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Medicare and the Free Market

by David R. Hendersonvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, November 25, 2014

“Balance billing” is one solution to the persistent shortages experienced by beneficiaries of the government healthcare program. 

Obama's Amnesty Problem

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, November 24, 2014

Unilateral presidential action is not the proper response to the thorny issue of immigration.

Gibraltar Is British—and European

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Rock faces a new peril from Britain to add to the age-old Spanish threat. 

Adam Smith: Moral Hypocrite?

by Russell Robertsvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Contrary to his reputation, the moral philosopher did not think that greed was good or that selfishness underlies our economic system.

Hands Off the Web

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, November 17, 2014

The President’s desire to extensively regulate the Internet will backfire. 

Podcast: The Libertarian Podcast – “Net Neutrality and the FCC”

The End of NATO

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The organization faces three existential threats: an Islamist Turkey, an expansionist Russia, and an increasingly agnostic United States. 

Republicans Won. Now What?

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, November 10, 2014

The GOP should take a long-term strategy toward cutting down the size of government.   

When Environmental Policy Backfires

by Terry Andersonvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The better way to save endangered species is by relying on private actors and property rights rather than the federal government.  

Obama’s Low Midterm Grade

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, November 3, 2014

With the elections upon us, the President’s judicial and political accomplishments are nothing to write home about. 

Podcast: The Libertarian Podcast –“The Libertarian Looks at the Midterms”

The California Conundrum

by Carson Brunovia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Governor Jerry Brown will win in November despite the state’s lackluster economic performance. 

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With its distinct intellectual assets and ongoing programs of policy-oriented research, the Hoover Institution at Stanford University is a uniquely distinguished contributor to the marketplace of ideas.

Defining Ideas builds on the strength of Hoover’s research: publishing on-line the original work of Hoover fellows and affiliated scholars, as well as that of task force and working group members, whose scholarship lies within the fields of economics, history, law, and political science.

This online journal is the result of our concerted efforts to be part of America’s most important conversations, conveying to the public and to lawmakers an in-depth understanding of key public policy issues. Crucial to this effort is a commitment to develop enduring solutions for the challenges that face our nation and our world—in effect, to advance ideas defining a free society.

Throughout history, ideas have had consequences for the human condition, both beneficial and detrimental. The Hoover Institution’s working groups have been convened to promote ideas that advance freedom, peace, and prosperity. Defining Ideas is intended to illuminate the work of these groups.

 

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