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Economic Freedom In The Alito Draft

by John H. Cochranevia The Grumpy Economist
Sunday, June 19, 2022

I read the draft Supreme Court decision on Roe v. Wade. I was surprised that the draft so quickly prejudges economic liberty, which I thought of as a topic still open for debate. I wrote the essay below. I haven't been able to interest any of the usual places that publish my op-eds, so, with the decision likely to come next week, here it is. 

In the News

Elon Musk Takes Major Swipe At TikTok

quoting Matt Pottingervia The Daily Wire
Saturday, June 18, 2022

An op-ed published late last year by Matt Pottinger, who served in the Trump administration as the senior Asia adviser in the National Security Council and later as deputy national security adviser, and David Feith, who served as U.S. deputy assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, warned of China’s attempts to dominate the global battle for data.

In the News

Inhofe Joins Cornyn, Coons In Introducing Bipartisan Bill To Invest In Civics Education

quoting David Davenportvia Inhofe Senate
Tuesday, June 14, 2022

“Happily the Civics Secures Democracy Act provides significant federal funding to improve civic education while leaving the curricular and teaching decisions where they belong, in the states and local districts,” said David Davenport, Research Fellow at the Hoover Institute. “Formula grants to states help assure that this is federal support but not a federal takeover.”

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A Huge Number Of Employees Are Rebelling Against In-Office Mandates. The Battle Is Just Beginning

quoting Steven J. Davisvia Fortune
Tuesday, June 14, 2022

The findings are the latest from Jose Maria Barrero, Nicholas Bloom, and Steven J. Davis, who have been surveying 2,500 to 5,000 working Americans on work-from-home attitudes every month since 2020. May’s data revealed that forcing employees to come into headquarters isn’t always effective.

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Sources And Acknowledgments

mentioning Glenn Tiffert, Hoover Institutionvia Economist
Thursday, May 26, 2022

[Subscription Required] The authors would like to give special thanks to the following for their help and insights: Bright Ackwerh, Manasseh Azure, Daryl Basu, Emmanuel Gyimah-Boadi, Deborah Brautigam, Joshua Eisenman, Zitto Kabwe, and more.

Opinion Pieces

Articles In: New World Order, Digital Age, Big Tech, Xinjiang, Europe, Military, Russia, Hong Kong, and Xi Jinping

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, June 19, 2022

This section collects opinion pieces from across the world commenting on the harms caused by the activities of the Chinese Communist Party and provides insight into the various solutions that experts and leaders suggest we pursue to protect our interests.

One Belt, One Road Strategy

Articles On: Pakistan and Uruguay

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, June 19, 2022

The section describes how the Chinese Communist Party employs its foreign infrastructure and development program to further its strategic interests abroad and in international institutions.

Military and Security Threats

Articles On: Solomon Islands, Cambodia’s Navel Base, China’s Military, Pilots, Taiwan Strait, and International Airspace

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, June 19, 2022

Articles on the comprehensive military modernization and expansion program undertaken by the Chinese Communist Party, which supports an increasingly aggressive foreign policy and threatens the safety of China's neighbors.

Cyber and Information Technology

Articles On: Mobike Users, Alibaba and Tencent, and China’s Online Influence

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, June 19, 2022

The Chinese Communist Party seeks to control information technology as a means to shape and censor the communications and opinions of its own people, as well as the communications of individuals beyond China's borders.

Industrial Policies and Economic Espionage

Articles On: Chinese Companies, Sanctions, Research, China-Germany Investment, Laboratory System, Xi Jinping, and Russian Energy

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, June 19, 2022

This section highlights articles and reports on the harmful impacts of the commercial and economic policies employed by the Chinese Communist Party.