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Sri Lanka To Raise Minimum Wage By 25-pct

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Economy Next
Friday, October 18, 2019
Sri Lanka is to raise the minimum wage by 25 percent by government decree, to 12,500 rupees, under a proposal approved by the cabinet of ministers, the state information office said.

Is America Becoming Sinicized?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, October 17, 2019

China does not fool around.

Hoover Institution Archives Poster Collection, JA 120

Interview | Historian Niall Ferguson: ‘Reverence And Esteem Around Japanese Is Enviable’

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Japan Forward
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

(Part 2) Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses the Japanese Imperial System and the upcoming investiture of Japan’s new emperor, Naruhito.


Interview | Niall Ferguson On Why ‘It’s Hard Not To Be Envious Of Japan’s Stability’

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Japan Forward
Friday, October 11, 2019

(Part 1) Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses Japan in the era of the Shinzo Abe administration as well as the geopolitical tensions among Japan, South Korea, and China.

In the News

Mattis To Honor Tri-Cities Vietnam Vets — A Welcome 50 Years In The Making

mentioning General Jim Mattisvia Tri-City Herald
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Vietnam veterans will be welcomed home belatedly with a celebration in Kennewick 50 years after the height of America’s commitment to the war.

In the News

An Open Letter To Sergey Brin

mentioning Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Townhall
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Dear Mr. Brin: Fifty years ago this week, when I was a 21-year-old college senior, I was in the Soviet Union, sent by the government of Israel to smuggle in Jewish religious items and smuggle out names of Jews who wanted to escape the Soviet Union and could then be issued a formal invitation to Israel.

In the News

South Asia Used To Be The World’s Fastest-Growing Region. Now It’s Facing An Economic Slowdown

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia Foreign Policy
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Weak domestic demand is hurting growth, but more investment could lead to a rebound.


By Placing Profits Over Principles, The NBA Shows What It's Really Made Of

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Last week, Daryl Morey, the general manager of the NBA’s Houston Rockets, tweeted “Fight for Freedom. Stand with Hong Kong” in support of Hong Kong citizen protests against mainland China. These seemingly harmless seven words created a political firestorm within the world’s premier basketball league that shows that the NBA’s highly publicized and proud commitment to social justice, freedom, and equality is largely abandoned when such principles affect their bottom line.  

Analysis and Commentary

Policy Uncertainty In Japan

by Elif C. Arbatli, Steven J. Davis, Arata Ito, Naoko Miakevia Becker Friedman Institute for Economics at the University of Chicago
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

In the aftermath of the Financial Crisis (2007-08) and the Great Recession (2007-09), households and firms faced lots of uncertainty, not only about when and how the economy would recover, but also confusion on whether and how the administration, Congress, and the Federal Reserve would react. For families considering the purchase of a new car or a move to another city for a job, and for businesses considering new hires or a plant expansion, this policy uncertainty meant that the prudent choice was often wait-and-see.

In the News

Frank Church Conference: Democracy, Russia, China And The U.S. Role

quoting Michael McFaulvia Idaho Press
Monday, October 14, 2019

From China to Russia to the role of the United States on the world stage, more than 500 people gathered at Boise State University on Monday to learn about and discuss the issues at the 36th annual Frank Church Conference on Public Affairs.