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Analysis and Commentary

While Other Democrats Play Chess, Will Biden Turn To Checkers?

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Monday, October 7, 2019

Former Vice President Joe Biden has a monkey on his back – or so he thinks: President Trump.

Interviews

National Security Intelligence And American Threats With Guest Amy Zegart

interview with Amy Zegartvia Stanford Radio
Monday, October 7, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Amy Zegart discusses national security, intelligence, and threats against the US including cyber-security, drone warfare, and political risks.

In the News

October Is The Stock Market’s Most-Volatile Month. But Why?

mentioning Steven J. Davisvia The Wall Street Journal
Sunday, October 6, 2019

There appears to be no fundamental reason why October should be the most volatile month of the stock-market calendar. Yet it often is.

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How Policy Became War

by David Davenport, Gordon Lloydvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Wars on poverty, on drugs, on terrorism: for decades the federal government has been declaring war—metaphorical, that is. The casualties? Compromise, reason, and the separation of powers.

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How The Jones Act Harms America

by David R. Hendersonvia Defining Ideas
Monday, October 7, 2019

A century-old protectionist law that inflicts economic harm.

Essays

The Promise of Government

by Amanda Daflosvia Governance In An Emerging New World
Monday, October 7, 2019

In 2019, some wonder if American government has the power to persist in the same ways as we’ve known it, while adapting to the future and delivering on the same values. The headlines focus on budget cuts, failed technology projects, vendors accused of overbilling, and a government left behind in the race toward a digital world. Government is the most powerful and ever-present institution in our lives—influencing the food we eat, the water we drink, the streets we drive on, the homes we live in, the air we breathe. Do the agencies we rely on to perpetuate our lives have the steadfastness to adjust?

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The Fallacies Underlying The Warren Social Security Plan

by Charles Blahousvia Economics 21
Monday, October 7, 2019

Elizabeth Warren, U.S. senator from Massachusetts and candidate for president, recently released a Social Security plan that would exacerbate many of the program’s existing problems while also creating several new ones. The plan was announced in an article she posted on Medium, along with an analysis authored by Moody’s Analytics’ Marc Zandi.

In the News

Former Sec. Of State Condoleezza Rice Talks Career Path And Foreign Policy At Rackham

featuring Condoleezza Ricevia The Michigan Daily
Sunday, October 6, 2019

Hundreds of students, faculty and local community members gathered in Rackham Auditorium Friday to hear former United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice discuss life, career and her reflections on several specific points of policy.

Interviews

Best Of Richard Epstein: Socialism Was Weak Then And Is Weak Now. 1 Of 2.

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Sunday, October 6, 2019

(Part 1) Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "The Intellectual Poverty Of The New Socialists."

Interviews

Best Of Richard Epstein: Socialism Was Weak Then And Is Weak Now. 2 Of 2.

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Sunday, October 6, 2019

(Part 2) Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "The Intellectual Poverty Of The New Socialists."

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