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Fourth Estate Or Fifth Wheel? The Role Of The Media In Education Reform

via Hoover Podcasts
Wednesday, September 29, 2021

The general media is the primary source of information about efforts to improve public education in the U.S.  Can they serve a critical role in the recovery of public education from COVID?  Do we need to watch the watchdogs? The Hoover Education Success Initiative (HESI) hosts, Fourth estate or fifth wheel?  The role of the media in education reform, on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 1PM PT. Register to attend.

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Matters Of Policy & Politics: School Re-Openings – Following The Political Science

interview with Michael T. Hartneyvia Matters of Policy & Politics
Wednesday, September 29, 2021

The ascent of teachers’ unions and the role that unions played during the past year’s school-reopening drama.

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GoodFellows: “Always Be An Autodidact”

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, Bill Whalenvia Fellow Talks
Wednesday, September 29, 2021

In this week’s episode, we dove into our mailbag of viewers’ letters. The end result: Hoover senior fellows Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, and John Cochrane answering questions ranging from the future of US-Sino relations, sovereign debt, vaccine stockpiling, and bitcoin to advice for young students, the fellows’ favorite scholars, and movies related to their respective fields.

Policy Seminar with Mickey Levy and Peter Ireland

Wednesday, September 29, 2021
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Policy Seminar with Mickey Levy, Chief Economist, Americas and Asia at Berenberg Capital Markets, and Peter Ireland, the Murray and Monti Professor in the Economics Department at the Morrissey College of Arts & Science at Boston College.

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“Always Be An Autodidact”

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, Bill Whalenvia GoodFellows: Conversations From The Hoover Institution
Wednesday, September 29, 2021

In this week’s episode, we dove into our mailbag of viewers’ letters. The end result: Hoover senior fellows Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, and John Cochrane answering questions ranging from the future of US-Sino relations, sovereign debt, vaccine stockpiling, and bitcoin to advice for young students, the fellows’ favorite scholars, and movies related to their respective fields.

Analysis and Commentary

FiveThirtyEight P-Hacking

by John H. Cochranevia The Grumpy Economist
Wednesday, September 29, 2021

A correspondent sends me the lovely FiveThirtyEight site, on how to p-hack your way to scientific glory.

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China's Risky Business Crackdown

by Raghuram Rajanvia Project Syndicate
Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Like the earlier campaign against corruption, Chinese President Xi Jinping's effort to control China's private sector is agreeable in its stated intentions, but questionable in its implementation. Quite possibly, the campaign for "common prosperity" will undermine the economic sectors that China needs to reorient its growth model.

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The Origin Of The Crisis In The Lebanese Banking Sector

by Alain Bifanivia The Caravan Notebook
Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Lebanon offers a case study in financial collapse. Never had an economy fallen so brutally, nor had a banking crisis been left so unmanaged, with predatory and irresponsible elites denying evidence of deterioration as depositors’ money evaporated. The failure was abrupt but originated from an illness that started long ago. This paper follows the crisis through its various stages to its lowest depths and warns that it risks changing Lebanon forever.

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Inequality/Opportunity Survey

by John H. Cochranevia The Grumpy Economist
Monday, September 27, 2021

I was interested by a simple survey run by the Archbridge Institute on attitudes regarding inequality vs. opportunity, and  equality vs. equity issues. 

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Treasury Holdings

by John H. Cochranevia The Grumpy Economist
Monday, September 27, 2021

Another great graph from Torsten Slok at Apollo. Foreigners hold less, Fed holds more. However, the Fed doesn't really hold Treasurys. The Fed turns Treasurys into interest-paying reserves, which banks hold. And banks turn reserves into bank deposits and other assets which we hold. 

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