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Hoover Panelists Address Prosperity In The Last 100 Years

featuring George P. Shultz, Terry Anderson, John F. Cogan, Lee Ohanian, Peter M. Robinson, Hoover Institutionvia Stanford Daily
Thursday, April 18, 2019

“If students here could take anything away from this right now — you have no idea how much us old guys up here suffered to make your lives better,” Peter M. Robinson said, as the audience broke into laughter. Robinson’s lighthearted sentiment echoed the more serious issues of standards of living and sustained financial prosperity addressed in the Hoover Institution’s panel discussion on Thursday, the second in a three-part centennial speaker series, A Century of Ideas for a Free Society.

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Area 45: California And Economics On Your Mind With Lee Ohanian

interview with Lee Ohanianvia Area 45
Thursday, April 18, 2019

Lee Ohanian talks about California On Your Mind and his latest article on California’s economic health, its new governor, and the state’s role as the lead in the anti-Trump “resistance.”

Victor Davis Hanson: The Postwar Order’s Decline
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Victor Davis Hanson: Mueller Probe Could Backfire On Those Who Fabricated Russia-Collusion Narrative

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Epoch Times
Thursday, April 18, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his recent book The Case for Trump, and how President Trump’s approach to America can be seen as an attempt to solve a crisis of her spirit, and how both current events and historical precedent position the president for 2020.

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John Yoo: It’s Now Impeachment Or Bust. As It Should Be.

by John Yoovia The Washington Post
Friday, April 19, 2019

It’s impeachment or bust. That’s the message sent by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III to critics of President Trump. In his release of the Mueller report Thursday, Attorney General William P. Barr only underscored this lesson by finding that the evidence does not support charging the president with obstruction of justice.

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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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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Counting Bernie Sanders Out In 2020 May Be History Repeating Itself

by Bill Whalenvia The Sacramento Bee
Friday, April 19, 2019
Thanks to Lake Tahoe’s fourth snowiest winter on record, California ski resorts have extended their seasons. At the risk of getting out over our skis, let’s speculate about life with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders as the Democrats’ presidential nominee.
Analysis and Commentary

Aspen’s Newest Social-Emotional Learning Offering Gives Cause for Pause

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Frederick M. Hessvia EducationNext
Thursday, April 18, 2019

Having recently unburdened ourselves of seven large gobbets of advice for the champions of today’s surging interest in Social & Emotional Learning (SEL), we intend occasionally to point to developments that strike us as problematic or promising. Our goal isn’t to point fingers—though that can be kind of fun.

Analysis and Commentary

Reparations And The Weaponization Of Slavery

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine
Thursday, April 18, 2019
The Democrats who have announced their candidacy for the presidential primary have all declared their support for paying reparations to the descendants of slaves, after they kissed the ring of notorious race-baiter, tax cheat, and liar Al Sharpton. None has a clue exactly how such a policy would be implemented, and it’s clear their support is nothing more than virtue-signaling and pandering to the racialist left. Nor is it likely such a policy will come to pass.
Analysis and Commentary

The Surprises In The Mueller Report

by John Yoovia Politico
Friday, April 19, 2019
From the instant Robert Mueller’s report landed Thursday, a nation of legal experts and analysts began tearing into its 448 pages, skipping past the heavy black ink of redactions, and weighing the special counsel’s findings and conclusions against the president’s claims about his campaign’s behavior with the Russians.
Analysis and Commentary

Now That Bernie Has Discovered Fox News, Will He Further Explore Red-State America?

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Thursday, April 18, 2019
In news non-hysterical and non-related to the rollout of the Mueller Report, we’ve learned Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar has agreed to a May 8 town hall in Milwaukee to be aired live by the Fox News Channel.
Analysis and Commentary

The Death Penalty? Kill It Off, Around The World

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Thursday, April 18, 2019

Newspaper columnist Jamal Khashoggi’s killing is the latest high-profile example of a sovereign meting out extreme justice and capital punishment. CIA analysts concluded that Khashoggi was brutally killed last October inside the Saudi Arabian consulate in Turkey. And, shockingly, it was legal.

