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California’s Divisive Ethnic Studies Curriculum Proposal Fails

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, August 20, 2019

In 2016, California lawmakers passed a bill requiring that ethnic studies be added to the state’s secondary school curriculum. A curriculum was subsequently drafted and made available for review.

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Forced Migration To Wind And Solar Could Hamper Nevada Economy

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Las Vegas Review Journal
Saturday, August 17, 2019

Last year, Nevada voters, by a 59 percent majority, endorsed Question 6, the Renewable Energy Promotion Initiative. If adopted again in 2020, it would amend the state constitution to require that 50 percent of the state’s energy portfolio come from renewables —wind and solar — by 2030. The consequences of this could be tragic for Nevada.

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Predicting A Recession? Might As Well Predict The Weather

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Monday, August 19, 2019

Edward Lorenz, the pioneer of chaos theory, famously suggested that the flapping of a butterfly’s wings in Brazil could set off a tornado in Texas. Even a tiny disturbance, he argued, can have huge effects in a complex system governed by nonlinear relationships.

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“Defining Moments” Charts Hoover Institution’s History, Impact

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Commemorating the Hoover Institution’s centennial, the new book Defining Moments: The First One Hundred Years of the Hoover Institution by Bertrand M. Patenaude outlines its origins, evolution, and policy impact over one hundred years of global change.

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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

With The Old Breed

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Claremont Review of Books
Wednesday, August 14, 2019

In the world of ancient Greece and Rome, collective reverence for the war dead helped explain why hoplites and legionaries fought so fiercely.

Analysis and Commentary

Progressive Democrats Renounce Their Former Selves

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Not long ago, the current presidential contenders opposed open borders, sanctuary cities, and federal funding for abortion. Now they can’t move left far and fast enough.

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The Power Of Retreat

by Angelo M. Codevillavia Military History in the News
Monday, August 19, 2019

On August 18, 1812, General Mikhail Kutuzov, 67 years old, took command of Russia’s army, which had been forced to retreat as Napoleon’s Grande Armée, the world’s best fighting force and three times its size, advanced into Russia. Destroying the Russian army was Napoleon’s objective. Preserving it had become the Russians’ proximate objective. 

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Interviews

Raghuram Rajan: Need To Fix NBFCs, Power Sector Immediately To Stimulate Economy

interview with Raghuram Rajanvia CNBC-TV18
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Hoover Institution fellow and former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor, Raghuram Rajan, shares his views and outlook on the ongoing economic slowdown and its impact on India.
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Lanhee Chen: Week In Politics: The Economy, 2020 Polling, Presidential Candidates’ Policy Proposals And More

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia KPCC 89.3 (Southern California)
Monday, August 19, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses Hong Kong, the US economy, Democrat candidates for president, and much more.

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Markos Kounalakis: Winners Take All: How Philanthropists Hoard Progress

interview with Markos Kounalakisvia WorldAffairs
Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Markos Kounalakis talks with Anand Giridharadas, author of the new book Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World, about how philanthropists are preserving the very structures at the root of societal inequity.

In the News
In the News

George Shultz Among Those Honored By Stanford Athletics Hall Of Fame

featuring George P. Shultzvia Stanford News
Monday, August 19, 2019

Eight former Cardinal student-athletes have been elected to the Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame. They are baseball’s Jeff Austin, volleyball’s Foluke Akinradewo, wrestling’s Tanner Gardner, tennis’ Susan Hagey Wall, basketball’s Mark Madsen, tennis’ Diane Morrison Shropshire, football’s Bill Tarr and gymnastics’ Tabitha Yim.

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Why Milton Friedman Rightly Opposed Drug Policy

quoting Richard A. Epsteinvia Town Hall
Monday, August 19, 2019

"The issue is patents," Nobel-prize winning economist Milton Friedman explained when asked in 2004 why he opposed drug reimportation, the practice of bringing back prescription drugs originally manufactured in the U.S. and exported to other countries to sale. 

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Support Grows Nationwide For Paying Teachers More

quoting Paul E. Petersonvia EdSource
Monday, August 19, 2019

Most Americans believe that K-12 schools deserve more money, the federal government should chip in a bigger share of education costs and a college education — especially at community colleges — should be tuition-free, according a nationwide education poll released Tuesday.

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Trump Unmasks The Media's Liberal Advocacy

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Real Clear Politics
Monday, August 19, 2019

In the world of education, the “three R’s” refer to the fundamentals of instruction: reading, ’riting, and ’rithmetic. In the world of the Democratic mainstream media, the three R’s sadly refer to: resistance, Russia, and racism. Since the election of Donald Trump in 2016, almost all legacy media outlets have fixated on resistance to his presidency, at the expense of traditional journalism. Until this summer, that resistance centered on the chimera of an insidious Russian conspiracy. Now, as that canard fades away, the new anti-Trump obsession of racism emerges.

