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Reservation Capitalism

by Terry Anderson, Wendy Purnellvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Lance Morgan is the CEO of Ho-Chunk, Inc., a $100 million tribal economic development corporation that employs nearly 400 people. Tribal leaders and entrepreneurs such as Morgan are part of an economic civil rights movement emerging in indigenous communities around the world. The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, which owns Ho-Chunk, Inc., started with a casino, then diversified to earn the revenue needed to build the necessary infrastructure for prosperous tribal economies. 

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Single-Payer Health Care

by Scott W. Atlas, Richard A. Epstein, Lee Ohanian, Lanhee J. Chen, Tom Churchvia PolicyEd
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Single-payer health care is when the government acts as the only payer of health care costs in the economy. Rather than individuals purchasing insurance for payment of medical expenses through their employer or on the open market, the federal government typically covers all such costs.

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Central Bankers In Glass Houses

by Charles Calomiris quoting Stephen Haber, Milton Friedman, Allan H. Meltzervia The Wall Street Journal
Thursday, August 15, 2019

What to make of the current battle over the politicization of the Federal Reserve? The past year has featured an unprecedented attack by President Trump on Fed leaders and their independence. Mr. Trump not only questioned the board governors’ judgment but even contemplated removing the chairman for the sin of not setting interest rates where the president wants them. 

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A Century Of Ideas: Changing The Education Debate

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Hauck Auditorium, Stanford University

Hoover scholars have been heavily involved in far-reaching educational research, and their work provides surprisingly positive answers to thorny questions, such as whether scholarship has ever influenced the debate on educational policy; whether new policies are just about politics without regard to fact; and how to mitigate bad ideas by introducing good ideas through research and analysis.

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Analysis and Commentary

Why Won't Progressives Embrace Trump?

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Golda Meir is credited with saying, “Israel is the Jew among nations.” In the speeches of global leaders and the pronouncements of the UN–– the so-called global “community” that strains out the besieged, liberal-democratic Israel gnat while swallowing whole herds of murderous tyrannical camels–– this international form of anti-Semitism is blatantly obvious behind the thread-bare veil of “anti-Zionism.”

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Deus Vincit

by Angelo M. Codevillavia Military History in the News
Friday, August 16, 2019

On August 6, 1682, the Ottoman Empire, at the height of its power, declared war on the Holy Roman Empire. Muslim domination of Europe extended from the Balkans northward through Hungary and reached into Poland. Westward, only Habsburg Vienna barred the way. Louis XIV, for his own reasons, preferred dealing with the Ottomans rather than with the Habsburgs. Were the Muslims to have been victorious, they might have ruled from the Mediterranean to the Baltic.

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A Day That Should Live In Infamy

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, August 15, 2019

August 15, 2019 is the 48th anniversary of President Nixon’s announcement of a 90-day freeze on all wages and prices. What followed after 90 days were various phases that caused the controls to last into 1974. The worst effects of the price controls were in the oil and gasoline markets, where OPEC’s price increase in the fall of 1973, combined with binding price controls, led to shortages, lineups, rationing, occasional violence in lines, and, arguably, President Carter’s Rapid Deployment Force, which was later changed into U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM.) So August 15, 1971 is a day that should live in infamy.

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Want To Halt The Spread Of Socialist Ideas On American Campuses? Send All First-Year Students To Hong Kong For Orientation Week.

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Friday, August 16, 2019

Let’s send the Class of 2023 to Hong Kong for Orientation Week instead of the university to which they have been admitted.  Let American students meet with their Hong Kong counterparts to see why Hong Kong youngsters are on the front line risking life and limb for Liberty and standing up against socialist Tyranny in China.

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The New York Times Is Truly Messed Up

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, August 16, 2019

Although rightly rejected today, the Virginia-born Fitzhugh attained national prominence in the late antebellum period as one of the most widely read defenders of a slave-based economy. Charles Sumner called him a “leading writer among Slave-masters,” and his regular contributions to the pro-South magazine DeBow’s Review gained him a national readership in the 1850s.

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Victor Davis Hanson On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his National Review article "How Robert O’Rourke Became ‘Beto’."

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John Yoo On "The Authorization For Use Of Military Force (AUMF)"

interview with John Yoovia The Federalist Society
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the current controversies over the AUMF (Authorization to Use Military Force), which still generates a lot of attention nearly 18 years after its overwhelming enactment by Congress in 2001.

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In the News

Books For Beefing Up Business Security

featuring Condoleezza Rice, Amy Zegartvia Business Vancouver
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Political action can seriously affect businesses and attacks can come from multiple sources such as social media users, hackers and even local governments. Condoleezza Rice and Amy Zegart look at ways in which political activity can throw a company into crisis and what measures need to be taken to limit the damage. Whistleblowers and watchdog groups may also find this book of interest.

