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The Recovery Is Reaching Its End

by Edward Paul Lazearvia The Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

When unemployment dropped below 5% three years ago, some economists, including at the Federal Reserve, concluded that the labor market had topped out—that those still out of work would never get jobs. Three years and nearly eight million additional jobs later, it’s clear they were wrong.

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What Democratic Socialism Does To Economic Prosperity

by Lee Ohanianvia PolicyEd
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Democratic socialism diminishes economic prosperity and ultimately requires a return to market-based policy.

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The China-Iran-Border Matrix

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

President Trump and Secretary Pompeo have worked the U.S. into an advantageous position with a consistent policy toward bad actors.

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Cyber Runs: How A Cyber Attack Could Affect U.S. Financial Institutions

by Darrell Duffie, Joshua Youngervia Brookings Institution
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Cyber risks to financial stability have received significant attention from policy makers. These risks are worsened by the increasing diversity of perpetrators—including state and non-state actors, cyber terrorists, and “hacktivists”—who are not necessarily motivated by financial gain.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

China’s Privileging Of “Mr. Science” Over “Mr. Democracy”

by Michael R. Auslinvia Law & Liberty
Wednesday, June 19, 2019

For decades, the voices of dissident Chinese, like human rights lawyer and activist Teng Biao, were occasionally heard and never listened to by the larger world. Some, like Wei Jingsheng, author of the famous “Fifth Modernization” essay during the Democracy Wall movement in 1978, or Wang Dan, student leader of the 1989 Tiananmen Square democracy protests, became minor celebrities in the world of human rights and democracy promotion. Yet even the most prominent among them failed to change in any material way the world’s policies towards China. 

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U.S. Cyber Infiltration Of The Russian Electric Grid: Implications For Deterrence

by Herbert Linvia Lawfare
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

The New York Times reported on June 15 that “the United States is stepping up digital incursions into Russia’s electric power grid in a warning to President Vladimir V. Putin.” In particular, the Times reported that the United States has deployed code “inside Russia’s grid and other targets”—that is, “potentially crippling malware inside the Russian system, ... intended partly as a warning, and partly to be poised to conduct cyberstrikes if a major conflict broke out between Washington and Moscow.” The article also noted that this step would represent a major escalation in the ongoing cyber conflict between Moscow and the United States.

Analysis and Commentary

The Libertarian: A Crisis Of Liberalism?

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

What the new critics of the free market — on both the left and the right — get wrong.

Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California
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Ominous News From The San Francisco Fed

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

And you thought the Fed was just about monetary policy. The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco wants banks to get extra credit for making loans that help communities adapt to climate change and prepare for future natural disasters.

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Interviews

Darrell Duffie: Facebook Announces Plans For Libra, Its Own Cryptocurrency

interview with Darrell Duffievia WESM 91.3 FM
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Darrell Duffie discusses Libra, Facebook's new crypto-currency.

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Victor Davis Hanson: President Trump's New Immigration Policy

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Laura Ingraham Podcast
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses President Trump's new immigration policy.

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Jonathan Rodden: Do Urban Voters Get Short Shrift In Congress?

interview with Jonathan Roddenvia Futurity
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Jonathan Rodden argues that ever since President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal of the 1930s, the Democratic Party has evolved to become an almost exclusively urban party. Rodden’s analysis—which included a geo-spatial, statistical deep dive into election and Census data from the 19th century to the present—appears in his new book, Why Cities Lose: The Deep Roots of the Urban-Rural Political Divide.

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The Global Crisis Of Liberal Democracy With Larry Diamond

interview with Larry Diamondvia The Brian Lehrer Show (WNYC)
Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Larry Diamond talks about his new book Ill Winds: Saving Democracy from Russian Rage, Chinese Ambition, and American Complacency, and looks at the global and domestic threats to the principles of liberal democracy.

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Bill Whalen On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses his Forbes article "Where Were You, Four Years Ago? Like Me, Probably Discounting Trump."

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John Yoo: How Will Supreme Court Picks Factor Into The 2020 Presidential Campaigns?

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses investigating the investigators.

In the News
In the News

Understanding US/China Relations

featuring Stephen Kotkinvia Top 1000 Funds
Wednesday, June 19, 2019

With the US-China trade war turning into what looks to be a grave and possibly permanent collapse in relations between the two super powers, institutional investors will reap their biggest gains from dislocation, according to Stephen Kotkin, professor of history and international affairs at Princeton.

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H.R. McMaster: Iran Cannot Be Treated As ‘Responsible Nation’

quoting H. R. McMastervia Washington Examiner
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Former national security adviser retired Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster is warning against “wishful thinking” in dealing with Iran and arguing that the experience of the nuclear deal revealed that making concessions to Tehran only emboldens Iran to intensify its proxy war in the region.

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VDH On How Liberalism Destroyed California

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Rush Limbaugh Show
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Victor Davis Hanson was on with Chatsworth Osborne Jr. last night on the Fox News Channel. And I want to play these two bites. Victor Davis Hanson lives in California as a farmer. He lives and works, he lives on a farm not far from Fresno. And he knows the circumstances of life away from the coast. But he also works at the Hoover Institute, which is a Never Trumper conservative think tank at Stanford in Palo Alto, and he goes there occasionally.

