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Thomas Sowell On The Origins Of Economic Disparities

interview with Thomas Sowellvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, May 17, 2019

Thomas Sowell discusses the newly revised edition of his book Discrimination and Disparities.

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The Global Crisis Of Democracy

by Larry Diamondvia The Wall Street Journal
Friday, May 17, 2019

There is nothing inevitable about the expansion of democracy. Among countries with populations above one million, there were only 11 democracies in 1900, 20 in 1920 and 29 in 1974. Only for the past quarter of a century has democracy been the world’s predominant form of government. By 1993, the number of democracies had exploded to 77—representing, for the first time in history, a majority of countries with at least one million people. By 2006, the number of democracies had ticked up to 86.

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Fellows With Friedman

featuring John H. Cochrane , Michael J. Boskin, David R. Henderson, Thomas Sowell, Richard A. Epstein, Alvin Rabushka, Robert E. Hallvia PolicyEd
Thursday, May 16, 2019

In a Wall Street Journalop-ed, “America Needs an Alternative Maximum Tax,” John Cochrane proposes a new kind of tax that caps the amount that people would pay in taxes to prevent indefinite tax-rate hikes. He asks, “How much is the most anyone should have to pay? When do taxes indisputably start to harm the economy and produce less revenue—when government takes 50% of people's income? 60%? 70%?” If there is a maximum amount that an individual pays, then once past that cap they wouldn’t pay any further federal income tax for that year.

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Ideas First, Politics Second: 23 Years Of Uncommon Knowledge

featuring Peter M. Robinsonvia The Hoover Centennial
Friday, May 17, 2019

Reminiscing on the surprises, thought-provoking questions, and variety of renowned guests over twenty-three years of Uncommon Knowledge.

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The Finance Of Infrastructure Symposium

Friday, May 17, 2019
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

It is widely understood that there is an infrastructure "gap" between planned and desired infrastructure; but actual investment in infrastructure is rife with challenges. This one-day symposium will aim to understand and discuss the obstacles that exist to the financing of infrastructure, and to discuss policy conclusions given these obstacles.

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Analysis and Commentary
The Classicist with Victor Davis Hanson:
Analysis and Commentary

The Classicist: Understanding Chinese Strategy

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Thursday, May 16, 2019

A deep analysis of how Beijing is asserting itself on the world stage.

Analysis and Commentary

Why Trump’s Immigration Plan Matters (More Than The MSM Realizes)

by Timothy Kanevia Balance of Economics
Friday, May 17, 2019
In a Rose Garden speech yesterday afternoon (a beautiful mid-May Thursday that is 18 months before the next presidential election), President Trump offered some lengthy remarks about the long-awaited White House proposal to modernize the legal immigration system. This morning, leading newspapers and networks are mistakenly dismissing the plan and missing two watershed changes that Trump’s Plan embodies.
Analysis and Commentary

Time For Iran To Face A Reckoning

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine
Friday, May 17, 2019

While the media obsess over chimeras like the president’s obstruction of justice for nonexistent crimes, and AG Barr’s impeachment for obeying the law, a collision between the U.S. and Iran is brewing in the Middle East. The question now is whether Iran will finally face the reckoning it has invited and deserved for 42 years, or the latest crisis will peter out into U.S. saber-rattling and empty threats.

Analysis and Commentary

The Democratic Field Keeps Expanding; A Takeover Of the Senate, Not So Much

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Thursday, May 16, 2019
I won’t take up much of this space talking about New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s presidential prospects, now that he’s formally joined the crowded Democratic field.
Analysis and Commentary

Lanhee Chen: The Leftward Lurch Continues

by Lanhee J. Chenvia Townhall Review
Friday, May 17, 2019
The leftward lurch of the Democratic contenders for the presidency continues. The latest idea? California Senator Kamala Harris has called for repeal of the Trump tax cuts. Not some of them. Or just the “tax cuts for the rich.” But all of them.
Analysis and Commentary

If We Go To War With Iran, Blame President Jimmy Carter

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Thursday, May 16, 2019

immy Carter may be the one to blame if President Trump goes to war with Iran, thanks to his handed-down Carter Doctrine. The 94-year old ex-president is recovering from a turkey shoot hip injury, but while he was in the White House refusing to pardon Thanksgiving turkeys, he changed the course of America’s Iran policy.

