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The Pattern And Purpose Of China’s Actions

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Politics
Sunday, October 25, 2020

Foreign policy, it is said, seldom determines U.S. elections. Nevertheless, external threats – and the measures adopted to counter them -- often carry far-reaching implications for America’s ability to secure freedom at home. That is one reason Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has made a priority of explaining the scope and urgency of the China challenge to fellow Americans and of traveling the world to discuss the challenge with friends and partners.

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Macron, Trump, And The Question Of The Nation

by Russell A. Bermanvia Telos Press
Monday, October 26, 2020

From the beginning of Donald Trump’s campaign for the presidency and throughout his administration, the most consistent point of orientation in his politics has been the priority of the nation. It informed the slogan “Make America Great Again,” which initially shocked political sensibilities, since it implied the accusation that previous bipartisan political leadership had stood by during a decline or even facilitated a loss of greatness. 

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Trumpism: Then, Now—And In The Future?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Sunday, October 25, 2020

Like it or not, Trump hit on a great truth that no country can write off its vast industrial interior, destroy its borders, or prefer managed decline over renewal.

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Google’s ‘Monopoly,’ And The Case Against It, Looks Surprisingly Like Standard Oil’s

by Thomas W. Gilliganvia Daily Caller
Monday, October 26, 2020

Based on some novel ideas and the application of new and powerful technologies, a company is formed which, within a relatively short period, achieves a dominant position in the markets in which it operates. Many of these markets did not exist prior to the company’s creation.

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Strategika Issue 68: Crisis In The Eastern Mediterranean

via Strategika
Monday, October 26, 2020

Strategika Issue 68 is now available online. Strategika is an online journal that analyzes ongoing issues of national security in light of conflicts of the past—the efforts of the Military History Working Group of historians, analysts, and military personnel focusing on military history and contemporary conflict.

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Fredrik Deboer On The Cult Of Smart

by Russ Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, October 26, 2020

Author and journalist Fredrik deBoer discusses his book The Cult of Smart with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. DeBoer argues that there is little that can be done to change the distribution of success in K-12 education. He argues that educational reforms like charter schools and No Child Left Behind are doomed to failure. At the end of the conversation, deBoer, a self-described Marxist, makes the case for a radical re-imagining of the U.S. economy.

 
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The Education Exchange: Closing Schools Does Not Keep Kids Safe

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, October 26, 2020

An Associate Professor of Economics at the Naval Postgraduate School, Ryan Sullivan, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss Sullivan’s recent op-ed, which outlines why schools should resume in-person classes.

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Compelling Peace

by Angelo M. Codevillavia Military History in the News
Monday, October 26, 2020

Between October 12 and 19, 1895, British Major General Sir Bindon Blood, K.C.B., after a bloody four-month campaign, accepted the surrender of the Mamund tribe of India’s Northwest province, along with that of its Afghan allies. The British had prevailed.

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Illinois Restaurants Collude To Expand Output

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, October 25, 2020

Seventy local businesses met Thursday night, agreeing to keep serving customers indoors despite a new state order, a Bradley restaurant owner said.

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How Much Should Young People Be Punished?

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, October 24, 2020

Great debate on lockdowns. I like what retired Professor John A. Lee has to say. Economist Dan O’Brien is also very succinct: How much punishment are we willing to inflict on young people?

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Managing And Mismanaging The Covid Shock

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, October 23, 2020

An important lesson from both economic analysis and economic history is that when people are relatively unregulated and free to adjust, they can adjust quickly to various economic shocks, even large ones. But when governments heavily regulate people’s economic activities, these governments slow and often prevent adjustments. The good news is that in 2020, the federal government and many state and local governments have temporarily relaxed regulations to make adjustment easier. 

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Morris Fiorina: Party Sorting To Blame For Political Stalemate, Says Stanford Political Scientist

interview with Morris P. Fiorinavia Stanford News
Monday, October 26, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Morris Fiorina talks about political polarization in America today. He argues that while the leadership and activists among the nation’s two main political parties are deeply polarized, the broader American public is not.

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McMaster On New Book

interview with H. R. McMastervia Bloomberg Businessweek
Friday, October 23, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow H. R. McMaster discusses his book Battlegrounds: The Fight to Defend the Free World.

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Shelby Steele Discusses Amazon’s Initial Refusal To Show His Film, Race Relations In America

interview with Shelby Steelevia Daily Caller
Saturday, October 24, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Shelby Steele discusses Amazon's initial refusal to show his film What Killed Michael Brown, as well as race relations in America.

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John Yoo On The John Batchelor Show (Part 1)

interview with John Yoovia The John Batchelor Show
Saturday, October 24, 2020

(Part 1) Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the American Mind article he co-authored with Robert Delahunty titled "What Happens if No One Wins?"

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John Yoo On The John Batchelor Show (Part 2)

interview with John Yoovia The John Batchelor Show
Saturday, October 24, 2020

(Part 2) Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the American Mind article he co-authored with Robert Delahunty titled "What Happens if No One Wins?"

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Hong Kong: A Conversation With Jimmy Lai | Lai & Davis

interview with Steven J. Davisvia Stigler Center
Friday, October 23, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Steven Davis interviews Jimmy Lai concerning the struggle for political freedoms in Hong Kong, why the Chinese Communist Party and the PRC are hostile to those freedoms, the inherent conflict between the CCP system and Western values, and what that conflict means for China and the rest of the world.

