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Morris Fiorina - Surprise: Voters Aren't More Polarized Than Ever, Only Polls And Media Are

interview with Morris P. Fiorinavia Reason
Monday, February 12, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Morris Fiorina discusses ideological bubbles, why President Donald Trump is a fracture in the two party system, and whether more Americans are becoming true independents (short answer: yes).

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Wisconsin Filmmaker Creates Documentary Of WWI Female Telephone Operators

quoting Elizabeth Cobbsvia Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Monday, February 12, 2018

They were known as the "Hello Girls" — American women fluent in French and English who answered the urgent call for telephone operators needed in France during World War I.

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Austerity By Design

quoting John H. Cochrane via Boston Review
Monday, February 12, 2018
Yanis Varoufakis's lessons for reasserting European social democracy.
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Wanted: Lawmakers Who Shoulder Responsibility

quoting Morris P. Fiorinavia The Hill
Monday, February 12, 2018
Washington may have enacted a budget deal early Friday, but bitter divisions laid bare along the way. Now the failure to grapple with how to pay for the increased spending bode ill for our government’s ability to resolve the multitude of pressing — but still gridlocked — issues.
Analysis and Commentary

Small Towns, Big Companies: How Surveillance Intermediaries Affect Small And Midsize Law Enforcement Agencies

by Anne Bousteadvia Lawfare
Monday, February 12, 2018

As Justice Samuel Alito noted in United States v. Jones, “[i]n the pre-computer age, the greatest protections of privacy were neither constitutional nor statutory, but practical.” Nevertheless, there has been increasing recognition that practical protections for privacy do not dissipate entirely when digital-age government officials seek commercially collected information.

Analysis and Commentary

My Twelve Rules For Life

by Russell Robertsvia Medium
Monday, February 12, 2018

This list is inspired by Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life. Some of these rules show up in passing in How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life. These are my 12 rules today.

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Hidden Information, Hidden Action And The Stock Market

mentioning Michael Spencevia Manila Times (Phlippines)
Monday, February 12, 2018

In 2001, George Akerlof, Michael Spence and Joseph Stiglitz were awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics for their work on asymmetric (or hidden) information and markets.

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How Should We Define International Order In The Modern Era?

quoting Niall Fergusonvia In Homeland Security
Monday, February 12, 2018

Historian and occasional pundit Niall Ferguson recently penned an op-ed in The Global Times, questioning the existence of an international order. 

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If Donald Trump Really Is Like JFK, It Could Get Even Uglier For The Stock Market

mentioning Niall Fergusonvia Market Watch
Monday, February 12, 2018

Last summer, Niall Ferguson, British historian and senior fellow at Stanford University, banged out a laundry list of the president’s shortcomings: He’s a serial adulterer with medical issues that he keeps hidden from the press. He hired a close relative to work in his administration. He’s got a back-channel to the Kremlin. He’s a disrupter who uses modern media to communicate directly to the public. And the prospect of nuclear war under his leadership is more than a little unsettling.

He was talking about JFK, of course. Who else?

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Why Teens Need A Sense Of Purpose

featuring William Damonvia The Wall Street Journal
Saturday, February 10, 2018

[Subscription Required] Teens with a sense of purpose do better in school, are more resilient and healthier. They are also a minority.