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The Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay and Economies Die

The Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay and Economies Die

by Niall Fergusonvia Fellow Talks
Monday, May 5, 2014

Niall Ferguson, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, discussed the falling quality of American institutions in his talk entitled “The Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay and Economies Die.

In Retreat: America's Withdrawal from the Middle East

In Retreat: America’s Withdrawal from the Middle East

by Russell A. Bermanvia Fellow Talks
Monday, May 5, 2014

Russell Berman, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, discussed US foreign policy in the Middle East in his talk entitled “In Retreat: America’s Withdrawal from the Middle East.” 

The Myth of America’s Decline: Politics, Economics, and a Half Century of False Prophecies

The Myth of America in Decline

by Josef Joffevia Fellow Talks
Monday, May 5, 2014

Josef Joffe, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, discussed the long tradition of American declinism in his talk entitled “The Myth of America in Decline.” 

Immigration reform

California 2014: Will Political Winds of Change Move Past the Sierras?

by Bill Whalenvia Fellow Talks
Monday, May 5, 2014

Bill Whalen, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, discusses the upcoming election in California in his talk entitled “California 2014: Will Political Winds of Change Move Past the Sierras?

Crowd at New York's American Union Bank during a bank run early in the Great Depression.

Fragile by Design: The Political Origins of Banking Crises and Scarce Credit

by Stephen Habervia Fellow Talks
Monday, May 5, 2014

Stephen Haber, the Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, discussed the history of politics and banking in his talk entitled “Fragile by Design: The Political Origins of Banking Crises and Scarce Credit.

Chester E. Finn Jr.

Educating Gifted Children

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Hoover Institution
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

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

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“The Breakdown of Representation in American Politics”

by Morris P. Fiorinavia Fellow Talks
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Morris P. Fiorina, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, discusses collective representation in US politics

Federal Reserve building

After 100 Years, What's Next For the Fed?

with John B. Taylorvia Fellow Talks
Tuesday, November 12, 2013

John B. Taylor, the George P. Schultz Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, discussed what we have learned from the Federal Reserve in the past century in his talk entitled “After 100 Years, What’s Next For the Fed?” He focused on variation in economic performance, changes in de facto independence (noting that there is not much change in de jure independence), and rules-based versus discretionary policies.

Green Energy

Hydraulic Fracturing: Should We Fret or Fete?

with Terry Anderson, Carson Brunovia Fellow Talks
Friday, November 8, 2013

Terry Anderson, the John and Jean de Nault Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and Carson Bruno, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, discussed developments in the energy industry in their talk entitled “Fracking: Should You Fret or Fete?” Bruno outlined the technological advancements that make fracking profitable today, and Anderson discusses how fracking could benefit the US economy and political arena. The second part of the talk focused on the potential drawbacks of fracking and potential policies to address those concerns.

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