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Universal Basic Income, In Perspective

by David R. Hendersonvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, June 13, 2019

How should poor people climb the ladder to economic success?

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Crashing The Parties

by Josef Joffevia The American Interest
Friday, June 14, 2019

In Europe, the ancien régime of the moderate Right and Left is falling prey to the disruptors—mainly rightwing populists, but also non-threatening environmentalists like the surging German Greens who appeal to the center.

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Morris Fiorina On Why Political Parties Have Polarized

by Morris P. Fiorinavia PolicyEd
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

As a result of ideological sorting, political parties are far more polarized today than they were before. Democrats have shed their conservative wing and Republicans have shed their liberal wing. Majority control of Congress continues to flip back and forth because each party is polarized, responds to their political base, and alienates moderates and independents in the middle.

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The Numbers Game: How Is The Middle Class Doing?

by Russell Robertsvia PolicyEd
Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Is it true that the wages for those in the middle class have been stagnant since the 1970s? Watch the 1st video in the new animated series The Numbers Game, in which Hoover Research Fellow Russ Roberts discusses the challenges of accurately measuring and understanding the economy and economic policy.

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Betsy Devos And Other Naysayers Are Wrong: Student Outcomes In The U.S. Have Improved Significantly In Recent Decades

by Michael J. Petrillivia EducationNext
Friday, June 14, 2019
Back in April, speaking in front of the Education Writers Association, Secretary DeVos said that decades of reform efforts and increased social spending, both inside and outside of schools, “hasn’t ultimately improved anything for any students, particularly not for the most vulnerable students.” It’s a standard refrain from DeVos, and many other reformers as well, when making the case that past efforts have failed and it’s time to try something different.
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A Century Of Ideas: Battleground Of Perception: Countering Threats To Free And Open Societies

Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Hauck Auditorium, Stanford University

Repression and authoritarianism are not merely phenomena of the historical past. Today, we are engaged in a fundamental battle of free and open societies against repressive, closed systems. This panel will address the nature of such threats and discuss the identities of freedom’s adversaries, their goals and strategies, and what can be done to defeat these threats across government, the private sector, academia, and civil society.

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Martin Feldstein Was A Pillar Of American Economics

featuring Martin Feldsteinvia The Economist
Saturday, June 15, 2019

For a half-century Martin Feldstein was everywhere you looked in American economics. He was an astoundingly prolific columnist, sometimes churning out several a week, for several newspapers, on the big economic stories of the day. He was a fixture at conferences and seminars and the teacher, for two decades, of Harvard University’s introductory economics course. He served presidents of both parties. In short Mr Feldstein, who died on June 11th aged 79, was an American economic institution.

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Rather Than Hold Trump Officials In Contempt, Democrats May Go To Court Instead. Will It Work?

quoting Michael McConnellvia Los Angeles Times
Thursday, June 13, 2019

After initially threatening to hold Atty. Gen. William Barr and former White House counsel Don McGahn in contempt of Congress for failing to comply with House subpoenas, Democrats shifted tactics Thursday and instead authorized committee chairs to go to court to seek help enforcing their demands for documents and testimony related to the Mueller report.

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Trump Successfully Baits His Foes With Comments To Stephanopoulos On Foreign Information On Opponents

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia American Thinker
Thursday, June 13, 2019
In classic Trumpian maneuver, President Trump yesterday chummed the waters of the House Democratic Caucus with raw meat the impeachment-crazed radicals driving Nancy Pelosi — who really doesn't want to talk about impeachment — to distraction.
Thomas Sowell in front of a black background with an Uncommon Knowledge mug
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Quotations Of The Day…..

quoting Thomas Sowellvia AEI
Friday, June 14, 2019
…. are from Thomas Sowell, the master of “idea density,” who can consistently pack more wisdom into a single sentence or two than is usually contained in the entire paragraphs or full op-eds of an average writer.
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All Signs Point To Crime Making A Comeback In California

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Times of San Diego
Thursday, June 13, 2019

California was once known for being tough on criminals. We’re not talking about frontier days, but much more recently.