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Condoleezza Rice To Close PCMA’s Convening Leaders In San Francisco

featuring Condoleezza Ricevia Conference and Meetings World
Friday, August 16, 2019

Condoleezza Rice, the first African-American woman to hold the post of Secretary of State (2005-2009), will anchor the concluding session to 2020 PCMA Convening Leaders, which takes place 5-8 January 2020 in San Francisco, USA.

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A Tale Of Two Statues (The Struggle For Liberty In The Long Term)

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Ricochet
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Thomas Sowell has often stated that it would be nicer and easier if the left-wing/unconstrained vision of the world were true. Social welfare programs could make poor people not poor, peace would be easy to make through treaties and government wouldn’t be corrupt if only the right people ran it. Overall, I think that’s true. I’d like it if mankind were less corrupt and more competent, which is the basis of the unconstrained vision.

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What Is Inequality?

quoting Michael Spencevia Project Syndicate
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Though debates about inequality have been building for years, distinctions between after- and before-tax income, wealth, opportunities, outcomes, and other metrics suggest that the issue is more complex than it seems. The question, then, is whether policymakers can make sense of a concern that means different things to different people.

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GIESBRECHT: Reconsider Gladue Sentencing

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Winnipeg Sun
Friday, August 16, 2019

A recent Ontario court decision struck down the mandatory conviction for impaired driving of a woman because she is Indigenous. This highlights the urgent need to re-examine the wrong-headed light sentencing principles (Gladue) that now apply exclusively to Indigenous offenders.

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Low-Interest Program To Keep Multiemployer Pension Plans Alive

cited Joshua D. Rauhvia Newsmax Finance
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Multiemployer pension funds, numbering about 100 nationwide and covering about 1.3 million people, are projected to fail within the next 20 years, according to the Congressional Research Service.

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The Trade War Is Leading Some Firms To Crimp Investment

cited Steven J. Davisvia The Economist
Thursday, August 15, 2019

There’s tariffs on games and tariffs on toys—try explaining tariffs to your little boy. Santa’s workshop is struggling, you’ll find yourself saying. I think the reindeer are backed up with their sleighing.” 

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Educators Warn Of Falling Academic Standards In California

quoting Williamson M. Eversvia The Epoch Times
Thursday, August 15, 2019

With California’s K-12 education consistently ranked below average or even near the lowest in the nation, parents, educators and local officials have increasingly expressed their concern with the Golden State’s public schooling.

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Property Tax Update

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Every now again in writing a blog one puts down an idea that is not only wrong, but pretty obviously wrong if one had stopped to think about 10 minutes about it. So it is with the idea I floated on my last post that property taxes are progressive.

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Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch, Rep. Bill Shuster Won’t Run For Re-Election

quoting Bill Whalenvia Las Vegas Review-Journal
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah and Rep. Bill Shuster of Pennsylvania joined the exodus of Republican members of Congress Tuesday.

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Before Despairing For 2018, Let’s Use 1968 For Perspective

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia The Washington Post
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

2018 marks the 50th anniversary of 1968, a year in which both Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. were assassinated and several American cities went up in flames. In the Vietnam War, the Tet Offensive blew apart Lyndon Johnson’s narrative of the war, the My Lai massacre occurred and nearly 17,000 Americans were killed in the deadliest year of the war.

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Evaluating Trump’s Tax Cut And Tax Reform

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

The commentariat has spilled millions of gallons of digital ink and spoken millions of syllables on the pros and cons of President Trump’s tax cut and the degree to which it represents real tax reform.

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Kiron Skinner: What Do The President's Tweets Reveal About The Trump Doctrine?

interview with Kiron K. Skinnervia Fox News
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Kiron Skinner discusses what President Trump's tweets reveal about US foreign policy.

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The Great Experiment

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

We’ve gone from hard left, under Obama, to hard right, under Trump. Judge the ideologies by their results.

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The Missing Ingredients Of Growth

by Michael Spence, Karen Karniol-Tambourvia Project Syndicate
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Several positive macroeconomic trends suggest that the global economy could finally be in a position to achieve sustained and inclusive growth. But whether that happens will depend on whether governments can muster a more forceful response to changing economic and technological conditions.

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Morning Bits

quoting Kori Schakevia The Washington Post
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Kori Schake’s advice should be taken to heart in 2018. “The administration is burning through international goodwill, underestimating the value of others giving the United States the benefit of the doubt."

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SALT Margins

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

I think most of the debate misses an important point about the state and local tax deduction -- incentives. Suppose you are in the top, (roughly) 40% marginal federal tax bracket. If you pay an extra $100 in state taxes, you deduct $100 from income, and pay $40 less in federal taxes. So, you really only pay $60 in state taxes. 

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Will Corporate Tax Cuts Trickle Up Or Down?

quoting John H. Cochranevia Local 10 (FL)
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

The new tax plan, enacted by one party over the other's strenuous objections, has started the United States on an economic experiment.

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