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Bernie Sanders Calls For 'Fundamental Change' To US Economy, 'Economic Bill Of Rights'

quoting Niall Fergusonvia International Business Times
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Confident that he is the strongest Democratic candidate to square off with President Donald Trump in 2020, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., took his message for fundamental change in the economy and politics to Fox News on Sunday.

In the News

Sohn: Why We Still Aren't Protecting Elections

quoting Michael McFaulvia Times Free Press
Sunday, June 16, 2019

It seems the forgotten tragedy of Donald Trump's election and the Mueller probe is that we know Russia interfered with our 2016 election, but our government isn't doing anything about it.

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Will Inflation ‘Save’ Social Security?

quoting Charles Blahousvia Liberty Headlines
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

That’s not exactly news – at least not to anyone who has been paying attention to the sorry state of federal finances. Yet to most Americans, the ballooning national debt ($22.3 trillion and counting) isn’t a problem that impacts their daily lives. They won’t directly perceive the cost of another trillion dollars in borrowing in the government’s next fiscal year.

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Little Greece Becoming Big Player In World Geopolitics

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia The National Herald
Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Hitting bigger than its political weight, Greece – attaching itself at the hip to the United States and mulling an expanded American military presence in the country – has found itself taking an increasingly, if unlikely, bigger role in international politics in the region.

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Trump’s Top Russia Aide To Depart

quoting Michael McFaulvia Foreign Policy
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

With Hill’s departure, the administration loses an experienced Russia hand widely respected by regional experts and policymakers on both sides of the aisle, a rarity in Trump’s hyperpoliticized Washington. Her appointment as the senior director for European and Russian affairs two months into the Trump administration was welcomed by longtime Russia watchers at a time when the president’s relationship with Moscow was under investigation and U.S.-Russia relations were at their lowest ebb since the Cold War.

Hong Kong Umbrella Revolution Collection, Box 2, Hoover Institution Archives
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Hong Kong Protests Mark Major Turning Point In Resistance To Chinese Totalitarianism

mentioning Alvin Rabushkavia Newsweek
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

One of the most important struggles on the planet is taking place right now between the people of Hong Kong and the dictatorship of General Secretary Xi Jinping.

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Renewing The American-Egyptian Alliance

by Samuel Tadros, Eric B. Brownvia Hudson.org
Thursday, October 26, 2017

The hopes of the Arab Spring were short-lived in Egypt, as the popularly elected Muslim Brotherhood moved to implement total rule, sectarianism rose, economic and security conditions deteriorated, and the failures of civic republicanism and non-Islamist currents became evident.

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The Islamic State And The Limitations Of Cruelty

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, October 26, 2017

The fate of ISIS reminds us that those who pose as superhuman savages often cannot stand up to payback by their outraged victims.

Stalin at the Tehran Conference in 1943.
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12 New Books We Recommend This Week

mentioning Stephen Kotkinvia The New York Times
Thursday, October 26, 2017

Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941, by Stephen Kotkin. (Penguin Press, $40.) This second volume of a projected three-volume life assiduously delves into Stalin’s personal life even as it places him within the trajectory of Soviet history. Stalin, Kotkin argues, was determined to transform his country into a modern nation capable of holding its own in a hostile world — and when catastrophe loomed, he doubled down.

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The Flip Side Of NIMBY Zoning

quoting Lee Ohanianvia City Lab
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Yes, land-use restrictions make cities unaffordable. But they also keep inequality between regions from becoming even worse.
Analysis and Commentary

Top Charter Networks Turning Attention To Curriculum

by Michael J. Petrillivia EducationNext
Thursday, October 26, 2017

One founding premise of the charter school initiative was that these new schools would be laboratories of innovation. Cutting red tape would free educators to test new approaches that, if successful, could be incorporated into the regular school-district environment.

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Wanted: A Better Defense Of Modern-Day Capitalism

quoting Niall Fergusonvia Japan Times
Thursday, October 26, 2017

Economists and think tanks round the world have recently been rushing to the defense of capitalism — but a very poor fist they have so far made of it.

Analysis and Commentary

Can YouTube Censor?

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, October 26, 2017

On Monday, the conservative educational nonprofit Prager University filed a lawsuit against YouTube and its parent company, Google, for "intentional" censorship of conservative speakers. YouTube made more than fifteen percent of the organization's videos impossible to access in its "restrictive mode" -- meant to protect younger and more sensitive viewers -- and only slowly provided contradictory answers for why they were restricted.

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The Flaking Establishment, And Other Items Hither And Yon

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia American Spectator
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Musings and observations as the scary season approaches.

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Michael Auslin On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Michael R. Auslinvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Hoover Institution fellow Michael Auslin discusses the threat of North Korea testing a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean.
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Lemons From Lemonade

quoting David R. Hendersonvia The Newnan Times-Herald
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Ludwig Erhard did more than anyone to de-Nazify the German economy after World War II. By doing so, he gave birth to a miraculous economic recovery. He was a hero whose story holds lessons for today.

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