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What Happens To Local Jobs When State Taxes Go Up?

featuring Joshua D. Rauhvia Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
Monday, July 22, 2019

A new study, coauthored by Hoover Institution fellow and Stanford Graduate School of Business Finance Professor Joshua D. Rauh, offers a solid answer to what happens to local jobs when state taxes go up: Hiking the state corporate tax rate just one percentage point, say, from 6% to 7%, will indeed spur some companies to pull up stakes and take jobs with them.

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The Economy, Father Of Us All

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Good times immunize a president and make his over-the-top domestic enemies look irrelevant.

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Foolish On Climate Change

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, July 22, 2019

Andrew Cuomo doesn’t get the science or economics of his own policies.  

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Kamala Harris’s Economic Policies

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, July 23, 2019

There are now five Democratic presidential candidates who appear to have separated from the original field of 25: Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg, and Kamala Harris, who has made a significant move in the polls since her performance in the first Democratic debate.

Last week, Harris moved slightly ahead of Biden, 23 percent to 21 percent, in one highly respected poll. This same poll found Harris ahead of Trump, 49 percent to 41 percent, if the election were to be held now.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Ramifications Of Social Security 2100 Act For Program Participants Would Be Substantial

by Charles Blahousvia CNS News
Monday, July 22, 2019

Advocates of Social Security expansion have declared their intention to move the “Social Security 2100 Act” through the House of Representatives before August recess. The bill, introduced by Rep. John Larson (D., Conn.), has more than 200 co-sponsors.

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The Ghost Of Weimar Germany Is Only A Ghost

by Josef Joffevia The Wall Street Journal
Sunday, July 21, 2019

A political assassination renews fears, but the far right remains weak, disorganized and isolated.

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Lanhee Chen: $15 Minimum Wage May Do More Harm Than Good

by Lanhee J. Chenvia Townhall Review
Tuesday, July 23, 2019

The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives recently passed legislation to raise the minimum wage from $7.50 to $15 nationwide. While that might sound good to some, the reality is that such an increase may put up to 3.7 million people out of work, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.

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The Value Of Government Debt

by John H. Cochrane via National Burea of Economic Research
Tuesday, July 23, 2019

The market value of government debt equals the present discounted value of primary surpluses. Applying present value decompositions from asset pricing to this valuation equation, I find that half of the variation in the market value of debt to GDP ratio corresponds to varying forecasts of future primary surpluses, and half to varying discount rates. Variation in expected growth rates is unimportant.

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Why The EU Lost Middle England

by Tunku Varadarajanvia The Wall Street Journal
Monday, July 22, 2019

Brexit isn’t rooted in ‘emotion’ but in a quiet sense of civilization evident in a village church.

Analysis and Commentary

The Fightback For Liberal Britain Begins Here. Jo Swinson Can Lead It

by Timothy Garton Ashvia The Guardian
Monday, July 22, 2019

Brexit gives the new Lib Dem leader a unique opportunity. She must now channel the best of her party’s traditions and make new alliances.

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One Giant Leap

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, July 22, 2019

At Tyler Cowen’s recommendation, I bought One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission that Flew Us to the Moon,by Charles Fishman. I recommend it, with reservations.

Analysis and Commentary

Trump Rally Triggers The Republican Parsons

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine
Monday, July 22, 2019

Never Trumpers pander to the Left’s totalitarian rules for speech.

Analysis and Commentary

A Rising Economic Tide + Reform + Resources = Better Results

by Michael J. Petrilli quoting Eric Hanushek, Margaret (Macke) Raymondvia Education Next
Monday, July 22, 2019

Recently, I argued that much of the progress of the No Child Left Behind era may have stemmed from the dramatically declining child poverty rates of the 1990s. But much does not mean all. Other things were happening back then, too, things that deserve at least some of the credit—namely more education reform and more education resources. Let’s look at the evidence for both.

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Eric Hanushek: School Demographics, Teacher Salaries, And The Economics Of Education

interview with Eric Hanushekvia The Federalist
Monday, July 22, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Eric Hanushek discusses a number of topics including: common misconceptions for improving US schools, the culture war within public schools, the impact of a child’s family life on education, and the correlation between a teacher’s pay and the quality of education.

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Victor Davis Hanson: Democrats In Panic Mode As Party Reaches The ‘Most Left-Wing Position Possible’ On Immigration

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Daily Caller
Monday, July 22, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the problems with illegal immigration as well as the lack of enforcement of our laws.

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Raghuram Rajan On Prospects For A World Recession

interview with Raghuram Rajanvia BBC News
Monday, July 22, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Raghuram Rajan says trade friction between the US and China and the prospects of Brexit have helped damage business confidence, but it was not clear yet whether this would lead to a recession.

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Lanhee Chen: Here’s Where Democrats And Republicans Stand On The Debt Ceiling

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia CNBC
Monday, July 22, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the latest details on the debt ceiling fight in Washington, and how it might get resolved.

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Russ Roberts Ask Me Anything

interview with Russell Robertsvia Adam Smith Works
Monday, July 22, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Russ Roberts answers your questions on a number of matters including economic, philosophic, and literary.

In the News
In the News

Beware Biden’s ‘Public Option’

quoting Scott W. Atlasvia The Business Journal
Monday, July 22, 2019

In the face of calls for “Medicare for All” on the presidential campaign trail, Joe Biden is pushing an old, familiar tune called “the public option.”

