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Analysis and Commentary

The White House Hasn't Gone To The Dogs, Which Doesn't Seem To Dog This President

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Monday, June 3, 2019

Years after a Democratic president supposedly observed that a dog was the only true friend to be found in the nation’s capital (like many a Mark Twain quote, we don’t know if Harry Truman actually said the words), it would be seem that a few Democratic presidential candidates see a canine as their ticket to the Oval Office.

Analysis and Commentary

Tired, Boring—And Dangerous—Celebrity Death Wishing

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Sunday, June 2, 2019

Recently, New York writer Fran Lebowitz told Bill Maher on his HBO program that the U.S. government should turn President Donald Trump “over to the Saudis, his buddies—the same Saudis who got rid of that reporter.”


What Took So Long For Women To Win The Right To Vote? Racism Is One Reason.

by Elizabeth Cobbsvia The Washington Post
Sunday, June 2, 2019

One hundred years ago, on June 4, 1919, Congress approved by joint resolution a constitutional amendment giving women the right to vote, sending the amendment to the states for ratification. After seven decades of campaigning, the women’s suffrage movement was on the cusp of realizing its goal.

In the News

Secretary George Shultz: Thinking About The Future

featuring George P. Shultzvia Commonwealth Club
Tuesday, June 4, 2019

In a rich and varied career that has included roles as U.S. secretary of state, secretary of the treasury and secretary of labor, George P. Shultz has aided presidents, confronted national and international crises, and argued passionately that the United States has a vital stake in promoting democratic values and institutions. In speeches, articles, congressional testimony and conversations with world leaders, he has helped shape policy and public opinion on topics such as technology, terrorism, drugs and climate change. The result is a body of work that has influenced the decisions of nations and leaders and impacted the lives of ordinary people.


Fix Climate Policy With Economics, Not Lawyers

by Jeremy Carl mentioning George P. Shultz, Martin Feldsteinvia National Review
Friday, May 31, 2019

Last week BP and Shell both pledged support for the Climate Leadership Council’s (CLC) proposal for a revenue-neutral “carbon fee and dividend” plan, under which extractors of carbon-based fuels would be charged a fee, and all of the money collected would be distributed to the public as a dividend. While conservatives have a wide variety of views on how, or even whether, to address climate policy, this initiative is perhaps the most genuinely bipartisan attempt so far to move forward on a famously contentious issue.

In the News

Simple Sequencing Brings Untold Power To Adam Goodes' Story

quoting Shelby Steelevia ESPN
Thursday, May 30, 2019

When the Adam Goodes documentary The Final Quarter begins in 2012, he is a universally lauded indigenous footballer speaking happily to Mike Sheahan about his achievements and eyeing off one more AFL premiership with the Sydney Swans to round off the picture.

Analysis and Commentary

Bio Of Paul Romer Is Online

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, May 30, 2019

There are actually two very different phases in Romer’s work on endogenous growth theory. Romer (1986) and Romer (1987) had an AK model. Real output was equal to A times K, where A is a positive constant and K is the amount of physical capital.

Analysis and Commentary

The Europeans Have A Different, Darker Green New Deal | Opinion

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Continental elections last weekend gave anti-nuclear Green Parties a huge boost, installing the Greens into a European Parliament kingmaker role. As a result, the rest of Europe is likely to follow the lead of Germany’s environmental party and movement, turning further against civilian nuclear energy and, especially, against coal-fired plants.
Hoover senior fellow Thomas Sowell discusses his newest book, Intellectuals and
In the News

Semi-Random Thoughts On The Passing Scene

mentioning Thomas Sowellvia Forbes
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Were I required to pick an intellectual hero, it would be the economist, author, and columnist Thomas Sowell. One of his periodic features was "Random Thoughts on the Passing Scene." Here are some of mine, as an homage. Or a ripoff. I'll let you be the judge.
In the News

The Real Constitutional Crisis: Unaccountable Bureaucracy

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Patriot Post
Thursday, May 30, 2019
For the last few weeks, the lemming-like Democrat/Media Complex has been promoting the highly coordinated message that America is in the midst of a “constitutional crisis.”


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