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Analysis and Commentary

How Much Do The Chinese Fail To Comply With WTO?

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, November 26, 2019

My biggest surprise in my economics reading last week.

Analysis and Commentary

Will Justice For Trump Be Served In The DOJ Inspector General Report?

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage Mag.com
Tuesday, November 26, 2019

When solidarity and loyalty are more important than truth or justice.

 
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Quo Vadis, Democrati?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Absent new, damning evidence, the impeachment script may not play out as Democrats wish.

Analysis and Commentary

Are The Claims In The New Film ‘The Irishman’ True?

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” has received superb reviews during its limited theater run in advance of its streaming release on Netflix on Nov. 27. The film centers on Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran’s supposed “confession” to murdering former Teamsters president Jimmy Hoffa. Several people, including myself, have argued that Sheeran’s confession to killing Hoffa—and many of the other things Sheeran supposedly confessed to as well—are bunk. 

In the News

Caliph Abu Unknown: Succession And Legitimacy In The Islamic State

quoting Cole Bunzelvia War on the Rocks
Monday, November 25, 2019

Three days after the killing of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Islamic State released a short message featuring its newly appointed spokesman, Abu Hamza al-Qurashi, announcing the new “emir of the Muslims” as Caliph Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi. Few outside of the Islamic State’s Delegated Committee and, purportedly, President Donald Trump, know the real identities behind these kunyas (noms de guerre). 

Featured

PG&E Refuses To Get Burned

by Edward Paul Lazearvia The Wall Street Journal
Monday, November 25, 2019

Under the utility’s incentive structure, blackouts make sense.

Analysis and Commentary

Fooled By Algebra

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, November 25, 2019

The late great Armen Alchian taught me that you can be rigorous with words. As a math major, I needed to hear that. Last week, I forgot that. I let algebra distort my thinking.

In the News

Welcome To The Vengeance Election

quoting Shanto Iyengarvia The Week
Monday, November 25, 2019

The fastest-selling item in the online campaign shop of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is a mug emblazoned, "billionaire tears."

In the News

Dictators Instill Fear To Stay In Power

mentioning Frank Diköttervia Korea Times
Monday, November 25, 2019

Frank Dikotter's "How to Be a Dictator" charts the rise of eight dictators, including the founder of North Korea Kim Il-sung and Mao Zedong of China, examining the mobilization of resources that allowed them to remain in power for decades.

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Stalking Trump’s Tax Returns

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, November 25, 2019

The documents should be released during his presidency only pursuant to an impeachment proceeding.

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