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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.

Analysis and Commentary

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.

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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.

Analysis and Commentary

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.

Interviews
Interviews

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.

In the News

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

About That Loss Of Health Insurance

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Someone tells you that you have to buy something, and levies a penalty if you don't. So you buy it. Then someone else countermands the first person's order. You no longer have to buy it. So, assuming it's not because the price of what you had to buy rose, you don't buy it. Are you worse off?

Analysis and Commentary

The Libertarian: Another Special Counsel?

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Should the Justice Department appoint a special prosecutor to look into corruption allegations surrounding the Clinton Foundation?

In the News

How To Reduce The Tax On Women In National Security

quoting Kori Schakevia The Washington Post
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Last week, the hard-working staff here at Spoiler Alerts relayed some firsthand observations on the myriad ways that women face an extra set of challenges in the national security community.

In the News

Maine Voters Fight To Take Government Back From Both Parties

quoting Larry Diamondvia The Independent Voter Network (IVN)
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Liberal democracy is in crisis, but there are reasons for hope. That is the message coming from several voices in the reform community, including CA FWD’s Lenny Mendonca and Larry Diamond, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institute at Stanford University.

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Hoover Fellow Stephen Kotkin's New Book Aims To Paint A Full Picture Of Joseph Stalin

featuring Stephen Kotkinvia The Daily Princetonian
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Kotkin, the John P. Birkelund '52 Professor in History and International Affairs, celebrated the hundredth anniversary of Russia’s October Revolution of 1917 with the release of his newest book, Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941, the second volume in a three-part biography of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin. The period covered, 1929 to 1941, discusses Stalin’s brutal methods for consolidating Russia into a fully communist state. As the title implies, the book ends with Stalin’s entry into World War II.

Analysis and Commentary

Policy Uncertainty In Japan

by Elif C. Arbatli, Steven J. Davis, Arata Ito, Naoko Miake, Ikuo Saitovia Cato Institute
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Efforts to reinvigorate Japan’s economy have proved challenging. Despite significant policy accommodation, growth over the past two decades has been weak and the share of nonregular employment has increased. Wages have been stagnant, and inflation expectations lie below the Bank of Japan’s inflation target. 

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We’re Number 45

by David Davenportvia Townhall
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

For nearly 50 years now, Freedom House has published its annual survey of the freest countries in the world. This year’s report contains some troubling news. First, with an increase in authoritarian regimes and populism, overall freedom in the world declined in the past year.

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Strategika Issue 46: Conventional War Against North Korea

via Strategika
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Strategika Issue 46 is now available online.

In the News

Want To Understand How History Is Made? Look For The Networks

featuring Niall Fergusonvia Prospect Magazine (UK)
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Niall Ferguson's new grand theory of history is carried off with panache and sardonic wit.
Analysis and Commentary

The Kremlin’s Trojan Horses 2.0

by Markos Kounalakisvia Atlantic Council
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

"Russia’s interference in the US presidential election in 2016 sent a signal to the West: democratic societies are deeply vulnerable to foreign influence,” writes Dr. Alina Polyakova in The Kremlin’s Trojan Horses 2.0: Russian Influence in Greece, Italy, and Spain, a new report from the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center. Following a successful installment on Russian influence in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom, this report examines Russian political presence in Southern Europe.

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