Gary Rivlin, the William P. Thomas Media Fellow and reporter for the New York Times, discussed “Subprime lending: noxious and predatory, but also inevitable and mostly necessary.”
The event was sponsored by the William and Barbara Edwards Media Fellow Program.
In his visit to the Hoover Institution, Timothy Chin-tien Yang, minister of foreign affairs for the Republic of China (Taiwan), met with John Raisian, the Institution’s Tad and Dianne Taube Director, and toured the Hoover Institution Library and Archives.
“Words really do matter,” said Romesh Ratnesar, author of Tear Down This Wall: A City, A President, and the Speech that Ended the Cold War, in a talk he gave about the speech by President Ronald Reagan where the president demanded, “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”
Hoover research fellow Abbas Milani joined other top Iran experts from across the United States in a symposium to assess Iran’s position domestically and internationally.
The Hoover Institution’s Task Force on Property Rights, Freedom, and Prosperity met October 30–31. Task force members discussed property rights questions including, do natural resource endowments lead to wealth?
Matthew Kaminski is the Robert and Susan Ohrenschall Media Fellow at the Hoover Institution and a member of the Wall Street Journal’s editorial board. His talk was titled “The Obama Doctrine: How the New Administration Sees the World.”
Hoover senior fellow Caroline Hoxby was a panelist at the Saturday morning roundtable discussion that was the featured event of Stanford’s alumni weekend.