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April 22, 2014 | Hoover Institution

Educating Gifted Children

Chester E. Finn Jr.

Chester Finn examines why education reform has done so little to address the needs of the country’s brightest students.

April 22, 2014 | Hoover Institution

Is the ObamaCare Debate Over?

Hoover launches “The Libertarian” podcast

Richard Epstein argues that ObamaCare’s enrollment surge can’t mask the program’s deeper problems.

April 22, 2014 | John Batchelor Show

Blahous on the John Batchelor Show: “a colossal fiscal disaster is unfolding before our eyes”

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Hoover research fellow Charles Blahous, along with Larry Kudlow of CNBC, discusses the Affordable Care Act on the John Batchelor Show. Topics include topics include the cost of the Affordable Care Act relative to other social programs, the Community Living Assistance Services and Support Act (CLASS), and the employer mandate.

April 21, 2014 | EconTalk

McArdle on failure, success, and The Up Side of Down

Russell D. Roberts

Megan McArdle, of Bloomberg View and author of The Up Side of Down, talks with EconTalk host Russell Roberts about her book. McArdle argues that failure is a crucial part of success in both personal life and the large economy. Topics covered include the psychology of failure, unemployment, and bankruptcy and parole.

April 16, 2014 | Hoover Institution

Equal Pay, Discrimination, and Free Markets

Hoover launches “The Libertarian” podcast

Richard Epstein rebuts President Obama’s recent claims that women are the victims of pervasive wage discrimination in the American economy.

April 15, 2014 | John Batchelor Show

Bruno on the John Batchelor Show: “it’s a steady note for Democrats and an upward trajectory for Republicans”

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Hoover research fellow Carson Bruno discusses the proposal to divide California into six states on the John Batchelor Show. Topics include the potential effect on the Congressional delegation, wealth distribution, and the impact on social programs.

April 15, 2014 | Hoover Institution

Strategika: “The Perils of Abandoning Afghanistan” with Kimberly Kagan

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The Institute for the Study of War’s Kimberly Kagan examines the problems that could emanate from a premature US departure from Afghanistan.

April 14, 2014 | EconTalk

Teles on kludgeocracy

Russell D. Roberts

Steven Teles of Johns Hopkins University talks with EconTalk host Russell Roberts about kludgeocracy, a term Teles coined in a National Affairs article to describe what he sees as the complex and unproductive state of political governance in the United States, particularly at the federal level. Topics include size versus complexity of government, how federalism leads to kludgeocracy, education policy, and the Affordable Care Act.

April 10, 2014 | Hoover Institution

The Supreme Court, Campaign Finance, and Free Speech

Hoover launches “The Libertarian” podcast

Richard Epstein looks at the recent Supreme Court ruling on campaign finance and explains how a classical liberal should approach issues regarding political speech.

April 10, 2014 | Armstrong and Getty

Hanson on Armstrong and Getty: “do not be fooled by technology . . . we have not changed that much”

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Hoover senior fellow Victor Hanson discusses his new book The Savior Generals: How Five Great Commanders Saved Wars That Were Lost – from Ancient Greece to Iraq on Armstrong and Getty. Topics include Vladimir Putin, mass killings of the last century, and the Russian reset.