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Fixing The Way We Tax

featuring Edward Paul Lazear, John H. Cochrane, David R. Henderson, Richard A. Epstein, Michael J. Boskin, Daniel Heilvia PolicyEd
Friday, December 13, 2019

With the election less than a year away, presidential candidates are eagerly releasing new proposals that promise to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure, expand access to health care, and reduce college tuition. The one thing all of these ideas have in common is that they will be expensive. And unless candidates are willing to increase federal deficits that already exceed a trillion dollars, these expensive ideas mean raising someone’s taxes.

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Victor Davis Hanson: Instead Of Introspection, Democrats Become More Zealous When They Fail to Stop Trump

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Real Clear Politics
Thursday, December 12, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson says that instead of introspection, Democrats believe they weren't zealous or revolutionary enough every time they fail to abort the Trump presidency.

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Election Is The Proper Remedy For Presidential Misconduct

by John Yoovia Financial Times
Thursday, December 12, 2019

Impeachment does not require a crime, but the abuse or violation of public trust.

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Area 45: Fred Barnes: Impeachment Then, Then, And Now

via Area 45
Friday, December 13, 2019

What does the current drama in Washington say about these hyper-partisan times?

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

'Privacy Absolutism' Masks How Consumers Actually Value Their Data

by Bowman Heiden, Nicolas Petitvia The Hill
Thursday, December 12, 2019

Ethical scandals in the tech industry seem to follow each other like night and day. Last month, a federal inquiry was opened regarding Google’s program to collect and analyze patient data in collaboration with health care providers, known as Project Nightingale. 

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Quite A Vexing Equation

by Chirantan Chatterjeevia The Telegraph
Friday, December 13, 2019

How does fear, lack of trust impact economic growth?

Analysis and Commentary

The Political Spouse: It’s Not A Job Just For Women Anymore

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Thursday, December 12, 2019

Women on the world stage are increasingly playing lead roles. Whether New Zealand’s Jacinda Ardern, the newest all-female Finnish government’s cabinet led by 35-year old Prime Minister Sanna Marin or the record number of American women who ran and won in the 2018 midterm elections, women are moving on up. Get used to it.

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Was There A Housing Bubble?

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, December 12, 2019

In his recent book Shut Out, Kevin Erdmann, a finance expert and visiting fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, has two main messages.

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Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson: Spygate, Impeachment & The Assault On Trump For Undoing The Progressive Agenda

by Victor Davis Hansonvia The Epoch Times
Thursday, December 12, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses culture and the Democratic party as well as the impeachment process.

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Victor Davis Hanson On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, December 12, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the scale of the victory of Boris Johnson and whether his victory is connected to the rejection of socialism? And, will the same enthusiasm to reject socialism carry over to US elections?

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Victor Davis Hanson On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, December 12, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses Adam Schiff and some of the tactics the Democrats have used to try to find evidence of an impeachable offense.

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Lanhee Chen: US, China Agree In Principle To Phase-One Trade Deal

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Bloomberg
Thursday, December 12, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen reacts to the report that US negotiators have reached the terms of a phase-one trade deal with China that now awaits President Donald Trump’s approval.

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John Yoo: Airtalk’s Continuing Coverage Of Debate Over Articles Of Impeachment In House Judiciary Committee

interview with John Yoovia AirTalk
Thursday, December 12, 2019

(6:41) Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses party line votes and the speed of the impeachment process. Yoo said the big hole is the lack of facts in the process.

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Michael Petrilli On The Education Gadfly Show: On Online Curriculum Materials

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia The Education Gadfly Show Podcast
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli talks about Fordham’s new report, "The Supplemental Curriculum Bazaar."

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In the News

Raghuram Rajan Says India Is In The Middle Of An "Economic Depression"

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia Industry Global News24
Thursday, December 12, 2019

Former Indian Reserve Bank (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan said India is in the middle of an "economic depression" with signs of a deep malaise in the Indian economy running through extreme power centralization in the Office of the Prime Minister and weak ministers.

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Education Fix Too Heavy On Dollars

quoting Eric Hanushekvia The Robesonian
Thursday, December 12, 2019

As many predicted, the California-based consulting firm WestEd is recommending North Carolina spend billions of taxpayer dollars on pre-schools and district schools to meet the requirements of the Leandro case.

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Friday Short Cuts

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Patriot Post
Friday, December 13, 2019

Notable quotables from Cal Thomas, Victor Davis Hanson, Rashida Tlaib, and more.

