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All That Glitters Is Not Gold

by John H. Cochrane via The Grumpy Economist
Thursday, July 18, 2019

I wrote a Wall Street Journal Oped on the gold standard, partly in response to last week's Oped by James Grant (whose "PhD standard" is a great quip) and Greg Yp's excellent column on Judy Shelton and gold.

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The Good Intentions And Unfortunate Consequences Of Government Programs

by Milton Friedmanvia PolicyEd
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Milton Friedman explains that in case after case, government programs adopted for good purposes have had the opposite effects. Federal programs on housing, schooling, health care, and job training have created as many problems as they have solved. There are almost no exceptions of governmental programs that have achieved their initial stated goals.

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One Small Step For Man, One Giant Leap For Our Schools?

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Michael J. Petrillivia The Education Gadfly Show Podcast
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Hoover Institution fellows Checker Finn and Michael Petrilli discuss how the moon landing relates to American education.
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Strategika Issue 59: U.S.–China Trade Tensions

via Strategika
Thursday, July 11, 2019

Strategika Issue 59 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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A Century Of Ideas: The Big Three: Roosevelt, Stalin, And Churchill During The Second World War

Thursday, July 18, 2019
Hauck Auditorium, Stanford University

During the Second World War, President Franklin Roosevelt, Premier Joseph Stalin, and Prime Minister Winston Churchill exchanged hundreds of cables and held two summit meetings, coordinating the vast allied effort to defeat Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. Panelists will discuss why the peaceful new international order that the three agreed to establish after the conflict turned instead into the Cold War.

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The Libertarian: Remembering Justice Stevens

via The Libertarian
Friday, July 19, 2019

A look back at the life and legacy of the late Supreme Court justice.

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Lanhee Chen Talks To A&G

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Armstrong and Getty
Thursday, July 18, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen talks about the political influence of The Squad, and the danger of not caring about the budget deficit.

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John Yoo: Jeffrey Epstein Denied Bail On Child Sex Charges

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Thursday, July 18, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo says the case concerning the alleged campaign contributions involving former Trump attorney Michael Cohen is over. Yoo also weighs-in on the denial of bail for Jeffrey Epstein.

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Discussing The Investigations Into The Trump Organization: Yoo On Fox News’ ‘The Ingraham Angle’

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the end to some of the investigations into President Trump, including the alleged campaign violations. Yoo also discusses what impeachment should be used for.

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Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California
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California Dreaming... But Rent-Free In The Back Of A Van

quoting Lee Ohanianvia World Tribune
Thursday, July 18, 2019
What kind of housing does $100,000 a year get you in the tech hubs of Silicon Valley and San Francisco? As motivational speaker Matt Foley would say — “jack squat.”
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Smart Beta: The Good, The Bad, And The Muddy

quoting John H. Cochrane via Seeking Alpha
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Factor investing, or Smart Beta as it's become more commonly known, has become one of the hottest topics in finance.
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Friday Short Cuts

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Patriot Post
Friday, July 19, 2019
Upright: “These arguments over our past are really over the present — and especially the future. If progressives and socialists can at last convince the American public that their country was always hopelessly flawed, they can gain power to remake it based on their own interests. These elites see Americans not as unique individuals but as race, class and gender collectives, with shared grievances from the past that must be paid out in the present and the future. We’ve seen something like this fight before, in 1861 — and it didn’t end well.” —Victor Davis Hanson
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I, Immigrant, Agree With Donald Trump — If You Are Not Happy Here, You Can Leave!

quoting Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Townhall
Thursday, July 18, 2019
I legally immigrated to the incomparable United States of America when I was a little girl. I emigrated from the USSR, that wondrous sh*t-hole that Bernie Sanders covets.
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How Cyber Weapons Are Changing The Landscape Of Modern Warfare

quoting Herbert Linvia The New Yorker
Thursday, July 18, 2019
In the weeks before two Japanese and Norwegian oil tankers were attacked, on June 13th, in the Gulf of Oman—acts which the United States attributes to Iran—American military strategists were planning a cyberattack on critical parts of that country’s digital infrastructure.
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Moonshot Competition Seeks Ideas To Revolutionize Education

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia The Journal
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Two organizations, one liberal and the other conservative, have announced a joint project to seek new ideas that will "revolutionize schooling." The deadline for applications is August 1, 2019.
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Wars On poverty

mentioning Thomas Sowellvia World Magazine
Thursday, July 18, 2019
About once a month a WORLD reader asks me, “What should I read to learn how to help the poor and how not to?”
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Area 45: The Future Of Germany Featuring Russell Berman

interview with Russell A. Berman, Bill Whalenvia Area 45
Thursday, November 16, 2017

Will Germany be in ashes after Angela Merkel’s fourth term?

