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Analysis and Commentary

Michael Brendan Dougherty On My Father Left Me Ireland

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, July 15, 2019

Author and journalist Michael Brendan Dougherty talks about his book My Father Left Me Ireland with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Dougherty talks about the role of cultural and national roots in our lives and the challenges of cultural freedom in America. What makes us feel part of something? Do you feel American or just someone who happens to live within its borders? When are people willing to die for their country or a cause? These are some of the questions Dougherty grapples with in his book and in this conversation.

In the News

Lagarde Set To Inherit Draghi’s Counsellors At ECB

quoting Melvyn B. Kraussvia Financial Times
Sunday, July 14, 2019

When Christine Lagarde arrives at the European Central Bank this autumn to take over from Mario Draghi, among those welcoming her will be some lesser-known members of his inner circle, whose expertise will prove crucial in helping her to settle in.

Analysis and Commentary

Henderson On French Government's 3% Tax On Techs

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, July 14, 2019

I was interviewed on KCBS in San Francisco last Thursday while I was at my cottage in Canada. It’s just over 3 minutes.


Can Ilhan Omar Overcome Her Prejudice?

by Ayaan Hirsi Alivia The Wall Street Journal
Friday, July 12, 2019

I was born in Somalia and grew up amid pervasive Muslim anti-Semitism. Hate is hard to unlearn without coming to terms with how you learned it.

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Area 45: The US-UK “Special Relationship” With Andrew Roberts

interview with Andrew Robertsvia Area 45
Friday, July 12, 2019

Is the US-UK relationship on shaky ground?

Analysis and Commentary

As The British Envoy Just Learned, Loose Lips Sink Diplomats

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Thursday, July 11, 2019

If the truth can set you free, then the British ambassador to Washington is now free as a bird. Unfortunately for him, he will no longer be soaring over America’s capital or hovering anywhere near the White House. In fact, the president made sure this British goose got cooked.

In the News

‘Fintech Shadow Banks’ Shaping Global Credit – Amit Seru

quoting Amit Seru via Central Banking
Monday, July 8, 2019

Regulators need to pay more attention to shadow banks, Stanford professor says.

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A Closer Look At The Left’s Agenda: Scientific, Economic, And Numerical Illiteracy On The Campaign Trail

by Michael J. Boskinvia Analysis
Monday, July 8, 2019

Many of the Left’s recent policy proposals are not only quite radical, but scientifically, economically, and numerically illiterate. They are crowding out discussion of serious proposals to deal with the legitimate issues raised. A closer look reveals, for example, that Medicare for All and the Green New Deal wildly violate the laws of supply and demand, physics, and arithmetic.

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Uncommon Knowledge With David Berlinski On “The Deniable Darwin”

interview with David Berlinskivia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, July 8, 2019

Is Charles Darwin’s theory fundamentally deficient? David Berlinski makes his case, noting that most species enter the evolutionary order fully formed and then depart unchanged. Where there should be evolution, there is stasis. So, was Darwin wrong?

Spanish Civil War from an anarchist art album
In the News

Spanish Literature Animates The Ghosts Of Its Embattled History

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia The Los Angeles Times
Friday, July 5, 2019

For the past month, I’ve been here in Spain working on my next project about my Purépecha grandmother. The connection to this country is that her uncle, my great uncle, relocated with his Spanish employers, who were fleeing the perils of the Mexican Revolution. He was their servant in Michoacán and, circa 1910, he chose to leave his family and the Americas in exchange for Europe. He was never heard from again.