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When Normality Became Abnormal

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Sunday, June 16, 2019

Donald Trump is many things. But one thing he is not is a defender of the 2009-2016 status quo and accepted progressive convention. Since 2017, everything has been in flux. Lots of past conventional assumptions of the Obama-Clinton-Romney-Bush generation were as unquestioned as they were suspect. No longer.

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Real Estate Ups And Downs

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Sunday, June 16, 2019

In a delightfully YIMBY "Americans Need More Neighbors" the New York times gets it almost all right. Housing is one area of American life where government really is the problem. The United States is suffering from an acute shortage of affordable places to live, particularly in the urban areas where economic opportunity increasingly is concentrated. And perhaps the most important reason is that local governments are preventing construction.

Featured

A Salute To Great Teachers

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Monday, June 17, 2019

Now there is a man who deserves our admiration: the man who taught English to the young Churchill, who in turn became one of the language’s greatest masters — second only to Shakespeare, in my view. Robert Somervell, like Hammond, dedicated his life to teaching. He did not aspire to be prime minister, for teachers are generally modest types. But should we admire only the ambitious?

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Larry Diamond: Saving American Democracy

interview with Larry Diamondvia Commonwealth Club
Friday, June 14, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Larry Diamond discusses his latest book Ill Winds: Saving Democracy from Russian Rage, Chinese Ambition, and American Complacency.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Where Were You, Four Years Ago? Like Me, Probably Discounting Trump

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Sunday, June 16, 2019

It wasn’t twenty years ago today, as the Beatles once sang – only four, to be exact (though at times, it feels like two decades).

Democrat's Donkey
Analysis and Commentary

David Davenport: The Democrats’ Dilemma: Principle Or Politics?

by David Davenportvia Townhall Review
Monday, June 17, 2019

With over 20 Democrats announcing 2020 presidential bids, the campaign reflects the chaos of a NASCAR race. But already there is one defining separation in the pack: Will Democrats steer hard left with Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren or Kamala Harris, or center-left with Joe Biden?

Analysis and Commentary

Will Dems’ Presidential Fate Repeat Past Wins, Or Past Losses?

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine
Monday, June 17, 2019

Many Republicans are feeling optimistic about Trump’s reelection in 2020. The Mueller investigation, on which Democrats’ pinned their hopes for mortally wounding the president, has crumbled like a bride’s first pie crust. AG Barr, unlike the lollygagging Jeff Sessions, is vigorously investigating the corruption in the FBI and DOJ that led to government agencies’ interference in an election in favor of Hillary Clinton, and then their attempts to engineer a bloodless coup to remove a legally elected president. The economy is roaring, with numbers on growth, employment, and productivity not seen in decades. And international rivals like Iran and China are now being confronted rather than coddled.

Analysis and Commentary

Anja Shortland On Kidnap

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, June 17, 2019

Anja Shortland of King's College London talks about her book Kidnap with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Kidnapping is relatively common in parts of the world where government authority is weak. Shortland explores this strange, frightening, but surprisingly orderly world. She shows how the interaction between kidnappers, victims, and insurance companies creates a somewhat predictable set of prices for ransom and creates a relatively high chance of the safe return of those who are kidnapped.

Analysis and Commentary

Social Trust Lower In Neighborhoods Without Amenities

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, June 17, 2019

Americans may like to buy things online, but people who live in neighborhoods with stores, libraries, restaurants, schools, and parks nearby have higher levels of community satisfaction and lower levels of social isolation.

Analysis and Commentary

Hummel On Understanding Monetary Policy

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, June 15, 2019

San Jose State University economics professor Jeff Hummel recently wrote a former student to answer a question about how to follow and understand the details of monetary policy. I found it so insightful that I got his permission to post it. I liked the personal reminiscence and the insights in the last paragraph. Here it is.

Analysis and Commentary

Henderson's Case Against A Universal Basic Income

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, June 14, 2019

Even some free-market economists, such as Duke University’s Michael Munger, argue for a UBI that would replace the current welfare state. But assuming unrealistically that the existing means-tested welfare state programs could be completely replaced, a UBI of $12,000 a year or even of $10,000 a year would require large increases in federal government spending and large increases in taxes.

