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A Reliable Power Grid In Central America May Resolve Migrant Crisis

quoting George P. Shultzvia Inside Sources
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

For more than a year, leaders in Washington have been circling the drain trying to find a compromise on immigration legislation. It has reached far beyond just a policy concern as there have been multiple solutions tossed around from lawmakers as well as 2020 presidential candidates. In late August, the White House announced a new plan that will replace a decades-old court order that determines new regulations on detainment.

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The End Of Shareholder Primacy?

by Michael Spencevia Project Syndicate
Monday, August 26, 2019

The recent decision by America's Business Roundtable to abandon its support for shareholder primacy was a long time coming, and reflects a broader shift toward socially conscious investment. Now that the multi-stakeholder model is receiving the attention it deserves, it will be incumbent on governments to create space for it to succeed.

Condoleezza Rice gives the before-dinner remarks titled “US Global Leadership?”
In the News

Condoleezza Rice & Philip Zelikow: To Build A Better World

featuring Condoleezza Ricevia UVA Miller Center
Thursday, September 12, 2019

Condoleezza Rice will visit the University of Virginia on Thursday, September 12. Rice, the 66th U.S. Secretary of State, has a distinguished career in both academia and public service, ranging from her current position at Stanford University to George W. Bush’s National Security Advisor.

The Palacio del Congreso in Argentina
Analysis and Commentary

Letter 2 From Argentina

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Alejandro Rodrigues writes again from Argentina (previous post) "This  graph shows the evolution of peso denominated fixed income mutual funds. On Monday (after the elections) this funds suffered withdrawals of 6% of the total shares. Net assets fell by more as prices plummeted (-5%). 

Analysis and Commentary

Letter From Argentina

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Monday, August 12, 2019

My friend Alejandro Rodriguez, at Universidad del CEMA, sends the following report: Oops we did it again. Macri (the current president) lost in the open primary elections (all parties present their candidates in an open  general election so it is like a very big poll). 

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No, This Isn’t The Fall Of Rome

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Monday, August 12, 2019

“A republic, madam — if you can keep it.” That was supposedly Benjamin Franklin’s reply to a woman who asked him the result of the Constitutional Convention after it adjourned, in 1787.

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Socialism Has Failed. Period.

by David R. Hendersonvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Two economists journey through Socialist lands—and tell us what they see. 

In the News

Pompeo Makes History In Pohnpei, Courts Pacific Allies

quoting Elizabeth Economyvia Saudi Gazette
Monday, August 5, 2019

Mike Pompeo became the first US Secretary of State to visit Micronesia Monday, as Washington's signaled a renewed interest in its Pacific allies, no matter how small, in the face of regional competition with China.

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In the News

Course On Latin America And The Cold War Brings High School Educators To Campus

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia Stanford News
Monday, August 5, 2019

California high school social science and history teachers gathered at Stanford recently to take part in a professional development course on Latin America and the Cold War.

In the News

California Shows Its Extremism, Attacking Democracy And Capitalism At The Same Time

quoting Williamson M. Eversvia The Washington Examiner
Tuesday, July 30, 2019

No earthquake has yet sent California crashing into the sea, but the state continues to radically fall off the Left edge of mainland U.S. culture.

Two more items in the news today show this trend.

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