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Colleges' Transformed Mission Misses the Mark

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Politics
Friday, February 15, 2019

In his “Theses on Feuerbach,” the young Karl Marx proclaimed, “[P]hilosophers have only hitherto interpreted the world in various ways; the point is to change it” (emphasis in original). Mission statements of several of our preeminent colleges and universities follow suit. The primary purpose of liberal education, according to these formal pronouncements, is not to understand the world but to remake it.

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Trade, Technology, And Jobs: How To Think About Free Trade

by John B. Taylorvia PolicyEd
Friday, February 15, 2019

The consequences of free trade are very similar to what happens when a new technology is invented. In both cases goods and services get better and more affordable for everyone, new jobs are created, and some jobs are replaced. So, the next time someone proposes new trade barriers, imagine instead that they had proposed outlawing a new invention.

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The Syrian Paradox

by Lt Col Timothy "Papa" Murphyvia The Washington Times
Thursday, February 14, 2019

We need to stay in Syria, and it has very little to do with ISIS.

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Free Trade

featuring Milton Friedman, John B. Taylor, John H. Cochrane , Edward Paul Lazear, Michael J. Boskin, Richard A. Epstein, Russell Roberts, Tom Churchvia PolicyEd
Wednesday, January 23, 2019

After a generation of trade liberalizations, many Americans—on the left and the right—are having second thoughts.

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The Pursuit of Peace

via Hoover Daily Report
Friday, February 15, 2019

In 1919, Europe was in recovery from the devastation of World War I, the Russian Civil War was raging, the Versailles peace negotiations had begun, Adolph Hitler gave his first speech to the German Workers Party, and the world was awash in change. Herbert Hoover had witnessed firsthand the devastating aftermath of the war as Chairman of the Commission for Relief in Belgium, where he led the relief effort for the food crisis that Belgium faced after the German invasion. He recognized that history was being forged around him and in 1919 he sent $50,000 to his alma mater, Stanford University, to be used to archive materials from the “Great War” for future generations.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Instructional Coaches: The Heroes Of The Golden Age Of Educational Practice

by Michael J. Petrillivia Education Next
Friday, February 15, 2019

Whether initiated from the bottom-up or the top-down, any effort to help educators align their practice with the best evidence is going to succeed or fail on the strength of its implementation.

Analysis and Commentary

Should Blackmail Be Legal?

by David R. Hendersonvia The Library of Economics and Liberty
Thursday, February 14, 2019

In his latest column for Bloomberg, “Seven Lessons About Blackmail,” economist Tyler Cowen takes up the issue of blackmail. What motivated it, of course, as he makes clear, is the recent controversy involving Amazon’s Jeff Bezos’s allegation that the National Enquirer has blackmailed him.

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The Part Of The Green New Deal We Should All Support

by Alice Hillvia CNN
Friday, February 15, 2019

The nation got its first chance to digest the details of the Green New Deal when Democrats proposed a nonbinding congressional resolution last week. Reading the 14-page document feels a bit like scanning a multipage menu in search of a satisfying meal. If you are a progressive, you feel overwhelmed by all there is to savor, and if you are a conservative, you struggle to find something you can stomach.

Analysis and Commentary

Trump’s Foreign Policy Is Pushing Allies Into China And Russia’s Waiting Arms

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Thursday, February 14, 2019

Nuclear tensions on the Korean Peninsula have diminished since last summer’s Singapore summit between President Trump and North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un. In the run-up to this month’s Vietnam summit, Trump is acutely aware that a potential landmark deal on Kim’s complete, verifiable and permanent denuclearization would be a significant foreign policy win for him, the region and the world.

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Victor Davis Hanson Has Written The Best Book On Trump

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Rush Limbaugh Show
Thursday, February 14, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his new book The Case for Trump.

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John Yoo: McCabe Says He Ordered Trump Investigation After FBI Director Comey Was Fired

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Thursday, February 14, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo talks about former Deputy Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Andrew McCabe's disclosure that he ordered an investigation of President Trump after President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey.

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Marko Kounalakis: Globalization, Robots, And The Future Of Work

interview with Markos Kounalakisvia World Affairs
Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Marko Kounalakis talks with Richard Baldwin about his new book, The Globotics Upheaval: Globalization, Robotics, and the Future of Work.

