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All That Glitters Is Not Gold

by John H. Cochrane via The Grumpy Economist
Thursday, July 18, 2019

I wrote a Wall Street Journal Oped on the gold standard, partly in response to last week's Oped by James Grant (whose "PhD standard" is a great quip) and Greg Yp's excellent column on Judy Shelton and gold.

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The Good Intentions And Unfortunate Consequences Of Government Programs

by Milton Friedmanvia PolicyEd
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Milton Friedman explains that in case after case, government programs adopted for good purposes have had the opposite effects. Federal programs on housing, schooling, health care, and job training have created as many problems as they have solved. There are almost no exceptions of governmental programs that have achieved their initial stated goals.

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One Small Step For Man, One Giant Leap For Our Schools?

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Michael J. Petrillivia The Education Gadfly Show Podcast
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Hoover Institution fellows Checker Finn and Michael Petrilli discuss how the moon landing relates to American education.
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Strategika Issue 59: U.S.–China Trade Tensions

via Strategika
Thursday, July 11, 2019

Strategika Issue 59 is now available online. Strategika is an online journal that analyzes ongoing issues of national security in light of conflicts of the past—the efforts of the Military History Working Group of historians, analysts, and military personnel focusing on military history and contemporary conflict.

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A Century Of Ideas: The Big Three: Roosevelt, Stalin, And Churchill During The Second World War

Thursday, July 18, 2019
Hauck Auditorium, Stanford University

During the Second World War, President Franklin Roosevelt, Premier Joseph Stalin, and Prime Minister Winston Churchill exchanged hundreds of cables and held two summit meetings, coordinating the vast allied effort to defeat Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. Panelists will discuss why the peaceful new international order that the three agreed to establish after the conflict turned instead into the Cold War.

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The Libertarian: Remembering Justice Stevens

via The Libertarian
Friday, July 19, 2019

A look back at the life and legacy of the late Supreme Court justice.

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Lanhee Chen Talks To A&G

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Armstrong and Getty
Thursday, July 18, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen talks about the political influence of The Squad, and the danger of not caring about the budget deficit.

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John Yoo: Jeffrey Epstein Denied Bail On Child Sex Charges

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Thursday, July 18, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo says the case concerning the alleged campaign contributions involving former Trump attorney Michael Cohen is over. Yoo also weighs-in on the denial of bail for Jeffrey Epstein.

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Discussing The Investigations Into The Trump Organization: Yoo On Fox News’ ‘The Ingraham Angle’

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the end to some of the investigations into President Trump, including the alleged campaign violations. Yoo also discusses what impeachment should be used for.

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California Dreaming... But Rent-Free In The Back Of A Van

quoting Lee Ohanianvia World Tribune
Thursday, July 18, 2019
What kind of housing does $100,000 a year get you in the tech hubs of Silicon Valley and San Francisco? As motivational speaker Matt Foley would say — “jack squat.”
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Smart Beta: The Good, The Bad, And The Muddy

quoting John H. Cochrane via Seeking Alpha
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Factor investing, or Smart Beta as it's become more commonly known, has become one of the hottest topics in finance.
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Friday Short Cuts

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Patriot Post
Friday, July 19, 2019
Upright: “These arguments over our past are really over the present — and especially the future. If progressives and socialists can at last convince the American public that their country was always hopelessly flawed, they can gain power to remake it based on their own interests. These elites see Americans not as unique individuals but as race, class and gender collectives, with shared grievances from the past that must be paid out in the present and the future. We’ve seen something like this fight before, in 1861 — and it didn’t end well.” —Victor Davis Hanson
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I, Immigrant, Agree With Donald Trump — If You Are Not Happy Here, You Can Leave!

