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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Russia Is Meddling In Western Politics As It Has Nothing To Lose

by Robert Servicevia The Guardian
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Putin knows Russia is no longer a superpower, but he can bolster his standing at home by destabilising the west.

Analysis and Commentary

Journal Graphics In A Bygone Era

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

To illustrate MV = PY. In Irving Fisher, "The Equation of Exchange 1896-1910," The American Economic Review Vol. 1, No. 2 (June, 1911), pp. 296-305, via JSTOR.

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The Internationalists Mini-Forum: Why Has War Declined?

quoting Condoleezza Ricevia Just Security
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

If we were having this discussion in the late 1920s or early 1930s, most of us would probably be fans of the Kellogg-Briand Pact outlawing war. Not so today, obviously. But back in the 1930s, as Samuel Huntington points out, American academia put the emphasis “almost entirely upon the questions of form and structure studied in courses in international law and international organization,” aimed at vindicating “world organization.”

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New Exhibition At Hoover Institution And Cantor Arts Center Marks Centenary Of 1917 Russian Revolution

featuring Hoover Institution, Bertrand M. Patenaudevia Stanford News
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

A joint exhibition at the Hoover Institution Library & Archives and the Cantor Arts Center highlights Stanford’s rich collections of materials on the history of late imperial and early Soviet Russia.

Milani discusses echoes of the Iranian evolution in Egypt
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Stanford Alumni Association Honors Abbas Milani, ‘A Great Stanford Ambassador,’ With 2017 Lyman Award

featuring Abbas Milanivia Stanford News
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

At an award dinner this evening, the Stanford Alumni Association will present the 2017 Richard W. Lyman Award to Abbas Milani, the director of Iranian Studies, co-director of the Iran Democracy Project and a research fellow at the Hoover Institution.

Analysis and Commentary

Scott Alexander On David Friedman's New Book

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Scott Alexander takes us through a whirlwind tour of David Friedman's book, hopefully soon to be published but available in draft form here, titled Legal Systems Very Different From Ours.

Stephen Haber presents at the IP2 Conference
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Hoover IP² Announces 2018 Summer Institute

via Hoover IP2
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Stephen Haber, director of the Hoover Institution Working Group on Intellectual Property, Innovation, and Prosperity (Hoover IP²), announced that applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Summer Institute on the Economics and Politics of Innovation (formerly the Summer Teaching Institute).

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William Perry: The Potential For A Nuclear War

interview with William J. Perryvia Politico
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow William Perry discusses the threat of a nuclear war.

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Will India’s Jump In Ease Of Doing Business Rankings Foster Economic Growth?

quoting John H. Cochrane via Live Mint
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

India’s jump in ease of doing business rankings may not readily translate into investments and growth, an analysis of past changes in rankings suggests.

Analysis and Commentary

Mind The Gap

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Mind the Gap is an extraordinary blog post on land use regulations. (HT the dependably excellent Marginal Revolution.) It is great for its detail, but most of all for its fresh voice. Sure, send one of my free-market economist friends in to examine the pathologies of any city, and we start almost reflexively on land use regulations. 

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