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Trump Again Undercuts His Administration’s Messy Tariffs Rhetoric

quoting Niall Fergusonvia The Washington Post
Monday, August 19, 2019

One of the problems with evaluating claims made by President Trump’s administration about the tariffs imposed on products from China is that it can be hard to determine how much misdirection is built in.

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American Education System Fails Our Children, And It’s Getting Worse

quoting Thomas Sowellvia LifeSiteNews
Monday, August 19, 2019

It is a dismal picture. In his 1993 book Inside American Education: The Decline, the Deception, the Dogmas, Thomas Sowell lamented that "when nearly one-third of American 17-year-olds do not know that Abraham Lincoln wrote the Emancipation Proclamation, when nearly half do not know who Josef Stalin was, and when about 30 percent could not locate Britain on a map of Europe, then it is clear that American educational deficiencies extend far beyond mathematics." Yet a quarter of a century later, the 17-year-olds in my classrooms do not even know what the Emancipation Proclamation is, let alone who authored it! 

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Economic Slowdown 'Very Worrisome', New Set Of Reforms Needed: Raghuram Rajan

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia Live Mint
Monday, August 19, 2019

Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan has called slowdown in the economy "very worrisome" and said the government needs to fix the immediate problems in power and non-bank financial sectors and come out with a new set of reforms to energise private sector to invest.

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White House Insists ‘Fundamentals’ Of U.S. Economy Are Strong

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia The Los Angeles Times
Monday, August 19, 2019

The “fundamentals” of the U.S. economy are solid, the White House asserted Monday, invoking an ill-fated political declaration of a decade ago amid mounting concern that a recession could imperil President Trump’s reelection.

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The Fed Needs A Radical New Approach

mentioning John B. Taylorvia Bloomberg
Wednesday, August 14, 2019

It should change not only the way it makes policy but also the way it talks about it.

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Larry Kudlow On Economic And Political Fallout From Ongoing Trade Tensions With China

mentioning Niall Ferguson, Hoover Institutionvia Fox News
Sunday, August 18, 2019

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow joins Dana Perino on 'Fox News Sunday.'

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Analysis and Commentary

The Flat Tax Spreads to Romania

by Alvin Rabushkavia russianeconomy.org
Monday, January 3, 2005

The new prime minister, using a special ordinance, installed the flat tax of 16% on personal and business income to be enforced starting January 1, 2005.

Analysis and Commentary

A Bow to Fiscal Conservatism

by Bill Whalenvia Hoover Daily Report
Wednesday, December 15, 2004

With Washington drowning in a sea of red ink, the timing is right to restore line-item authority.

Analysis and Commentary

What about the Battle against AIDS?

by Laura E. Hugginsvia Hoover Daily Report
Wednesday, December 8, 2004

By the time you finish reading this sentence, fifty people will have died of AIDS and eighty-five will be newly infected with HIV.

Analysis and Commentary

The Political Economy of Anti-Americanism

by Russell A. Bermanvia Hoover Daily Report
Thursday, December 2, 2004

An anti-American spirit has been unleashed in the European street, and it will be difficult to tame, not only because of foreign policy but also because of economics.

Analysis and Commentary

Economic Growth—the Essence of Sustainable Development

by Terry Anderson, Laura E. Hugginsvia Hoover Daily Report
Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Economic growth is not the antithesis of sustainable development; it is the essence of it.

Analysis and Commentary

Arafat and Israeli Counterterrorism

by Robert Zelnickvia Hoover Daily Report
Wednesday, November 17, 2004

If Yasser Arafat had died at birth a Palestinian state would today likely be living side by side with a Jewish state, in peace.

Analysis and Commentary

The Plight of Immigrants from Mexico

by Edward Paul Lazearvia Hoover Daily Report
Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Mexicans often do poorly because they have been part of a large wave of immigrants who have similar cultures, languages, and backgrounds.

Analysis and Commentary

Avoiding Breadlines for Flu Vaccines

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Daily Report
Wednesday, November 3, 2004

One result of price control programs and liability laws has been that the number of vaccine producers has fallen in thirty years from twenty-five down to five.

Analysis and Commentary

The Qualified Teacher Charade

by Terry M. Moevia Hoover Daily Report
Wednesday, October 13, 2004

The HOUSSE provisions create a loophole big enough to drive three million veteran teachers through—and the states have incentives to do just that.

Analysis and Commentary

Three Cheers for the Electoral College

by Bill Whalenvia Hoover Daily Report
Wednesday, October 6, 2004

Does the outcome four years ago—and the outside chance that the pattern could repeat itself this fall—merit a change to the Constitution?

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