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American Companies Are Funding The Kremlin’s Info War Against Us

by Markos Kounalakisvia Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Thursday, November 16, 2017

Consumers have power. Companies know it. Just look at how quickly Keurig pulled its ads from Sean Hannity’s Fox News show over his coverage of Roy Moore’s alleged child molestation. Indeed, strategically spent big media money can take down talk show hosts, cut into the bank accounts of pro athletes and even elect an American president.

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The High Cost Of Good Intentions Featuring John Cogan

interview with John F. Coganvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, November 16, 2017

The Need for Entitlement Reform

Analysis and Commentary

Propaganda Wars: The Rise And Fall Of The ISIS Media Machine

by Peter R. Mansoorvia Military History in the News
Thursday, November 16, 2017

During World War II English-speaking female broadcasters taunted Allied soldiers, who nicknamed the anonymous radio personalities “Tokyo Rose” and “Axis Sally.” GIs would often listen to the broadcasts for the entertaining music, mostly ignoring the outlandish claims and overt propaganda directed their way.

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The Cultivated Ignorance Of Millennials

quoting Thomas Sowellvia The Patriot Post
Thursday, November 16, 2017

A poll taken last year by Harvard University revealed that 51% of 18-to-29 year-old Americans opposed capitalism, compared to 42% who supported it. Another poll taken by YouGov and the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation revealed 44% of Millennials would rather live in a socialist country, versus 42% who would rather live in a capitalist one.

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It Won’t Take 145 Years To Close The Gender Wage Gap. It’s Already Happened

quoting Richard A. Epsteinvia Financial Post
Thursday, November 16, 2017

It will take 217 years for women to find themselves on an equal economic footing with men globally — or so claims a report out this month from the World Economic Forum. That headline-grabbing calculation was immediately held up in media reports and by the forum itself as sure evidence of failure by governments to properly redistribute economic opportunity between men and women.

Invisible Slaves: The Victims and Perpetrators of Modern-Day Slavery
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The Scourge Of Modern-Day Slavery

by W. Kurt Hauservia Defining Ideas
Thursday, November 16, 2017

Millions of people wake up each day to a life of forced labor, violence, sexual assault, and dehumanization. 

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Forward Guidance Hasn't Made Markets Less Volatile

quoting John B. Taylorvia Bloomberg
Thursday, November 16, 2017

One possibility comes from a proposal by John Taylor, a professor at Stanford University, who provided a formula in 1993 for setting interest rates.

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Reasonable Conventional Options In A Second Korean War

by Miles Maochun Yuvia Strategika
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

While the world is abuzz about North Korea’s nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, it is Pyongyang’s conventional capabilities that are not given sufficient attention. As mentions of a general war with North Korea are hardly absent on a daily basis, this indolence on seriously dealing with Kim’s conventional forces is alarmingly dangerous, because, despite the global focus on Kim’s nascent nuclear weapons and missile programs, the actual fighting will remain overwhelmingly conventional, primarily because Kim knows that his strength lies preponderantly in his conventional capabilities, not nuclear or thermonuclear ones.

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A Brutal, But Reasonable, Response To North Korea

by Thomas Donnellyvia Strategika
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Applying the adjective “reasonable” in a North Korean context is, well, not reasonable. It’s not that the Pyongyang regime is entirely irrational, but it is certainly “differently rational” in a way that is nearly impossible for consent-of-the-people democracies to comprehend. In imagining conventional military options to change the Kim regime or to eliminate its offensive capabilities—that is, to remove the threats North Korea poses to its neighbors, the East Asian balance of power and, now, the United States itself—“effectiveness” is a better measure. This is a case where brutality looks reasonable.

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