Analysis and Commentary

Coming Airline Competition

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, May 16, 2019

An invaluable source of information on transportation is Reason Foundation analyst Robert Poole. In his latest post, dated May 13, Bob Poole writes: The ULCCs [ultra low cost carriers] continue to grow and are among the world’s most profitable airlines.

Interviews
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Santelli Exchange: John Taylor On Capital Flows

interview with John B. Taylorvia CNBC
Friday, May 17, 2019
Hoover Institution fellow John Taylor discusses foreign exchange and trade policy.
Interviews

Richard Epstein and John Yoo On Law Talk

interview with Richard A. Epstein, John Yoovia Law Talk With Epstein, Yoo & Senik
Thursday, May 16, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein and John Yoo discuss the following legal controversies: what do Alabama’s new restrictions on abortion mean for the future of Roe v. Wade? What’s the proper libertarian position on compulsory vaccinations? Does Congress have a leg to stand on in its pursuit of Bill Barr? Was Harvard wrong to turn its back on a professor who’s defending Harvey Weinstein? And then, the professors finally answer the question you’ve waited years for: are bans on toplessness unconstitutional?

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The Evolution Of CTE With Scott Stump And Chester Finn

interview with Chester E. Finn Jr.via AEI
Thursday, May 16, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Chester Finn discusses how CTE (Career and technical education) has evolved over time, which students are taking classes, and what policy solutions can ensure that CTE is available to all.

Interviews

Michael Auslin: "Promise Fatigue" With The False Promises Of The PRC

interview with Michael R. Auslinvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, May 16, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Auslin discusses his RealClear Politics article "Trump Has 'Promise Fatigue' From Dealing With China."

Interviews

Elizabeth Cobbs: Harriet Tubman Like You've Never Read Her Before

interview with Elizabeth Cobbsvia WUNC
Thursday, May 16, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Elizabeth Cobbs talks about her book The Tubman Command, and brings to life Tubman’s lesser known historical feats, while also providing readers some romance to keep them intrigued.

Interviews

Lanhee Chen: Would Trump’s Immigration Plan Help The US Economy?

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Fox News
Thursday, May 16, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses how President Trump's immigration plan may affect the US economy.

Interviews

Michael Petrilli: Can We Really Transform District Schools?

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly (Thomas B. Fordham Institute)
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses the feasibility of empowering school administrators, and whether it’s feasible in district schools.
In the News
In the News

A Century Of Ideas: Technology, Innovation, And The Future Of The US Economy

Monday, May 20, 2019
Hauck Auditorium, Hoover Institution

This session will discuss the historical sources of prosperity in the United States and will look at the drivers of prosperity over the next century. Panelists will also address the ongoing debate about the impact of artificial intelligence and robotics on standards of living and the relevant facts and data to consider.

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In the News

George Shultz Explores The Future, Offers Solutions To Contemporary Problems

featuring George P. Shultzvia Stanford News
Thursday, May 16, 2019

In his new Hoover Institution Press book, Thinking About the Future, George Shultz reflects on more than half a century of public service to offer solutions to some of America’s most pressing contemporary problems.

In the News

Former U.S. Ambassador To Russia Michael Mcfaul Says U.S. And Russia Are Not Natural Enemies

featuring Michael McFaulvia The Daily Northwestern
Friday, May 17, 2019
As long as Russian President Vladimir Putin is in power, U.S.-Russia relations will remain confrontational, former U.S. ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul said Thursday.
In the News

Selling Out American Exceptionalism

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Patriot Post
Thursday, May 16, 2019

That Americans are being bombarded by warnings of economic calamity arising from the escalating trade war with China is no accident. For decades, the nation has been sold a globalist bill of goods whereby international trade — regardless of the consequences it engendered domestically — was to be pursued with unrelenting vigor. That we’re getting cheap consumer goods from Communist thugs who wish to rule the world? For the globalists, who also see the nation-state as an anachronism, any moral component attached to “free” trade is irrelevant.

In the News

Did China Break The World Economic Order?

quoting Martin Feldsteinvia The New York Times
Friday, May 17, 2019

Last Friday, the White House raised the tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports up to 25 percent. On Monday, China retaliated with tariffs of its own. The trade war is now full-on — except that it’s not really about trade.

In the News

Do Politics Have A Place In Fed Appointments?

quoting Darrell Duffievia Chicago Booth Review
Thursday, May 16, 2019

Recent nominations to join the board of governors of the US Federal Reserve have raised concerns about political threats to the independence of monetary policy-making. The Economist has explained the dangers of weakened central banks, not only in the United States but also elsewhere in the world. And economists and economic journalists have questioned the economic ideas of US President Donald Trump’s latest Fed board picks, both of whom have now withdrawn their names from consideration for the post.