Analysis and Commentary

Don’t Acquire A Company Until You Evaluate Its Data Security

by Chirantan Chatterjee, D. Daniel Sokolvia Harvard Business Review
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

When Marriott International acquired Starwood in 2016 for $13.6 billion, neither company was awareof a cyber-attack on Starwood’s reservation system that dated back to 2014. The breach, which exposed the sensitive personal data of nearly 500 million Starwood customers, is a perfect example of what we call a “data lemon” — a concept drawn from economist George Akerlof’s work on information asymmetries and the “lemons” problem.

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Victor Davis Hanson Presents 'The Case For Trump'

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Front Page Magazine
Friday, April 19, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his book The Case for Trump as well as the current political climate and much more.

Former U.S. secretary of state Condoleezza Rice
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Rice Warns Of “Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse” In DSS Finale

interview with Condoleezza Ricevia University of Buffalo
Friday, April 19, 2019
Hoover Institution fellow Condoleezza Rice delivered an analysis of the world’s political landscape. Rice said that the international order, forged by the aftermath of World War II, is being challenged heavily.
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Michael McFaul: Former US Ambassador To Russia Discusses Findings Of Mueller Report

interview with Michael McFaulvia WVTF
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul discusses the Mueller report and where we go from here. McFaul hopes the country can move forward and get on to the business of improving US-Russian relations.
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Victor Davis Hanson On Release Of The Mueller Report

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Trevor Carey Show
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the Mueller report.
John Yoo
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John Yoo: Discussing The Released Mueller Report: On Fox News’ ‘The Ingraham Angle’

interview with John Yoovia AEI
Thursday, April 18, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses key takeaways from the Mueller report.

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Tom Dupree, John Yoo Break Down Key Findings From Mueller Report

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo talks about the Justice Department's release of the 400-page redacted Mueller report to Congress, is there a smoking gun, and where we go from here.
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John B. Taylor Delivers George S. Eccles Memorial Lecture In Economics

interview with John B. Taylorvia The Center for Growth and Opportunity
Friday, March 29, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Taylor delivers a speech titled "Outlook for Economic Policy and the Economy."

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Michael Petrilli: The Education Gadfly Show: Will Charter Opposition Come For D.C.?

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses the politics of Washington’s ed reform scene.
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More Conversations With Devin Nunes And Victor Davis Hanson With Regard To "The Case For Trump" And The "Mueller Dossier."

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, April 18, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his recent book The Case for Trump, and the Mueller report.

Interviews

Former US Ambassador To Russia Discusses Findings Of Mueller Report

interview with Michael McFaulvia NPR
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul discusses the Mueller report.
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Michael McFaul: ‘The Biggest Piece Mueller Left Out’

interview with Michael McFaulvia Foreign Policy
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul discusses the findings of the Mueller report.
In the News
In the News

Democratic Self-Government Or Mass Migration?

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Thursday, April 18, 2019

If migration is the biggest challenge of our time, the key question is who will make the decisions regarding this challenge? There are three possibilities: supranational institutions (let’s call this Davos); the migrants themselves arriving without the consent of the people in the nations that are affected; or the demos, the citizens of democratic nation-states.

In the News

Mueller May Be Done, But Barr Is Just Getting Started, Says Ed Rogers

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Press of Atlantic City
Thursday, April 18, 2019

Even though Attorney General William Barr released a more complete version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report yesterday, no one should expect that will be the end of the debate. Democrats were forthright in their eagerness to get the full Mueller report. Those who propped up the collusion narrative are determined to do anything and everything to try to bend the report to their liking and count on their allies in the media to keep the collusion story alive.

In the News

Preparing For The Mueller Report

quoting Harvey C. Mansfieldvia National Review
Thursday, April 18, 2019

Meanwhile, earlier this week Harvard professor Harvey Mansfield wrote an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal about having been disinvited from giving a ...