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Society Of Labor Economists Names New Prize For Edward Lazear

featuring Edward Paul Lazearvia Stanford News
Friday, October 23, 2020

The Society of Labor Economists (SOLE) has announced a new prize named in honor of Edward Lazear.

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Can Do Attitude

via Histories
Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Learn about the US Navy Construction Battalions and their pivotal role in the Pacific theater through the experiences of Nat Bellantoni and his fellow 78th Seabees.

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Amazon Uncancels Shelby Steele

featuring Shelby Steelevia The Wall Street Journal
Friday, October 23, 2020

[Subscription Required] A documentary about race relations rises to the top after a ban ends.

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Opinion: What Killed Michael Brown? A Controversial Movie About Truth And Lies

featuring Shelby Steelevia Times of San Diego
Saturday, October 24, 2020

Throughout history we find deceptions that have lulled us into thinking they were true. All that is required is a Pied Piper with a fanciful narrative and gullible listeners.

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Raghuram Rajan Says Jobless Youth Will Hit The Streets, Diverting Them Won't Work For Long

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia India Times
Monday, October 26, 2020

Former governor of Reserve Bank of India Raghuram Rajan on Wednesday said that if India does not create enough jobs, youths will come to the streets (in protest). Raghuram Rajan said that young people in the country require jobs, and that while attention can be diverted by social media and fake news, it will only work for so long.

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RBI More Accommodative Than Many Central Banks In The World: Raghuram Rajan

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia Economic Times (India)
Friday, October 23, 2020

The Reserve Bank of India has been more accommodative than many central banks in the world according to former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan. 

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Does Debt Matter For The Economy And Gold?

quoting John H. Cochranevia Investing
Friday, October 23, 2020

The U.S. passed a milestone. The federal debt in private hands surpassed 100% of GDP measured quarterly, in the second quarter of 2020. On an annual basis, it would exceed the size of the economy next year, due to a massive fiscal stimulus and a plunge in revenues amid the coronavirus crisis (however, the fiscal deficits and debts were already increasing significantly prior to the outbreak of pandemic ).

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Why People Power Doesn’t Work Like It Used To

quoting Larry Diamondvia The Washington Post
Sunday, October 25, 2020

As most of the world shelters from the novel coronavirus, tens of thousands of brave protesters have been marching through the streets of Minsk and Bangkok for the past several months, defying water cannons, rubber bullets and the risk of imprisonment — or disease.

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China Hopes For Change If Biden Wins, But Little Likely

quoting Elizabeth Economyvia The Register Citizen
Friday, October 23, 2020

Chinese leaders hope Washington will tone down conflicts over trade, technology and security if Joe Biden wins the Nov. 3 presidential election. But any shift is likely to be in style, not substance, as frustration with Beijing increases across the American political spectrum.

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McMaster: Putin Is Determined To "Drag Us All Down"

quoting H. R. McMastervia Axios
Friday, October 23, 2020

Retired Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster, President Trump's former national security adviser, said Russian President Vladimir Putin is "determined to drag us all down like the KGB operator he is" through political subversion and disinformation.

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Americans Have A Choice: Socialized Medicine Or Health Care Freedom

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia The Hill
Monday, October 26, 2020

As an emergency room physician and cancer survivor, I understand that each minute counts in a medical emergency. And as our nation chooses a direction on health care this November, we need to remember the realities that follow from government-run socialized medicine — increased taxes, longer wait times, delayed care and fewer incentives to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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No End In Sight For Record-High Public Debt Fueled By COVID-19

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia Nikkei Asian Review
Sunday, October 25, 2020

Countries around the world have expanded fiscal expenditure due to the coronavirus pandemic, causing public debt to balloon to unprecedented levels. The debt-to-gross domestic product ratio of advanced economies in 2021 will reach a record high of 125%.

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What The Beheading Of A French School Teacher Should Tell Us

quoting Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Independent Women's Forum
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Unlike the name of George Floyd in the U.S., that of Samuel Paty, the French school teacher beheaded in a suburb of Paris, has not become a rallying cry for social change.

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The Puzzle Of The GRU Indictment

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

It’s about two weeks before the 2020 presidential election. According to a bipartisan report released by the Senate Intelligence Committee, Russia engaged in “an aggressive, multifaceted effort to influence, or attempt to influence, the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.” And in the words of the FBI director, Russia is engaged in “very active efforts ... to influence our election in 2020.” 

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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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The Supreme Court's Nine Could Be Saved By A Stitch In Time

by David Davenportvia The Washington Examiner
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Senators this week proposed a simple new constitutional amendment: “The Supreme Court of the United States shall be composed of nine justices.” The same amendment was introduced in the House of Representatives last month. This is a good idea that, unfortunately, looks to be a hard sell.

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Chester Finn And Michael Petrilli On The Education Gadfly Show: The Loathsome War On Exam Schools

interview with Chester E. Finn Jr., Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Hoover Institution fellows Checker Finn and Michael Petrilli discuss the growing, misguided war on selective-admissions high schools.

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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.

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A Virtual Conversation With Lt. General H.R. McMaster

interview with H. R. McMastervia Reagan Foundation
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow H. R. McMaster talks about his new book Battlegrounds.

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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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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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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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