quoting Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Townhall
Thursday, July 18, 2019
I legally immigrated to the incomparable United States of America when I was a little girl. I emigrated from the USSR, that wondrous sh*t-hole that Bernie Sanders covets.
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How Cyber Weapons Are Changing The Landscape Of Modern Warfare

quoting Herbert Linvia The New Yorker
Thursday, July 18, 2019
In the weeks before two Japanese and Norwegian oil tankers were attacked, on June 13th, in the Gulf of Oman—acts which the United States attributes to Iran—American military strategists were planning a cyberattack on critical parts of that country’s digital infrastructure.
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Moonshot Competition Seeks Ideas To Revolutionize Education

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia The Journal
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Two organizations, one liberal and the other conservative, have announced a joint project to seek new ideas that will "revolutionize schooling." The deadline for applications is August 1, 2019.
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Wars On poverty

mentioning Thomas Sowellvia World Magazine
Thursday, July 18, 2019
About once a month a WORLD reader asks me, “What should I read to learn how to help the poor and how not to?”
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Unpublished Milton Friedman Letters Come To Hoover

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Hoover Library & Archives has received a never before published cache of letters written between Hoover fellow and Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman, his wife and collaborator Rose Friedman, and New York publisher William Jovanovich of Harcourt, Brace, and Jovanovich, Inc.

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Returning To “EPA Originalism”: A Conversation With EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt

Thursday, May 18, 2017
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

Due to an unforeseen conflict the "Returning to 'EPA Originalism': A Conversation with Scott Pruitt" has been cancelled and no further date has been set at this time. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to seeing you at future Hoover Institution events. If you have any questions please email hooverdc [at] stanford.edu.

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Leadership Forum: OMB Director Mick Mulvaney

Thursday, May 18, 2017
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

The Hoover Leadership Forum hosted Office of Management and Budget (OMB) director Mick Mulvaney in May. The discussion was part of the Hoover Institution’s ongoing program, which seeks to engage influential policy leaders with the institution, its scholars, and its supporters. John Cogan, the Leonard and Shirley Ely Senior Fellow, moderated the discussion. Highlights of the ongoing conversation were about the president’s tax reform plan, budget and spending priorities, as well as how to get GDP growth back to 3 percent for fiscal year 2018. 

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Middle East Strategy Challenges: Egypt, Iran And ISIS

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

The Hoover Institution hosted "Middle East Strategy Challenges: Egypt, Iran and ISIS" on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm EST.

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Debate On Monetary Policy And Interest Rates

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Landau Economic Building, Stanford University

On May 6 the Hoover Institution and the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) held a debate on one of the biggest question for monetary policy and financial markets today: Whether the interest rate set by the Fed and other central banks has drifted to a new low level and whether it will stay there for years to come. If there has been a shift some argue that the Fed should be prepared for new bouts of unconventional monetary policy and perhaps even raise its target for inflation. If not then monetary policy can return to the assumptions that existed before the global financial crisis. 

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Reagan Rising: The Decisive Years, 1976-1980

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

The Hoover Institution hosted "Reagan Rising: The Decisive Years, 1976-1980" on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm EST.

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Hoover Institution Releases 2017 Study Highlighting Unfunded Liabilities Of State And Local Governments

Monday, May 15, 2017
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

The Hoover Institution Press today released 2017’s Hidden Debt, Hidden Deficits – a data-rich study by Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Joshua Rauh -- that calls attention to the fact that almost no state or local government is running a balanced budget, with the reality being that runaway pension costs are consuming state and local budgets. 

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Using Technology To Better Quantify Regulatory Costs

Thursday, May 11, 2017
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

The Hoover Institution hosted "Using Technology to Better Quantify Regulatory Costs" on Thursday, May 11, 2017 from 12:00pm - 2:00pm EST.

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Yale Undergraduate Emma Poole Examines Herbert Hoover's Food Relief In Russia

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Yale undergraduate Emma Poole describes her research in Hoover's American Relief Association records.

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Remembering Allan Meltzer

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Stanford University, California

“It is with sadness that I share the loss of Allan Meltzer, a distinguished economist and Hoover colleague. We will remember Allan for his many intellectual contributions, especially to the study of monetary policy and the history of the Federal Reserve System. Marilyn and his family are in our thoughts and prayers during this trying time." 

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