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The Assault On Wealth

by David R. Hendersonvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

A tax on the very rich is a very bad idea

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One Symptom Of A Society In Crisis Is The Unreliability Or Even Corruption Of Its Own Auditors.

by James Fishkin, Larry Diamondvia USA Today
Thursday, December 5, 2019

Five candidates spoke to our America In One Room group and skipped the red meat. They all had stronger appeal afterwards across the political spectrum.

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December In Sacramento: Governors Budgeting Time For Budget Planning

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, December 5, 2019

As a recovering speechwriter once employed by a California governor, I can assure you: these are the best of times and the worst of times for any scribe hoping to get a moment of the boss’s time in the days between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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When Our Guardians Fail Us

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Patriot Post
Thursday, December 5, 2019

One symptom of a society in crisis is the unreliability or even corruption of its own auditors.

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Even More Social Engineering In New York Schools

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via EducationNext
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

When the New York City Council moved the other day to require every one of the city’s thirty-two community school districts to develop a school desegregation plan, it was advancing a major initiative by Mayor Bill de Blasio, his schools chancellor Richard Carranza, and a sprawling advisory panel, all of them committed to rooting out every form of selectivity and “disparate impact” in the offerings of the country’s biggest public school system. 

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PISA 2018: Leaning Into The Economic Headwinds

by Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Another week, another round of test scores, this time the international variety. The latest results from the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) are out, and they largely track the findings from the 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress. Meaning: American scores are mostly flat, with some widening of the gaps between our high and low performers in reading and math because the higher achieving students are making progress while their peers are standing still. 

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The Different Ways Schools Go About Character Development

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

The Content of Their Character: Inquiries into the Varieties of Moral Formation is dense and subtle, but it’s also informative and valuable, particularly for educators. We’ve come to expect as much from the University of Virginia–based Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, headed by Ryan Olson and founded by his co-editor, the distinguished UVa professor James Hunter. 

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Data Security, Data Breaches, And Compliance

by Chirantan Chatterjee, D. Daniel Sokolvia SSRN
Sunday, November 17, 2019

This chapter explores the attributes of compliance in the context of data breaches. First, it identifies the sort of corporate governance problem that data breaches create. Then, it approaches the empirical work related to data breaches and to the organization of compliance-based responses in terms of risk assessment, training and compliance, both preemptively and after a breach.

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Xi Jinping Thought Fails The Test Of Fighting Man-Made, Global Warming, Climate Change

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Thursday, December 5, 2019

Xi Jinping Thought consists of fourteen basic policies. Number 4: “Adopting new science-based ideas for ‘innovative, coordinated, green, open and shared development.’” Number 9:  “Coexist well with nature with ‘energy conservation and environmental protection’ policies and ‘contribute to global ecological safety.’”

Analysis and Commentary

Priors And Prejudice

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

When I was in twelfth grade (in Canada, we called it Grade 12), one of the main novels we studied was Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. I read it once because I was supposed to, twice to be able to answer questions on exams, and the third time because I loved it.

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Labor Market Still Growing At A Recovery Rate: Ed Lazear

interview with Edward Paul Lazearvia Fox Business
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Ed Lazear discusses November’s lower than expected ADP jobs growth, the overall strength of the U.S. economy, and the importance of a China trade deal.

In the News
In the News

Trump's Foreign Policy

featuring Victor Davis Hansonvia Power Line
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Victor Davis Hanson surveys President Trump’s foreign policy, focusing on China, Iran, and North Korea. Hanson argues that Trump’s recalibration of our policy towards these three nations has succeeded in placing maximum pressure on each to alter its policies. He warns, however, that as the pressure mounts, so does the prospect of dangerous provocations.

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Russia To Replace Wikipedia With The 'Great Russian Encyclopaedia'

quoting Niall Fergusonvia Big Think
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

The encyclopedia offers more "reliable" information than Wikipedia, said Russian President Vladimir Putin.

