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The Assault On Wealth

by David R. Hendersonvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

A tax on the very rich is a very bad idea

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One Symptom Of A Society In Crisis Is The Unreliability Or Even Corruption Of Its Own Auditors.

by James Fishkin, Larry Diamondvia USA Today
Thursday, December 5, 2019

Five candidates spoke to our America In One Room group and skipped the red meat. They all had stronger appeal afterwards across the political spectrum.

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December In Sacramento: Governors Budgeting Time For Budget Planning

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, December 5, 2019

As a recovering speechwriter once employed by a California governor, I can assure you: these are the best of times and the worst of times for any scribe hoping to get a moment of the boss’s time in the days between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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When Our Guardians Fail Us

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Patriot Post
Thursday, December 5, 2019

One symptom of a society in crisis is the unreliability or even corruption of its own auditors.

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Even More Social Engineering In New York Schools

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via EducationNext
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

When the New York City Council moved the other day to require every one of the city’s thirty-two community school districts to develop a school desegregation plan, it was advancing a major initiative by Mayor Bill de Blasio, his schools chancellor Richard Carranza, and a sprawling advisory panel, all of them committed to rooting out every form of selectivity and “disparate impact” in the offerings of the country’s biggest public school system. 

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PISA 2018: Leaning Into The Economic Headwinds

by Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Another week, another round of test scores, this time the international variety. The latest results from the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) are out, and they largely track the findings from the 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress. Meaning: American scores are mostly flat, with some widening of the gaps between our high and low performers in reading and math because the higher achieving students are making progress while their peers are standing still. 

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The Different Ways Schools Go About Character Development

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

The Content of Their Character: Inquiries into the Varieties of Moral Formation is dense and subtle, but it’s also informative and valuable, particularly for educators. We’ve come to expect as much from the University of Virginia–based Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, headed by Ryan Olson and founded by his co-editor, the distinguished UVa professor James Hunter. 

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Data Security, Data Breaches, And Compliance

by Chirantan Chatterjee, D. Daniel Sokolvia SSRN
Sunday, November 17, 2019

This chapter explores the attributes of compliance in the context of data breaches. First, it identifies the sort of corporate governance problem that data breaches create. Then, it approaches the empirical work related to data breaches and to the organization of compliance-based responses in terms of risk assessment, training and compliance, both preemptively and after a breach.

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Xi Jinping Thought Fails The Test Of Fighting Man-Made, Global Warming, Climate Change

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Thursday, December 5, 2019

Xi Jinping Thought consists of fourteen basic policies. Number 4: “Adopting new science-based ideas for ‘innovative, coordinated, green, open and shared development.’” Number 9:  “Coexist well with nature with ‘energy conservation and environmental protection’ policies and ‘contribute to global ecological safety.’”

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Priors And Prejudice

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

When I was in twelfth grade (in Canada, we called it Grade 12), one of the main novels we studied was Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. I read it once because I was supposed to, twice to be able to answer questions on exams, and the third time because I loved it.

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Labor Market Still Growing At A Recovery Rate: Ed Lazear

interview with Edward Paul Lazearvia Fox Business
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Ed Lazear discusses November’s lower than expected ADP jobs growth, the overall strength of the U.S. economy, and the importance of a China trade deal.

In the News
In the News

Trump's Foreign Policy

featuring Victor Davis Hansonvia Power Line
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Victor Davis Hanson surveys President Trump’s foreign policy, focusing on China, Iran, and North Korea. Hanson argues that Trump’s recalibration of our policy towards these three nations has succeeded in placing maximum pressure on each to alter its policies. He warns, however, that as the pressure mounts, so does the prospect of dangerous provocations.

