In this fourth video, produced in conjunction with New York City’s 92nd Street Y, Condoleezza Rice, the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution, describes what makes the Unites States great and how it can achieve greatness again. Rice observes, “America is the most successful economic and political experiment in human history.” Focusing on education is key to the United States’ remaining a leader, Rice believes, because the modern economy punishes those who do not have the knowledge and skills to succeed. Policies that support private-sector growth, such as lower taxes and fewer regulations, will also expand opportunity, she maintains.
Entitled American Conversation Essentials, the video series features Hoover senior fellows delving into a broad array of topics, from economics to national security.
The Hoover Institution hosted its annual Board of Overseers’ summer meeting during July 9–11, 2013.
The program began on Tuesday evening with before-dinner remarks by Paul D. Clement, a partner at Bancroft PLLC. Clement served as the forty-third solicitor general of the United States from June 2005 until June 2008. He has argued more than sixty-five cases before the US Supreme Court. During Clement’s speech, titled “Federalism in the Roberts Court,” he talked about the revitalization of federalism in the Rehnquist court “imposing some limits on the federal government’s power vis-a-vis the states.”
Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and former chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, in discussing the immigration legislation being considered by the US Senate, recommends supporting a liberal immigration policy. Lazear also weighs in on the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy.