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Analysis and Commentary

Workplace Challenges

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, January 19, 2019

One of the panelists, Susan Athey, a Stanford economist, said she had bought “khakis and loafers” to fit in with the men in the lunchroom of her first economics department, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She did so even though the department was the “most supportive environment” she has encountered in her career.


GLASNOST! Nine Ways Facebook Can Make Itself A Better Forum For Free Speech And Democracy

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Reuters Institute
Friday, January 18, 2019

A platform with more than 2.2 billion users, Facebook has found itself at the epicentre of many of the ongoing conversations about digital media, technology policy, and democracy. Following multiple controversies in the past two years, Facebook is seeking to implement much needed processes for self-regulation and governance to help regain the trust of the public, politicians, and regulatory authorities.


Victor Davis Hanson: Western Masculinity Under Attack

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, January 17, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses masculinity and cultural values.

Analysis and Commentary

A Hearty Henderson Salute To John Bogle

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, January 17, 2019

As is probably well-known by now, John Bogle, the man who started Vanguard Financial, died on Wednesday. He helped save millions of people like me thousands of dollars in fees. His basic insight was that it’s hard to beat the market and so the best idea is to have a broad portfolio of stocks that roughly matches the overall stock market.


Fact-Free Politics

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Thursday, January 17, 2019

In this era when there has been more information available to more people than at any time in the past, it is also true that there has been more misinformation from more different sources than ever. We are not talking about differences of opinion or inadequate verification, but about statements and catchwords in utter defiance of facts.

In the News

Shah Of Iran Modernized His Nation But Vacillated In Crisis

quoting Abbas Milanivia The News Tribune
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
At the height of his power in 1971, Iran's Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi drew world leaders to a wind-swept luxury tent city, offering a lavish banquet of food flown in from Paris to celebrate 2,500 years of Persian monarchy in the ruins of Persepolis.

Michael Petrilli: School Choice’s Hopeful New Year

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli explains why school choice is poised to have a good 2019, despite its many headwinds.


Hanson On Some Liberals Calling Right Racist: 'They Don't Feel Subject To Their Own Standards' (3:35)

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News Insider
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses racism.

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Area 45: Is It Constitutional? Featuring Richard Epstein

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia Area 45
Thursday, January 17, 2019

What does the Constitution allow in terms of executive power and impeachment proceedings?

Analysis and Commentary

Diversity, Part 3. The Who, What, When, Where, Why, And How

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

At what level of granularity can we say that diversity has been achieved, or that we are on the cusp of achieving genuine diversity.


Virtues Task Force