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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.

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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

A Distinctly American Approach to War

by Bruce Berkowitzvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, June 9, 2003

Today the United States has a defense policy that aims to minimize the death and destruction of warfare—the very qualities that define war.

Analysis and Commentary

The Flat Tax Revisited

by Alvin Rabushkavia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, June 2, 2003

Despite repeated promises to simplify the tax code, a succession of presidents and Congresses contrives each year to make the system worse. It's time we got back to basics, to a flat tax that can be filed on the back of a postcard.

Analysis and Commentary

The Flat Tax Spreads to Ukraine

by Alvin Rabushkavia russianeconomy.org
Tuesday, May 27, 2003

On May 22, 2003, Ukraine's parliament, taking a page from Russia's playbook, overwhelmingly voted into law a 13% flat tax on personal income to take effect on January 1, 2004.

Analysis and Commentary

Special Education Insurance for Schools of Choice

by Paul T. Hillvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, May 19, 2003

To avoid the financial ruin that could result if a seriously handicapped child were to enroll, many charters stay close to the very districts whose control they hoped to escape.

Analysis and Commentary

The Social Studies Wars

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Hoover Daily Report
Monday, May 12, 2003

One found little in the curricular suggestions about who attacked us and why.

Analysis and Commentary

Vaccine Development a Casualty of Flawed Public Policy

by Henry I. Millervia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, May 5, 2003

Vaccines traditionally offer low return on investment but high exposure to legal liability.

Analysis and Commentary

A Nation at Risk: Twenty Years Later

by Diane Ravitchvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, April 28, 2003

A Nation at Risk proved to be an antidote to many of the pedagogical fads of the 1960s such as classrooms without walls, fluffy electives, and watered-down curricula

Analysis and Commentary

School Choice Works

by Herbert J. Walbergvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, April 21, 2003

Early research on American small-scale voucher programs suggests that choice may yield beneficial effects.

Analysis and Commentary

The Supply Side of Choice: A Role for Interfaith Coalitions

by Paul T. Hillvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, April 14, 2003

The choice movement might be winning the policy battle, but an inadequate supply of alternative schools might cause it to lose the war.

Analysis and Commentary

Designer Genes: Will They Wash?

by Henry I. Millervia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, March 31, 2003

Innovations such as gene therapy, even when used for enhancement, should be treated similarly to other analogous medical and quasi-medical interventions.

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