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The Reemergence Of The State In The Time Of COVID-19

by Russell A. Bermanvia American Greatness
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

State sovereignty is the best chance we have to fend off adversaries. We defend our freedom by exercising power through the state, not through global illusions or cozy provincialism.

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Kevin Warsh And The Long Road Back To Economic Recovery

interview with Kevin Warshvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, April 2, 2020

As the COVID-19 crisis continues, Peter Robinson sat down (virtually over Zoom) with Kevin Warsh, the Shepard Family Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and a former member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. They discuss the nuts and bolts of the Federal Government’s 2 Trillion dollar (and rising) recovery and aid package, why it was needed, and its chances of staving off a depression. 

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Michael Auslin On COVID-19 And Its Impact On US-China Relations

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

In this interview, Michael Auslin, the Payson J. Treat Distinguished Research Fellow in Contemporary Asia, discusses the Communist Party of China’s strategy to combat the COVID-19 outbreak, the economic impact of the pandemic in China, and how this global crisis will affect future commercial ties between Washington and Beijing

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Hoover Institution Hosts International Crisis War Game Featuring Remarks By Senior Fellow H. R. McMaster

Friday, March 6, 2020
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

The Hoover Institution’s Blount Hall was the venue Friday, March 6, for an international crisis war game about how conflict in the cyber domain impacts the risk of nuclear war.

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The Classicist with Victor Davis Hanson:
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The Classicist: From Selma To Shanghai: Coronavirus Around The Globe

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Thursday, April 2, 2020

COVID-19’s effects on the states, the nation, and the world.

Reasonable Disagreements
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Reasonable Disagreements: Coronavirus And An Essay That Went Viral

interview with Richard A. Epstein, Adam J. Whitevia Reasonable Disagreements
Thursday, April 2, 2020

The coronavirus outbreak, and the costs and benefits of the government’s response.

Analysis and Commentary

Sun Tzu And The Coronavirus

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

A brand new translation of an ancient Chinese text.

Analysis and Commentary

An Example Of 7(A) Perversion

by Casey B. Mulliganvia Casey Mulligan
Monday, March 30, 2020

Let's say that you have 700 employees in the prior year, earning an average of $50K. If you continue that between now and the end of Q2, Title I of the 2020 CARES Act will give you nothing.

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In Hungary, Coronavirus Crisis Is The Perfect Time To Throw Democracy Under The Bus

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Thursday, April 2, 2020

In the 1949 film “The Third Man,” set in post-war Vienna, the Austrian capital is a bombed-out city where Orson Welles’ character, Harry Lime, makes a killing on the black market for medical supplies. Lime steals military stocks of penicillin, dilutes the antibiotic and sells it to unsuspecting patients who die from the watered-down drug.

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COVID-19 Around The Globe: Observations April 2, 2020 Germany

by Paul R. Gregoryvia What Paul Gregory Is Writing About (Blog)
Thursday, April 2, 2020

Germany’s Der Spiegel has reported that Germany will issue “immunity certificates” to those testing positive for Coronavirus antibodies. Certificate holders, presumably free of the virus, can return to the work force and are not subject to social distancing. It turns out that this proposed program would apply to 100,000 subjects and the first results would not be available until the end of April. It is unclear whether the program has been approved.

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Covid Economics: Vetted And Real-Time Papers

by Scott R. Baker, Nicholas Bloom, Steven J. Davis, Kyle Kost, Marco Sammon, Tasaneeya Viratyosinvia Center for Economic Policy Research
Friday, April 3, 2020

No previous infectious disease outbreak, including the Spanish flu, has impacted the stock market as powerfully as the Covid-19 pandemic.

Analysis and Commentary

Tomorrow's Reported Unemployment Rate For March

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, April 2, 2020

Tomorrow morning, when the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the unemployment rate for March, don’t be surprised if it’s very low. I predict that it will be not much more than 4 percent and maybe even less. But that statistic will not really tell you much about the unemployment rate in March.

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Socratic Grilling As A Way To Learn

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, April 3, 2020

Scott Alexander, over at slatestarcodex.com, has hit a number of home runs in the last few weeks. I want to focus on his March 6 post, “Socratic Grilling.” To follow what I’m going to say, you need to read his post first. His posts are often very long, but the March 6 one is relatively short.

