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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
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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
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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: 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.

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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.

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Sun Tzu And The Coronavirus

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

A brand new translation of an ancient Chinese text.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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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Niall Ferguson: COVID-19 In The Light Of History And Network Science

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
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A Hoover Virtual Policy Briefing with Niall Ferguson: COVID-19 in the Light of History and Network Science.
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 11AM PT/ 2PM ET.

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Want to Defeat Coronavirus? Lean Into Capitalism, Freedom

quoting Peter Berkowitzvia NewsMax
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

President Trump has an opportunity both to defeat the novel coronavirus and to gain advantage for the United States in its struggle with China. The competition between the U.S. and China for global influence predates both the coronavirus crisis and the Trump administration. It flared earlier in this presidency during trade negotiations. 

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The Unprecedented Stock Market Reaction To COVID-19

by Scott R. Baker, Nicholas Bloom, Steven J. Davis, Kyle Kost, Marco Sammon, Tasaneeya Viratyosinvia University of Chicago
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

No previous infectious disease outbreak, including the Spanish Flu, has impacted the stock market as powerfully as the COVID-19 pandemic. We use text-based methods to develop this point with respect to large daily stock market moves back to 1900 and with respect to overall stock market volatility back to 1985. We also argue that policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic provide the most compelling explanation for its unprecedented stock market impact.

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Strategika Issue 63: Should The United States Leave The Middle East?

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Strategika Issue 63 is now available online. Strategika is an online journal that analyzes ongoing issues of national security in light of conflicts of the past—the efforts of the Military History Working Group of historians, analysts, and military personnel focusing on military history and contemporary conflict.

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America – Keep Your Eye On The Ball

by CAPT Chris Sharmanvia Real Clear Defense
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

China’s growing self-confidence should worry America. The country just celebrated another day without community spread of the Wuhan flu. Its government also announced plans to lift the two-and-a-half-month quarantine restrictions on the city at the crisis epicenter on April 8th. 

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Flatten The Curve Of Economic Distress

quoting Casey B. Mulliganvia The Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

News organizations have been diligent in posting tallies of coronavirus deaths. Perhaps they will also consider updating their graphics to track U.S. suicides and deaths by overdose, along with the deaths of businesses which are bound to drive increases in these awful results of despair. News outfits might also try to inform consumers on how much we are spending in an attempt to prevent deaths from coronavirus compared to other efforts to reduce mortality.

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Why China Must Be Held Accountable For The Coronavirus Pandemic

by Michael R. Auslinvia National Review
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

For the sake of morality, political governance, and the future, the world must ensure that the Chinese regime pays for its malfeasance.

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by John H. Cochranevia The Grumpy Economist
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

From Torsten Slok's excellent email links: Jonathan Dingel and Brent Neiman: The places hardest hit by the virus are also the places where most jobs can be done at home.

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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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Within Parties, Trump's Crisis Ratings Vary Widely: Week 2

by David Brady, L. Sandy Maisel, Brett Parkervia Real Clear Politics
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

On March 25 we wrote that both partisan affiliation and intra-party ideology affected the public’s reaction to the coronavirus pandemic. We were not surprised by the partisan differences, given polarization, but we were surprised by the extent of intra-party differences. In the YouGov survey taken March 15-17, we found that the president had near-universal support from very conservative Republicans, but support lessened among those who say they are conservative or more moderate. 

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