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Area 45: Michael Boskin Discusses The Left’s Agenda

interview with Michael J. Boskinvia Area 45
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Are Democratic hopefuls offering sound ideas (Green New Deal, Universal Basic Income, Medicare-For-All) or economic illiteracy?

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Victor Davis Hanson: What Could Sink Trump’s Chances In 2020?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News
Thursday, August 22, 2019

What factors usually reelect or throw out incumbent presidents? The economy counts most. Recessions, or at least chronic economic pessimism, sink incumbents. Presidents Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush were tagged with sluggish growth, high unemployment and a sense of perceived stagnation — and were easily defeated.

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Lanhee Chen On Competition In The Health Insurance Market

by Lanhee J. Chenvia PolicyEd
Thursday, August 22, 2019

Competition among insurers has gone down and premiums have gone up as a result of Obamacare.

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Milton Friedman On What Drives Economic Progress

featuring Milton Friedmanvia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

In this animation from a “Friedman Fundamentals” video series by PolicyEd and the Hoover Institution, Milton Friedman demonstrates how the great achievements from civilization have come from individuals pursuing their separate interests, not government.

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New Issue Of Eureka: Issue 1903

via Eureka
Thursday, August 22, 2019

New Issue of Eureka, Issue 1903, is available online.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Libertarian: The Specter Of Recession

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, August 22, 2019

When does the prospect of an economic slowdown justify government intervention?

Analysis and Commentary

Inflation, And History

by John H. Cochranevia The Grumpy Economist
Thursday, August 22, 2019

Phil Gramm and John Early have an excellent WSJ oped on inflation measurement. 

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For Pete’s Sake: Tough Times In California Will Call For A Tougher Governor

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, August 22, 2019

This column begins with birthday felicitations for my former boss, Pete Wilson, who turns 86 later this week.

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California Can Reform K–12 And Medi-Cal, Or Face A Future Of Perpetual Tax Hikes

by David Cranevia Eureka
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Here’s another way to look at the complicated question of California’s commitment to public education in these flush economic times, with some compelling illustration of the state’s finances. And an unsettling conclusion: more and more tax increases will be the Golden State’s fate unless lawmakers get serious about reforming two large portions of California’s budget—K–12 schools and Medi-Cal, which account for more than one-half of California’s General Fund spending.

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The Kids Who Had Been “Left Behind” Are Doing Much Better Today Than 25 Years Ago. But What About Everyone Else?

by Michael J. Petrillivia Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Student outcomes rose significantly for the lowest-performing students and students of color from the late-1990s until the Great Recession—especially in reading and math, but in other academic subjects, too. There’s also been big recent improvement in the high school graduation rate for these groups.

Interviews
Interviews

John Taylor On "Rules-Based Fed Policy"

interview with John B. Taylorvia CNBC
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Taylor discusses the importance of an independent, accountable central bank.

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Casey Mulligan: We Exaggerate The Impact Of Tariffs, No Recession

interview with Casey B. Mulliganvia WGN Radio
Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Casey Mulligan notes that in spite of recent reports, the United States isn’t expecting another recession. He shares the advice he would give the president concerning trade.

In the News
In the News

The ‘Stakeholder’ CEOs

mentioning Milton Friedman, Hoover Institutionvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, August 19, 2019

Today’s corporate CEO is a politician as much as business leader, and for proof look no further than the statement Monday from the Business Roundtable ostentatiously redefining its mission to serve “stakeholders” in addition to the shareholders who own the company. A close reading shows there’s less substance here than meets the media spin, but it’s still notable that the CEOs for America’s biggest companies feel the need to distance themselves from their owners.

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San Franciscans Show Support for Hong Kong Protesters’ Right to Protest

quoting Larry Diamondvia NTD
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO—They wear black clothing and hold hand-made signs. The image used to symbolize the event is a female with a bloody right eye wrapped in bandages.

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Dems Memory-Hole Their Records And Other Commentary

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia New York Post
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

“Rarely have we seen an entire primary field of candidates scrambling to renounce all their past identities and agendas — and to do so unapologetically, abruptly and vehemently,” National Review’s Victor Davis Hanson writes of the 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls. Apparently, all of the candidates believe that the way to the top is to take back everything they once said they believed in when it comes to issues like immigration and law and order. 

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A New Nuclear Arms Race? How The U.S. Withdrawing From A Treaty With Russia Increases The Risk

quoting George P. Shultzvia America Magazine
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

The Trump administration ended nuclear arms control as we know it on Aug. 2, just a few days before the anniversaries of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings. The Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty between the United States and the former Soviet Union, the withdrawal from which the United States first signaled last fall, was developed during the Reagan administration and signed by President Reagan in December 1987. It banned the deployment of ground-launched conventional and nuclear ballistic and cruise missiles with ranges of 500 to 5,500 kilometers (310 to 3,400 miles).

