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Universal Basic Income, In Perspective

by David R. Hendersonvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, June 13, 2019

How should poor people climb the ladder to economic success?

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Crashing The Parties

by Josef Joffevia The American Interest
Friday, June 14, 2019

In Europe, the ancien régime of the moderate Right and Left is falling prey to the disruptors—mainly rightwing populists, but also non-threatening environmentalists like the surging German Greens who appeal to the center.

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Morris Fiorina On Why Political Parties Have Polarized

by Morris P. Fiorinavia PolicyEd
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

As a result of ideological sorting, political parties are far more polarized today than they were before. Democrats have shed their conservative wing and Republicans have shed their liberal wing. Majority control of Congress continues to flip back and forth because each party is polarized, responds to their political base, and alienates moderates and independents in the middle.

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The Numbers Game: How Is The Middle Class Doing?

by Russell Robertsvia PolicyEd
Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Is it true that the wages for those in the middle class have been stagnant since the 1970s? Watch the 1st video in the new animated series The Numbers Game, in which Hoover Research Fellow Russ Roberts discusses the challenges of accurately measuring and understanding the economy and economic policy.

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Betsy Devos And Other Naysayers Are Wrong: Student Outcomes In The U.S. Have Improved Significantly In Recent Decades

by Michael J. Petrillivia EducationNext
Friday, June 14, 2019
Back in April, speaking in front of the Education Writers Association, Secretary DeVos said that decades of reform efforts and increased social spending, both inside and outside of schools, “hasn’t ultimately improved anything for any students, particularly not for the most vulnerable students.” It’s a standard refrain from DeVos, and many other reformers as well, when making the case that past efforts have failed and it’s time to try something different.
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A Century Of Ideas: Battleground Of Perception: Countering Threats To Free And Open Societies

Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Hauck Auditorium, Stanford University

Repression and authoritarianism are not merely phenomena of the historical past. Today, we are engaged in a fundamental battle of free and open societies against repressive, closed systems. This panel will address the nature of such threats and discuss the identities of freedom’s adversaries, their goals and strategies, and what can be done to defeat these threats across government, the private sector, academia, and civil society.

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Martin Feldstein Was A Pillar Of American Economics

featuring Martin Feldsteinvia The Economist
Saturday, June 15, 2019

For a half-century Martin Feldstein was everywhere you looked in American economics. He was an astoundingly prolific columnist, sometimes churning out several a week, for several newspapers, on the big economic stories of the day. He was a fixture at conferences and seminars and the teacher, for two decades, of Harvard University’s introductory economics course. He served presidents of both parties. In short Mr Feldstein, who died on June 11th aged 79, was an American economic institution.

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Rather Than Hold Trump Officials In Contempt, Democrats May Go To Court Instead. Will It Work?

quoting Michael McConnellvia Los Angeles Times
Thursday, June 13, 2019

After initially threatening to hold Atty. Gen. William Barr and former White House counsel Don McGahn in contempt of Congress for failing to comply with House subpoenas, Democrats shifted tactics Thursday and instead authorized committee chairs to go to court to seek help enforcing their demands for documents and testimony related to the Mueller report.

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Trump Successfully Baits His Foes With Comments To Stephanopoulos On Foreign Information On Opponents

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia American Thinker
Thursday, June 13, 2019
In classic Trumpian maneuver, President Trump yesterday chummed the waters of the House Democratic Caucus with raw meat the impeachment-crazed radicals driving Nancy Pelosi — who really doesn't want to talk about impeachment — to distraction.
Thomas Sowell in front of a black background with an Uncommon Knowledge mug
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Quotations Of The Day…..

quoting Thomas Sowellvia AEI
Friday, June 14, 2019
…. are from Thomas Sowell, the master of “idea density,” who can consistently pack more wisdom into a single sentence or two than is usually contained in the entire paragraphs or full op-eds of an average writer.
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All Signs Point To Crime Making A Comeback In California

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Times of San Diego
Thursday, June 13, 2019

California was once known for being tough on criminals. We’re not talking about frontier days, but much more recently.

