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Analysis and Commentary

Little Pink House Is A 9

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, May 17, 2018

I saw the movie Little Pink House in Monterey on Tuesday night. Here's the trailer. I rate movies on a scale of 1 to 10. Anything 7 or over is one I'm glad I saw and would recommend. Little Pink House is a 9.

Analysis and Commentary

Science Triumphs At The EPA. For Now.

by Henry I. Millervia Science 2.0
Thursday, May 17, 2018

In The Neonic Ban: A Scientific Fraud Becomes Enshrined In EU Regulatory Law, I described the many elements of corruption that led to Europe’s recently announced ban on neonic insecticides (“neonics”) which is based on the fallacy that they are responsible for a supposed collapse in bee populations. In fact, bee populations are rising on every habitable continent in the world, and have been since neonics first came on the market.

Trump Moves Fast And Breaks Things To Disrupt World

by Markos Kounalakis
Thursday, May 17, 2018

Hang out in any Silicon Valley café and the word “disruption” is sure to be uttered at a nearby table. It is the keyword to unlock funding for forward-leaning ideas and the approach toward cutting out the middle man in transactions, leaving behind the inefficiencies in mediation, and burying the slow-to-change and inertia-bound in industry. Disruption is everything and everyone wants a piece of it. Including the American people.


Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Trump Is Right On Iran."

In the News

Achieving Equity In Education: Journalists As Truth-Tellers And Teachers

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia Diverse: Issues In Higher Education
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Gathered for the 2018 Education Writers Association (EWA) National Seminar, hundreds of education journalists heard from education experts, thought leaders and other fellow journalists about ways to make their coverage of today’s education issues nuanced, culturally relevant and enlightening.

In the News

Bay Area Political Events: Ehud Barak Protest, Election Forum

mentioning Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen, San Jose State political science Professor Terry Christensen and Politico reporter Carla Marinucci discuss election candidates and issues and take audience questions. 

In the News

Republicans And Democrats Need To Learn These Foreign Policy Lessons

quoting George P. Shultzvia The Washington Post
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Eliot Cohen, a former State Department official and a fierce critic of President Trump, warns that the president and his immediate predecessor both messed up when it comes to the Middle East: Trump unchecked is a man who believes in unpredictability, threats, and head-spinning policy pirouettes.

In the News

Inequality And The Intellectual Dark Web

quoting Thomas Sowellvia National Review
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
A prominent group of heterodox thinkers is united by more than just opposition to political correctness and support for free speech.
In the News

The Output Gap, The Federal Budget Deficit, And The Threat Of Debt Monetization

quoting John H. Cochrane via Seeking Alpha
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

In April 2018, Congressional Budget Office issued a report on the state of the federal budget in light of the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" enacted in December 2017, the "Bipartisan Budget Act" enacted in February 2018, and the "Consolidated Appropriations Act" enacted in March. 

In the News

After Investigation Into Seattle’s Pension System, Readers Wonder: Why Not Just Invest In Index Funds?

quoting Joshua D. Rauhvia Seattle Times
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Readers had strong reactions and lots of questions following a Seattle Times investigation into why the Seattle City Employees’ Retirement System had one of the worst investment returns over a decade of any large public pension. Here are answers to some of the most common questions we received.