Analysis and Commentary

Ariely Misses An Obvious Economic Explanation

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, June 17, 2019

Psychologist Dan Ariely, who writes an “Ask Ariely” column in the weekend Wall Street Journal, leads in last weekend’s column with a psychological explanation of a phenomenon that often arises in auctions. In doing so, he fails to consider an obvious economic explanation.

Interviews
Interviews

Jamil Jaffer: Iran Is Trying To Push Back On Us Economic Pressure

interview with Jamil Jaffervia Yahoo Finance
Friday, June 14, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Jamil Jaffer discusses the rising US-Iranian tensions and how oil prices are being affected by Iran’s alleged attack on two oil tankers near the Persian Gulf.

In the News
In the News

Democracy In Crisis

featuring Larry Diamondvia The New York Times
Saturday, June 15, 2019

China today holds as many as a million Uighurs and other Turkic Muslim minorities in “political education” camps. Across China, Xi Jinping is pioneering a technological despotism of ubiquitous cameras, facial-recognition software and mass surveillance. In Vietnam, Belarus, Egypt and elsewhere, resilient tyrants rule through police monitoring, ethnic division and brute coercion. Burma’s liberalization ended in renewed military supremacy and the bloody expulsion of some 730,000 Rohingya Muslims into neighboring Bangladesh. In its 2019 report, Freedom House notes that last year, more countries became more oppressive than more free — the 13th consecutive year of more decline than progress.

In the News

Lecture - Costa Mesa, CA.

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia India West
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

The World Affairs Council of Orange County has organized a lecture/dinner event with world renowned economist Raghuram Rajan. He is the former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India and Chief Economist of the IMF. He will be speaking about his new book, 'The Third Pillar: How Markets & the State Leave the Community Behind.'

In the News

Cory Booker's Very Bad Ideas To Solve America's Housing Crisis

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Sean Hannity
Friday, June 14, 2019

In the first presidential election after the full recovery from the subprime mortgage crisis, which was largely caused by legislation promoting “affordable housing,” presidential hopeful Senator Cory Booker (Spartacus) has released his plan for achieving affordable housing. Thomas Sowell clarifies this way of thinking in his book “The Housing Boom and Bust,” where he explains how the market learns from these mistakes and adjusts with remarkable speed, but “the question is whether politicians and government bureaucrats learn, especially when they pay no price for being wrong, and are able to deflect blame toward the market with denunciations of ‘greed,’ ‘Wall Street’ or whatever other convenient scapegoats are available.”

In the News

Banning Sanctuary Cities Absolutely The Right Move

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Sunshine State News
Saturday, June 15, 2019

Sanctuary cities. The term leaves me cold. Initiated by the Left, it's a politically correct euphemism for Capturing New Voters.

In the News

Is Anybody Ticked Off That Trump Flip-Flopped On Calling The FBI?

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Rush Limbaugh Show
Friday, June 14, 2019

Is anybody ticked off that Trump flip-flopped on all of this stuff? I mean, there’s CNN: Trump changes his mind saying he would call the FBI. Trump changes his mind, says if offered dirt on rivals he would tell the FBI. Trump changes his mind. Trump this, Trump that. Why did Trump change his mind? Who got to Trump? Who told him you gotta do this ’cause the media’s all over you? Trump changed his mind. Trump incorrectly says Mueller report hardly mentioned Don Jr.

In the News

Forest Service Chief Pushes For Change In Fire Prevention

quoting Alice Hillvia WVTF
Friday, June 14, 2019

Wildfires are starting to light up California and other parts of the West again. Vegetation from a very wet winter is drying out. And so the chief of the U.S. Forest Service is warning of another catastrophic fire season. And she's pushing to change how the country gets ready for and fights wildfires. NPR's Kirk Siegler has the story.