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Russia To Replace Wikipedia With The 'Great Russian Encyclopaedia'

quoting Niall Fergusonvia Big Think
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

The encyclopedia offers more "reliable" information than Wikipedia, said Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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California Proposal Rejects Wildfire Premium In PG&E, Other Utilities' ROE

quoting James L. Sweeneyvia Utility Dive
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

The CPUC's proposed decision maintains the utilities' test-year 2020 ROE at 2018 values: 10.3% for Southern California Edison, down from the requested 11.45%; 10.25% for PG&E, down from the 12% it applied for; and 10.2% for SDG&E, compared to the 12.38% it requested.

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Brexit Will Ultimately Destabilise Europe, Historians Fear

quoting Timothy Garton Ashvia Independent
Thursday, December 5, 2019

Arguably the most important aspect of this general election’s ongoing debate on Brexit is being almost completely ignored, according to new research.

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Republicans Angry And Concerned About Schiff Release Of Phone Records

quoting John Yoovia The Washington Examiner
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff's decision to publish the phone records of the president's personal attorneys, a journalist, a fellow lawmaker, a National Security Council aide, and others has sent a chill among Republicans concerned about the reach of a powerful chairman determined to root out the communications of people with connections to the Trump-Ukraine affair. 

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‘How To Be A Dictator’ Review: A Poetics For Tyrants

by Tunku Varadarajan featuring Frank Diköttervia The Wall Street Journal
Friday, November 29, 2019

A dictator cannot lead through oppression alone. He must also create the illusion of public support.

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Raghuram Rajan's Warning About Mudra Loans Last Year May Be Coming True— And Now A Citi Report Confirms It

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia Business Insider
Friday, November 29, 2019

Many of the working capital loans made to India's small entrepreneurs may be turning bad.

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Timothy Garton Ash: ‘Ideological Competition Is Actually Good For Us’

interview with Timothy Garton Ashvia Transitions Online
Friday, November 29, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Timothy Garton Ash discusses 1989, and looks at the major events of that year, including the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Tiananmen Square protests, and the breakup of Yugoslavia.

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Bloomberg Has Too Many Negatives To Win The Democratic Nomination, Barney Frank Says

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia CNBC
Friday, November 29, 2019

Barney Frank, a former leading House Democrat, told CNBC on Friday that former New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg has too much baggage to win the Democratic primary.

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Nigeria: Fayemi, Tambuwal, Others To Speak At Oxford University On '20 Years Of Democracy In Nigeria

mentioning Larry Diamondvia All Africa
Thursday, November 28, 2019

The Governor of Ekiti State and the Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum, Kayode Fayemi, and the Governor of Sokoto State and the Deputy Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum, Aminu Tambuwal, will both speak at an International Conference on "20 Years of Democracy in Nigeria: 1999-2019" at Oxford University, United Kingdom on Friday, December 6, 2019.

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Making The Case For Increased US Basing In The Pacific

by LT COL Matt "Fuego" Tuzelvia The Diplomat
Thursday, November 28, 2019

The U.S. should look to establish hub and spoke base networks in the Marianas Islands, Palau, and eventually the Philippines.

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Marco Rubio’s Myopic Capitalism

quoting John H. Cochranevia Eurasia Review
Thursday, November 28, 2019

Americans are searching for answers for the disintegration of the family, falling participation in religious and civic institutions, drug dependency, suicide, and economic dislocation. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., believes he has found the answer to the social crises of our time in Catholic social teaching.

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Are Thought Crimes Impeachable?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, November 28, 2019

Alleged bad thoughts are not crimes — at least not outside George Orwell’s dystopian novel “1984.”

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Chief Economist Update: As Low As Lowe Will Go

mentioning John B. Taylorvia Financial Standard (Australia)
Wednesday, November 27, 2019

The RBA's growth and inflation forecasts and the Taylor Rule calls for just one more rate cut next year.

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Ferguson Says The Lesson From History Is Market Could Soon Fall

featuring Niall Fergusonvia Forbes
Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Using history as a guide, historian Niall Ferguson, told a conference that there won't be a U.S.-China trade deal this year, that the probability of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) becoming the Democratic presidential nominee is not priced into the market, and before New Year's Day, the stock market could experience a sell off similar to the one a year ago.

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