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New Issue Of Hoover Digest Online

via Hoover Digest
Thursday, October 10, 2019

The fall issue of Hoover Digest is now available online. The journal focuses on topics both classical—the economy, personal freedom, the role of government—and timely, such as cybersecurity, terrorism, and geopolitical shifts. 

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Why Indian Bankers Are Hesitant To Report Frauds

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia Economic Times (India)
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

The public perception of a fraud is a Nirav Modi-style attack, perpetuated by a crook with corrupt motives.

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Tax Avengers: Endgame?

by Bill Whalenvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

A recent schools tax measure failed—and failed badly. Californians may not be all that eager to weaken Proposition 13 after all.

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Untangling Homelessness

by Lee Ohanianvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Throwing money at the problem while blocking development just worsens housing problems. What would help? Unleashing homebuilders and job-creating businesses, especially in the Central Valley and the hinterlands

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Trump’s Trade War Could Put Swiss-Size Dent In Global Economy, I.M.F. Warns

quoting Steven J. Davisvia The New York Times
Tuesday, October 8, 2019

The new head of the International Monetary Fund warned on Tuesday that America’s trade war with China could cost the global economy around $700 billion by 2020 — a loss equivalent to the size of Switzerland’s entire economy.

Policy Seminar with Marco Di Maggio and Policy Seminar with Josh Rauh

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Annenberg Conference Room, Lou Henry Hoover Building

Marco Di Maggio, Ogunlesi Family Associate Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, discussed “Second Chance: Life without Student Debt,” (with Ankit Kalda, and Vincent W. Yao).

Josh Rauh, senior fellow and Director of Research at the Hoover Institution and the Ormond Family Professor of Finance at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, discussed “Behavioral Responses to State Income Taxation of High Earners: Evidence from California,” (with Ryan J. Shyu).

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Analysis and Commentary

Residential Versus Commuter Colleges And Intersectionality

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, October 8, 2019

In a comment on Arnold Kling’s post on intersectionality today, John Alcorn writes: "A hypothesis: Ideology of intersectionality will flourish more at (residential) colleges than at the workplace, because residential colleges are structurally totalitarian institutions."

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California Tax Hike Caused 'Significant' Out-Migration Of Top-Bracket Millionaire Residents, Study Shows

quoting Joshua D. Rauhvia Fox Business
Tuesday, October 8, 2019

It’s not just federal tax changes that drive residents from high- to low-income tax states – turns out hiking statewide taxes on the wealthy drives them out in droves, too.

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Crumbling Exports

cited Steven J. Davisvia The Korea Herald
Tuesday, October 8, 2019

South Korea logged the sharpest drop in exports among the world’s 10 largest economies in terms of outbound shipments, according to data compiled by the World Trade Organization.

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Inequality: Why Do Progressives Ignore Progress? With Dr Tim Kane

featuring Timothy Kanevia IEA
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

We are delighted to invite you to our upcoming event with Dr Tim Kane on Tuesday 15th October, from 6-8pm, who will be discussing, ‘Inequality: Why do progressives ignore progress?’ 

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