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Interviews

Kori Schake: Will China Impose A New World Order?

by Tunku Varadarajanfeaturing Kori Schakevia Wall Street Journal
Friday, February 9, 2018
When Pax Britannica gave way to Pax Americana, the transition was peaceful. A repeat is unlikely, says the author of ‘Safe Passage.’
In the News

Decimal Points: Niall Ferguson Suggests That Social Media Are Nothing New In 'The Square And The Tower'

featuring Niall Fergusonvia Greensboro.com
Sunday, February 11, 2018

If you have the feeling we’re living in a time of unprecedented change in the way information is shared, you’re not the only one. Here I allude particularly to online social networks such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, and the rapid growth they have seen in recent years, displacing to one degree or another traditional information gatekeepers such as network TV, newspapers and even libraries.

Analysis and Commentary

We're Number 17

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, February 10, 2018

Last year the Cato Institute, along with the Fraser Institute and the Liberales Institut at the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, published the Human Freedom Index 2017. In it, the authors, Ian Vasquez and Tanja Porcnki, assign scores to various key components of what they call "economic freedom" and "personal freedom" and then rank the various countries on those two. They take the average of the two indices to get the overall Human Freedom Index.

In the News

Where We Are Now

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Powerline
Saturday, February 10, 2018

Collusion hysteria has bedeviled the Trump administration since day 1, precisely as intended. It has brought us the Special Counsel to provide the predicate for the removal of Trump from office. It has produced absurdity upon absurdity delivered by such artists of the calculated lie and the straight face as Adam Schiff. All the while, the mainstream media have made themselves instrumental to the production by serving as the faithful public relations adjunct of the Democratic Party. They are part of the scandal.

Analysis and Commentary

Oxfam Or Oxgov?

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, February 9, 2018

There are two ways to close the gap [between rich and poor]. The first is to concentrate on making the poor better off. Mostly that has happened, thanks to liberalized international trade and reduced costs for shipping goods. Just as Walmart and Amazon have cut costs for Americans, the introduction of container shipping crushed transportation costs for the world.

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In the News

Bush(43) On Immigrant Cotton Pickers

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Patriot Post
Friday, February 9, 2018

Former President George W. Bush, a man whose tenure as president included some things to be admired, stepped into the immigration debate this week in support of the Democrats’ DACA duplicity and deceit.

In the News

Higher Budget Deficits A Likely Factor In Stock Market Rout

quoting John H. Cochrane via Lexington Herald Leader
Friday, February 9, 2018

The stock market may just have fired off a warning shot to the Trump administration and Congress about their plans to blow up the size of the federal deficit.

In the News

The Fight Of Our Lives

featuring Niall Ferguson, Victor Davis Hanson, Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Front Page Magazine Online
Friday, February 9, 2018

“Civilizations, empires, great powers, can fall apart very fast. Collapse can come suddenly, like a thief in the night. And we should be very wary of assuming that our civilization, the civilization of the early 21st century West, will oblige us by declining gradually.” That warning from noted historian Niall Ferguson is the opening and the theme of the vital new documentary The Fight of Our Lives: Defeating the Ideological War Against the West from filmmaker Gloria Z. Greenfield.

Analysis and Commentary

Narrowing The Gifted Gap For Disadvantaged Students

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Amber M. Northernvia EducationNext
Friday, February 9, 2018

The United States wastes an enormous amount of its human capital by failing to cultivate the innate talents of many of its young people, particularly high-ability girls and boys from disadvantaged and minority backgrounds. That failure exacts a great cost from the nation’s economy, widens painful gaps in income, frustrates efforts to spur upward mobility, contributes to civic decay and political division, and worsens the inequalities that plague so many elements of our society.

Interviews

Jamil Jaffer On House Intelligence Committee Memos And The Mueller Investigation

interview with Jamil Jaffervia C-SPAN
Friday, February 9, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Jamil Jaffer discusses the latest on the Mueller investigation and disputes over House Intelligence Committee memos.

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