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The Libertarian: The Specter Of Recession

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, August 22, 2019

When does the prospect of an economic slowdown justify government intervention?

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Area 45: Michael Boskin Discusses The Left’s Agenda

interview with Michael J. Boskinvia Area 45
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Are Democratic hopefuls offering sound ideas (Green New Deal, Universal Basic Income, Medicare-For-All) or economic illiteracy?

In the News

White House Insists ‘Fundamentals’ Of U.S. Economy Are Strong

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia The Los Angeles Times
Monday, August 19, 2019

The “fundamentals” of the U.S. economy are solid, the White House asserted Monday, invoking an ill-fated political declaration of a decade ago amid mounting concern that a recession could imperil President Trump’s reelection.


Predicting A Recession? Might As Well Predict The Weather

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Monday, August 19, 2019

Edward Lorenz, the pioneer of chaos theory, famously suggested that the flapping of a butterfly’s wings in Brazil could set off a tornado in Texas. Even a tiny disturbance, he argued, can have huge effects in a complex system governed by nonlinear relationships.

In the News

Trump Unmasks The Media's Liberal Advocacy

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Real Clear Politics
Monday, August 19, 2019

In the world of education, the “three R’s” refer to the fundamentals of instruction: reading, ’riting, and ’rithmetic. In the world of the Democratic mainstream media, the three R’s sadly refer to: resistance, Russia, and racism. Since the election of Donald Trump in 2016, almost all legacy media outlets have fixated on resistance to his presidency, at the expense of traditional journalism. Until this summer, that resistance centered on the chimera of an insidious Russian conspiracy. Now, as that canard fades away, the new anti-Trump obsession of racism emerges.

In the News

Trump Again Undercuts His Administration’s Messy Tariffs Rhetoric

quoting Niall Fergusonvia The Washington Post
Monday, August 19, 2019

One of the problems with evaluating claims made by President Trump’s administration about the tariffs imposed on products from China is that it can be hard to determine how much misdirection is built in.

In the News

Larry Kudlow On Economic And Political Fallout From Ongoing Trade Tensions With China

mentioning Niall Ferguson, Hoover Institutionvia Fox News
Sunday, August 18, 2019

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow joins Dana Perino on 'Fox News Sunday.'


Trump's Push To Make Health Care Prices More Transparent Is Long Overdue

by Scott W. Atlasvia CNN Business
Monday, August 19, 2019

The Trump administration is trying to institute a dose of free market reform that promises to disrupt American health care. In a flurry of pro-consumer moves, improving price transparency has been at the center of the administration's plan to reduce the cost of health care through competition.

Hong Kong Umbrella Revolution Collection, Box 2, Hoover Institution Archives

Why President Trump Must Keep Speaking Out On Hong Kong

by Larry Diamondvia The Hill
Monday, August 19, 2019

Since June 9, Hong Kong—one of the world’s most vibrant commercial and cultural centers—has been repeatedly paralyzed by mass demonstrations to defend that city’s dwindling freedoms. The protests quickly escalated, from hundreds of thousands of people in the streets to an estimated turnout of two million (over a quarter of the entire population), and they have evolved and persisted for over two fraught months.


John Yoo: Judge Rejects House Democrats' Bid To Link Two Lawsuits In Trump Impeachment Push

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses a federal judge's ruling against House Democrats on getting former White House Counsel Don McGahn to testify and to have access to grand jury materials from the Mueller reports.