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Chapter Four: Answering Questions With Edward P. Lazear

by Edward Paul Lazearvia PolicyEd
Thursday, September 19, 2019

Edward Lazear answers frequently asked questions about the United States economy and immigration. What are optimal tax rates? How can we help displaced workers when automation is increasing? How could we improve the current immigration system? Is the current path of welfare and entitlement programs sustainable?

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Michael Spence Agrees With Dudley, Says Fed Can Handle Repo Market

interview with Michael Spencevia Bloomberg
Friday, September 20, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Spence discusses Federal Reserve monetary policy.

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Why Not A Presidential Debate In California?

by Bill Whalenvia Real Clear Politics
Friday, September 20, 2019

Unless the mother of all earthquakes strikes and the largest of the West Coast states tumbles into the sea (Steely Dan said it would happen, but it hasn’t), California is not an island.

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A Century Of Ideas: New Regional Orders And New Ways Of War: Europe, The Middle East, And Asia

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Hauck Auditorium, Stanford University

The global order of the past seven decades is being disrupted by regional dynamics. Powers of the past are reasserting themselves—Russia in Europe and the Middle East, Turkey and Iran in the Middle East, and China in Asia and beyond. Technology is changing how nations can prosper, influence, and compel. The panel will discuss what these changes portend for each of these regions and the US role in shaping events in its national interest.

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China’s Threat To Democracies Around The World

interview with Larry Diamondvia Democracy Works
Friday, September 20, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Larry Diamond talks about the threat China’s model of authoritarian capitalism poses to liberal democracies in the United States and around the world.

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Believe It Or Not, Democracy Will Live Or Die At The Shopping Mall

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Thursday, September 19, 2019

Globally, malls have become renewed public squares. They also are where a revived Chinese democracy movement is finding a home. Demonstrators, peacefully gathering , singing songs of freedom and waving Hong Kong flags, are defying Beijing by packing into places like the Amoy Plaza megamall.

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Michael Spence Says Oil Shock Still Possible, Merkel Missed Opportunity To Help EU

interview with Michael Spencevia Bloomberg
Friday, September 20, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Spence talks about the possibility of an oil shock as well as German Chancellor Angela Merkel's decision to stick to zero deficit spending.

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Michael Spence 'Not A Fan' Of Low Interest-Rate Environment

interview with Michael Spencevia Bloomberg
Friday, September 20, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Spence comments on zero interest rates and propping up economies.

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John Yoo: Trump Denies Saying 'Something Inappropriate' On Call

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the whistle-blower complaint as well as Biden's efforts on behalf of his son in the Ukraine.
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“Forgetting What You Said Two Minutes Ago?” -- Bill Whalen On Biden And Harris

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, September 19, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses his Forbes article "Democrats Learn The Hard Way: Not All Biden Attacks Cut The Same."

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Michael Petrilli: The Education Gadfly Show: All About AP

with Michael J. Petrilli, Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Gadfly (Thomas B. Fordham Institute)
Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli talks with Hoover Institution fellow Checker Finn and Andrew Scanlan about their new book on the past, present, and future of Advanced Placement.

In the News
In the News

Slavery's Legacy

featuring Thomas Sowellvia The Washington Examiner
Thursday, September 19, 2019
There’s a problem with the idea that the legacy of slavery in America is the major deterrent today to social and economic progress by black Americans. And it’s being ignored as the New York Times and others seek to redefine America’s history as having been shaped more by slavery than any other factor.
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Whistleblowing On The President

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia Outside The Beltway
Thursday, September 19, 2019

My early-morning post, “Trump Phone Call Triggered Whistleblower Complaint,” was decidedly unpopular with the OTB readership for understandable reasons. In it, I seem to be offering a backdoor defense of a President I think is dangerous to the nation for doing something, as yet unspecified, that may well be dangerous to the nation.

