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The Destructive Consequences Of Socialism

by David R. Hendersonvia Defining Ideas
Saturday, November 3, 2018

Trump’s CEA reports on an ideology that retards growth—and worse.

In the News

Hello Honduras, Goodbye Columbus

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

On the morning of March 16, 1916, with World War I already raging in Europe but America still neutral, the Mexican bandito Pancho Villa led a military raid on the dusty border town of Columbus, New Mexico. At that time, New Mexico had just passed the fourth anniversary of its statehood and remained a sparsely populated outpost in the desert southwest. Still, there was an U.S. Army garrison there—and it was our soldiers whom Villa attacked in his daring assault on American territory.

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Larry Diamond: Authoritarianism Abounds: The Brazil Elections, And Surveying Strongman Rule

interview with Larry Diamondvia WBUR
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Larry Diamond discusses the implications of Brazil’s newly elected authoritarian president and the global lurch to the right.


John Taylor On The Global Economy

interview with John B. Taylorvia CNBC
Thursday, October 18, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow John Taylor discusses trade policy and capital markets.

In the News

Cardoso ’19: In Brazil’s Upcoming Election, Nothing Less Than Democracy Is At Stake

quoting Larry Diamondvia The Brown Daily Herald
Thursday, October 4, 2018

By any metric, the past few years have not been good to liberal democracy. As Larry Diamond, a Stanford University professor of sociology who specializes in democracy, famously noted, we may be in the midst of a global “democracy recession.” Populists with autocratic tendencies have enjoyed electoral success in the past few years, and it appears that this trend is only intensifying — since just last year, over half of the countries assessed in an Economist report saw their Democracy Index rating fall.


Dollarize Argentina

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Monday, September 10, 2018

Argentina should dollarize, says Mary Anastasia O'Grady in the Wall Street Journal -- not a peg, not a currency board, not an IMF plan, just give up and use dollars. 

In the News

If Assange Leaves The Ecuadorian Embassy, What Next?

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Friday, August 3, 2018

WikiLeaks founder and CEO Julian Assange might be nearing his final days in Ecuador’s London embassy, where he’s lived and worked since 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden for rape charges or, potentially, to the United States. On July 20, RT’s Editor-in-Chief Margarita Simonyan tweeted that the release might occur in the coming weeks, or even days.

Analysis and Commentary

What's Contributing To Global Economic Uncertainty

interview with Steven J. Davisvia CNBC
Thursday, July 26, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Steven Davis discusses trade tensions and how they have contributed to global economic uncertainty.

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Uncommon Knowledge in Copenhagen: Revitalizing Democracies Around the World

interview with Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, July 26, 2018


Building an Alliance of Democracies.

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Uncommon Knowledge In Copenhagen: Revitalizing Democracies Around The World

interview with José María Aznar, Felipe Calderón, Nick Clegg, Stephen Harper, Toomas Hendrik Ilvesvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, July 26, 2018

Building an Alliance of Democracies.