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Preparing For The Mueller Report

quoting Harvey C. Mansfieldvia National Review
Thursday, April 18, 2019

Meanwhile, earlier this week Harvard professor Harvey Mansfield wrote an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal about having been disinvited from giving a ...

In the News

Barr: No Bail For Asylum Seekers

quoting John Yoovia Patriot Post
Thursday, April 18, 2019

AG orders DHS to enforce the law as written, which means no bond for illegals crossing the border.

Analysis and Commentary

Aspen’s Newest Social-Emotional Learning Offering Gives Cause for Pause

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Frederick M. Hessvia EducationNext
Thursday, April 18, 2019

Having recently unburdened ourselves of seven large gobbets of advice for the champions of today’s surging interest in Social & Emotional Learning (SEL), we intend occasionally to point to developments that strike us as problematic or promising. Our goal isn’t to point fingers—though that can be kind of fun.

In the News

Victor Davis Hanson, Trump: Tragic Hero?

mentioning Victor Davis Hansonvia Pepperdine University
Thursday, April 18, 2019

Victor Davis Hanson, award-winning historian and political commentator will discuss his new book, The Case for Trump.

Analysis and Commentary

Don’t Acquire A Company Until You Evaluate Its Data Security

by Chirantan Chatterjee, D. Daniel Sokolvia Harvard Business Review
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

When Marriott International acquired Starwood in 2016 for $13.6 billion, neither company was awareof a cyber-attack on Starwood’s reservation system that dated back to 2014. The breach, which exposed the sensitive personal data of nearly 500 million Starwood customers, is a perfect example of what we call a “data lemon” — a concept drawn from economist George Akerlof’s work on information asymmetries and the “lemons” problem.

Analysis and Commentary

Britain Will Have Its Second Referendum – At The EU Elections On 23 May

by Timothy Garton Ashvia The Guardian
Thursday, April 18, 2019

This is a crucial chance to show politicians how we feel now about leaving Europe. The turnout must be huge.


Registration Open For Hoover IP² Conference On Fourth Industrial Revolution In Brussels

via Hoover IP2
Thursday, April 18, 2019

The Fourth Industrial Revolution will affect how people work, communicate, and travel. Hoover IP² has organized a conference, “Institutions and Regulation for the Fourth Industrial Revolution,” that addresses a core public policy question: What institutions, policies, rules, and regulations will maximize individual benefits and economic surplus as the Fourth Industrial Revolution takes root?

Analysis and Commentary

Rate My Professors As Evidence For Education Signaling

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, April 18, 2019

Often, when I get curious about an economist I hear about or who asks me to friend him (I’ll use “him” to stand for “him/her”) on Facebook, I do a Google search and his ratings on “Rate My Professor” show up. So I often go to the ratings to see what students say. I know I’m getting a biased sample for which the particular biases are unknown but, still, it’s some information.


Standardize, Don't Itemize

by Daniel Heilvia Budget Matters, America Off Balance
Thursday, April 18, 2019

The nation’s procrastinators had a busy weekend looking for that W-2 they received in January. With any luck, they found it and completed their tax return with time to spare. Tax Day has now passed. Accountants have put down their calculators and are readying their vacation plans.

The StateAnalysis and Commentary

When It Comes To Playing “the California Game,” Kevin Durant May Have Dethroned “King James”

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, April 18, 2019

If you’re a fan of the National Basketball Association, you’re probably aware of two California trends.