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via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, January 26, 2020

This section documents the myriad abuses that the Chinese Communist Party commits against its own people in violation of its commitments under the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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An Economist’s Guide To California’s 2020 Propositions

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, October 13, 2020

California has plenty of issues for voters to decide on this year, ranging from regulating how gig drivers can work to potentially doing away with 1978’s Proposition 13 property tax protection for many businesses. And as always, at least some politicians will be hoping you don’t read the fine print or look under the hood of what you will be voting on. Below are economic issues on some of the most widely discussed propositions.

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Zoom And Gloom

quoting Steven J. Davisvia The Economist
Thursday, October 8, 2020

[Subscription Required] The transition to remote work is welcome. But it will be painful.

Human Rights and Religious Persecution

Articles On: Nike, Protest, Censorship, and Xinjiang Camps

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, March 1, 2020

This section documents the myriad abuses that the Chinese Communist Party commits against its own people in violation of its commitments under the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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Uyghurs for Sale: ‘Re-education’, forced labour and surveillance beyond Xinjiang

via Australian Strategic Policy Institute
Sunday, March 1, 2020

The Chinese government has facilitated the mass transfer of Uyghur and other ethnic minority1 citizens from the far west region of Xinjiang to factories across the country. Under conditions that strongly suggest forced labour, Uyghurs are working in factories that are in the supply chains of at least 82 well-known global brands in the technology, clothing and automotive sectors, including Apple, BMW, Gap, Huawei, Nike, Samsung, Sony and Volkswagen.

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Is There An Antitrust Crisis In Big Tech?

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, October 12, 2020

Democrats in the House of Representatives come after the digital economy with an unwise, unfocused report.

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The Libertarian: Supreme Court Preview

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, October 8, 2020

Obamacare, religious liberty, and the chaotic 2020 election come before the high court.

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Area 45: “Your Lights Are Getting Dimmer”

interview with David Bradyvia Area 45
Thursday, October 8, 2020

David Brady reviews polling data showing how the 2020 race compares, at this point, to 2016’s contest nationally and in battleground states. 

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Three Economists Walk Into A Discussion, Part 2

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Last week I posted Part 1 of my observations on the discussion between Kevin Hassett and Austan Goolsbee. This is Part 2.

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Freefall: Larry Kudlow On Managing The US Economy In A Pandemic

interview with Larry Kudlow via Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Larry Kudlow is the director of the National Economic Council, a position he has held since April 2018. As such, Mr. Kudlow was on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis in its early days, trying to manage and maintain one of the strongest economies in US history and prevent it from falling into a catastrophic depression.

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