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Reservation Capitalism

by Terry Anderson, Wendy Purnellvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Lance Morgan is the CEO of Ho-Chunk, Inc., a $100 million tribal economic development corporation that employs nearly 400 people. Tribal leaders and entrepreneurs such as Morgan are part of an economic civil rights movement emerging in indigenous communities around the world. The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, which owns Ho-Chunk, Inc., started with a casino, then diversified to earn the revenue needed to build the necessary infrastructure for prosperous tribal economies. 

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Single-Payer Health Care

by Scott W. Atlas, Richard A. Epstein, Lee Ohanian, Lanhee J. Chen, Tom Churchvia PolicyEd
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Single-payer health care is when the government acts as the only payer of health care costs in the economy. Rather than individuals purchasing insurance for payment of medical expenses through their employer or on the open market, the federal government typically covers all such costs.

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Central Bankers In Glass Houses

by Charles Calomiris quoting Stephen Haber, Milton Friedman, Allan H. Meltzervia The Wall Street Journal
Thursday, August 15, 2019

What to make of the current battle over the politicization of the Federal Reserve? The past year has featured an unprecedented attack by President Trump on Fed leaders and their independence. Mr. Trump not only questioned the board governors’ judgment but even contemplated removing the chairman for the sin of not setting interest rates where the president wants them. 

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A Century Of Ideas: Changing The Education Debate

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Hauck Auditorium, Stanford University

Hoover scholars have been heavily involved in far-reaching educational research, and their work provides surprisingly positive answers to thorny questions, such as whether scholarship has ever influenced the debate on educational policy; whether new policies are just about politics without regard to fact; and how to mitigate bad ideas by introducing good ideas through research and analysis.

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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Why Won't Progressives Embrace Trump?

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Golda Meir is credited with saying, “Israel is the Jew among nations.” In the speeches of global leaders and the pronouncements of the UN–– the so-called global “community” that strains out the besieged, liberal-democratic Israel gnat while swallowing whole herds of murderous tyrannical camels–– this international form of anti-Semitism is blatantly obvious behind the thread-bare veil of “anti-Zionism.”

Analysis and Commentary

Deus Vincit

by Angelo M. Codevillavia Military History in the News
Friday, August 16, 2019

On August 6, 1682, the Ottoman Empire, at the height of its power, declared war on the Holy Roman Empire. Muslim domination of Europe extended from the Balkans northward through Hungary and reached into Poland. Westward, only Habsburg Vienna barred the way. Louis XIV, for his own reasons, preferred dealing with the Ottomans rather than with the Habsburgs. Were the Muslims to have been victorious, they might have ruled from the Mediterranean to the Baltic.

Analysis and Commentary

A Day That Should Live In Infamy

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, August 15, 2019

August 15, 2019 is the 48th anniversary of President Nixon’s announcement of a 90-day freeze on all wages and prices. What followed after 90 days were various phases that caused the controls to last into 1974. The worst effects of the price controls were in the oil and gasoline markets, where OPEC’s price increase in the fall of 1973, combined with binding price controls, led to shortages, lineups, rationing, occasional violence in lines, and, arguably, President Carter’s Rapid Deployment Force, which was later changed into U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM.) So August 15, 1971 is a day that should live in infamy.

Analysis and Commentary

Want To Halt The Spread Of Socialist Ideas On American Campuses? Send All First-Year Students To Hong Kong For Orientation Week.

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Friday, August 16, 2019

Let’s send the Class of 2023 to Hong Kong for Orientation Week instead of the university to which they have been admitted.  Let American students meet with their Hong Kong counterparts to see why Hong Kong youngsters are on the front line risking life and limb for Liberty and standing up against socialist Tyranny in China.

Analysis and Commentary

The New York Times Is Truly Messed Up

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, August 16, 2019

Although rightly rejected today, the Virginia-born Fitzhugh attained national prominence in the late antebellum period as one of the most widely read defenders of a slave-based economy. Charles Sumner called him a “leading writer among Slave-masters,” and his regular contributions to the pro-South magazine DeBow’s Review gained him a national readership in the 1850s.

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Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his National Review article "How Robert O’Rourke Became ‘Beto’."

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John Yoo On "The Authorization For Use Of Military Force (AUMF)"

interview with John Yoovia The Federalist Society
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the current controversies over the AUMF (Authorization to Use Military Force), which still generates a lot of attention nearly 18 years after its overwhelming enactment by Congress in 2001.

In the News
In the News

Books For Beefing Up Business Security

featuring Condoleezza Rice, Amy Zegartvia Business Vancouver
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Political action can seriously affect businesses and attacks can come from multiple sources such as social media users, hackers and even local governments. Condoleezza Rice and Amy Zegart look at ways in which political activity can throw a company into crisis and what measures need to be taken to limit the damage. Whistleblowers and watchdog groups may also find this book of interest.

In the News

Condoleezza Rice To Close PCMA’s Convening Leaders In San Francisco

featuring Condoleezza Ricevia Conference and Meetings World
Friday, August 16, 2019

Condoleezza Rice, the first African-American woman to hold the post of Secretary of State (2005-2009), will anchor the concluding session to 2020 PCMA Convening Leaders, which takes place 5-8 January 2020 in San Francisco, USA.

