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An American Heresy

by Peter Berkowitzvia The American Mind
Monday, May 6, 2019

Today, according to Claremont Institute President Ryan Williams, “multiculturalism and its politics of identity pose an existential threat to the American political order comparable to slavery in the 1850s or communism during the Cold War.”

Minimum Wage Laws Hurt Those They Claim to Help

interview with Lee Ohanianvia Hoover Daily Report
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Minimum wage laws are job-killing policies that create barriers to prosperity and fail to reflect the most basic understanding of supply and demand economics, says Lee Ohanian, an economist at the Hoover Institution.

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They Shot The War

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia History Net
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

An alternative newspaper for American GIs in Vietnam offered some raw glimpses into the conflict.

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Robert Pear RIP

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Robert Pear, a reporter whose understated demeanor belied a tenacious pursuit of sources and scoops during his 40 years at The New York Times covering health care and other critical national issues, died on Tuesday in Rockville, Md. 

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‘How Hot Is It?’ Trump’s Booming Economy Is No Joke

quoting John H. Cochrane via Inside Sources
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Over the past year, the U.S. economy added an average of 213,000 jobs every month, driving unemployment down to 3.6 percent, its lowest point since 1969. The last time this much of the American workforce was on the job, the Beatles were still a band and presidential hopefuls Pete Buttigieg, Cory Booker and Kirsten Gillibrand hadn’t been born yet.

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Jenkins On ACA

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Holman Jenkins "Obamacare is popular because it failed" from a week ago is worth savoring and has an interesting new idea.

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Past Attorney General Went Unpunished For Contempt

quoting Michael McConnell, John Yoovia Las Vegas Review Journal
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Can Attorney General William Barr thumb his nose at Congress and get away with it?

Analysis and Commentary

Jew-Hatred Ancient And Modern

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Recently the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives failed to censure Rep. Ilhan Omar for indulging anti-Semitic tropes like the “dual loyalties” slander. 

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Communities And The Search For An Ideal Society

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia The Telegraph
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

After Arun Jaitley did not extend his term as governor of the Reserve Bank of India in 2016, Raghuram Rajan went back to his chair in Chicago and resumed teaching. He is a remarkably articulate economist; so it was quite a surprise that he was quiet for three years. And then came the 400-page book, The Third Pillar.

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The Power Of Bastiat's Unseen

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

In the economic sphere an act, a habit, an institution, a law produces not only one effect, but a series of effects.

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