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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.

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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.
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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.

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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."

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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

The Drell Lecture: Rewiring the Pentagon, Charting a New Path on Innovation and Cybersecurity

Thursday, April 23, 2015
CEMEX Auditorium, Stanford University

The Honorable Ashton B. Carter, 25th US Secretary of Defense and former distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution visited Stanford University on Thursday, April 23rd for a special talk on Rewiring the Pentagon: Charting a New Path on Innovation and Cybersecurity.

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Dorothy Kilian in Moscow, 1986
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Dorothy Kilian Papers Document Citizen Diplomacy in the Cold War

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

This important addition to the archives’ collections on peace and citizen diplomacy reflects Dorothy Kilian’s work on US-Soviet relations and peacekeeping activities from 1977 to 1988. During this time, Ms Kilian was based in Pasadena, California, where she participated in peacekeeping efforts through her church and several local and national peace organizations. The scope of her work included youth peacekeeping education, women in peacekeeping, US-Soviet relations and citizen exchanges, Soviet religion and the relationship between faith and peace, SALT and nuclear arms proliferation, and national security, as well as human rights.

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Charles King speaking at Politics & Prose in Washington, DC, 2014 (Image courtesy of Taylordw via Wikimedia Commons)
Analysis and Commentary

Hoover Acquires Charles King Papers on Moldova

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The materials in this collection reflect Professor King’s research on the history of Moldova in the twentieth century. They include his research notebooks, dating back to his work in Moldovan archives and libraries in 1993 and 1994, and other materials (notes, newspaper clippings, typed copies of archival documents, and reproductions of archival photographs). Much of this material was used in by Professor King in preparing his book The Moldovans: Romania, Russia and the Politics of Culture.

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Analysis and Commentary

Conference On The Handbook Of Macroeconomics Vol. 2

Thursday, April 9, 2015 to Saturday, April 11, 2015
Stauffer Auditorium, Hoover Institution

This conference and a companion conference were held at the Becker Friedman Institute at the University of Chicago on April 23rd to the 25th and brought together a wide range of distinguished macro economists to present their ideas and proposed contributions to the new Handbook of Macroeconomics, which will be edited by John B. Taylor and Harald Uhlig.

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Analysis and Commentary

The Hoover Institution Launches New iPad App

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Stanford

The Hoover Institution is pleased to announce the launch of its first iPad app, which can be downloaded for free from the Apple app store from Stanford University at http://hvr.co/HooverApp.

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Analysis and Commentary

Conference On Rules For The Lender Of Last Resort

Friday, April 3, 2015
The Hoover Institution, Washington DC

Hosts Charles Calomiris and Allan Meltzer, examine the theory, history, and practical consequences of lender of last resort assistance in a variety of countries and contexts and how to avoid financial bailouts.

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Hoover Tower
Analysis and Commentary

Podcasts From Hoover's March 2015 Desert Conference Now Available Online

Monday, March 30, 2015
Indian Wells, California

The Hoover Institution held its Desert Conference in Indian Wells on Monday, March 16, 2015. The conference offered presentations by Hoover fellows on a wide range of public policy issues, from the economy to health care to energy to Europe, Russia, and China.  Below is a selection of podcasts from the conference.

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Leadership Forum: Governor Mike Huckabee

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Governor Mike Huckabee, the 44th Governor of Arkansas, joined Hoover fellows for a Leadership Forum roundtable luncheon at the Hoover Institution on Thursday, March 26.  The Governor voiced his concerns about wage stagnation in the United States, which was followed by a thoughtful exchange discussing a wide range of possible policy solutions to address the issue.

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Analysis and Commentary

Modern American Conservatism: Its Roots and Future

Monday, March 16, 2015
The Hoover Institution, Washington DC

On March 16, 2015, the Hoover Institution and the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation hosted a talk about Modern American Conservatism at the Hoover Institution in Washington, D.C.

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The War That Must Never Be Fought, edited by Secretary Shultz and Ambassador James Goodby
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Hoover Institution’s The War That Must Never Be Fought Argues for Nuclear Free World

Thursday, March 12, 2015
Stanford

The Hoover Institution Press announced that The War That Must Never Be Fought, edited by Secretary Shultz and Ambassador James Goodby, is available online at Hooverpress.org. This collection of essays challenges outdated deterrence theories, reexamines notions from the Cold War, and asserts that a world without nuclear weapons is in the best interests of the United States.  

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