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Area 45: Scott Atlas Discusses How To Replace Obamacare

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia Area 45
Friday, July 19, 2019

Health care ideas the Senate should embrace.  

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Recollections On The Moon Walk

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Las Vegas Review Journal
Saturday, July 20, 2019

On July 20, 1969, in Boppard, Germany, I heard the news — der Adler ist gelandet. As Neil Armstrong reported, the Eagle had indeed landed on the moon, with one small step for man and one large leap for mankind. Here are two takeaways from this brief personal anecdote.

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Can’t We All Just Get Along?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Monday, July 22, 2019

Get along? Apparently no—at least until after 2020. Two examples summarize why.

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Mathematical Challenges To Darwin’s Theory Of Evolution, With David Berlinski, Stephen Meyer, And David Gelernter

interview with David Berlinski, Stephen C. Meyer, David H. Gelerntervia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, July 22, 2019

Based on new evidence and knowledge that functioning proteins are extremely rare, should Darwin’s theory of evolution be dismissed, dissected, developed or replaced with a theory of intelligent design?

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Why Iran Will Never Give Up On Nuclear Weapons

by Josef Joffevia The American Interest
Friday, July 12, 2019

This week, Donald Trump repeated an American mantra: “Iran will never have a nuclear weapon.” But in due time it will, because it can, and because it has long seen the Bomb to be in its national interest. But is there an upside?

Analysis and Commentary

To Win On Iran, Trump Should Take A Page From Reagan's Diplomatic Playbook

by Abbas Milanivia The Hill
Friday, July 19, 2019

A perilous impasse exists between the Trump administration’s strident policy of “maximum pressure” and Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s no less strident policy of “no negotiation” with the United States. One way out of this fraught situation is a policy that appears to be a lose-lose for both sides but, in reality, is a win-win for all sides.

Analysis and Commentary

Chris Arnade On Dignity

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, July 22, 2019

Photographer, author, and former Wall St. trader Chris Arnade talks about his book, Dignity, with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Arnade quit his Wall Street trading job and criss-crossed America photographing and getting to know the addicted and homeless who struggle to find work and struggle to survive. The conversation centers on what Arnade learned about Americans and about himself.

Analysis and Commentary

How Does Race Affect Special Ed Identification In Schools?

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, July 22, 2019

Scott Imberman, a Professor in the Department of Economics at Michigan State University, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss a new paper which uses data from Florida to explore how the identification of childhood disabilities varies by race and school racial composition.

Analysis and Commentary

New Papers

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Saturday, July 20, 2019

I've been remiss about blogging lately while I finished two new papers, "The Fiscal Roots of Inflation," and "The Value of Government Debt." I'm posting here for those who might be interested, and I appreciate comments.

Analysis and Commentary

In Case You’ve Run Out Of Conspiracy Theories, Here’s A New One: Democratic Debates

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Sunday, July 21, 2019

It’s tempting to look at the line-ups for the upcoming two nights of Democratic presidential debates and ask (in addition to what else is airing on the nights of July 30 and 31): is the fix in?

Analysis and Commentary

The Pros And Cons Of Trump’s Tariffs On Chinese Products

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Monday, July 22, 2019

In July-August 2018, President Trump imposed 25% tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese high-tech goods imported into the United States.  He followed in September with 10% tariffs on another $200 billion of Chinese products, which he subsequently raised to 25% on May 10, 2019.  The additional $200 billion of Chinese imports included lamps, air conditioners, vacuums, personal grooming items, handbags, raincoats, knitted hats, baseball gloves, headgear, bicycles, tuna, halibut, salmon, pears, dog leashes, collars, harnesses, diaries, toilet paper, tobacco, hammers, faucets, screwdrivers, and other consumer goods.

Interviews
Interviews

Niall Ferguson: The U.S. Is Entering A New Cold War With China

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Dallas News
Sunday, July 21, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson talks about what he considers an emerging Cold War with China. This Cold War may be more difficult, he says, but the US can prevail by appealing to the Chinese people, many of whom appreciate our democratic capitalism.

Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson Op-Ed: These Arguments Over Our Past Are Really Over The Present

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News
Friday, July 19, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson notes that people feel, because of America's success in addressing issues of racism, sexism and classism, there is an unreal expectation that the US has to be perfect.

Interviews

Scott Atlas: Healthcare Costs Up, Quality Down. The Problem With Biden's Public Option.

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia Armstrong and Getty
Friday, July 19, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Scott Atlas discusses the flaws in Joe Biden's public option healthcare plan.

Interviews

John Yoo: President Trump Issues Warning To Iran To Change Its Behavior

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Friday, July 19, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the escalating tensions over the Iranian seizure of British ships.

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Jack Goldsmith Talks To Former Secretary Of Defense Ash Carter

interview with Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Friday, July 19, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Jack Goldsmith interviews Ash Carter about Carter's new book, his time as head of the Pentagon, the challenges of conveying national security threats to the American public, the Obama administration's response to the rise of the Islamic State, offensive cyber operations, and the role of lawyers in defense policy.

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Lanhee Chen On 'Face The Nation' Roundtable

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Real Clear Politics
Sunday, July 21, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen joins a panel discussion concerning President Trump's tweets and how his tweets are used to consolidate republican support. Chen notes that President's Trump's tweets are about expanding his base before the 2020 election.

In the News
In the News

A True Scholar: Martin Feldstein, 1939–2019

featuring Martin Feldsteinvia Foreign Affairs
Monday, July 22, 2019

Martin Feldstein, one of the world’s great economists, passed away on June 11, at the age of 79. To the general public, he was best known as the chair of the Council of Economic Advisers under President Ronald Reagan, as well as the author of hundreds of popular opinion pieces and a frequent commentator on public policy.

