Hoover senior fellow Richard Epstein discusses the administrative state on the John Batchelor Show. Topics include the lawsuits over the conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the collapse of the management of the Affordable Care Act.
Hoover research fellow Paul Gregory discusses his recent New York Times Magazine piece “Lee Harvey Oswald Was My Friend” on CNN’s New Day. Topics include how he met Oswald, the nature of Lee and Marina’s relationship, the Oswalds’ obsession with the Kennedys, the controversies around Kennedy’s assassination, and Gregory’s goals for the article.
Hoover senior fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses problems with the Affordable Care Act on Garrison Radio. Topics include the health-care website, future issues for the government, Obama’s sagging popularity, and a comparison with other problematic events in Obama’s administration.
Hoover research fellow Lanhee J. Chen discusses the Affordable Care Act on Bloomberg Surveillance. Topics include Republican alternatives to Obamacare, preexisting-condition exclusions, and comparisons to previous health-care models, including Paul Ryan and Tom Coburn’s plan and Mitt Romney’s plan.
Hoover research fellow Paul Gregory discussed his New York Times Magazine piece “Lee Harvey Oswald Was My Friend” on Newsmax TV’s the Steve Malzberg Show. Topics include how Gregory met Oswald, his observations of Oswald’s character, and his thoughts on the conspiracy theories surrounding Kennedy’s assassination.
The Hoover Archives Reading Room will undergo remodeling, beginning November 25, 2013, through February 2014. The Hoover Library and Archives will be closed November 25–29, reopening on Monday, December 2, with the archives temporarily relocated to the Hoover Library Reading Room in the Hoover Tower. During the renovation, the library and archives’ hours will be Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; service and paging may be limited or disrupted.
In this podcast, Edmund Phelps, a professor at Columbia University and a Nobel laureate in economics, discusses his book Mass Flourishing with EconTalk host Russell Roberts. Topics include the meaning of material prosperity, economic growth and innovation, and the recent decline in innovation.
The Hoover Institution hosted its annual Fall Retreat beginning on Sunday, October 27, 2013. Here are summaries of all the presentations from the three-day event, accompanied by links to the audio or video files when available.
This week on Uncommon Knowledge, Archbishop Gomez of Los Angeles discusses Catholicism, Mexico-US relations, and immigration, which, as a prominent issue in the United States, provokes a wide variety of opinions as to how it can best be addressed. Gomez argues, both in the course of the interview and in his book Immigration and the Next America, that those who come to the United States from Mexico are honest people looking for work. He points out that this pattern is consistent with the role of immigration in the historical relationship between the United States and Mexico and that, historically, immigrants do not supplant the existing culture but integrate within a generation. (29:17)
Hoover research fellow Paul Gregory has donated the pocket-sized English-Russian dictionary that Lee Harvey Oswald used in Russia to the Hoover Institution Archives.