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Breaking Up (Big Tech) Is Hard To Do

with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, Bill Whalenvia GoodFellows: Conversations From The Hoover Institution
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

This week’s antitrust lawsuit against Google poses a pertinent question at the intersection of Big Tech and free speech: from rewriting statutes to dismantling market giants such as Amazon and Facebook, what actions is the federal government willing to take to ensure the interests of Americans? Hoover Senior Fellows Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, and John Cochrane weigh the latest salvo in the ongoing hostilities between Washington and Silicon Valley.

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Will Changes To American Life After Pandemic Become Permanent?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia The Washington Times
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

The coronavirus, widespread quarantines, an unprecedented self-induced recession, and unchecked rioting, looting and protesting — all in a presidential election year — are radically disrupting American habits and behavior.

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Trump-Biden Redux: Proud As A Peacock?

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Befitting a state that once sent a pair of outsiders to Washington roughly a couple of centuries ago (Andrew Jackson and Davy Crockett), and where Elvis Presley took his last breath (or so we think), Tennessee is the home to the second and final debate between President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden.

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Thinking About Long-Term Debt

by John F. Cogan, John H. Cochrane, Michael J. Boskin, Joshua D. Rauh, Richard A. Epstein, Daniel Heilvia PolicyEd
Thursday, October 22, 2020

Whether they’re overlooking skyrocketing federal debt or unfunded state pension obligations, lawmakers continue to make short-run budget decisions that will disproportionately burden future generations. How big are these problems, and are there any good solutions?

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

How Charter Supporters Can Win Over Joe Biden

by Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Thursday, October 22, 2020

On paper, it seems like Joe Biden would champion the cause of expanding high-quality charter schools. He’s a longtime centrist Democrat, and centrist Democrats usually love charter schools, going back to Bill Clinton. He was Barack Obama’s vice president, and Obama has long loved charter schools. Biden was brought back from political near-death thanks to the support of Black voters, and Black voters love charter schools. 

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Creating Autonomous Schools In Traditional Districts

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Thursday, October 22, 2020

The Progressive Policy Institute’s indefatigable David Osborne, a long-time student of and advocate for quality charter schools, now joined by Tressa Pankovits, has penned a valuable guide to the creation of autonomous “innovation schools” within traditional districts.

Analysis and Commentary

A New Intergenerational Alliance?

by Niall Ferguson, Eyck Freymann, Ava Kelleyvia Medium
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

"Every generation revolts against its fathers and makes friends with its grandfathers,” the historian and social theorist Lewis Mumford wrote in The Brown Decades, his 1931 book about post–Civil War America. Something similar is happening in the United States today, thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Change Intra-EU Trade To Counter US Currency Aggression

by Melvyn B. Kraussvia Financial Times
Thursday, October 22, 2020

There is a way to protect the bloc from beggar-my-neighbor policies.

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Open The Schools And The Playgrounds

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

A group of researchers, spearheaded by Brown University Professor Emily Oster, have created and made available the most comprehensive databaseon schools and Covid case rates for students and staff since the pandemic started. Her data—covering almost 200,000 kids across 47 states from the last two weeks of September—showed a Covid-19 case rate of 0.13% among students and 0.24% among staff. 

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Shelby And Eli Steele On Michael Brown, Race, And Amazon

interview with Shelby Steelevia City Journal
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Howard Husock talks with Shelby and Eli Steele about their new documentary, What Killed Michael Brown?, as well as Amazon’s refusal to make the film available on its Prime Video streaming platform. (Update: Amazon is now allowing the film to be streamed.)

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Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show (Part 1)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

(Part 1) Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Untangling The ObamaCare Challenge."

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Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show (Part 2)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

(Part 2) Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Untangling The ObamaCare Challenge."

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Bill Whalen On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses his Forbes article "It’s Time To Debate The Future Of Presidential Debates."

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Paul Gregory On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Paul R. Gregoryvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Paul Gregory discusses his Hill article "Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict adds to Putin's headaches, West's worries."

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‘In Order To Export, You Have To Import’: Raghuram Rajan Cautions Against Import Substitution

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia The Hindu
Thursday, October 22, 2020

Former Reserve Bank governor Raghuram Rajan on Wednesday cautioned against import substitution under the ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ initiative of the government, saying the country has gone down this route earlier but could not succeed.

