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Environmental Law Without Property Rights

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, October 22, 2018

No government agency should be able to acquire lands critical for habitat at no cost.

Analysis and Commentary

The Education Exchange: Lowering College Costs By Offering Credits For Free

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, October 22, 2018

There are plenty of college-level online courses available for free, but students who want college credit for an online course may have to pay up to $1,000 per credit, or $30,000 per year. Modern States Education Alliance has come up with a way to combine college-level online learning with free college credit. Students take specially designed courses aligned with tests offered by the College Board. These tests are accepted by over 2,900 U.S. colleges and universities for college credit.

Perspectives on PolicyFeatured

Unstable Majorities

by Morris P. Fiorinavia PolicyEd
Monday, October 22, 2018

In the aftermath of the most contentious Supreme Court nomination in modern history, many people are left with the belief that America is more polarized than ever. But the truth is more complicated. Watch Hoover Senior Fellow Morris Fiorina explain why.

Featured CommentaryEurekaAnalysis and Commentary

When A Venture Capitalist Enters California’s Political Matrix: Innovation Meets The Status Quo

by Tim Drapervia Eureka
Monday, October 22, 2018

I wonder if we still have a democracy in California.

Analysis and Commentary

Wolves In Wolves’ Clothing

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Sunday, October 21, 2018

If the New Democratic Party was smart, it would do what the old Democratic Party did long ago: always sound centrist if not conservative in the last weeks of a campaign, get elected, then revert to form and pursue a left-wing agenda for a year or two—and then repeat the chameleon cycle every two to four years.

Analysis and Commentary

Biography Of Christopher Sims

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, October 21, 2018

One of Sims’s earliest famous contributions was his work on money-income causality, which was cited by the Nobel committee. Money and income move together, but which causes which? Milton Friedman argued that changes in the money supply caused changes in income, noting that the supply of money often rises before income rises. Keynesians such as James Tobin argued that changes in income caused changes in the amount of money. Money seems to move first, but causality, said Tobin and others, still goes the other way: people hold more money when they expect income to rise in the future.

In the News

No Visa Necessary To Hear Music Of 'Banned Countries' With Kronos Quartet

quoting Abbas Milanivia KQED
Saturday, October 20, 2018

The Kronos Quartet has a long history of performing music with a political edge. Music for Change: The Banned Countries, coming up Saturday at Stanford’s Bing Concert Hall, is no exception. After the Trump administration issued executive orders limiting travel from majority-Muslim countries last year, the director of Stanford’s Iranian Studies program, Abbas Milani, was upset. "It's shameful on a human basis. But it's also destructive to the fabric of culture in this country. And, I would submit, to the long-term strategic interest of this country," Milani says.

In the News

Trump Is Forcing China To Reassess Its Strategy

quoting Niall Fergusonvia National Interest
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Trump’s seeming unpredictability, and penchant for muscular showdown, has dramatically altered China’s risk calculations, forcing Beijing to constantly revisit its strategic assumptions.
In the News

Is Sen. Kamala Harris A Contender For President In 2020?

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia ABC 7 News
Friday, October 19, 2018

We haven't even hit the midterms yet, but many eyes are on 2020 and the race for president. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., is already considered a potential contender, but could her candidacy succeed in what's expected to be a crowded Democratic primary field?

In the News

Salazar’s New Gig: Avenatti -- Cox Divorce Raises Questions -- 2020 Move? Harris Proposes Middle-Class Tax Break -- Facebook’s Got A 'War Room'

quoting Bill Whalenvia The Politico
Friday, October 19, 2018
“In California’s Central Valley, A Supersize Fight For A Senate Supermajority” by Bill Whalen for the Hoover Institution: “As such, it makes for this oddity in California’s 2018 election: in a state of 40 million residents, the 340,000 registered voters in the 12th State Senate District hold enormous sway over what transpires in the near term in the state capitol.”