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Guest Opinion: Tired Of All The Virtue Signaling?

quoting General Jim Mattisvia Palo Alto Online
Friday, December 13, 2019

Phrase popularized by James Bartholomew disparages environmental actions.

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Mothers And Sons: Jennie Churchill And Winston Churchill

quoting Andrew Robertsvia The Epoch Times
Friday, December 13, 2019

The hand that rocks the cradle.

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Warren’s Economic Illusions

quoting Russell Robertsvia The Wall Street Journal
Thursday, December 12, 2019

[Subscription required] Elizabeth Warren has been justly criticized for the magical math in her Medicare for All proposal. That health plan would cost perhaps $34 trillion, according to outside estimates. But Ms. Warren says the true figure is only—alakazam!—$20.5 trillion.

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The Federalist’s Best Books Of 2019

mentioning Jack Goldsmithvia The Federalist
Thursday, December 12, 2019

Another year has nearly passed, and so we present another long list of compelling book recommendations from The Federalist's staff and contributors.

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Structure Matters: How Network Form Affects Outcomes

quoting Niall Fergusonvia EdWeek
Tuesday, April 3, 2018

In this post I will build on the ideas presented in two previous posts, Connection is Fundamentaland Why Linking Matters. Let's explore one way to leverage network effects and create abundant value for network participants: by becoming more aware of and tinkering with the structures of a network, or the patterns of connections and flows

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Situs Newswatch: John B. Taylor Discusses Washington’s Impact On The Economy

featuring John B. Taylorvia Situs Newswatch
Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Situs executives heard from a world-renowned economist and former Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs, John B. Taylor, earlier this month at the Pension Real Estate Association’s (PREA) Spring Conference.Known for his “Taylor Rule,” which advises central banks on how they should respond when inflation and economic output deviate from ideal levels, he offered a broad perspective of where the economy is heading.

Analysis and Commentary

The New Last Refuge Of Scoundrels

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, April 3, 2018

If you’re PC, it’s apparently okay to use homophobic slurs and sexually assault your employees.

Analysis and Commentary

Robert P. Murphy On Economists And Statistical Tests

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, April 3, 2018

In a recent episode of EconTalk, Russ Roberts interviewed Stanford University's John Ioannidis to discuss his 2017 publication "The Power of Bias in Economics Research." Ioannidis and his co-authors found that the vast majority of estimates of economic parameters were from studies that were "underpowered," and this, in turn, meant that the published estimates of the magnitude of the effects were often biased upward.

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Walter Williams: Sowell’s Book Exposes Flawed ‘Social Justice’ Narrative

featuring Thomas Sowellvia Greensboro.com
Monday, April 2, 2018

I don't mind saying that this column represents a grossly understated review of “Discrimination and Disparities,” just published by my longtime friend and colleague Thomas Sowell. In fewer than 200 pages, Sowell lays waste to myth after myth not only in the United States but around the globe.

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Mueller’s Investigation Could Impact Midterm Elections: Victor Davis Hanson

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox Business
Monday, April 2, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation and how his investigation can affect the midterm elections.

In the News

Questions From Arizona Justices Suggest Skepticism Over DACA Tuition Breaks

quoting Clint Bolickvia Arizona Daily Star
Monday, April 2, 2018

A claim that “dreamers” are entitled to the same lower tuition as other Arizona residents drew a skeptical response Monday by several justices of the state Supreme Court.

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Thomas Sowell On Q & A With Jay Nordlinger

interview with Thomas Sowellvia Ricochet
Monday, April 2, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Thomas Sowell talks about his latest book Discrimination and Disparities as well as human diversity. He discusses equality of opportunity and equality of results. (Two very different things.) And, Sowell talks about the manipulation of statistics, a sore point.

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Thomas Sowell On The Relationship Between Tax Rates And Tax Revenues

quoting Thomas Sowellvia AEI
Monday, April 2, 2018

On pp. 98-99 of Thomas Sowell’s new book Discrimination and Disparities, he discusses the relationship between tax rates and tax revenues and the evidence that shows they often move in opposite directions, i.e., cuts in tax rates (and even “tax cuts for the rich”) can produce greater tax revenue.

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US Opens Door To Possible Trump-Putin White House Meeting

quoting Michael McFaulvia US News
Monday, April 2, 2018

The Trump administration is opening the door to a potential White House meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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