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Exclusive-Kevin Mccarthy: Bernie Sanders’ ‘Gilded’ Medicare For All Leads To ‘Higher Taxes,’ ‘Worse Care’

quoting Charles Blahousvia Breitbart
Thursday, June 13, 2019

Sen. Sanders claimed on CNN Thursday that “a lot of people in the country would be delighted to pay more in taxes” to get Medicare for All.

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The Most Important Health Reform Of All

mentioning John H. Cochrane via Forbes
Thursday, June 13, 2019

Of all the things we might do to improve our health care system, the one reform that is more important than any other is almost never discussed. It is ignored by Republicans. By Democrats. By the experts. By the think tanks. And by just about everybody who has an opinion on health policy.

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An Innovation That Looks Good Even Up Close

by Michael J. Petrillivia EducationNext
Wednesday, October 4, 2017

In September, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos had the best week of her tenure, thanks to a well-orchestrated back-to-school tour that ended in Indiana on September 15. She had a clear, attractive message and stuck to it: We need to unleash the creativity and innovation of our schools and educators, and stop trying to make one size fit all. 

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Tunku Varadarajan On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Tunku Varadarajanvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Tunka Varadarajan discusses his Politico article "Catalonia’s ‘kangaroo referendum’ leaves Spain in poisonous gridlock."

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The Power Of The Median Voter Theorem

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Political commentator Michael Barone writes: So despite California Democrats' hopes that an early presidential primary date will give the state greater influence in selecting a Democratic nominee, past history suggests that that's not likely -- and that there's a risk that California, newly installed at the left extreme of the political spectrum, will tilt the process toward an unelectable left-wing nominee.

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Non-Democratic Behavior More Dangerous Than Dictatorship

quoting Larry Diamondvia Pakistan Observer
Wednesday, October 4, 2017

The Funder of Pakistan, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah desired the new country to have a democratic constitution, which he expressed at number of occasions. In Feb 1948 in a radio broadcast to the people of the United States of America he said ‘The constitution of Pakistan has yet to be framed by the Pakistan Constituent Assembly. I do not know what the ultimate shape of this constitution is going to be, but I am sure that it will be of a democratic type, embodying the essential principles of Islam’. 

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Niall Ferguson Gives Insight Into Donald Trump's Success

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Good Morning Britain
Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses his new book The Square and the Tower.

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No, Half Of American Schoolchildren Are Not "Low-Income"

by Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, October 4, 2017

It might be the most common mistake in education writing and policy analysis today: declaring that a majority of public school students in the U.S. hail from “low income” families—or, even worse, that half of public school kids are “poor.” Let’s put a stake through the heart of these claims because they are simply not true—and paint a distorted picture of the challenges America’s schools are up against.

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Atlas On Health

by John H. Cochrane featuring Scott W. Atlasvia Grumpy Economist
Wednesday, October 4, 2017

My colleague Scott Atlas has a superb oped in today's (October 4) Wall Street Journal. Instead of just arguing about health insurance and how we, via the government, will subsidize and pay for health care demand, let's fix the equally catastrophically broken health supply system.

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Milton Friedman: Old School Liberalism

by Milton Friedmanvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, October 4, 2017

The root of most arguments against the market is a lack of belief in freedom—at least for other people—as a worthy end.

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Michael Petrilli: Raising Achievement Under ESSA

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly (Thomas B. Fordham Institute)
Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses Tennessee’s plan to improve student outcomes under ESSA.

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Charter Networks Show Big Gains Over Other New York City Schools

quoting Margaret (Macke) Raymondvia Education Week
Wednesday, October 4, 2017

There are few places where the debate over charter schools is as heated as it is in New York City. It's charged by the competition generated from traditional district schools, fast-expanding charter school networks, and independent, "mom and pop" charter schools as they clash for students, money, and space.

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