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The Left Trots Out Kids To Lecture Americans On Climate Change

quoting Niall Fergusonvia World Tribune
Thursday, September 19, 2019
The House Committee on Foreign Affairs and Select Committee on the Climate Crisis on Sept. 18 held a hearing billed as “Voices Leading the Next Generation on the Global Climate Crisis”.
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66th Secretary Of State Condoleezza Rice To Speak At U-M

featuring Condoleezza Ricevia Michigan News
Friday, October 4, 2019

A conversation with Condoleezza Rice, the 66th U.S. Secretary of State, moderated by Michael Barr, dean of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. She is expected to discuss a number of topics, including her career in public service and the current state of foreign affairs.

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Dictators: The Great Performers

quoting Frank Diköttervia New Statesman America
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
The paradox of the modern dictator is that he must create the illusion of mass support while turning the population into a nation of terrorised prisoners endlessly condemned to faking enthusiasm for their oppressor.
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Donald Trump Denies Whistleblower Complaint About Improper Promise To Foreign Leader

quoting Michael McFaulvia USA Today
Thursday, September 19, 2019

President Donald Trump on Thursday denied making an improper promise to an unnamed foreign leader. The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee criticized the administration for hiding the details of a whistleblower's complaint against the president.

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Niall Ferguson Says Trump's Tweets Mask His Achievements

interview with Niall Fergusonvia MSN Video
Thursday, January 18, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses the achievements President Trump, and they are quite good. Ferguson notes that we should not underestimate President Trump. 

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The Classicist: Tribal America Vs. E Pluribus Unum

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Thursday, January 18, 2018

Recorded on December 18, 2017

How identity politics threatens to blow apart the American experiment.

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The Merits Of Supporting 702 Reauthorization (Despite Worries About Trump And The Rule Of Law)

by Jack Goldsmith, Susan Hennesseyvia Lawfare
Thursday, January 18, 2018

The Senate voted by a razor-thin margin Tuesday to invoke cloture on the FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017, which would reauthorize for six years Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The bill includes some significant changes to 702, though the reforms are substantially more modest than those sought by privacy advocates. The House approved its version last week. A final Senate vote is scheduled for Thursday; the bill is expected to pass handily.

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Our World Is Changing. It's Time For Historians To Explain Why

mentioning Niall Fergusonvia The Guardian
Thursday, January 18, 2018

Historians need to ditch their aversion to public discourse. By looking to the past, they can teach us about our future.

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Networks And Power, From The Freemasons To Facebook

mentioning Niall Fergusonvia New-York Historical Society
Thursday, January 18, 2018

Historians often discuss the lives of noteworthy individuals—kings, emperors, presidents—but in reality the history of the world has been determined by collective action of the people, not by figureheads. Renowned historian Niall Ferguson explores how networks—guilds and families, clans and cabals—have cooperated throughout history to shape the ever-changing world.

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Hostile Turkey Warns U.S.-Backed Kurds, Aims To Sideline Washington

by Markos Kounalakisvia News and Observer (NC)
Thursday, January 18, 2018

Simmering for years, the full outbreak of hostilities between American-backed forces and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Turkey is now finally at a boil. Turkey, an unreliable NATO ally at best, has again made clear that the U.S. is not welcome in the neighborhood.

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The Organic Food Hoax

by Henry I. Millervia Defining Ideas
Thursday, January 18, 2018

The industry thrives by making fraudulent claims about the foods we eat. 

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Unique Cooperative Research Effort

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Wednesday, January 17, 2018

This week marks the 20-year anniversary of a “notable conference” on monetary policy as Ed Nelson, who reminded me, puts it. The conference took place at the Cheeca Lodge in the Florida Keys on January 15-17, 1998, and it resulted in the book Monetary Policy Rules published by the University of Chicago Press for the NBER.

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Henry Miller On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Henry I. Millervia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Hoover Institution fellow Henry Miller talks about the flu and this year's particularly dangerous strain, H3N2, which is expected to last until May.
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Is Diversity A Strength, And Should Strength Be A Core Value?

quoting Thomas Sowellvia The National Review
Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Thomas Sowell once said, “The next time some academics tell you how important diversity is, ask how many Republicans there are in their sociology department.” 

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