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Striking Teachers Unions And Reforming Nevada Labor Law

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Las Vegas Review-Journal
Saturday, April 13, 2019

There is strike talk in the air from the Clark County Education Association. The bone of contention is what nationwide typically pits teachers unions against local school boards and politicians. The teachers want higher pay and better working conditions.

In the News

Friday Evening Links

quoting Thomas Sowellvia AEI
Friday, April 12, 2019

Black leaders have a vested interest in black dependency — on them and on the government that they can try to influence. We have now reached the point where virtually everything that serves black “leaders” — dependency, grievance-hunting, racial hype and paranoia — are major disservices to the cause of advancing blacks, at a time when their opportunities have never been better.

Analysis and Commentary

Perpetually Wrong Forecasts

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Friday, April 12, 2019

Torsten Slok of Deutsche Bank sends along the following fascinating graphs. The titles seem a little off. Yes, the market is expecting rate cuts (forward rate) but the market has been exactly wrong about everything for 10 years (and longer) first forecasting the recovery that never came, then forecasting much slower interest rate rises than actually happened. Survey expectations seem to match the forward curves well except perhaps at the very end.

In the News

Steve Bannon Declares War On China

quoting Stephen Kotkinvia The American Conservative
Friday, April 12, 2019
Despite its dispiritingly anti-intellectual president, the Trump era has paradoxically been the Age of the Think Tank.
In the News

Friday Short Cuts

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia The Patriot Post
Friday, April 12, 2019
Food for thought: “When everybody is a white nationalist, nobody is.” —Victor Davis Hanson
Analysis and Commentary

Principles Of AI Governance And Ethics Should Apply To All Technologies

by Herbert Linvia Lawfare
Friday, April 12, 2019

Despite Google’s recent dissolution of its artificial intelligence (AI) ethics board, IT vendors (including Google) are increasingly defining principles to guide the development of AI applications and solutions. And it’s worth taking a look at what these principles actually say. Appended to the end of this post are the principles from Google and Microsoft, thoughts from (closely aligned with Salesforce), and AI principles from three groups not aligned with specific companies.

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The Legacy Of Firing Line With William F. Buckley Jr.

via The Hoover Centennial
Friday, April 12, 2019

The show that proved civil discourse could be entertaining and educational on television.

In the News

First Amendment Experts Split On What Julian Assange Indictment Means For Journalists

quoting Michael McConnellvia SF Gate
Thursday, April 11, 2019
Word of the forthcoming indictment of Julian Assange sent shudders through many journalists and their advocates. If the founder of WikiLeaks could be prosecuted for publishing government secrets, what about the New York Times, or The Chronicle?
Michael McFaul gives the Class Day lecture to the Stanford class of 2007
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Ex-Ambassador To Russia Comes To Carroll College

featuring Michael McFaulvia KPVI
Thursday, April 11, 2019
Michael McFaul, the former American ambassador to Russia appointed by President Barack Obama, appeared at Carroll College on Thursday afternoon to answer questions from students.
In the News

Creating Jobs Is The Biggest Issue In This Election, Says Raghuram Rajan

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia Bloomberg
Thursday, April 11, 2019

Creating enough jobs for millions coming into the workforce every year continues to be the biggest challenge for India’s economic growth, former Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan told Bloomberg.