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Economic Growth And Immigration With Edward P. Lazear

by Edward Paul Lazearvia PolicyEd
Thursday, September 19, 2019

Federal policy on spending, tariffs, and immigration influence the labor force and long-term investment in the economy.

Analysis and Commentary

A Celebration Of The U.S. Constitution

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Below is an article reprinted from It is an edited version of a talk I gave about the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 2007. I’ve edited it slightly since it appeared in 2007. Specifically, I made a charge at the end against George W. Bush that turns out to be almost certainly unjustified and so I removed it.


Hayward And Yoo: The Free Speech Crisis On Our Campuses

by Steven Hayward, John Yoovia Broad And Liberty
Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Want to fight administrative bias and cowardice at schools like Penn and Villanova? Speak out and stop donating.


The Economic Blowback If California’s Independent Contractors Are Eliminated

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Last week, the California Senate passed a new bill that will cause somewhere between one million to two million workers, perhaps even more, to lose their status as independent contractors. If California governor Gavin Newsom signs the bill, an independent contractor will have to satisfy the following legally binding criteria:

1. Be free from the “control and direction” of their employer
2. Be performing work that is “outside the course” of the company’s usual business
3. Have their own independently established trade, occupation, or business

In the News

Judicial Confirmations Became Political Because Judges Became Political, Experts Say

quoting John Yoovia The Daily Signal
Monday, September 16, 2019

The confirmation process for Supreme Court justices has deteriorated because the process has become about politics, legal experts say. 


John Yoo: “Court, Heel Thyself!” - The Left’s War Against Judicial Independence

interview with John Yoovia The Heritage Foundation
Monday, September 16, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo talks about the meaning and importance of judicial independence and current threats to judicial independence that the late Chief Justice William Rehnquist called one of the “crown jewels” of our system of government.

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The Libertarian: The Beauty Of Roman Law

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Ancient Rome created a body of law more sophisticated than anything the world had ever seen — and it’s still relevant today.


Democracy Works: China's Threat To Democracy

interview with Larry Diamondvia WPSU Penn State
Monday, September 16, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Larry Diamond talks about the threat China's model of authoritarian capitalism poses to liberal democracy in the United States and around the world. Economics drives politics, and it's easy to admire China's growth while looking past things like increasing surveillance and lack of respect for norms and the rule of law.

In the News

Governance By Nationwide Injunction Takes A Hit From Supreme Court

quoting John Yoovia Independent Women's Forum
Thursday, September 12, 2019

Have you been amazed, and perhaps angered, that any obscure judge you’ve never heard of can halt a policy of a duly elected president simply by issuing a nationwide injunction? Yesterday, the practice of nationwide injunctions took a small hit. The U. S. Supreme Court ruled that a federal judge in San Francisco cannot block the Trump administration’s new policy on asylum seekers by issuing a nationwide injunction.

In the News

Event Announcement: Constitution Day And Start-Of-Term Panels

mentioning John Yoovia SCOTUS Blog
Friday, September 13, 2019

The Alliance Defending Freedom and Jones Day will host a two-panel discussion on the establishment clause and religious liberty at the Supreme Court. The first panel will focus on last term and the American Legion decision, featuring ADF’s David Cortman, Mayer Brown’s Charles Rothfeld and Jones Day’s Kaytlin Roholt, moderated by the New York Times’ Adam Liptak. The second panel will look to next term and especially the Title VII cases, featuring ADF’s John Bursch and Goodwin Law’s Brian Burgess, moderated by SCOTUSblog’s Amy Howe. 


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