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Hoover Receives Pushback At Panel On Chinese Influence On US Institutions

featuring Hoover Institution, Larry Diamondvia Stanford Daily
Friday, February 15, 2019

The authors of a November 2018 report by the Hoover Institution that called for “constructive vigilance” against Chinese influence on U.S. institutions faced an oftentimes critical, predominantly Chinese audience in a panel discussion on their findings, which ranged from Chinese propaganda in U.S. media to illicit technology transfer.

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Finance Author And Economic History Buff Niall Ferguson: Bitcoin Is An Option On Digital Gold

featuring Niall Fergusonvia Bitcoin Exchange Guide
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Niall Ferguson, a British Financial Historian, believes that Bitcoin is an Option on Digital Gold. This was said during an interview that was done by Breaker Mag, a magazine about the blockchain.
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Build A Wall Around Nouveau Intellectual Know-Nothings

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Ricochet
Thursday, February 14, 2019

Brandon Darby has a target on his head from the Mexican cartels. Concealing his Second Amendment rights under his vest, he hides among some of the most dangerous people in the Western Hemisphere. With more than half of the 32 Mexican states being run by the cartels, Brandon, a father and family man, understands his life is on the line daily.

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Stock Buybacks Are Not The Enemy

quoting John H. Cochrane via Fortune
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Are share buybacks really one of America’s biggest economic problems? You’d certainly think so if you believe the astoundingly kindred attacks coming from both sides of the aisle in Congress.
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The Fragmentation Of All Things Retail

quoting Niall Fergusonvia Gulf News
Thursday, February 14, 2019
The evolution of retail is well documented. The basic concept has been of customers purchasing their needs from a shop that displays them, or has access to them, perhaps from an off-site warehouse.
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You May Be Disappointed By The Mueller Report

with Jack Goldsmithvia NBC News
Thursday, February 14, 2019

Millions of Americans are waiting for Robert Mueller to give them the final word on whether the Trump campaign conspired with the 2016 Russian election interference effort — and whether their president is under the influence of a foreign adversary.

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Leftist Tax Schemes Bash The Rich, But Depend On Their Success

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Reason
Friday, February 15, 2019

Nineteenth century historian Thomas Carlyle called economics "the dismal science" because of its predictions about scarcity and poverty. Those are immutable features of all societies, which explains why his snarky term remains widely used. Modern economics writer Thomas Sowell captured the same idea, but expanded upon it. "The first lesson of economics is scarcity: there is never enough of anything to fully satisfy all those who want it," he wrote. "The first lesson of politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics."

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Will Catastrophe Strike The World Economy?

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia The Friday Times
Friday, February 15, 2019

Back in 2005, some of the world’s top economists gathered at Jackson Hole, Wyoming (USA). This place is known for gathering of top central bankers around the world. 

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It's Not Easy Being Green

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Patriot Post
Thursday, February 14, 2019

"Being crazy isn't enough," Dr. Seuss once said. Little did he know how prophetic he was.

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Newsom Is Right To Scale Back The Bullet Train, And It’s Good Politics Too

quoting Bill Whalenvia Los Angeles Times
Thursday, February 14, 2019
If anyone thought that Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration would merely be an extension of fellow Democrat Jerry Brown’s, that notion has been completely obliterated.
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AP Explains: Can Trump Declare Emergency To Build His Wall?

quoting John Yoovia The Tribune
Thursday, February 14, 2019

The White House says President Donald Trump will declare a national emergency and take other executive action to allow construction of the president’s long-promised southern border wall, after bipartisan congressional negotiations provided less than a quarter of the $5.7 billion Trump wanted to start building more than 200 miles of wall.

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How The US Actually Financed The Second World War

quoting Lee Ohanianvia Financial Times Alphaville
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

[Subscription Required] In March of 1951, a year into the Korean War, the US Treasury offered long-term notes at 2 3/4 per cent in exchange for short-term notes at 2 1/2 per cent. According to a narrative written half a century later by the Richmond Fed, the Federal Reserve supported the price of the long-term notes, but: only up to a limited volume it had agreed on with the Treasury.