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It's The U.S. Fed, But The World Will Have Its Say

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia Canada.com
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Federal Reserve has a purely domestic mandate, answerable to an elected Congress and facing nearly daily demands from an outspoken president.

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The Global Economy Has Become More Likely To Fail

quoting Michael R. Auslinvia The Hill
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

The number of political and economic germs that are flitting around the world has increased and there are mounting fears that these are becoming resistant to the fiscal and monetary pills, powders and injections. The recession word is popping up with increasing frequency. Global trade is in the doldrums, industrial production is hit hard, debts have reached record highs and growth is slowing in most places.

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Trump Again Says He Is 'Very Seriously' Looking To End Birthright Citizenship

quoting John Yoovia Yahoo
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Eight months after first raising the idea, President Trump on Wednesday said his administration is again “very seriously” looking into ending the practice of conferring U.S. citizenship on anyone born in the United States.

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India's Plan To Float Foreign-Currency Bonds Stalls

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia Nikkei Asian Review
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

NEW DELHI -- The Indian government's plans for its first foreign-currency bonds appear to have run aground in the face of criticism from economists and a lack of clarity about how much borrowing will take place.

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Timothy Garton Ash Speaks At Bilim Akademisi

interview with Timothy Garton Ashvia Bilim Akademisi
Thursday, December 14, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Timothy Garton Ash discusses freedom of speech and explains why the media is essential for a functioning deliberative democracy. He argues that populism and the projection of dominant voices through the media is a significant threat to free speech around the globe.

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Toxic Tribalism

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia The Patriot Post
Thursday, December 14, 2017

Democrats should be careful what they wish for. Tribalism requires purity, which in turn requires conformity.

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I Have To Ask: The Stephen Kotkin Edition

interview with Stephen Kotkinvia Slate
Thursday, December 14, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Stephen Kotkin discusses Stalin’s differences from the autocrats of today, what Stalin and Hitler did and didn’t share, and the secret to getting inside the head of a dictator.

Hammer, Sickle, and Soil: The Soviet Drive to Collectivize Agriculture
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Hammer, Sickle, And Soil: The Soviet Drive To Collectivize Agriculture By Jonathan Daly

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia EuropeNow
Thursday, December 14, 2017

This book contains reproductions of more than sixty Soviet propaganda posters from the 1920s and 1930s, selected from a large collection at the Hoover Institution in Stanford, California.

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Experts: ‘Embedded Surveillance May Become The Norm’ If China Controls ‘Internet Of Things’

quoting Glenn Tiffertvia Breitbart News Network
Thursday, December 14, 2017

China has long censored information its own citizens can access and distribute internally and is now trying to use its economic muscle to export that censorship outside the country, according to experts who appeared before the Congressional-Executive Commission on China on Wednesday.

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RevGov: To Be Or Not To Be

quoting Michael Spencevia Inquirer.net
Thursday, December 14, 2017

That is the question. Do we need a revolutionary government, or not? We do need something. The Philippines has been the slowest growing member of the original Association of Southeast Asian Nations—by a very significant degree.

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The War Of Wars Analyzed To The Third Decimal Place

featuring Victor Davis Hansonvia American Spectator
Thursday, December 14, 2017

Yes, Virginia, after thousands of books, lectures, debates, veteran memoirs, and documentaries, there is still something to say about World War II that advances our knowledge of that tragic, deadly and totally unnecessary world conflagration that claimed 65 million lives and changed the shape of the world. Military historian and Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson says it in his huge, dense, and important new book.

Analysis and Commentary

Star Wars And Drone Spies Threaten America’s Defenses

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Thursday, December 14, 2017

Star Wars’ newest episode “The Last Jedi” is hitting screens nationwide this week, but less entertaining is this season’s latest space weaponry and commercial drone deployments that increasingly threaten America’s national security.

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Strategic Review: Navy Hasn’t Learned From Its Mistakes, Needs To Be Clear About Ship, Aircraft Readiness

quoting Admiral Gary Rougheadvia USNI News
Thursday, December 14, 2017

The Navy historically doesn’t learn from its mistakes, needs better command and control structures to operate the fleet, and needs to be more honest with Congress and the White House about the capabilities it can provide the nation, were key findings contained in a strategic review of the service released on Thursday.

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Who Leads The West: Trump Or Merkel?

by Russell A. Bermanvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Thursday, December 14, 2017

The constitutional cultures of America and Germany differ markedly­—one prizes individual liberty while the other emphasizes the rational state. 

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