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Where Did The Fevers Go?

by Casey B. Mulliganvia Casey Mulligan
Thursday, April 2, 2020

There is a website that tracks real time fevers using thermometers connected to the internet. A first glance at their map suggests to me that fevers spiked two week ago.

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Santelli Exchange: Ed Lazear On The Jobs Report

interview with Edward Paul Lazearvia CNBC
Friday, April 3, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Ed Lazear discusses COVID-19's impact on the job market and how the recovery and ramping up will likely happen.

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Victor Davis Hanson: Left Uses Coronavirus To Push Radical Agenda

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News
Friday, April 3, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses how some people are using COVID-19 to manipulate the crisis and promote an agenda that does not have popular support.

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Victor Davis Hanson On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, April 2, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his National Review article "America Is Still a Global Leader."

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Victor Davis Hanson On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, April 2, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his National Review article "Coronavirus: The California Herd."

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Michael Petrilli On The Education Gadfly Show: How School Districts Are Dealing With COVID-19

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia The Education Gadfly Show
Thursday, April 2, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses district innovation in the face of country-wide school closures.

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It's Prime Time For Financial Literacy

featuring Michael J. Boskinvia Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)
Friday, March 27, 2020

They’ve taught through economic booms and busts, using their scholarship and policy experience to deliver lessons that explain how the economy and financial markets work.

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The Wuhan Virus: Six Notes & Queries

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Powerline
Thursday, April 2, 2020

The economic devastation wrought by the pandemic continues as we see from the news this morning that another 6.6 million Americans filed unemployment compensation claims last week. For those keeping score at home, that brings the two-week total to about 10 million due to the self-imposed economic shutdown. In the spirit of inquiry and concern, and subject to correction, I have put my head together with that of our friend Brian Sullivan to compile the following notes and queries in the form of bullet points. 

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Could The Coronavirus Reshape America’s Social Safety Net?

quoting Lee Ohanianvia PBS
Thursday, April 2, 2020

The Democratic primary race was all but over before the novel coronavirus upended the 2020 campaign cycle last month. With former Vice President Joe Biden as the nominee-in-waiting, the only lingering question had been how far he might shift to the left to win over Sen. Bernie Sanders’ progressive followers before formally clinching the nomination.

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Finding Common Ground: America Can Do It, Can Stanford?

quoting Morris P. Fiorinavia Stanford Daily
Thursday, April 2, 2020

On Sept. 19, 2019, 526 Americans of all walks of life gathered in a resort ballroom in Dallas, Texas. For the first time in our nation’s history, a statistically representative sample of registered voters — with a near identical distribution of gender, age, income and geographic origin to all registered voters — stood in one room. 

In the News

Homeschooling During The COVID-19 Pandemic

quoting Terry M. Moevia Cato Institute
Thursday, April 2, 2020

As nearly one billion students around the world miss school due to the COVID-19 pandemic, parents suddenly find themselves working and learning alongside their children. While this is far from a typical or ideal homeschooling experience, it can provide an opportunity to nurture family relationships, explore new interests and skills, and get a glimpse of education without schooling.

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46% Of Americans Have Lost Their Jobs Or Experienced Work Reductions Due To Coronavirus: Strada Education Report

quoting Caroline M. Hoxbyvia ElearningInside News
Thursday, April 2, 2020

Nearly half—46%—of Americans say they have lost their jobs, have seen their income diminish, or experienced reductions in their hours as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. That’s according to a nationally representative survey published by the Strada Education Network on April 2.

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China Sees Chance To Expand Global Influence Amid Pandemic

quoting Michael R. Auslinvia The Hill
Thursday, April 2, 2020

China is seeking to expand its global influence during the coronavirus pandemic by painting itself as a powerful benefactor at a time when Beijing is facing accusations of concealing information about the initial outbreak.

In the News

States Largely Have Authority Over When To Shut Down, Reopen

quoting John Yoovia WHSV
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

President Donald Trump has the biggest megaphone, but it's governors and local officials who will decide what type of restrictions to impose on their citizens to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The Constitution largely gives states the authority to regulate their own affairs.

