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Analysis and Commentary

Michael Trump Or Donald Dukakis

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

In researching my article “Donald Trump Vs. Adam Smith,” I came across Michael Dukakis’s speech to Moog Automotive, an auto parts firm near St. Louis. What I found striking is the uncanny resemblance between Dukakis’s and Donald Trump’s views on foreign trade and even on making American great again. Thus the title of this post.

Analysis and Commentary

The Tectonic Shift In Global Migration?

by Timothy Kanevia Medium
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The past century must take lessons from history with caution because things are different now. A millennium of lessons from the wars and diplomacies of nation-states may, or may not, be relevant in this era when the nation-state is evolving, when technologies have erupted to transform communication and transport, when human capital is orders of magnitude higher. The masses are literate now, for starters. In my mind, these are the tectonic forces, and they are a helpful light on policy debates.

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In Foreign Policy, Trump Gets Points For Creativity. Results, Not So Much

by Michael McFaulvia The Washington Post
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

I have a confession to make: I was wrong about President Trump’s ambition regarding foreign policy. At the beginning of his presidency, I assumed — sometimes in The Post — that Trump would pursue a modest program in international affairs and focus instead on his larger domestic agenda, much touted during the 2016 presidential campaign.

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Condoleezza Rice: The Taliban Believed We Wanted A Peace Agreement More Than They Did

interview with Condoleezza Ricevia Fox News Radio
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Condoleezza Rice discusses her new book To Build A Better World: Choices to End the Cold War and Create a Global Commonwealth. Rice notes that President Trump made the right decision to cancel meeting with the Taliban at Camp David, and Rice also believes that keeping a military presence in Afghanistan is important to make sure Afghanistan does not go back to a place that allowed 9/11 to happen.

In the News

Democracy Is Fighting For Its Life

featuring Larry Diamondvia Foreign Policy
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

It is common today to speak of a crisis of democracy, but such language underrates the challenge at hand. American democracy faces not one, but three distinct and connected crises. There is an ongoing assault on democratic norms and values, which has led to the coarsening of the U.S. social fabric and the erosion of unspoken, but vitally important, norms that provide the guardrails of self-government. 

In the News

How The Trade War Became The Stock Market’s Biggest Driver

cited Steven J. Davisvia Market Watch
Monday, September 9, 2019

Trade policy has never been as uncertain as it currently is, and that uncertainty is leading to volatile stock markets, a new study finds.

In the News

Senior Congressional Staff Visit Stanford For The Cyber And Artificial Intelligence Boot Camp

mentioning Herbert Lin, Andrew Grotto, Michael McFaul, Hoover Institutionvia Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
Monday, September 9, 2019

A bipartisan group of congressional staffers took part in the Cyber and Artificial Intelligence Boot Camp last week, bringing industry experts together to explore the ever changing technology landscape and its effect on policy issues.

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California On Verge Of Passing Enormous Job-Killing Bill

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

California legislators are close to voting on a bill that would reclassify hundreds of thousands of independent contractors as employees. If passed, this bill will destroy many very productive economic opportunities, and substantially restrict free choice for individuals.

In the News

After Repeal And Replace: The Fair Care Act And The 2020 Campaign Plans

mentioning Lanhee J. Chenvia American Enterprise Institute
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Event: The Trump administration and Republicans in Congress failed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act in 2017. So what comes next?

In the News

Why We Should Worry About The National Debt

quoting David Davenportvia The Standard-Journal
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The federal government is plunging deep into record-breaking debt, undermining the very foundations of our country and its economic health.

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