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Analysis and Commentary

CISA’s Request For Subpoena Power

by Herbert Linvia Lawfare
Monday, October 14, 2019

Recent stories in Cyberscoop and TechCrunch indicate that the Department of Homeland Security is asking Congress to grant the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) the power to issue administrative subpoenas to internet service providers (ISPs). The subpoena power will be used to compel ISPs to identify certain private-sector subscribers that CISA has found to be vulnerable to external threats, requiring ISPs to share contact information for those subscribers.

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Nobel Laureates Aim Too Low On Global Poverty

by David R. Hendersonvia The Wall Street Journal
Monday, October 14, 2019

Immigration and growth would help more than addressing the winners’ ‘manageable questions.’

Analysis and Commentary

A Literacy Milestone For Students Of Color

by Christopher N. Ruszkowskivia Real Clear Education
Monday, October 14, 2019

A hard-earned milestone representing a boost in reading levels for thousands of students of color is in jeopardy—even before getting the attention that it deserves.

In the News

Guaranteed Monthly Income: Boon Or Bane?

quoting Thomas Sowellvia American Thinker
Monday, October 14, 2019

"Tell us how you would spend $1,000 a month. Then if you win, you'll get the [contest] money and you'll get a whole lot of social media followers." —Andrew Yang, announcing his competition-based dry run for a guaranteed minimum income.

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What's The End-Game Strategy?

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia One News Now
Monday, October 14, 2019

A former Justice Department attorney says the Democrats' impeachment strategy is actually about creating chaos, frenzy, and disorder.

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George P. Shultz To Republicans: Climate Action Is An Insurance Policy Reagan Would Like

featuring George P. Shultzvia Forbes
Monday, October 14, 2019

When Ronald Reagan got behind the effort to save the ozone layer, there was much less scientific consensus than there is now on climate change. “I had two private meetings a week with President Reagan,” said George P. Shultz, the former president’s secretary of state. “We talked about it. He became convinced that it was a real big problem.” But not all scientists were convinced, and their uncertainty was holding up action.

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Private-Equity Deals Depress Worker Wages, Study Finds

quoting Steven J. Davisvia Market Watch
Monday, October 14, 2019

Private-equity deals result in worse pay for workers, and, depending on whether the buyout target was public or not, fewer jobs, according to a newly published study. The study of some 6,000 private-equity deals between 1980 and 2013 finds that the average pay per worker falls 1.7% after buyouts.

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What 'Deepfakes' Are And How They May Be Dangerous

quoting John Villasenorvia CNBC
Monday, October 14, 2019

Camera apps have become increasingly sophisticated. Users can elongate legs, remove pimples, add on animal ears and now, some can even create false videos that look very real. The technology used to create such digital content has quickly become accessible to the masses, and they are called “deepfakes.”

Analysis and Commentary

Andrew McAfee On More From Less

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, October 14, 2019

Andrew McAfee of MIT's Sloan School of Management talks about his book, More from Less, with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. McAfee argues that technology is helping developed nations use fewer resources in producing higher levels of economic output. The improvement is not just a reduction in energy per dollar of GDP but less energy in total as economic growth progresses. This "dematerialization" portends a future that was unimaginable to the economists and pundits of the past. McAfee discusses the potential for dealing with climate change in a dematerialized world, the non-material aspects of economic progress, and the political repercussions of the current distribution of economic progress.

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The House Doesn’t Have To Be ‘Fair’ In Its Probe. But It Should Give Trump Due Process.

by John Yoovia The Washington Post
Sunday, October 13, 2019

Even as they rush headlong into their unavoidable constitutional crash, President Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) may yet agree on the procedures for the impeachment inquiry. Contrary to Trump’s claims, the Constitution does not require the House to be “fair” in its probe. But House leaders should still furnish the president with due process, because the Senate will not hold a serious trial that can reveal the truth.

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