In the News

California Proposal Rejects Wildfire Premium In PG&E, Other Utilities' ROE

quoting James L. Sweeneyvia Utility Dive
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

The CPUC's proposed decision maintains the utilities' test-year 2020 ROE at 2018 values: 10.3% for Southern California Edison, down from the requested 11.45%; 10.25% for PG&E, down from the 12% it applied for; and 10.2% for SDG&E, compared to the 12.38% it requested.

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Brexit Will Ultimately Destabilise Europe, Historians Fear

quoting Timothy Garton Ashvia Independent
Thursday, December 5, 2019

Arguably the most important aspect of this general election’s ongoing debate on Brexit is being almost completely ignored, according to new research.

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Republicans Angry And Concerned About Schiff Release Of Phone Records

quoting John Yoovia The Washington Examiner
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff's decision to publish the phone records of the president's personal attorneys, a journalist, a fellow lawmaker, a National Security Council aide, and others has sent a chill among Republicans concerned about the reach of a powerful chairman determined to root out the communications of people with connections to the Trump-Ukraine affair. 

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Adam Smith On The Bipartisan Support For Attacking Syria

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, April 11, 2018

With what impatience does the man of spirit and ambition, who is depressed by his situation, look round for some great opportunity to distinguish himself? No circumstances, which can afford this, appear to him undesirable. 

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How Anti-Zionism Reveals The Weakness Of The Humanities

quoting Russell A. Bermanvia Mosaic Magazine
Wednesday, April 11, 2018

In December the prestigious academic journal Critical Inquiry published an article by Saree Makdisi—a professor of English literature at the University of California, Los Angeles. Therein Makdisi argues that the situation of Arabs in Israel is very similar to that of blacks in apartheid-era South Africa but worse, explains away the shortage of explicitly racist laws in Israel as evidence of a policy of “radical erasure” and “necropolitics,” and makes clear that no outcome other than Israel’s absolute destruction can be morally or politically justified. Cary Nelson and Russell Berman respond with a point-by-point refutation of the article’s claims.

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Former U.S. Ambassador To Russia Michael McFaul Lectures On US-Russian Relations Today

featuring Michael McFaulvia The Daily Princetonian
Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul discusses his forthcoming book From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin’s Russia.

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Syria, Russia Discussed At Hamilton College

featuring Condoleezza Ricevia Utica Observer Dispatch
Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Condoleezza Rice and Susan Rice talked about Syria and Russia Wednesday night during a discussion at Hamilton College.

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Robert Mueller At The Crossroads

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Robert Mueller was appointed special counsel in May 2017 in reaction to a media still gripped by near hysteria over the inexplicable defeat of Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.

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Economists Say U.S. Tariffs Are Wrong Move On A Valid Issue

quoting Martin Feldsteinvia The New York Times
Wednesday, April 11, 2018

President Trump’s advisers insist that the economics profession is solidly behind the administration’s threat to impose tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars of Chinese imports. Many top economists say, no, they’re not.

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Increased Federal Role In Education Fails To Improve U.S. Student Performance

quoting Paul E. Petersonvia Breitbart
Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The newly released National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) scores indicate that U.S. students, in general, have failed to show progress in reading and mathematics during the last two years, another sign that a stronger federal role in education has not produced success.

In the News

What Democracy Now Means

quoting Larry Diamondvia The Tribune
Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The Lok Sabha eventually adjourned sine die after weeks of being non-functional. The Opposition’s no-confidence motion was ruled by the Speaker as un-implementable as the House was not in order. Under similar conditions, the important annual Budget was allowed to be passed without debate. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for all BJP members of Parliament to observe a one-day fast against disruption by the Opposition. The Opposition, on the other hand, has alleged that those disturbing the House were, in fact, allies of the government.

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State School Board Member Questions Passion For Math Instruction

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia West Virginia MetroNews Network
Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Members of the state Board of Education say West Virginia students need to do better in math.

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Ryan Found Himself On The Margins As The G.O.P. Moved Right

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia The New York Times
Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Paul D. Ryan took the helm of the House two and a half years ago, not because he wanted it, but because he was seen as the only lawmaker who could keep Republicans from devouring themselves. They had shut down the government, nearly precipitated a debt crisis and toppled a speaker, John A. Boehner.

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