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Symposium: Title VII Did Not And Does Not Extend To Sexual Orientation Or Gender Identity — In 1964 Or Today

by Richard A. Epsteinvia SCOTUS Blog
Friday, September 6, 2019

Political and legal discourse has changed much since 1964, when sex was added, almost as an afterthought, to the list of forbidden grounds of discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. What seemed risqué in 1964 seems positively old guard in 2019. So one looming battle of the current Supreme Court term is whether Title VII covers the sexual-orientation claims raised in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia and the gender-identity claims raised in R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes Inc. v. EEOC. The short answer is: It doesn’t.


Crime And Welfare: Two Myths Of Immigration

by David R. Hendersonvia PolicyEd
Thursday, September 5, 2019

Two of the most common objections to immigration in the United States are that more immigrants lead to more crime and more people on welfare, but a closer look reveals that these objections are misguided.

Analysis and Commentary

A Proposal To Reduce Mass Shootings In America

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Thursday, September 5, 2019

Mass shootings are tragic. Each incident receives massive media coverage and prompts federal, state, and local lawmakers to propose new laws and regulations to restrict gun ownership and strengthen enforcement of existing gun laws to reduce the incidence of mass shootings. Still, mass shootings persist.

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Area 45: Tim Kane’s Economic “Beauty Contest”

interview with Timothy Kanevia Area 45
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

The importance of valuation with regard to America’s  economy.

Analysis and Commentary

Extended Warranty Prices As A Market Measure Of Quality

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Yesterday, as I was writing my latest piece for the Hoover Institution’s on-line publication Defining Ideas, I was telling a friend that when my wife and I shop for cars, we pretty much shop for only cars made by Japanese companies. In our experience, and in the data we’ve looked at over the years in Consumer Reports and elsewhere, cars made by Japanese companies are much more reliable than those made by U.S. companies.

In the News

Fed Court Strikes Down Obama EPA’s Rights-Killing 'Waters Of The US' Rule

quoting Terry Andersonvia MRC TV
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

There are very few good things one can say about Richard Nixon’s monstrous creation, the inaptly labeled “Environmental Protection Agency”. Since given bureaucratic life in 1970, it’s continuing line of edicts and fines have shut down businesses, prevented others from starting, and seen people kill endangered animals rather than have government officials discover them and make their land worthless.


John Yoo: Trump Freed The Justice Department Of James Comey

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Friday, August 30, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses former FBI director James Comey's behavior as director of the FBI, and the decision not to charge Comey with crimes committed while FBI director. Yoo notes the IG report is a damning indictment, yet there is a reluctance to charge Comey.

Analysis and Commentary

Progressives’ Cynical Exploitation Of Mass Shootings

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage
Monday, September 2, 2019

The callous privileging of one sort of death over another.


We Cannot Win The War On Drugs By Obsessing Over Supply

by George P. Shultzvia The Financial Times
Friday, August 30, 2019

[Subscription Required] The news that Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay $572m by the state of Oklahoma over its contribution to the US opioid crisis is just the latest skirmish in a seemingly never-ending war on drugs.

In the News

What Is The Cost Of The Permanent Federal Regulatory Bureaucracy?

quoting John H. Cochranevia Forbes
Wednesday, August 28, 2019

It is well known that businesses constantly seek favors from government. The phenomenon is called "rent-seeking" by economists, and it gets lots of attention. Elon Musk of Tesla fame and his various subsidies are prominent in the news now, for example. Regulations, like subsidies, also transfer wealth. Some businesses like them since they can hobble rivals more.


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