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How The Rule Of Law Promotes Prosperity

by Michael McConnellvia PolicyEd
Friday, March 1, 2019

The rule of law is another way of saying that laws, as they are written, are applied equally to everyone. If you break a law, it doesn’t matter how powerful, wealthy, or connected you are: you face the consequences. When followed, the rule of law leads to a more just and prosperous society.


Raghuram Rajan: Chicago Booth Professor's ‘The Third Pillar’ Calls For A New Social Contract

interview with Raghuram Rajanvia UChicagoNews
Thursday, February 28, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Raghuram Rajan discusses his new book, The Third Pillar: How Markets and the State Leave the Community Behind. Rajan presents a radical rethinking of why capitalist democracies have been so successful in the past and why the consensus behind them is breaking down today.


David Davenport: Young People Lurching Left

by David Davenportvia Townhall Review
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

With four cities permitting 16-year old voting and several states considering it, what we have not known is how they might vote. Thanks to a study by the Pew Foundation, now we do and it’s troubling.

In the News

Anxiety Plus Ignorance: Why Millennials Are Embracing Socialism

quoting Lee Ohanianvia The Sydney Morning Herald
Friday, February 22, 2019
If a week is a long time in politics, as British prime minister Harold Wilson once famously remarked, then 30 years is an eternity.
Analysis and Commentary

David Davenport: Doom And Gloom Of The Green New Deal

by David Davenportvia Townhall Review
Friday, February 22, 2019

It’s amazing that more than 70 House members and a dozen senators have already signed onto the Green New Deal. I say amazing for two reasons: (1) It is full of doom and gloom, and (2) will cost a staggering $90 billion and counting.

Thomas Sowell discusses Intellectuals and Society on Uncommon Knowledge.

Thomas Sowell - Lessons From The Past

by Thomas Sowellvia Crescent News
Friday, February 22, 2019

Seventy-one years ago last month — in January 1948 — a black, 17-year-old high school dropout left home. The last grade he had completed was the 9th grade. He had no skills, little experience and not a lot of maturity. Yet he was able to find jobs to support himself, to a far greater extent than someone similar can find jobs today.

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Analysis and Commentary

Merkel, And The Rest Of Europe, Are Through With Trump

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Thursday, February 21, 2019

Munich. The very name conjures vastly different images and emotions depending on your age and where you live.

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In the News

Future Of Arts, Media & Entertainment Summit Brings Heavy Hitters From NYC, Hollywood & Bay Area To Stanford

quoting Alex Stamosvia Business Wire
Thursday, February 21, 2019

he annual Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) Future of Arts, Media, and Entertainment Summit (FAME) will be held at the Knight Management Center on Wednesday, March 6. The conference is organized by the Stanford GSB student-led Arts, Media, and Entertainment (AME) Club and will explore trends, opportunities, and challenges that will transform the arts/media/entertainment landscape over the coming years.

In the News

Berkowitz: How Marx Transformed The Mission Statements Of Ivy League Universities

quoting Peter Berkowitzvia World Tribune
Thursday, February 21, 2019

In his “Theses on Feuerbach,” the young Karl Marx proclaimed, “[P]hilosophers have only hitherto interpreted the world in various ways; the point is to change it” (emphasis in original). The mission statements of several preeminent colleges and universities in the United States follow suit, an analyst noted.


Once-Berned, Will Democrats Be Twice Shy?

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Thursday, February 21, 2019
If you missed Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ announcement the last time he sought the presidency, you’re forgiven. It came in the early hours of the last day of April 2015 – Sanders sending an email to supporters and reporters announcing he was in.


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