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Exclusive-Kevin Mccarthy: Bernie Sanders’ ‘Gilded’ Medicare For All Leads To ‘Higher Taxes,’ ‘Worse Care’

quoting Charles Blahousvia Breitbart
Thursday, June 13, 2019

Sen. Sanders claimed on CNN Thursday that “a lot of people in the country would be delighted to pay more in taxes” to get Medicare for All.

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The Most Important Health Reform Of All

mentioning John H. Cochrane via Forbes
Thursday, June 13, 2019

Of all the things we might do to improve our health care system, the one reform that is more important than any other is almost never discussed. It is ignored by Republicans. By Democrats. By the experts. By the think tanks. And by just about everybody who has an opinion on health policy.

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The Fresh Face

with Shelby Steelevia Time Magazine
Monday, October 23, 2006

It is 9 A.M. on a fresh, sunny Saturday in Rockford, Ill., and nearly a thousand people have gathered in the gymnasium at Rock Valley College to participate in a town meeting with their Senator, Barack Obama…

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Minimum-wage high jinks

with David R. Hendersonvia Chicago Tribune
Monday, October 23, 2006

Economics was dubbed "the dismal science" because it is constantly at war with one of life's most pleasant occupations--wishful thinking…

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Charter Schools against the Odds: Education Experts Propose Reforms to Create Level Playing Field for Charter Schools

with Koret Task Force, Paul T. Hillvia Business Wire
Monday, October 23, 2006

As charter school authorizers from across the nation gather for a meeting today in San Diego, the Hoover Institution’s Koret Task Force on K-12 Education is releasing an important new assessment of the state of the charter school movement…

Analysis and Commentary

God knows why faith is thriving

by Dinesh D’Souzavia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, October 22, 2006

A group of leading atheists is puzzled by the continued existence and vitality of religion

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More Rubble, Less Trouble?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Sunday, October 22, 2006

There is a new narrative—compare the recent essay in the New York Times Magazine on the supposed resurgence of the Taliban in Afghanistan—namely that the United States is failing not only in Iraq to win hearts and minds, but also in Afghanistan…

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Thanks, U Wisconsin, for giving academic respectability to 9-11 denier Kevin Barrett

by Kenneth Andersonvia Kenneth Anderson's Law of War and Just War Theory Blog
Sunday, October 22, 2006

I'd like to offer my heartfelt thanks to the heroic and principled administration of the University of Wisconsin for having given academic respectability to the University of Wisconsin's very own Religious Studies lecturer and 9-11 denier Kevin Barrett…

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Is There a Case for Legalizing Polygamy?

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, October 22, 2006

For a long time I have found the practice of polygamy intriguing, and have wondered why opposition to this form of marriage is so strong in the United States and most of the world –see my A Treatise on the Family, 1981,1993, Harvard University Press…

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Worthy of a Nobel

by Arnold Beichmanvia Washington Times
Sunday, October 22, 2006

We, starting with President Bush and all believers in democracy and a free press, must not forget the martyred journalist, Anna Politkovskaya, 48 and mother of two…

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Letter to the Editor: Not a Single Person Has Been Harmed by Genetically Engineered Food

by Henry I. Millervia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, October 21, 2006

Your article "Stalk-Raving Mad -- French Farmers, Activists Battle Over Rise in Genetically Altered Corn" (Marketplace, Oct. 12) failed to put my quote on the long-term effects of genetically engineered crops into the larger context of the process of safety testing done by biotechnology companies in order to gain government approval to introduce a GE crop into the U.S. food system…

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What the Swiss Miss

by Kenneth Andersonvia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, October 21, 2006

The Swiss writer Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921-90) is remembered in the English-speaking world, if at all, primarily as a dramatist and, in particular, as the author of the 1956 play "The Visit," which was staged on Broadway in an amended version and later made into a 1964 film starring Ingrid Bergman…

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