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The Politics Of School Reopening

quoting Michael T. Hartneyvia BC News
Friday, October 23, 2020

A study co-authored by a Boston College political scientist finds local political conditions—not science or the severity of COVID-19—determined whether K-12 public schools would reopen this fall.

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Managing (and Mismanaging) the “Covid Shock”

by David R. Hendersonvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, October 22, 2020

Governments have eased regulations with one hand and tightened them with the other.

Analysis and Commentary

Open The Schools And The Playgrounds

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

A group of researchers, spearheaded by Brown University Professor Emily Oster, have created and made available the most comprehensive databaseon schools and Covid case rates for students and staff since the pandemic started. Her data—covering almost 200,000 kids across 47 states from the last two weeks of September—showed a Covid-19 case rate of 0.13% among students and 0.24% among staff. 

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Former National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster Releases COVID-19 Report

mentioning H. R. McMastervia PR Newswire
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

In collaboration with the U.S. Civilian Corps (USCC) and executive search firm Odgers Berndtson, Lieut. Gen. H.R. McMaster and a research team at the Hoover Institution have released an in-depth report detailing the lessons learned in the course of domestic COVID-19 response and issuing guidance for the improvement of government and private sector pandemic response in the future.

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New Issue Of Hoover Digest Online

via Hoover Digest
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

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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What You Need To Know About Economic Growth, Revival And Transformation

quoting Michael J. Boskinvia The World Economic Forum
Monday, October 19, 2020

COVID-19 has had a severe impact on the global economy, and the business community is most concerned about the impact of a prolonged recession.

Human Rights and Religious Persecution

Articles On: Winter Olympics, Forced Labor, Birth Rates, and Bishops

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, September 27, 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.

Days of Reckoning

by George H. Nashvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020

As the year of the coronavirus nears an end, consider the devastating flu epidemic of 1918–20, an even more severe trial of the American spirit.

A Free and Healthy Market

by George P. Shultz, Vidar Jorgensenvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020

Singapore’s health care system thrives on transparency and competition. Why can’t ours?

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Untangling The ObamaCare Challenge

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, October 19, 2020

For better or worse, the Affordable Care Act should, and probably will, survive the latest constitutional challenge.

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The Working Group on Health Care Policy devises public policies that enable more Americans to get better value for their health care dollar and foster appropriate innovations that will extend and improve life.