Leonard Wong of the Strategic Studies Institute at the U.S. Army War College talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about honesty in the military. Based on a recent co-authored paper, Wong argues that the paperwork and training burden on U.S. military officers requires dishonesty--it is simply impossible to comply with all the requirements.
Hoover fellow Kiron Skinner discusses the US drone strike that targeted a suspected al Qaeda compound in Pakistan and killed two western hostages. Skinner also comments on the latest headlines related to Iran, Putin’s aggression in Eastern Europe, and the Islamic State in the Middle East.
Hoover fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the issues surrounding Hillary Clinton and the other presidential candidates, and the need for new leaders who are unafraid of the media and will do what is right.
Hoover fellow John Cochrane discusses the Fed meeting next week and whether the interest rates will increase. Cochrane thinks it will be difficult for the Fed to raise rates based on the weakness in the economy especially the low labor force participation and slow growth.
Hoover fellow Charles Blahous discusses "King v. Burwell,” a case before the Supreme Court. The court's decision is critical to the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) because if the subsidies are struck down then millions of Americans covered by the ACA might conclude they can no longer afford health insurance and decline to carry it.
Hoover fellow Paul Gregory discusses Gazprom and the EU's antitrust charge against Gazprom, which has used its dominance of European markets to control the flow of natural gas to Europe. If the lawsuit is successful then Gazprom would be forced to open its pipelines to third party suppliers.