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featuring Martin Feldstein Saturday, June 15, 2019
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by Larry Diamond Thursday, June 13, 2019
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by David R. Henderson Thursday, June 13, 2019
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In the News

Lecture - Costa Mesa, CA.

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia India West
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

The World Affairs Council of Orange County has organized a lecture/dinner event with world renowned economist Raghuram Rajan. He is the former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India and Chief Economist of the IMF. He will be speaking about his new book, 'The Third Pillar: How Markets & the State Leave the Community Behind.'

Analysis and Commentary

Ariely Misses An Obvious Economic Explanation

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, June 17, 2019

Psychologist Dan Ariely, who writes an “Ask Ariely” column in the weekend Wall Street Journal, leads in last weekend’s column with a psychological explanation of a phenomenon that often arises in auctions. In doing so, he fails to consider an obvious economic explanation.

Analysis and Commentary

Social Trust Lower In Neighborhoods Without Amenities

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, June 17, 2019

Americans may like to buy things online, but people who live in neighborhoods with stores, libraries, restaurants, schools, and parks nearby have higher levels of community satisfaction and lower levels of social isolation.

Analysis and Commentary

Will Dems’ Presidential Fate Repeat Past Wins, Or Past Losses?

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine
Monday, June 17, 2019

Many Republicans are feeling optimistic about Trump’s reelection in 2020. The Mueller investigation, on which Democrats’ pinned their hopes for mortally wounding the president, has crumbled like a bride’s first pie crust. AG Barr, unlike the lollygagging Jeff Sessions, is vigorously investigating the corruption in the FBI and DOJ that led to government agencies’ interference in an election in favor of Hillary Clinton, and then their attempts to engineer a bloodless coup to remove a legally elected president. The economy is roaring, with numbers on growth, employment, and productivity not seen in decades. And international rivals like Iran and China are now being confronted rather than coddled.

Democrat's Donkey
Analysis and Commentary

David Davenport: The Democrats’ Dilemma: Principle Or Politics?

by David Davenportvia Townhall Review
Monday, June 17, 2019

With over 20 Democrats announcing 2020 presidential bids, the campaign reflects the chaos of a NASCAR race. But already there is one defining separation in the pack: Will Democrats steer hard left with Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren or Kamala Harris, or center-left with Joe Biden?

Featured

A Salute To Great Teachers

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Monday, June 17, 2019

Now there is a man who deserves our admiration: the man who taught English to the young Churchill, who in turn became one of the language’s greatest masters — second only to Shakespeare, in my view. Robert Somervell, like Hammond, dedicated his life to teaching. He did not aspire to be prime minister, for teachers are generally modest types. But should we admire only the ambitious?

Analysis and Commentary

Anja Shortland On Kidnap

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, June 17, 2019

Anja Shortland of King's College London talks about her book Kidnap with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Kidnapping is relatively common in parts of the world where government authority is weak. Shortland explores this strange, frightening, but surprisingly orderly world. She shows how the interaction between kidnappers, victims, and insurance companies creates a somewhat predictable set of prices for ransom and creates a relatively high chance of the safe return of those who are kidnapped.

Analysis and Commentary

Where Were You, Four Years Ago? Like Me, Probably Discounting Trump

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Sunday, June 16, 2019

It wasn’t twenty years ago today, as the Beatles once sang – only four, to be exact (though at times, it feels like two decades).

Featured

When Normality Became Abnormal

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Sunday, June 16, 2019

Donald Trump is many things. But one thing he is not is a defender of the 2009-2016 status quo and accepted progressive convention. Since 2017, everything has been in flux. Lots of past conventional assumptions of the Obama-Clinton-Romney-Bush generation were as unquestioned as they were suspect. No longer.

Featured

Real Estate Ups And Downs

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Sunday, June 16, 2019

In a delightfully YIMBY "Americans Need More Neighbors" the New York times gets it almost all right. Housing is one area of American life where government really is the problem. The United States is suffering from an acute shortage of affordable places to live, particularly in the urban areas where economic opportunity increasingly is concentrated. And perhaps the most important reason is that local governments are preventing construction.

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