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Kick-Off Berlin 2019

mentioning Timothy Garton Ashvia Munich Security Conference
Monday, February 11, 2019

Wolfgang Ischinger (Ambassador, Chairman of the Munich Security Conference), Timothy Garton Ash (Professor of European Studies, Oxford University), and Sabine Weyand (Deputy Chief Negotiator, Task Force for the Preparation and Conduct of the Negotiations with the United Kingdom under Article 50, European Commission).

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Richard Epstein On The Non-Problem Of Inequality Of Income Or Wealth

quoting Richard A. Epsteinvia AEI
Monday, February 11, 2019

From Richard Epstein’s Hoover Institution article "The Toxic Warren Wealth Tax": It’s not clear why we should worry about inequality of income or wealth.

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Compromise On The US-Mexico Border: A Discussion With Andrew Selee

Monday, February 11, 2019
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The Hoover Institution hosted "Compromise on the US-Mexico Border: A Discussion with Andrew Selee" on Monday, February 11, 2019 from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST.

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"Who Will Pick Up The Pieces" – MSC Kick-Off 2019 In Berlin

quoting Timothy Garton Ashvia Munich Security Conference
Monday, February 11, 2019

"Who will pick up the pieces of the disintegrating world order?" This is the overarching question of the Munich Security Report 2019, which Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger, Chairman of the Munich Security Conference (MSC), presented at this year’s MSC Kick-off event on 11 February at the Bavarian State Representation in Berlin with over 300 guests. On this occasion, Timothy Garton Ash, Professor for European Studies in Oxford, and Sabine Weyand, Deputy Chief Brexit Negotiator of the EU, discussed the possible consequences of an exit of the United Kingdom from the EU in the context of a disintegrating world order.

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Kick-Off Berlin 2019

mentioning Timothy Garton Ashvia Munich Security Conference
Monday, February 11, 2019

Wolfgang Ischinger (Ambassador, Chairman of the Munich Security Conference), Timothy Garton Ash (Professor of European Studies, Oxford University), and Sabine Weyand (Deputy Chief Negotiator, Task Force for the Preparation and Conduct of the Negotiations with the United Kingdom under Article 50, European Commission).

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Rearming Of The World With Lethal Weaponry

quoting George P. Shultzvia The Express Tribune
Monday, February 11, 2019
During his campaign for the presidency, Donald Trump had begun to suggest that his immediate predecessor, Barack Obama, had starved the country’s defense establishment of the resources it needed to bring in more people into uniform, give them training to operate in all kinds of situations, and provide them with the equipment they needed to deal with all kinds of emergencies.
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Trump Can Build A Wall Without Congress

quoting John Yoovia Patriot Post
Monday, February 11, 2019

The president has several options to break what has become an inexcusable stalemate.

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Clinton, Nixon Reports Offer Starkly Different Models For Mueller

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia CNN
Monday, February 11, 2019

As special counsel Robert Mueller prepares a final report on his investigation of Russia's interference in the 2016 election and possible Trump campaign complicity, two historic presidential inquiries offer distinct -- and clashing -- models.

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The Democrats’ Dilemma: Two Parties In One

by Niall Fergusonvia The Boston Globe
Monday, February 11, 2019

Last week I began to understand how the Democrats will lose the 2020 presidential election. The reality is that they are not a single party, but two: one liberal, one socialist. The former can beat Trump — but not if it is associated with the latter.

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Cowen On The Egalitarianism Of The Economics Profession

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, February 11, 2019

Economic analysis is itself value-free, but in practice it encourages a cosmopolitan interest in natural equality. Many economic models, of course, assume that all individuals are motivated by rational self-interest or some variant thereof; even the so-called behavioral theories tweak only the fringes of a basically common, rational understanding of people. The crucial implication is this: If you treat all individuals as fundamentally the same in your theoretical constructs, it would be odd to insist that the law should suddenly start treating them differently.

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Merkel Salvages Nord Stream, But Is Putin Losing Russia's Gas Monopoly?

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes
Monday, February 11, 2019

The European Union took a first step with its February 8 vote towards turning Russia’s gas monopoly, Gazprom, from an instrument of Russian power politics into a regulated utility, deprived of its monopoly power. In an odd twist, Germany, the self-proclaimed guardian of European unity, found itself politically isolated from the rest of Europe, which sided with U.S. President Donald Trump. A bitter pill for Germany to swallow.

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