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Corporations Will Do Less For Society If They Are Mandated To Do More

by Lee Ohanianvia The Hill
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin recently criticized 181 CEOs of leading corporations, including Apple, Amazon and Walmart, who signed a statement redefining the purpose of a corporation.

In the News

General James Mattis’ Plea To Resettle Iraqi Refugees

quoting General Jim Mattisvia Niskanen Center
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

“All Americans need to recognize that our democracy is an experiment—and one that can be reversed,” former Marine Gen. and Secretary of Defense James Mattis warned in his first public statement since leaving the Trump cabinet earlier this year. That experiment relies on the ability of Americans who fight for our democracy and sacrifice to protect our way of life to do so effectively.

Analysis and Commentary

Our Privileged Scolds

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Let them lead by example before they lecture the country on carbon emissions, gun ownership, and ‘white privilege.’

In the News

Battle Lines Seen As Hardening On Religious Liberty

quoting Michael McConnellvia Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Monday, September 23, 2019

A longstanding consensus on how to accommodate religious beliefs in government settings is breaking down as the U.S. Supreme Court appears poised to overturn longstanding precedent and allow greater role of religion in public life.

Analysis and Commentary

Who's In Charge Of The California Housing Crisis?

by David Davenportvia The Washington Examiner
Monday, September 23, 2019

In the past week, both President Trump and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson visited California to examine its housing crisis. Meanwhile, the state legislature passed a statewide rent control bill and officials in Sacramento are bullying cities to change their zoning laws. A veritable tug of war has emerged between state and local governments, with Washington eager to weigh in. Not only is there a housing crisis, but also a crisis of authority: Who is in charge here?

In the News

Free Markets Promote Those Who Peacefully Improve Others' Lives

quoting David R. Hendersonvia Foundation of Economic Education
Monday, September 23, 2019

By enriching most those who are most productive, capitalism makes those they deal with more fit for survival, as well.

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Area 45: Daniel Heil Discusses “America Off Balance”

interview with Daniel Heilvia Area 45
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Educating the public on the perils of Washington’s budget-reform inaction.

Analysis and Commentary

Diversity Inc. Is Becoming Even More Dangerous

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage
Monday, September 23, 2019

Applying “equality” to selecting brain surgeons and airline pilots.

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Law Talk With Epstein & Yoo #125: “Greek Fire”

interview with Richard A. Epstein, John Yoovia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, September 23, 2019

The Ukraine controversy, Iran-Saudi Arabia conflict, vaping restrictions, California’s emissions regulations, and more.

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Peter Thiel On “The Straussian Moment”

interview with Peter A. Thielvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, September 23, 2019

Peter Thiel, cofounder of PayPal and Palantir, discusses his essay “The Straussian Moment,” describing how the ancients believed in the power of the intellect and the weakness of the will, but how today we believe the opposite. We want machines to do the thinking, because we don’t trust rationality. Also, Thiel gives his overview on the current American political scene and discusses whether he will endorse President Trump in 2020.


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