In the News

Trump Wary Of Plunging Into Iran War Ahead Of 2020 Re-Election

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia Bloomberg
Thursday, May 16, 2019

President Donald Trump is wary of drawing the U.S. into a war with Iran, in part out of concern that an armed conflict with the Islamic Republic would imperil his chances at winning a second term, according to people familiar with the matter.

In the News

Trump’s New Chokehold On Huawei Threatens The Telecom Firm And U.S.-China Trade Talks

quoting Elizabeth Economyvia The Los Angeles Times
Thursday, May 16, 2019

When the Trump administration blocked U.S. firms last year from providing critical parts to ZTE Corp., it quickly paralyzed the Chinese telecom company and threatened to force it into bankruptcy — until President Trump issued a last-minute reprieve as a favor to Chinese President Xi Jinping.

In the News

Coup Collaborators Turn On Each Other

quoting John Yoovia Rush Limbaugh Show
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Mr. Barr appointing Mr. Durham to go out there and look at the investigation, guess what’s happening? All of these participants in the coup are beginning to accuse each other. This is so delicious. Comey’s out there smearing Rosenstein. Rosenstein smears back. Brennan and Comey are going at it over who first put the unverified dossier into the intelligence briefing. Folks, it’s like rats scurrying amidst the ship to try to get off of it. They’re all out there trying to say, “I didn’t do it; you did it.

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Analysis and Commentary

This cease-fire is a sham, and Hezbollah will attack Israel again

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Wednesday, August 16, 2006

How many cease-fires have there been in the Middle East – or is the number too large to remember…

Analysis and Commentary

Empires with Expiration Dates

by Niall Fergusonvia Foreign Policy
Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Empires, more than nation-states, are the principal actors in the history of world events…

In the News

Challenges Ahead for Lebanon Peacekeeping Force

with Kori Schakevia Hoover Daily Report
Tuesday, August 15, 2006

The U.N. cease-fire in the Middle East held up for a second day, paving the way for Lebanese and Israeli civilians from the border region to return home…

Analysis and Commentary

Testing the Limits of the U.N.

by Niall Fergusonvia Los Angeles Times
Monday, August 14, 2006

It’s funny that the abbreviation for the United Nations is U.N. It always makes me think of negatives…

Analysis and Commentary

Israel on the high ground

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom News Networks
Monday, August 14, 2006

When the Hezbollah initially kidnapped the Israeli soldiers, the event that seems to have sparked the current crisis, I was traveling in Europe with only the International Herald Tribune, CNN, BBC, and some German newscasts available to keep me up to snuff…

In the News

The Political Economy of Power

by Russell Roberts with Bruce Bueno de Mesquitavia EconTalk
Monday, August 14, 2006

Russ Roberts talks with Hoover Institution and NYU political scientist Bruce Bueno de Mesquita about his theory of political power--how dictators and democratically elected leaders respond to the political forces that keep them in office…

In the News

Greed widens Katrina's sinkhole

with Thomas Sowellvia Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Monday, August 14, 2006

"Greed is not the product of one particular economic system, but something that all economic, political and social systems have to cope with one way or the other," asserts economist Thomas Sowell, the Rose and Milton Friedman senior fellow on public policy at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University…

Analysis and Commentary

Why no outrage?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Sunday, August 13, 2006

When I used to read about the 1930s - the Italian invasion of Abyssinia; the rise of fascism in Italy, Spain and Germany; the appeasement in France and Britain; the murderous duplicity of the Soviet Union; and the racist Japanese murdering in China - I never could quite figure out why, during those bleak years, western Europeans and those in the United States did not speak out and condemn the growing madness, if only to defend the millennia-long promise of Western liberalism…

Analysis and Commentary

Lessons of Lieberman loss Democrats: Pay attention to the center

by John H. Bunzelvia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, August 13, 2006

It's all too tempting for Democrats to misread the defeat of Joseph Lieberman in Connecticut's Democratic Senate primary on Tuesday as a signal that the further the party ventures from the middle of the political spectrum the better…

Analysis and Commentary

What 'studies prove' is what government wants

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Saturday, August 12, 2006

W henever I hear the phrase "studies prove" this or that, it makes me think back to the beginning of my career as an economist at the Labor Department in Washington…

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