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Thomas Sowell Explains The Economics Of Discrimination

featuring Thomas Sowellvia The Federalist
Friday, December 7, 2018

At 88 years old, Thomas Sowell continues to demonstrate why he’s one of the most formidable intellects of the age. In Discrimination and Disparities, released earlier this year, Sowell rebuts common misconceptions regarding socioeconomic differences among individuals, groups, and nations, and demonstrates that disparities are often explained by economics.

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Brexit And Democracy

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Thursday, December 6, 2018

Tyler Cowen has a very interesting Bloomberg column on Brexit. Essentially, he views the UK getting this right -- which I agree it does not seem to be doing -- as a crucial test of democracy. Tyler notes that the current agreement serves neither leave nor remain sides well.

Analysis and Commentary

Canadian Non-QE

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Thursday, December 6, 2018

Friday at Hoover we will have a series of events reexamining the lessons of the financial crisis and recession. (There is a public event here, in case you're interested. Presenters include George Schultz, John Taylor, Niall Ferguson, Caroline Hoxby and Darrell Duffie.)

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“Lessons In Leadership” On Morning Energy

quoting Josef Joffevia WMNF
Thursday, December 6, 2018

On December 3, 2018, CNN.com published an article about the personal account of a former Chairman and CEO of Baxter International who shared a 3-hour plan ride with former U.S. President George H.W. Bush in March of 2000. The author, (who identified himself as”Harry” in the article), wrote that despite Bush’s tremendous accomplishments, he came across as a warm, gracious, and regular guy who was also a "values-based leader."

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In Our View: Ranked-Choice Voting

quoting Larry Diamondvia Columbian
Thursday, December 6, 2018
If you have ever gone to the store to pick up a loaf of bread (or a six-pack of soda or a candy bar) and they are out of your favorite brand, then you understand how ranked-choice voting works. You might not get your first choice, but the alternative isn’t bad.
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Putin Vows To ‘React Accordingly’ If U.S. Withdraws From Nuclear Treaty

quoting George P. Shultzvia The New York Times
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
resident Vladimir V. Putin warned on Wednesday that Russia will respond in kind if the United States decides to develop new intermediate-range nuclear missiles.
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Why Michael Flynn Was Set Up

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia PJ Media
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

If nothing else, Robert Mueller's year-and-a-half-long "investigation" into the Trump campaign will serve as an exposition of what it looks like when a presidential campaign and presidency are on "the wrong side of history."

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George H. W. Bush’s Journey From Scorned To Adored

quoting Bill Whalenvia Review Journal
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
The late President George H.W. Bush lies in the Capitol rotunda a beloved figure, praised lavishly by cable pundits and Democratic leaders as well as Republicans.
Analysis and Commentary

Winter 2018 Supplement For Bradley & Goldsmith, Foreign Relations Law: Cases And Materials

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Here is the Winter 2018 Supplement for Bradley & Goldsmith, Foreign Relations Law: Cases and Materials (6th ed. 2017). These materials cover, among many other things, the Supreme Court’s decision in Trump v. Hawaii (the “travel ban” case), which is excerpted with questions; the Supreme Court’s decision in Jesner v. Arab Bank concerning corporate liability under the Alien Tort Statute; the Trump administration’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal; legal issues raised by U.S. missile strikes against Syria; President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel; and the debates and litigation concerning “sanctuary jurisdictions.”

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Nobel Laureate Thomas J. Sargent To Speak At NYU Abu Dhabi Institute In December

mentioning Thomas J. Sargentvia NYU Abu Dhabi Institute
Thursday, December 6, 2018

The NYU Abu Dhabi Institute (The Institute) is pleased to announce a public program of events free of charge throughout the month of December, marking the end of its tenth anniversary season. Events include visiting NYUAD faculty and Nobel Laureate Thomas J. Sargent’s talk titled US Tariff and Trade Policies: Then and Now, where he will discuss the forces and interests have determined the US government’s trade and tariff policies since 1776. Sargent currently teaches a course on quantitative economics at NYU Abu Dhabi. 

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