In the News

History Scholar Calls Tlaib’s ‘Women Of Color’ Defense The Most ‘Anti-Enlightenment Thing He’s Ever Heard’

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia BizPac Review
Friday, July 19, 2019

Military historian and columnist Victor Davis Hanson took apart Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s defense of herself as a “woman of color,” calling it the most ‘anti-Enlightenment thing” he has ever heard.

In the News

A War On The West

quoting Niall Ferguson, Victor Davis Hanson, Ayaan Hirsi Alivia American Thinker
Monday, July 22, 2019

Will the West be complicit in its own destruction? That is the question raised by the documentary film, The Fight of Our Lives: Defeating the Ideological War against the West.

In the News

Young Americans Demand Civic Education — For Good Reason

quoting Thomas Sowellvia The Hill
Saturday, July 20, 2019

School may be out, but America’s teachers are hard at work, building out their curriculums for the upcoming academic year. From algebra to history and psychology, the foundation for the U.S. education system is laid long before school is back in session.

In the News

Yes, Dictators Are Ascendant. But People All Over The World Are Fighting Back.

quoting Larry Diamondvia The Washington Post
Sunday, July 21, 2019

By now it’s old news that the world is living through a retreat of democracy. For a dozen consecutive years, the number of countries where liberty has declined has exceeded those where it has expanded, according to Freedom House. Autocrats are stepping up repression; populist movements are rising in Europe and the United States. China and Russia are offering new models of high-tech dictatorship.

In the News

Exposing This Week’s Economic Fallacies – July 21

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Liberty Nation
Sunday, July 21, 2019

Quite possibly the greatest living economist, Thomas Sowell, set the modern-day post-secondary education system on fire when he said: “Too much of what is called ‘education’ is little more than an expensive isolation from reality.” The results of a new survey suggest that Sowell was quite right.

In the News

Ilhan Omar's Glaring Anti-Jewish Blind Spot

quoting Ayaan Hirsi Alivia One News Now
Friday, July 19, 2019

An anti-Jewish animus runs deep in the veins of Congresswoman Ilhan Omar. Her support for the BDS movement as an elected official is outrageous – and for her to compare it to American boycotts of the Nazis and Soviet Russia is beyond the pale.

In the News

Students Learn About Humanities Research Through Hands-On Discovery

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia Stanford News
Friday, July 19, 2019

A new one-week course, called Humanities Research Intensive, teaches first- and second-year undergraduate students what research in the humanities could be and what skills are needed to do it.

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Kori Schake: Should We Hack? Does Democracy Have A Future In The Cyber Era?

interview with Kori Schakevia Deep State Radio
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Kori Schake discusses whether new technologies mean more of the same or do they suggest entirely new threats and/or deeper threats that may make democracy harder and harder to protect? Schake also examines what tools we need to protect ourselves, our institutions, and our values.

In the News

Rolling Out Recapitalisation

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia Millennium Post
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

India needs a clear roadmap for the recapitalisation of banks with emphasis on firmly penalising chronic defaulters.

Stalin at the Tehran Conference in 1943.
In the News

Terror And Killing And More Killing Under Stalin Leading Up To World War II

featuring Stephen Kotkinvia The Washington Post
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

A frenzy of hunting for spies and subversives shook the Soviet Union in the late 1930s, as Joseph Stalin propelled his police to unmask Trotskyite-fascists, rightist and leftist deviationists, wreckers, and hidden enemies with party cards. 

Analysis and Commentary

Do We Really Want To Stop Voting At Polling Places?

by Bill Whalenvia Sacramento Bee
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

A different Thanksgiving this is. According to an annual survey from the American Farm Bureau Federation, a turkey dinner with all the trimmings is its cheapest in four years. Perhaps that’s why 50 percent more folks will have dined out on Thursday than any Thanksgiving this decade.

Analysis and Commentary

The Fourth Industrial Revolution Is Upon Us

by Jim Hoaglandvia The Washington Post
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Driverless cars and trucks rule the road, while robots “man” the factories. Super-smartphones hail Uber helicopters or even planes to fly their owners across mushrooming urban areas. Machines use algorithms to teach themselves cognitive tasks that once required human intelligence, wiping out millions of managerial, as well as industrial, jobs.

In the News

Art With The ‘Courage Of Thought’ Is The Best Response To ‘Hate Speech’

quoting Timothy Garton Ashvia Free Speech Debate
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Hungarian academic and performer Peter Molnar explains the importance of Gondolatbátorság to his ‘Hate Speech’ Monologues.
Interviews

Scott W. Atlas Examines The US Health Care System

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia EBL News
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Scott Atlas discusses the problems with the Affordable Care Act.

Analysis and Commentary

A Policy Rule Presented At A Conference 25 Years Ago Today

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Ed Nelson sent me a nice note today saying that the past two days (November 20-21) mark “the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Carnegie-Rochester Conference at which you laid out your rule.” I had forgotten about the specific dates, but his note reminds me how much has changed in those 25 years.

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Henry Miller On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Henry I. Millervia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Henry Miller discusses his Genetic Literacy Project article "When genetic engineering came of age: World’s first GMO—GE insulin—approved 35 years ago."

Analysis and Commentary

Summers On Growth, Trade, Immigration, Marshall Plan, And Tax Cartels

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Larry Summers recently gave a speech at an event hosted by the Center for Global Development. It's quite good. His understanding of the big picture on economic growth is very impressive, as is his numeracy. What's a little surprising is his admission about some pretty awful bureaucratic incentives (although I'm glad he admitted it). And he gets the Marshall Plan wrong.

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