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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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Analysis and Commentary

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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Districts, state ponder teacher incentive pay

with Eric Hanushekvia Contra Costa Times
Saturday, October 21, 2006

Revolving doors: fantastic for malls, bad for schools…

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Experts at Washington Forum Warn of Difficulties in Determining Kosovo's Future

via Voice of America
Saturday, October 21, 2006

All of the six presenters suggested difficulties in the months ahead…

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Foundation Shifts Tack on Studies

with Paul T. Hillvia Education Week
Friday, October 20, 2006

Five years into an eight-year study of its high school improvement efforts, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is shifting its strategy for evaluating the $1.3 billion grant program…

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Candidates discuss education, other issues

with Hoover Institutionvia Benton County Daily Report
Friday, October 20, 2006

Candidates for the District 98 seat in the state House of Representatives — Democrat Carole Westby and Republican Donna Hutchinson — were guests Thursday of women of the Bella Vista Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9063 Auxiliary…

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Journal of Democracy Book Launch: Electoral Systems and Democracy, What Have We Learned?

with Larry Diamondvia U.S. Newswire
Friday, October 20, 2006

Leading scholars and election experts will mark the publication of the latest Journal of Democracy book, Electoral Systems and Democracy at a panel discussion on Oct. 25 at 5 p.m. organized by the International Forum for Democratic Studies at the National Endowment for Democracy in Washington, D.C…

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Calif. Ballot Battle Over Big Oil May Be Costliest in U.S. History

with James L. Sweeneyvia Washington Post
Friday, October 20, 2006

Call it the battle of Big Oil vs. Silicon Valley with a whole lot of Hollywood funding thrown in…

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Ahern, Howard for county board

with Williamson M. Eversvia San Jose Mercury News
Friday, October 20, 2006

More than 100 parents filled the board room and spilled out into the hallway Wednesday night for a board meeting of the Santa Clara County Office of Education…

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A liberal who prepared the ground for Thatcherism

with Milton Friedmanvia Financial Times
Friday, October 20, 2006

Lord Harris of High Cross, who died yesterday at the age of 81, played a decisive role in the free-marketcounter-revolution of the 1980s…

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Seeking Quality, German Universities Scrap Equality

with Josef Joffevia New York Times
Friday, October 20, 2006

At the university in this humdrum German town, there are no decorous strands of ivy on the 1960’s buildings, nor is there the kind of scholarly patina that blankets Heidelberg, the older, more celebrated university just up the road…

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The Right to Deny Genocide

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Los Angeles Times
Thursday, October 19, 2006

What a magnificent blow for truth, justice and humanity the French National Assembly has struck…

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