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Bjorn Lomborg: We Are Throwing Money At The Wrong Solutions To Climate Change

interview with Bjorn Lomborgvia Dallas News
Friday, November 1, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Bjorn Lomborg talks about encouraging policymakers to spend money on countering climate change more effectively rather than spending on feel-good green projects, policymakers must invest in the ideas that will do the most good for the most people.

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Nigeria: Fayemi, Tambuwal, Others To Speak At Oxford University On '20 Years Of Democracy In Nigeria

mentioning Larry Diamondvia All Africa
Thursday, November 28, 2019

The Governor of Ekiti State and the Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum, Kayode Fayemi, and the Governor of Sokoto State and the Deputy Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum, Aminu Tambuwal, will both speak at an International Conference on "20 Years of Democracy in Nigeria: 1999-2019" at Oxford University, United Kingdom on Friday, December 6, 2019.

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Ferguson Says The Lesson From History Is Market Could Soon Fall

featuring Niall Fergusonvia Forbes
Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Using history as a guide, historian Niall Ferguson, told a conference that there won't be a U.S.-China trade deal this year, that the probability of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) becoming the Democratic presidential nominee is not priced into the market, and before New Year's Day, the stock market could experience a sell off similar to the one a year ago.

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The Hello Girls

mentioning Elizabeth Cobbsvia Village News Online
Wednesday, November 27, 2019

The Country Club of Petersburg hosted a private screening of the documentary “The Hello Girls,” Saturday, Nov. 16. Directed by James Theres, “The Hello Girls” is an award-winning documentary that sheds light on the women soldiers of World War I, who expertly operated the telephone switchboards under Gen. John J. Pershing.

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Chief Economist Update: As Low As Lowe Will Go

mentioning John B. Taylorvia Financial Standard (Australia)
Wednesday, November 27, 2019

The RBA's growth and inflation forecasts and the Taylor Rule calls for just one more rate cut next year.

Thanksgiving Redux

by Bing Westvia Military History in the News
Wednesday, November 27, 2019

In describing the first Thanksgiving in 1621, the prominent Pilgrim farmer Edward Winslow wrote, “Our harvest being gotten in, our governor sent four men on fowling, that so we might after a special manner rejoice together…many of the Indians coming amongst us…by the goodness of God, we are so far from want that we often wish you partakers of our plenty.” About half of the small Pilgrim party had perished since landing at Plymouth the preceding year. 


A Fast And Fun Way To Learn About Rules Versus Discretion

by John B. Taylor mentioning Hoover Institutionvia Economics One
Wednesday, November 27, 2019

The Hoover Institution has initiated a fascinating Perspectives on Policy video series in which experienced experts give clear explanations of key policy issues assisted by the latest in animation technology. This is not the typical video of talking heads as you might expect. In this imaginative series tabletop cartoon figures join the experts, move around the screen, bend and twist to show emotions, and even wave at each other from time to time. 

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A California Thanksgiving From Years Past And “The Happiest Years Of Our Lives”

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Every holiday has its Scrooge, one supposes, and this week is no different. As proof, I offer this “bah humbug” New Yorker article that delves into the “massacres, myths, and the making of” America’s Thanksgiving tradition.

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Why Trump’s Ukraine Demands Weren’t Remotely Illegal

quoting Michael McConnellvia New York Post
Tuesday, November 26, 2019

For months, the White House, congressional Republicans and the conservative punditocracy have rebutted House Democrats’ impeachment efforts by arguing that President Trump’s July 25 phone call with his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelensky, didn’t amount to some nefarious “quid pro quo.”

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Would Medicare For All Save The U.S. Money?

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia The Fiscal Times
Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Politico’s policy magazine, The Agenda, on Monday rolled out a special issue focused on Medicare for All, with much of the package centered on a key question: Would switching to a single-payer system really save money?