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Is China Trying To Displace US As Top Global Power? Two Analysts Differ

quoting Elizabeth Economyvia South China Morning Post
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Two prominent China analysts debated on Tuesday whether Beijing is attempting to supplant Washington as the foremost global power. Speaking during a South China Morning Post webinar about the state of multilateralism under US President Donald Trump, Elizabeth Economy, a senior fellow with Stanford University‘s Hoover Institution, countered an assertion by David Firestein that Beijing was primarily seeking “a place at the table that is commensurate with its heft”.

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Wall Street, Financial Experts Call For Major Stimulus Package Despite Concerns Over Tax Increases

cited Hoover Institutionvia Newsweek
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

There are theories but no tablets of stone to guide economists as the nation struggles to emerge from the COVID-19 shutdown. Republicans urge tax cuts and limited stimulus while Democrats push for trillions in additional government spending.

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Hugh Hewitt Interviews Victor Davis Hanson

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Hugh Hewitt Show
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses current issues and his new book, The Case for Trump.

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Paul Gregory: Ukraine's Presidential Contest Sets A Popular Actor Against A Veteran Politician, Just Like The Us In 2016.

interview with Paul R. Gregoryvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Paul Gregory discusses Ukraine's presidential election.

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Lanhee Chen: School of Hard Knox

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Crossing Lines with Lanhee Chen
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen is joined by Olivier Knox, the Chief Washington Correspondent for SiriusXM radio and current president of the White House Correspondents Association. They talk about the state of the media, what to expect as they cover the 2020 campaign, and how to restore public trust in the institution. Chen also provides his thoughts on whether Joe Biden is doomed already, and where Republicans are on the tricky topic of health care reform.

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Getting Back To Basics

by Tony Badranvia The Caravan
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Since the end of the Cold War — and, most dramatically, in the Bush and Obama years — American strategy in the Middle East has shifted from one anchored in the state system to one focused on non-state actors, particularly terrorist groups, and on projects disconnected from geopolitics.  The result has been the return — after nearly five decades — of Russian sway, the commandeering of large swaths of territory by Iran, and the emergence on the scene of China. The Russian-Iranian military campaign in Syria, and the increasing Chinese influence in the Middle East require a return to Cold War principles.

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The US Role In The Middle East In An Era Of Renewed Great Power Competition

by Eric Edelmanvia The Caravan
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

What role should the United States play in the Middle East as its attention shifts to the objectives outlined in the National Security Strategy and the National Defense Strategy of competing with near peers like Russia and China?  Today pundits and observers are posing this question against a backdrop of more than a decade and a half of costly, inconclusive and seemingly “endless” wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as the more recent deployment of roughly two thousand Special Forces troops to Syria as part of the counter ISIS campaign.  To President Trump the answer seems clear.  He noted in April 2018 at an Ohio rally “we’ll be coming out of Syria, like, very soon.

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To Improve Its Middle East Policy, The U.S. Must Look Beyond States

quoting Samuel Tadrosvia Mosaic Magazine
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

While the Middle East remains as messy as ever, writes  Samuel Tadros, Washington cannot afford to ignore its problems even though it cannot solve them. It can, however, improve its approach to the region.

Analysis and Commentary

Re-Weaving The Fabric Of Character

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

As I gird my loins for several upcoming events where we will wrangle over the “social and emotional learning” approach to educating-the-whole-child, I benefited—and perhaps you could, too—from a conceptual reset, courtesy of a fine new book by Anne Snyder, who leads the “character initiative” at the Philanthropy Roundtable, of which Fordham is a member and where I once had the honor of serving on the board.

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Our Rights Depend On An Election You Haven't Even Heard Of

quoting Thomas Sowellvia National Post
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

No genuine rule of law can exist without independent lawyers, who are no less essential than independent courts.

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The American Dream Is Very Much Alive: Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Shelby Steele

interview with Shelby Steelevia Varney & Co (Fox Business)
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Shelby Steele discusses the many opportunities available to everyone in America.

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The Life And Life And Life Of The NATO Bureaucracy

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

The Partnership also prompted Foreign Affairs to publish an article strongly in favor of rapid NATO expansion.

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