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Breaking Up (Big Tech) Is Hard To Do

with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, Bill Whalenvia GoodFellows: Conversations From The Hoover Institution
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

This week’s antitrust lawsuit against Google poses a pertinent question at the intersection of Big Tech and free speech: from rewriting statutes to dismantling market giants such as Amazon and Facebook, what actions is the federal government willing to take to ensure the interests of Americans? Hoover Senior Fellows Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, and John Cochrane weigh the latest salvo in the ongoing hostilities between Washington and Silicon Valley.

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Will Changes To American Life After Pandemic Become Permanent?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia The Washington Times
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

The coronavirus, widespread quarantines, an unprecedented self-induced recession, and unchecked rioting, looting and protesting — all in a presidential election year — are radically disrupting American habits and behavior.

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Trump-Biden Redux: Proud As A Peacock?

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Befitting a state that once sent a pair of outsiders to Washington roughly a couple of centuries ago (Andrew Jackson and Davy Crockett), and where Elvis Presley took his last breath (or so we think), Tennessee is the home to the second and final debate between President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden.

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Thinking About Long-Term Debt

by John F. Cogan, John H. Cochrane, Michael J. Boskin, Joshua D. Rauh, Richard A. Epstein, Daniel Heilvia PolicyEd
Thursday, October 22, 2020

Whether they’re overlooking skyrocketing federal debt or unfunded state pension obligations, lawmakers continue to make short-run budget decisions that will disproportionately burden future generations. How big are these problems, and are there any good solutions?

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

How Charter Supporters Can Win Over Joe Biden

by Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Thursday, October 22, 2020

On paper, it seems like Joe Biden would champion the cause of expanding high-quality charter schools. He’s a longtime centrist Democrat, and centrist Democrats usually love charter schools, going back to Bill Clinton. He was Barack Obama’s vice president, and Obama has long loved charter schools. Biden was brought back from political near-death thanks to the support of Black voters, and Black voters love charter schools. 

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Creating Autonomous Schools In Traditional Districts

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Thursday, October 22, 2020

The Progressive Policy Institute’s indefatigable David Osborne, a long-time student of and advocate for quality charter schools, now joined by Tressa Pankovits, has penned a valuable guide to the creation of autonomous “innovation schools” within traditional districts.

Analysis and Commentary

A New Intergenerational Alliance?

by Niall Ferguson, Eyck Freymann, Ava Kelleyvia Medium
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

"Every generation revolts against its fathers and makes friends with its grandfathers,” the historian and social theorist Lewis Mumford wrote in The Brown Decades, his 1931 book about post–Civil War America. Something similar is happening in the United States today, thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Analysis and Commentary

Change Intra-EU Trade To Counter US Currency Aggression

by Melvyn B. Kraussvia Financial Times
Thursday, October 22, 2020

There is a way to protect the bloc from beggar-my-neighbor policies.

Analysis and Commentary

Open The Schools And The Playgrounds

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

A group of researchers, spearheaded by Brown University Professor Emily Oster, have created and made available the most comprehensive databaseon schools and Covid case rates for students and staff since the pandemic started. Her data—covering almost 200,000 kids across 47 states from the last two weeks of September—showed a Covid-19 case rate of 0.13% among students and 0.24% among staff. 

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Interviews

Shelby And Eli Steele On Michael Brown, Race, And Amazon

interview with Shelby Steelevia City Journal
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Howard Husock talks with Shelby and Eli Steele about their new documentary, What Killed Michael Brown?, as well as Amazon’s refusal to make the film available on its Prime Video streaming platform. (Update: Amazon is now allowing the film to be streamed.)

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Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show (Part 1)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

(Part 1) Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Untangling The ObamaCare Challenge."

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Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show (Part 2)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

(Part 2) Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Untangling The ObamaCare Challenge."

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Bill Whalen On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses his Forbes article "It’s Time To Debate The Future Of Presidential Debates."

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Paul Gregory On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Paul R. Gregoryvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Paul Gregory discusses his Hill article "Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict adds to Putin's headaches, West's worries."

In the News
In the News

‘In Order To Export, You Have To Import’: Raghuram Rajan Cautions Against Import Substitution

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia The Hindu
Thursday, October 22, 2020

Former Reserve Bank governor Raghuram Rajan on Wednesday cautioned against import substitution under the ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ initiative of the government, saying the country has gone down this route earlier but could not succeed.

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Is China Trying To Displace US As Top Global Power? Two Analysts Differ

quoting Elizabeth Economyvia South China Morning Post
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Two prominent China analysts debated on Tuesday whether Beijing is attempting to supplant Washington as the foremost global power. Speaking during a South China Morning Post webinar about the state of multilateralism under US President Donald Trump, Elizabeth Economy, a senior fellow with Stanford University‘s Hoover Institution, countered an assertion by David Firestein that Beijing was primarily seeking “a place at the table that is commensurate with its heft”.

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Wall Street, Financial Experts Call For Major Stimulus Package Despite Concerns Over Tax Increases

cited Hoover Institutionvia Newsweek
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

There are theories but no tablets of stone to guide economists as the nation struggles to emerge from the COVID-19 shutdown. Republicans urge tax cuts and limited stimulus while Democrats push for trillions in additional government spending.

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Race and the Democrats

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Thursday, March 13, 2008

I recently listened to, and read from, various disgusting excerpts of Rev. (“God damn America!”) Wright, the Obama pastor and his Ward Churchill-like “chickens coming home to roost” rhetoric...

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How Putin's Crackdown Holds Russia Back

with Michael McFaulvia National Center for Policy Analysis
Thursday, March 13, 2008

If there is any causal relationship between authoritarianism and economic growth in Russia, it is negative, say Michael McFaul, a senior fellow with the Hoover Institution, Kathryn Stoner-Weiss, Associate Director for Research and Senior Research Scholar at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University...

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Buckley Galvanized Conservatives and Achieved Victory

with Milton Friedmanvia Townhall
Thursday, March 13, 2008

How do we become what we are?

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Bernanke Playbook Gives Hints on Fed's Next Moves

with Milton Friedmanvia Bloomberg
Thursday, March 13, 2008

Want the inside skinny on Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's next moves as he battles to avert recession, bank bankruptcies and the collapse of capitalism?

Analysis and Commentary

Tired Gaza Two-Step

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, March 13, 2008

Gaza erupted in celebration last week to the news that a Palestinian had murdered Jewish religious students in Jerusalem...

In the News

The Decline and Fall of Europe: Chapter 4 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia National Review Online
Thursday, March 13, 2008

Children are expensive, and they require a sacrifice of time and interest by parents...

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Obama Floats Like a Butterfly

by David Davenportvia Townhall
Thursday, March 13, 2008

I recently realized that Barack Obama is the Muhammad Ali of presidential politics...

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California Courts Effectively Ban Home Schooling

with Milton Friedmanvia Human Events Online
Thursday, March 13, 2008

In what was branded by James Dobson as “an all-out assault on the family,” a California court of appeal handed down a decision on a secret juvenile case that effectively bans home schooling in the state of California by establishing criteria not met by most of the parents of California’s approximately 166,000 home schooled kids...

Analysis and Commentary

‘Non-Judgmental’ Nonsense

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Wednesday, March 12, 2008

What was he thinking?

In the News

Western Guilt

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Wednesday, March 12, 2008

For forty years critics have attacked Western culture in general and its American brand in particular for an assortment of perceived sins...

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