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The Myth Of The ‘Moderate’ Public Option

by Lanhee J. Chen cited Tom Church, Daniel Heilvia The Wall Street Journal
Thursday, January 23, 2020

The Biden and Buttigieg plans would bust federal budgets, hurt patient care and gut private insurers.

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Goodman On Health Insurance

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Friday, January 24, 2020

John Goodman and Devon Herrick have a good essay on where we are with health insurance. The central impetus of Obamacare was not to insure more people.

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Area 45: Richard Epstein: Do Cheaters Prosper?

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia Area 45
Friday, January 24, 2020

The balance of virtue and rules flaunting in modern society.

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Victor Davis Hanson: Impeachment Will Be Used As A Vote Of No Confidence, Become A Political Weapon

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Real Clear Politics
Thursday, January 23, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson warns that in the future impeachment will be used as a vote of no confidence and become a political weapon leaving a lot of collateral damage.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Libertarian: AB 5 And The End Of Freelancers?

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Friday, January 24, 2020

California strikes a blow against independent contractors.

Analysis and Commentary

Don’t Let The Smile Fool You. Kim And Too Many Others Are Not Champions Of Democracy

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Thursday, January 23, 2020

Democracy is a test. You can’t just wing it and you can’t just skip it. It requires study and it is strongest when everyone participates on test day, which is every day. 

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Interviews

John Cochrane On The John Batchelor Show

interview with John H. Cochranevia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, January 23, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow John Cochrane discusses his Grumpy Economist post "Great Society Review."

Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, January 23, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his National Review article "Must America Be in the Middle East?"

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Michael Petrilli On The Education Gadfly Show: Research Deep Dive—School Discipline Reform

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly (Thomas B. Fordham Institute)
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses the second installment of our Research Deep Dive series, this one focusing on school discipline reform.

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Michael Petrilli: The State Of School Reform

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia First Things
Thursday, January 23, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli talks about the latest K-12 education news.

In the News
In the News

How The Government Makes Nuclear Power Less Safe

quoting Richard A. Epsteinvia Foundation for Economic Education
Thursday, January 23, 2020

If the Price-Anderson Act is allowed to expire, the nuclear industry might develop new safety systems.

In the News

Talented Immigrants Make The US Richer, Not Poorer

quoting Edward Paul Lazearvia Yahoo Finance
Thursday, January 23, 2020

Among advocates of immigration restriction, it’s almost an article of faith that newcomers from rich countries are more desirable than those from poor countries. In early 2018, President Donald Trump reportedly expressed a desire for more immigrants from Norway and fewer from countries such as Haiti, labeling the latter with an expletive. Writing in 1896, restrictionist Francis Walker made a similar argument, calling East European immigrants “beaten men from beaten races.”

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Central Banks Warm To Issuing Digital Currencies

quoting Darrell Duffievia The Wall Street Journal
Thursday, January 23, 2020

[Subscription required] One in 10 central banks surveyed says it is likely to roll out digital currencies within three years.

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India’s Economy Risks Swapping Stagnation For Stagflation

cited Raghuram Rajanvia The Economist
Thursday, January 23, 2020

Mumbai’s chefs were quick to spot the latest threat facing India’s economy. As they foraged for ingredients in Crawford market, where hawkers sell fruit, vegetables and other kitchen staples, they began hearing prices quoted not per kilogram, but per quarter-kilo—a forlorn attempt to mask price increases. 

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The Trump Economy, Three Years In: What The Numbers Say

quoting David R. Henderson, Kevin Hassettvia Yahoo Finance
Thursday, January 23, 2020

This week, Donald Trump has been president for three years. So with a three-year track record, how is the "Trump economy" doing? Did Trump dramatically change economic trends, or did he merely continue existing trends from the Obama administration?

In the News

How Populism Makes Dealing With The Climate Crisis Really Hard

cited Bjorn Lomborgvia Treehugger
Thursday, January 23, 2020

From the USA to Australia to Brazil to Canadian provinces like Ontario and Alberta, so-called populists are denying climate change and rolling back measures to stop it. In France, there was been a revolt of gilets jaunes (the yellow vests every car in France has to carry for emergencies), originally outraged over an increase in gas taxes.

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Analysis and Commentary

The Federal Land Grab

by Terry Andersonvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, March 27, 2000

Most polls show Americans want conservation. But there is little evidence to suggest that the federal land agencies have provided this, and adding more land to the federal estate is definitely not the solution.

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What Parents Choose When Given Choices

by Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, March 20, 2000

Choice-based reforms, such as vouchers and charter schools, depend on the idea that schools will have to satisfy parents to keep their customers.

Analysis and Commentary

Why Washington Doesn't Work

by David Bradyvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, March 13, 2000

Over the past twenty years American national government has been unified under the Democrats, fully divided both ways–Republican presidents, Democratic Congress and vice versa–and partially divided.

Analysis and Commentary

Global Perils in Perspective

by Robert Conquestvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, March 6, 2000

Revolution, in the extreme twentieth-century sense of the seizure of power by a fanatical ideological group, has largely faded.

Analysis and Commentary

Federal Education Programs Cause Harm to Students

by Herbert J. Walbergvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, February 28, 2000

The longer American students attend school, the further they fall behind the achievement of students in other economically advanced countries.

Analysis and Commentary

Changing the Conventional Wisdom on Foreign Policy

by Thomas H. Henriksenvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, February 21, 2000

One difficult task a new administration in Washington faces is changing the conventional wisdom in our foreign affairs.

Analysis and Commentary

Culture of Euthanasia

by Melvyn B. Kraussvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, February 14, 2000

Modern technology has created the possibility of dramatic extensions of life. Prolonging life, however, is costly because the technology can be quite expensive.

Analysis and Commentary

The Case for Sweatshops

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, February 7, 2000

Interviewed recently by a Miami Herald reporter, Ms. Lopez has a message for people in the United States and other wealthy countries who are nervous about buying goods from "sweatshops": "I wish more people would buy the clothes we make."

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The Politics of Convergence in 2000

by Gerald A. Dorfmanvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, January 31, 2000

As the 2000 presidential election campaign begins, many voters believe that the nasty, partisan environment in Washington reflects deep policy divisions between Republicans and Democrats.

Analysis and Commentary

It’s the Dollar

by Alvin Rabushka, Michael S. Bernstamvia russianeconomy.org
Sunday, January 30, 2000

With the U.S. dollar as legal tender in Russia, the issue of an overvalued ruble disappears.

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