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California’s Divisive Ethnic Studies Curriculum Proposal Fails

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, August 20, 2019

In 2016, California lawmakers passed a bill requiring that ethnic studies be added to the state’s secondary school curriculum. A curriculum was subsequently drafted and made available for review.


Trump's Push To Make Health Care Prices More Transparent Is Long Overdue

by Scott W. Atlasvia CNN Business
Monday, August 19, 2019

The Trump administration is trying to institute a dose of free market reform that promises to disrupt American health care. In a flurry of pro-consumer moves, improving price transparency has been at the center of the administration's plan to reduce the cost of health care through competition.


Is A Recession Round The Corner? Hear It From Raghuram Rajan, The Man Who Predicted 2008 Correctly

interview with Raghuram Rajanvia CNBC
Monday, August 19, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Raghuram Rajan, who predicted the 2008 crash correctly, is not too worried about the risks of a potential recession in the US.

Analysis and Commentary

The Danger Of Climate Doomsayers

by Bjorn Lomborgvia Project Syndicate
Monday, August 19, 2019

We need to solve climate change, but we also need to make sure that the cure isn’t more painful than the disease. Abandoning fossil fuels as quickly as possible, as many environmental activists demand, would slow the growth that has lifted billions of people out of poverty.


Why The Markets Turned Volatile—And Why You Shouldn't Panic

by Lee Ohanianvia The Hill
Monday, August 19, 2019

Financial market volatility has skyrocketed in recent days. The Standard and Poors 500 Index, which consists of the 500 largest, publicly traded corporations, lost 6 percent of its value in May. This was followed by an 8 percent rise in June, but the index was down about 5 percent through August 16 from its July peak. Other stock market indexes recorded similar patterns.

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Why President Trump Must Keep Speaking Out On Hong Kong

by Larry Diamondvia The Hill
Monday, August 19, 2019

Since June 9, Hong Kong—one of the world’s most vibrant commercial and cultural centers—has been repeatedly paralyzed by mass demonstrations to defend that city’s dwindling freedoms. The protests quickly escalated, from hundreds of thousands of people in the streets to an estimated turnout of two million (over a quarter of the entire population), and they have evolved and persisted for over two fraught months.

Analysis and Commentary

Tyler Cowen On Big Business

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, August 19, 2019

Author and economist Tyler Cowen of George Mason University talks about his book, Big Business, with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Cowen argues that big corporations in America are underrated and under-appreciated. He even defends the financial sector while adding some caveats along the way. This is a lively and contrarian look at a timely issue.

Analysis and Commentary

Putting Together The 2019 Education Next Poll

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, August 19, 2019

Michael Henderson, Research Director, Public Policy Research Lab at the Manship School of Mass Communication, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss how the 2019 Education Next Poll came together, including methodology and how the sample builds in experiments to best gauge the public's opinion on schools. The 2019 EdNext Poll will be released on Aug. 20, 2019, and available at 


Bill Evers On Sunday Morning Newsmakers

interview with Williamson M. Eversvia Sunday Morning Newsmakers with Larry Marino
Sunday, August 18, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Evers discusses his Wall Street Journal article "California Wants to Teach Your Kids That Capitalism Is Racist."

Analysis and Commentary

Keynes' Understated Criticism Of FDR's New Deal

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, August 18, 2019

One main component of Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal was the National Industrial Recovery Act (NIRA), which cartelized hundreds of American industries. If FDR’s goal was, as the name of the act implies, to help industries recovered from the depth of the what would later be known as the Great Depression, the NIRA never made sense. When you cartelize an industry, you cut output and raise prices. With output being so low, you make the situation worse, not better.