In the News

A Tale Of Two Statues (The Struggle For Liberty In The Long Term)

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Ricochet
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Thomas Sowell has often stated that it would be nicer and easier if the left-wing/unconstrained vision of the world were true. Social welfare programs could make poor people not poor, peace would be easy to make through treaties and government wouldn’t be corrupt if only the right people ran it. Overall, I think that’s true. I’d like it if mankind were less corrupt and more competent, which is the basis of the unconstrained vision.

In the News

What Is Inequality?

quoting Michael Spencevia Project Syndicate
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Though debates about inequality have been building for years, distinctions between after- and before-tax income, wealth, opportunities, outcomes, and other metrics suggest that the issue is more complex than it seems. The question, then, is whether policymakers can make sense of a concern that means different things to different people.

In the News

GIESBRECHT: Reconsider Gladue Sentencing

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Winnipeg Sun
Friday, August 16, 2019

A recent Ontario court decision struck down the mandatory conviction for impaired driving of a woman because she is Indigenous. This highlights the urgent need to re-examine the wrong-headed light sentencing principles (Gladue) that now apply exclusively to Indigenous offenders.

In the News

Low-Interest Program To Keep Multiemployer Pension Plans Alive

cited Joshua D. Rauhvia Newsmax Finance
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Multiemployer pension funds, numbering about 100 nationwide and covering about 1.3 million people, are projected to fail within the next 20 years, according to the Congressional Research Service.

In the News

The Trade War Is Leading Some Firms To Crimp Investment

cited Steven J. Davisvia The Economist
Thursday, August 15, 2019

There’s tariffs on games and tariffs on toys—try explaining tariffs to your little boy. Santa’s workshop is struggling, you’ll find yourself saying. I think the reindeer are backed up with their sleighing.” 

In the News

Educators Warn Of Falling Academic Standards In California

quoting Williamson M. Eversvia The Epoch Times
Thursday, August 15, 2019

With California’s K-12 education consistently ranked below average or even near the lowest in the nation, parents, educators and local officials have increasingly expressed their concern with the Golden State’s public schooling.

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Analysis and Commentary

School Choice Evidence

by Herbert J. Walbergvia Hoover Daily Report
Wednesday, July 21, 2004

In geographic areas with larger numbers of schools of choice, regular public schools achieve more, have higher graduation rates, and cost less than regular schools in other similar areas with little choice.

Analysis and Commentary

The Flat Tax at Work in Russia: Year Four, January–June 2004

by Alvin Rabushkavia russianeconomy.org
Monday, July 19, 2004

The Ministry of Taxation of the Russian Federation has reported the taxes and fees collected for the period January–June 2004. The data show that the 13% flat tax on personal income continues to achieve very positive results.

Analysis and Commentary

Confronting Affirmative Action

by Robert Zelnickvia Hoover Daily Report
Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Diversity itself is a vague concept since it can relate to philosophical viewpoint, religious conviction, and areas of academic interest as easily as to race or ethnicity.

In the News

BAE Bribery Scandal Shows Saudi Oil Won't Hurt Shareholders

with Daniel Pipesvia Bloomberg
Sunday, July 11, 2004

Saudi Arabian oil and sales of armored vehicles to the U.S. military may protect BAE Systems Plc, Europe's biggest defense contractor, from bribery allegations linked to a 43 billion-pound ($85 billion) weapons deal...

Analysis and Commentary

Price Controls on Gasoline? Bad Idea

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Daily Report
Wednesday, June 23, 2004

Many people are convinced that high gasoline prices are due to oil companies' greed. But that explanation is insufficient.

Analysis and Commentary

The Wealth of Indian Nations

by Terry Anderson, Dominic Parkervia Hoover Daily Report
Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Indians cannot borrow money because their land held in trust by the federal government cannot be used as collateral and because tribal judicial systems may not consistently enforce contracts. Moreover, education rates lag behind the national average.

Analysis and Commentary

Will We Ever Know the Whys of Evil Behavior?

by John H. Bunzelvia Hoover Daily Report
Wednesday, June 9, 2004

Too often left out of the debate over whether the abuse and humiliation of Iraqi prisoners by American military personnel was the unauthorized work of a few rogue guards ("bad apples") or the result of decisions made at a higher level of command are two profound questions about individual character, ethical judgment, and the principles of right and wrong behavior that go beyond the horrors of the present crisis.

Analysis and Commentary

Lessons of Abu Ghraib

by Robert Zelnickvia Hoover Daily Report
Wednesday, June 2, 2004

The soldiers supervising thousands of Iraqi prisoners were ill-prepared for the task and permitted to rampage through the prison like a band of vigilantes while senior intelligence officials—uniformed and civilian—may well have egged them on.

Analysis and Commentary

Beijing Consensus for Russia?

by Michael S. Bernstam, Alvin Rabushkavia russianeconomy.org
Wednesday, June 2, 2004

Hong Kong's economic writers believe that Russia is beginning to adopt the Beijing consensus, China's pragmatic approach to economic policy.

Analysis and Commentary

Where Else Can They Go?

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Daily Report
Wednesday, May 26, 2004

The reason candidates migrate to the center is captured in the expression, where else can they go?

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