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Teacher Entrepreneurs Could Rescue South African Schools

quoting Thomas Sowellvia City Press
Saturday, November 9, 2019
US economist Thomas Sowell provided an important insight into education when he said: “It is not simply what education teaches us directly, but how well it prepares us to learn ourselves that is the ultimate measure of its value.”
Analysis and CommentaryHealth Care

Blahous: There’s Still No Plan To Finance ‘Medicare For All’

by Charles Blahousvia Pantagraph
Saturday, November 9, 2019

On Nov. 1, presidential candidate and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., announced a proposal billed as a financing plan for “Medicare for All.” Unfortunately, it does not even acknowledge, let alone finance, the costs of Medicare for All.

In the News

The Call Of Duty Endowment Celebrates Its 10-year Anniversary Veterans Day By Announcing The “Hire. Honor.” Campaign

mentioning General Jim Mattisvia Yahoo Finance
Friday, November 8, 2019

Celebrating its tenth anniversary, the Call of Duty Endowment announces its new “Hire. Honor.” campaign.

In the News

As Recession Threat Fades, President Trump Grows Optimistic Economy Can Propel Reelection Bid

quoting Kevin Hassettvia The Washington Post
Friday, November 8, 2019
In late October, President Trump spoke with one of his top advisers after reading reports of election forecasting models that predict a win for him based on the economy’s performance.
In the News

Three Presidential Actions Not Much Noted

quoting Peter M. Robinsonvia Ricochet
Friday, November 8, 2019
Thursday, November 7, 2019, brought three significant actions by President Trump: two Proclamations and one award ceremony. They all addressed service, freedom, and gratitude.
In the News

Trump May Not Be Able To Secure A Lasting US-China Deal: Raghuram Rajan

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia Business Standard
Friday, November 8, 2019

The US-China trade war could still escalate despite recent discussions on removing imposed tariffs, and the Trump administration may not be able to secure a lasting deal, former Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan said.

In the News

Mattis Offers Good Advice This Veterans Day

featuring General Jim Mattisvia Home Town Source
Friday, November 8, 2019
Five or more years ago, Camp Ripley held a program to honor veterans of the Vietnam War. By bureaucratic definition, I am officially a Vietnam vet, having visited the war zone numerous times during my 31 months on active duty.
Analysis and Commentary

Duflo And Banerjee's Deficient Thinking On Incentives, Part I

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, November 8, 2019

Within 2 weeks of sharing the 2019 Nobel Prize in economics with Michael Kremer, MIT economists Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee wrote a long piece for the Sunday New York Times in which they argued that financial incentives are not as important as many economists think.

Analysis and Commentary

NAEP 2019: The Terrible Impact Of The Great Recession

by Michael J. Petrillivia Thomas Fordham Institute
Friday, November 8, 2019

In previous posts and in comments to the media, I’ve been making the case that the lingering effects of the Great Recession might partially explain the disappointing student achievement trends we’ve seen as of late, both on the Nation’s Report Card and on state assessments.

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Comrade, Can You Spare a Swine?

by Christopher R. O’Deavia Military History in the News
Friday, November 8, 2019

As the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) takeover of mainland China recede into recent history, a look at the Communists’ heritage suggests that for all its foreign-exchange reserves and tech manufacturing know-how, and despite its military hardware and far-flung infrastructure investment portfolio, China may not have come that far.