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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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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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Is Economic Uncertainty Really Higher Today Than Eight Years Ago?

quoting Steven J. Davisvia Forbes
Monday, April 2, 2018

That uncertainty is bad for business is well-known. But what kind of uncertainty?

Analysis and Commentary

White Men Are Bad?

by Niall Ferguson quoting Harvey C. Mansfieldvia Boston Globe
Monday, April 2, 2018

It is not very fashionable to be a man these days, especially a white one. After the exposure of Harvey Weinstein’s alleged record of sexual assault and harassment, The New York Times ran a piece entitled “The unexamined brutality of the male libido” by the Canadian writer Stephen Marche.

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Why We Need John Bolton As NSA

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine Online
Monday, April 2, 2018

Last week ex-CIA chief Michael Hayden signed a letter with a “bipartisan group of 115 national security leaders” that counsels the Trump administration and new National Security Advisor John Bolton not to jettison the nuclear deal with Iran. Hayden’s justification for this advice illustrates all the stale ideas and unexamined assumptions about foreign affairs that have brought us to this crisis in the first place––and why we need the return to realism we are likely to see with Bolton at the helm.

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Markos Kounalakis: Russia, U.S. Expel Diplomats As Tensions Rise

interview with Markos Kounalakisvia CBS News
Monday, April 2, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Markos Kounalakis discusses Putin and the expulsion of Russian diplomats from the US.

Analysis and Commentary

Michael Munger On Traffic

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, April 2, 2018

Does rush-hour traffic drive you crazy? Is a congestion tax on car travel a good idea? Michael Munger of Duke University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the economics of traffic and congestion taxes. 

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Niall Ferguson: How 500 Years Of Social Networks Shaped Humanity

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Big Think (NY)
Monday, April 2, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses his latest book The Square and the Tower: Networks and Power, from the Freemasons to Facebook, and notes that social networks have been around for centuries and the most prominent of which — the Freemasons — could very well be responsible for democracy as we know it. Its members included none other than George Washington and Benjamin Franklin.

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Want A Purpose-Driven Business? Know The Difference Between Mission And Purpose

quoting William Damonvia Fast Company
Monday, April 2, 2018

Young people want to work for purpose-driven businesses–but your purpose has to be something more than just rephrasing your business model.

Analysis and Commentary

My Talk At CSUMB

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, April 1, 2018

Here is my audio recording of my 10-minute talk I gave at California State University Monterey Bay on Monday.

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Newt Gingrich Visits Campus To Talk To Researchers

mentioning Kiron K. Skinnervia The Tartan
Sunday, April 1, 2018

Newt Gingrich, Fox News contributor and former Speaker of the House, made a little-publicized visit to Carnegie Mellon University this week. He was invited by Director Kiron Skinner, the director of the Washington Semester Program, the Institute for Politics and Strategy, and the Institute for Strategic Analysis at Carnegie Mellon. Director Skinner worked with Gingrich on his 2012 presidential campaign and, in Dec. 2017, began working as a foreign policy contributor for Fox News.

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Can Condoleezza Rice Save College Basketball?

featuring Condoleezza Ricevia Yahoo News
Sunday, April 1, 2018

The latest commission created with the intention to fix the ills of college basketball met in a clandestine hotel here on Thursday and Friday. Their meeting generated little interest or publicity amid the bustle of the Final Four, other than wide-spread skepticism that it can achieve its initial goals.

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