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Steve Forbes: Private Equity And Job Creation - What The Liberals Conveniently Overlook

cited Steven J. Davisvia Yahoo Finance
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Good news doesn’t get attention the way bad news does. That sad truth explains most reporters’ knack for spotting the lone cloud on an otherwise bright horizon.

In the News

These Shop Teachers Told Their Students To Form A Union

quoting Terry M. Moevia Education Week
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Under the supervision of two foremen, workers clad in white coveralls use a sandblaster and other power tools to remove corrosion from airplane parts.

In the News

Original, Incisive, Brilliant: Victor Davis Hanson On Berlinski’s Human Nature

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Evolution News & Science Today
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

I’ve already had my say on David Berlinski’s new book, Human Nature. Now come the celebrity endorsements! I mean the endorsements from celebrity intellectuals. For the courage and clarity of his own writing, Victor Davis Hanson is a hero to me.

In the News

Social Security Isn't Doomed For Younger Generations

quoting Charles Blahousvia Bloomberg
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

I have good news for younger generations worried that they won't be able to claim their Social Security benefits because we older generations have ripped them off and will be leaving nothing behind: Your fears are unfounded.


Frank Dikotter: Inside The Dictator's Mind

interview with Frank Diköttervia ABC Radio
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Frank Dikotter discusses his book How to Be a Dictator: The Cult of Personality in the Twentieth Century.

Analysis and Commentary

Gordon Tullock's Generosity

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

One of the delights I had on my trip to Boise State University last week was getting to know my host Allen Dalton, an adjunct economics professor at BSU. Besides having great economics discussions, we had good discussions, mainly positive, about various economists we know in common.

Analysis and Commentary

Trump Russia Investigation Rested On A House Of Cards

by Paul R. Gregoryvia The Washington Times
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Burden on international status, domestic tranquility and elections.

In the News

How Ronald Reagan’s ‘Prophetic’ Demand To Tear Down Berlin Wall Happened, Came To Symbolize Cold War’s End

quoting Peter M. Robinsonvia Oregon Live
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Peter Robinson liked what he saw as he made his way through the streets. The city was bright, beautiful, full of life. Then he climbed a series of steps to an observation platform and peered over a wall. Not a wall, actually. The wall.

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Environmental Markets: A Property Rights Approach With Terry Anderson

by Terry Andersonvia PolicyEd
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Free market environmentalism is a property rights-oriented approach that improves environmental quality and achieves more conservation than traditional regulation.

In the News

A Complicated Villain: Is Elizabeth Warren Right About Private Equity?

cited Steven J. Davisvia ProMarket
Monday, November 11, 2019

America will always have a love-hate relationship with its wealthy financiers, but lately there has been a resurgence of interest in the private equity industry. In HBO’s Silicon Valley, for example, venture capital partner Laurie Bream is a ruthless automaton who runs on egg whites and green beans; in Succession, another HBO hit, private equity prodigy Stewy Hosseini is too untouchable to bother concealing his cocaine habit. Whether through mechanical indifference or supreme arrogance, private equity investors can strike fear in the hearts of even the grizzliest CEOs.