In the News

Tlaib Calls For $20-An-Hour Minimum Wage: 'I Can't Allow People To Be Living Off Tips'

quoting Richard A. Epsteinvia Fox News
Monday, July 22, 2019

Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., called for a federal minimum wage of $20 per hour at an event in Detroit on Sunday night, prompting mockery from conservatives and threatening to force mainline Democrats in the 2020 presidential race to address the issue in upcoming debates.

In the News

Bernie Sanders Single-Handedly Exposes The Democrats’ Minimum Wage Fraud

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Conservative Review
Monday, July 22, 2019

Bernie Sanders has some well-earned egg on his face after he cut campaign employees’ hours in order to meet their demands for a $15 an hour wage. The move isn’t surprising to anyone with a basic grasp of how economics works. Mandating a higher wage doesn’t mean that the resources to pay for it are magically going to appear. It’s the same reason why the Congressional Budget Office predicted that the recent $15 minimum wage bill passed by the House could kill almost 4 million jobs. 

In the News

Why Getting Election Security Right For 2020 Matters

quoting Herbert Linvia CSO Online
Monday, July 22, 2019

How much election security is enough? Enough to convince the loser they lost. We're not there yet.

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Ransomware Attacks Hit Schools, But Experts Question Intent, Whether Trend Affects Arkansas

quoting Herbert Linvia ArkansasOnline
Monday, July 22, 2019

Black-hat hackers are increasingly targeting schools across America. But that could be by accident, say experts in Arkansas, who question whether the trend -- if there is one -- has reached Arkansas. "It's interesting that they're getting down to the schools," said Elizabeth Bowles, president and CEO of Aristotle Unified Communications in Little Rock.

In the News

Prominent Europeans Call For Change In Approach To EU Foreign Policy

mentioning Timothy Garton Ashvia The Sofia Globe
Monday, July 22, 2019

This is the text of an open letter signed by more than 60 prominent Europeans, all Council Members of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), calling on the new EU leadership team, who will take over in late 2019, to understand the challenge that confronts them and receive the tools they need from EU governments to change Europe’s approach to foreign policy.

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Analysis and Commentary

Cutting Corporate Tax Rates In 2018 Or 2019: It Matters

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, December 7, 2017

The important effect of incentives on allocation over time. One of the differences between the House and Senate versions of the tax cut is whether the corporate tax rate falls in 2018 (House) or 2019 (Senate.) It might look as though it's no big deal. It might well be a big deal, partly economically and, deriving from the economics, partly politically.

In the News

ISNA Official Tells Congress: Islamic Charter 'Forerunner' To The US Constitution

quoting Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Breitbart News Network
Thursday, December 7, 2017

An Islamic charter drafted by Islam’s Mohammad is consistent with the religious freedom provisions enshrined in the U.S. Constitution, a senior official from the terror-affiliated Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) argued before a House panel.

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The Fragility Of Freedom

by Milton Friedmanvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, December 7, 2017

The periods and places in which there has been something approaching a free society have been few and far between.

Analysis and Commentary

Gov. Brown Can Be Bold For California Women

by Bill Whalenvia The Sacremento Bee
Thursday, December 7, 2017

Here’s a suggestion for Gov. Jerry Brown when he drafts his final State of the State Address: celebrate women by marking a state milestone, then do something bold on women’s behalf.

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Kiron Skinner: Should Trump Be Worried About Allies' Reaction To Israel Embassy Decision?

interview with Kiron K. Skinnervia Fox Business
Thursday, December 7, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Kiron Skinner examines President Trump's decision to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

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Putin Is To Blame For The Tragedy Of Russia’s Olympics Ban

by Michael McFaulvia The Washington Post
Thursday, December 7, 2017

Tuesday, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced a shocking decision to ban Russia from the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, due to Russia’s “systematic manipulation of the anti-doping rules.” The public reaction to this decision – by government officials and public commentators, and on my Twitter feed — was very polarized.

Analysis and Commentary

Still Blind After All These Years

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine Online
Thursday, December 7, 2017

President Trump last week retweeted some videos posted by England’s Britain First party, and the usual suspects fell all over themselves condemning the president in an orgy of mass virtue-signaling. The usual question-begging epithets flew thick and fast: “racist,” “fascist,” “hateful,” “bigotry,” Islamophobic,” “extremist,” “far-right,” all the dull clichés trotted out to mask the chronic appeasement of Islamic jihad on the part of bipartisan internationalists.

Analysis and Commentary

It’s The Kultur, Stupid

by Timothy Garton Ashvia The New York Review of Books
Thursday, December 7, 2017

“The reason we are inundated by culturally alien [kulturfremden] peoples such as Arabs, Sinti and Roma etc. is the systematic destruction of civil society as a possible counterweight to the enemies-of-the-constitution by whom we are ruled. These pigs are nothing other than puppets of the victor powers of the Second World War….”

Analysis and Commentary

Confirm Azar As New Secretary For Health And Human Services

by Lanhee J. Chenvia Townhall
Thursday, December 7, 2017

President Trump has nominated Alex Azar to be the next Secretary of Health and Human Services. It’s an important job, as the future of Obamacare hangs in the balance and Republicans continue to express their desire to repeal and replace the law.

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Michael McFaul: America’s Role On The World Stage

interview with Michael McFaulvia Commonwealth Club
Thursday, December 7, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul discusses America's role on the world stage.

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