On Monday, December 9, 2013, “NAFTA At Twenty,” a conference on the twentieth anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement, was hosted by the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. Click here to view the event.
Dough Lemov of Uncommon Schools and author of Teach Like a Champion discusses teaching, schools, and education with EconTalk host Russell Roberts. Topics include considering teaching as if it were a performance profession; relationships between teachers and administration; education assessments; techniques and characteristics of a good teacher; and school choice in America.
Hoover senior fellow Edward P. Lazear discusses the job market on Bloomberg Television’s Street Smart. Topics include job and population growth, what it means to return to prerecession levels, and the role of the Fed.
This week on Uncommon Knowledge, author George Gilder discusses his conception of knowledge, power, and the economy, as described in his latest book, Knowledge and Power: The Information Theory of Capitalism and How it is Revolutionizing our World. He argues that a low entropy, or predictable and stable, carrier is required for the emergence of knowledge – whether it be a fiber optic cable and communication, or a social system governed by the rule of law and economic innovation. Such a social system is not spontaneous, but rather developed through sacrifice and a religious order. (41:32)
Hoover research fellow Bill Whalen discusses California governor Jerry Brown and his potential for the presidency on Opinion Journal. Topics include the need for competition against Hillary Clinton, what makes 2016 a unique race for Democrats, and Brown’s California record.
Hoover senior fellow Edward P. Lazear discusses the job market on Fox Business’s Money with Melissa Francis. Topics include structural changes in the economy and the decline of unskilled jobs, minimum-wage legislation, and education reform.
Hoover senior fellow Edward P. Lazear discusses the recent jobs report on CNBC’s Kudlow Report. Topics include the importance of inventory for forecasting economic growth and job growth.
Hoover fellows comment on the events in the Middle East. Will the revolutions beget counterrevolutions and new rounds of repression and revolt?
The following are links to articles, videos, podcasts, and commentary by Hoover fellows concerning the mayhem in the Middle East.
Hoover senior fellow Michael Spence discusses the US and global economy on Bloomberg Television. Topics include Chinese reform, US government investments, the dragging economy, and US employment.