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Small Business Aid May Come With A Lot Of Headaches

quoting Casey B. Mulliganvia National Review
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

The CARES Act was praised for approving $350 billion to assist small businesses. The American Enterprise Institute’s Michael Strain has a piece that explains why this program is an important effort.

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The Big State Is Back

cited Steven J. Davisvia Australian Financial Review Magazine
Saturday, April 4, 2020

[Subscription required] Economic policymaking has been turned on its head as the Australian government deliberately engineers a recession to preserve lives.

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The China Syndrome

cited Michael R. Auslinvia Powerline
Thursday, April 2, 2020

Further to Paul Mirengoff’s “Don’t let China off the hook,” I want to offer a few resources that I have found to be helpful so far:

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What Is ‘Fake’ And What Is ‘Real’ In Financial Markets?

cited Paul Schmelzingvia City AM
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

These are articles written by professionals for investment professionals. They are contributions from external subject matter experts who do not work for CFA Institute, but may be a CFA charterholder as well as a member of a CFA Society. All are experts in their field and strive to deliver useful insights that help investment professionals make better decisions.

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'The Five' Have An Off Day

mentioning Andrew Robertsvia The Patriot Post
Thursday, April 2, 2020

Conscientious conservative that I am, every afternoon I attempt to clear my mind of the day’s claptrap and sprinkle it with a little levity by tuning in to Fox News’ “The Five.” It rarely lets me down. Sometimes I guffaw. Sometimes I merely snicker. All five of the participants have something to say that is refreshingly original, and sometimes one of them provokes thought even from someone so jaded as me. Yet, last week, the Five had an off day.

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What We Wanted We Got: A Debate On The Fed’s Balance Sheet

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Tuesday, July 3, 2018

A big question addressed at this year’s annual Hoover monetary conference was “The Future of the Central Bank Balance Sheet,” including the amount of reserve balances that banks hold at the Fed. The issue is one that “the [Federal Reserve] Board and the FOMC are in the process of observing and evaluating” as Vice-Chair Randy Quarles put it at the conference.

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Scholars Examine Effects Of Corporate Size At Symposium

Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Stanford

Some from the “New Chicago School” of economics claim big companies “might use their market power to hurt employees,” stifle competition, and reduce economic growth. “Not so fast,” said a group of economists and legal scholars at a symposium held at the Hoover Institution on June 29.

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The Classicist: Modern Paradoxes

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Tuesday, July 3, 2018

From China to the Middle East to the U.S., a look at some of the strangest developments in global politics.

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Clearing Up Misconceptions About Health Savings Accounts

by Scott W. Atlasvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Reformed HSAs represent a clear pathway to affordable, quality care for everyone.

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Inside The DOJ's Struggle With Trump’s Demand For A “Spygate” Investigation

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia Vox
Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Fear of mass resignations, a potential constitutional crisis, and the erosion of independence within the Justice Department.

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Former US Ambassador On Putin And The 2016 Election

featuring Michael McFaulvia Newsweek
Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Michael McFaul was an academic expert in Russian studies when President Barack Obama tapped him to become the White House’s point man on Russia in 2009.

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Whalen's Take

quoting Bill Whalenvia Politico
Tuesday, July 3, 2018

There’s been about as much love between Sen. Kamala Harris and the Trump administration as rainfall in Death Valley. But the acrimony hit a new level yesterday as the official White House Twitter account blasted Harris for “supporting the animals of MS-13”.

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McMaster To Return To Stanford’s Hoover Institution

featuring H. R. McMastervia San Jose Mercury News
Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Ousted earlier this year as President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, H.R. McMaster is set to return to the Hoover Institution at Stanford University in September.

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History As Nothing Much At All

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

If everything is like the Nazis, then the Nazis of history are no different from an ICE officer, a White House staffer, or . . . you and me.

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Former Ambassador To Russia Michael McFaul Looks Ahead To Trump's Summit With Putin

interview with Michael McFaulvia NPR
Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul discusses President Trump's upcoming meeting with Russian President Putin.

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