In the News

For America’s Poorest Communities, Opportunity Knocks

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia The Christian Science Monitor
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Across the United States, at least 1 in 10 people live in low-income, distressed communities. Most have been hit by shifts in global trade, technology, or government priorities. Despite a decade of economic growth since the Great Recession, these places have been left behind, forcing many residents to commute long distances to earn a decent wage.
In the News

Barr: No Bail For Asylum Seekers

quoting John Yoovia Patriot Post
Thursday, April 18, 2019

AG orders DHS to enforce the law as written, which means no bond for illegals crossing the border.

In the News

Kamala Harris Kind Of Campaigns In Iowa

quoting Bill Whalenvia National Review
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Kamala Harris is at the Mars Cafe, an environmentally conscious coffee shop on the edge of Drake University’s campus, to grab a coffee and meet some students for a photo op. When she places her order, Harris knows she wants an iced coffee but isn’t sure whether she should choose soy milk, almond milk, or oat milk to go with it.
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The End Of Cathedral Culture

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Townhall
Friday, April 19, 2019
Shortly after the tragic sight of Notre Dame Cathedral going up in flames in Paris, as crowds watched and sang "Ave Maria," historian Victor Davis Hanson put our modern times in perspective.
In the News

Victor Davis Hanson, Trump: Tragic Hero?

mentioning Victor Davis Hansonvia Pepperdine University
Thursday, April 18, 2019

Victor Davis Hanson, award-winning historian and political commentator will discuss his new book, The Case for Trump.

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Analysis and Commentary

Testing Is about Openness and Openness Works

by Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, July 30, 2001

How much can one expect from a policy that just informs, with few stakes?

Analysis and Commentary

Creating Incentives for Israeli-Palestinian Peace

by Bruce Bueno de Mesquitavia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, July 16, 2001

In an arrangement that ties revenue to tourism, both Palestinians and Israelis have incentives to minimize violence.

Analysis and Commentary

The Dutch Disease: Peter the Great's Real Legacy?

by Alvin Rabushka, Michael S. Bernstamvia russianeconomy.org
Monday, July 2, 2001

Russia is abuzz with talk of the Dutch disease. The current conventional wisdom as summarized in a June 20, 2001, Wall Street Journal article entitled "Russia's Strong Ruble Damps Hopes for Extended Growth" is that high commodities prices are causing an economic slowdown, threatening Russia's recovery.

Analysis and Commentary

Who Won the Cold War?

by Arnold Beichmanvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, July 2, 2001

Liberal academic opinion has created the fiction that nobody won the cold war.

Analysis and Commentary

How Bad Is the Education Bill?

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Hoover Daily Report
Monday, June 25, 2001

There will, in fact, be no fundamental overhaul of this LBJ-era legislation, despite decades of evidence of its failure. But there will definitely be a whopping price tag.

Analysis and Commentary

Do American Students Study Enough?

by Herbert J. Walbergvia Hoover Daily Report
Saturday, June 23, 2001

How can the most productive country on the planet have the least productive schools?

Analysis and Commentary

Conversion of a Standardized Test Skeptic

by Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, June 18, 2001

Testing is undoubtedly the school reform with the highest ratio of benefits to costs.

Analysis and Commentary

The IMF, the Truth, and Russia

by Alvin Rabushka, Michael S. Bernstamvia russianeconomy.org
Wednesday, May 30, 2001

The International Monetary Fund is trying to set up a venture that would warn of impending financial crises in developing countries, which would give both itself and other international lenders time to deal with problems in their early stages. But the IMF has no incentives to enforce the truth, even for its own policy objectives.

Analysis and Commentary

The SAT: Blaming the Messenger

by E. Donald Hirsch Jr.via Hoover Daily Report
Monday, May 28, 2001

No test of "alternative" skills has proved to be fair and valid.

Analysis and Commentary

Putin Shows His True Colors

by Michael McFaulvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, May 21, 2001

Putin seeks to destroy Russia's already fragile and weak democratic institutions.

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