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Biden’s Latest Firings Are Unjustified

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, September 21, 2021

The president has no power to remove prior presidents’ appointees from key advisory boards.

Analysis and Commentary

American Jews: A Threat Report

by Josef Joffevia Commentary
Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Will the changes of the past 20 years be enough to end 350 years of a unique relationship?

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China’s Quagmire With Vietnam

by Miles Maochun Yuvia Military History in the News
Tuesday, September 21, 2021

China watchers’ eyes are trained on the Taiwan Strait, a body of water just eighty miles wide at its narrowest juncture, which could be the flashpoint of the next great-power war. China’s General Secretary, Xi Jinping, has made his intention to “reunify” mainland China with the island nation, if necessary by force.

Analysis and Commentary

Preach What You Practice

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, September 20, 2021

While watching TV last night, I turned briefly to the Emmys and saw a lot of people in close quarters indoors joyously singing a song. Good for them. One of the biggest losses from the government’s lockdowns is the socialization that is so much a part of our being human. “Man is a social animal,” said Aristotle, and man, are we ever seeing how true that is!

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Why The UK And US Are United States Again... At Long Last: Critics Said Joe Biden And Boris Johnson Would Be The Death Of The Special Relationship But Niall Ferguson Says That Submarine Deal Proves Them Wrong

via Daily Mail
Monday, September 20, 2021

For 20 years — ever since I began to work in the U.S. — I have tended to say that the ‘special relationship’ between the United Kingdom and United States is more special to Britons than to Americans.

In the News

The New Exodus

cited Hoover Institutionvia The Morning Journal
Monday, September 20, 2021

Forget what you hear most pundits saying about last week’s recall election that failed to unseat California Governor Gavin Newsom. Some Democrats think because Newsom ran on an anti-Trump platform that will bring the party success — or cause them less damage — in the next two elections.

In the News

Jill On Money: The Odd Couple Of Retirement

quoting Kevin Hassettvia The Mercury News
Monday, September 20, 2021

Dismal state of savings for the future alarms economists from both sides of the aisle.

Analysis and Commentary

Boosters

by John H. Cochranevia The Grumpy Economist
Monday, September 20, 2021

I was going to write about the FDA's idiotic booster recommendations, and then I found the perfect answer on Marginal Revolution, which I will quote in its entirety for the few readers who don't read MR every day

Analysis and Commentary

How America Forgot It Needed To Understand The Enemy

by Zachary Shorevia Foreign Policy
Saturday, September 18, 2021

America’s recent loss in Afghanistan is drawing understandable comparisons to Vietnam—two conflicts where the U.S. leadership supposedly never grasped the power of morale, the role of culture, or the reality on the ground. While these comparisons are inescapable, the United States has not always been so unsuccessful. There are valuable lessons in the U.S. approach to determining how the enemy thinks—from a war the United States won.

Analysis and Commentary

How One Short Story Changed Someone From Left To Libertarian

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, September 12, 2021

I gave a talk on Milton and Rose Friedman today to an audience of about 60 law school professors and judges. It went well, by the way. One of my slides, labeled “Equality of Outcome,” was a quote from Milton and Rose Friedman’s Free to Choose.

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