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The Road To Caracas

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Monday, May 6, 2019

When I first visited Venezuela in 2010, Hugo Chávez was still the country’s president. Venezuela in those days wasn’t all bad. I enjoyed sipping Scotch (the national drink of choice) in Carabobo and boating on the Orinoco River. But I could tell that things were not going to end well. “The reality of Chávez’s regime,” I wrote at the time, “is that it is a sham democracy. . . . Private property rights . . . are routinely violated."

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Famous Guests At The Hoover Institution Throughout History

via The Hoover Centennial
Friday, May 3, 2019

Heads of state have frequently visited the Hoover Institution to learn from the scholars and the Library & Archives.


The World’s Next Big Growth Challenge

by Michael Spencevia Project Syndicate
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

The economic performance of lower-income developing countries will be crucial to reducing poverty further. Although these economies face significant headwinds, they could also seize important new growth opportunities – especially with the help of digital platforms.


Markos Kounalakis: Will Guaido's Uprising Save Venezuela?

interview with Markos Kounalakisvia CBS
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Marko Kounalakis discusses the influence of the Russians in Venezuela and whether the uprising and Juan Guaido can save Venezuela.

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The U.S.-China Global Dance

by David C. Mulfordvia Defining Ideas
Friday, March 15, 2019

We need clear economic leadership to avert the next financial crisis.

Globe turned to South America
In the News

Dual Loyalty Detectives

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Representative Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) recently bashed those U.S. Senators who voted against Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) legislation, charging that “they forgot what country they represent.”

Analysis and Commentary

North America Is Much Richer Than Latin America. Is This Fact Relevant For Immigration Policy?

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Economists measure gross domestic product per capita (at purchasing power parity, PPP) as the value of all final goods and services produced within a country in a given year divided by the average (or mid-year) population for the same year.


Markos Kounalakis On CBS News

interview with Markos Kounalakisvia CBS News
Monday, February 25, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Marko Kounalakis discusses the state of Venezuela.

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Reasonable Disagreements: A Great Attorney General Pick, Barr None

interview with Richard A. Epstein, Adam J. Whitevia Reasonable Disagreements
Thursday, February 7, 2019

President Trump’s nomination of William Barr to be Attorney General.

Victor Davis Hanson 2019 Pasadena
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Victor Davis Hanson: What’s New and What’s Not in Trump’s Foreign Policy

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Fellow Talks
Tuesday, February 5, 2019

The Case for Trump’s Foreign Policy.