebrity Lists

with Niall Fergusonvia Harvard Crimson
Thursday, December 14, 2006

As the end of 2006 approaches, Harvard's head honcos dish on the top artistic contributions of the year...

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Mysterious case of the poisoned spy

with Michael McFaulvia USA Today
Thursday, December 14, 2006

Death's at the bottom of everything," remarks Major Calloway, the cynical British military policeman in the 1949 film noir classic The Third Man, a tale of murder and deception in post-World War II Vienna...

Analysis and Commentary

Talking to Iran a Mistake for Strategic, Moral Reasons

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, December 14, 2006

One of the many bizarre recommendations in the recently released report from the bipartisan Iraq Study Group is the call to talk with Iran...

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