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The Economics Of A Pandemic – What Makes For Good Economic Policy In The Age Of COVID-19? - With Dr. Ed Lazear

interview with Edward Paul Lazearvia Hold These Truths with Dan Crenshaw
Friday, March 20, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Ed Lazear joins Congressman Dan Crenshaw to discuss how the current economic downturn is different from the 2008 recession as well as what should be the overarching aim of our economic policy moving forward. Lazear gives his insight concerning how Congress can target the individuals and businesses that need assistance the most – both in the short-term and the long-term.

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Needed: The Reopening Plan. Fast.

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Friday, March 20, 2020

A trillion bucks is a lot of money. The costs of shutting down the economy are larger. California's GDP is essentially zero at the moment. US GDP was about $22 trillion per year before the virus hit, almost $2 trillion per month.

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Trump The Uniter?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Friday, March 20, 2020

Despite dire predictions, he has united the GOP and governed as a centrist conservative.

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Policy Implications Of COVID-19

via Hoover Daily Report
Friday, March 20, 2020

Hoover Institution fellows are closely following the developments of the global COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) outbreak. This page hosts a daily digest of their latest analysis.

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Economist Kevin Hassett Returns To White House To Advise Trump Amid Coronavirus

featuring Kevin Hassettvia The Hill
Friday, March 20, 2020

Hoover Fellow Kevin Hassett is returning to the White House temporarily as an adviser to President Trump on economic policy, a White House official confirmed Friday.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Coronavirus Failures Are Our Bad. We’d Been Warned It Was Coming For Decades

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Thursday, March 19, 2020

Two years ago, the stock market was on a one-way trajectory: Up. In 2018, we watched how bioengineering advances and a technology called CRISPR held the promise of personalized medicine and cures. People lived longer, healthier lives.

The Classicist with Victor Davis Hanson:
Analysis and Commentary

The Classicist: Plagues, Ancient And Modern

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Thursday, March 19, 2020

COVID-19 and other contagions that have upended society.

Analysis and Commentary

The Libertarian: Law, Economics, And Coronavirus

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, March 19, 2020

Are the policy tools being used to combat the pandemic overkill?

The Grumpy Economist
Analysis and Commentary

The Grumpy Economist: Econ In The Time Of Coronavirus

interview with John H. Cochranevia The Grumpy Economist | A Podcast with John H. Cochrane
Thursday, March 19, 2020

What are the limits of crisis measures?

Analysis and Commentary

Russia’s Orthodox Grand Strategy

by Jakub Grygielvia The American Interest
Friday, March 20, 2020

Putin will leave sooner or—as it seems—later. But a revanchist Russia, shaped by a revitalized Russian Orthodox Church, will outlast him.

Analysis and Commentary

Implementing Federal Lending

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Thursday, March 19, 2020

The central problem now is how the Federal government can lend money to businesses that need it -- without a budget blowout. I proposed letting people borrow from the IRS which has a pretty good mechanism for getting repaid.

Analysis and Commentary

Resources For Learning From Home During COVID-19 School Closures

by Michael J. Petrillivia Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Monday, March 16, 2020

I’ve often thought that all of us parents are home-schoolers—at least after 3:00 p.m. and on the weekends. But with the coronavirus shuttering schools in many parts of the country—including where I live with my family in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C.—it’s become a no-joke full-time gig.

Analysis and Commentary

The Incredible Amazon Machine

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, March 19, 2020

People, asked from where it came Would very seldom know They would simply click and ask “Was it not always so?” –David R. Henderson, “The Incredible Amazon Machine.”

Analysis and Commentary

Taking Care Of Our Bodies

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, March 20, 2020

Co-blogger Bryan Caplan’s excellent post yesterday about how he has taken care of his health–I never knew he had such maladies–made me think of my own story and that of my daughter, Karen Henderson.

Interviews
Interviews

John Taylor: Choose Economic Freedom, Choose Things That Work

interview with John B. Taylorvia CNBC
Thursday, March 19, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow John Taylor discusses policy responses to the COVID-19 economic crisis.

Interviews

Richard Epstein: Should The Government Break Up Big Tech? A Soho Forum Debate

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia Reason
Friday, March 20, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses whether antitrust laws should be applied to firms like Amazon and Facebook.

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Victor Davis Hanson On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, March 19, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his book The Case for Trump as President Trump's efforts to fight the coronavirus.

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Victor Davis Hanson On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, March 19, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his National Review article "Remembering Who Is Keeping Us Alive."

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Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, March 19, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Las Vegas Review-Journal article "Avoid redistribution schemes to limit coronavirus fallout."

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Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, March 19, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Coronavirus Perspective."

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Michael Auslin: Could Coronavirus Trigger War Between America And China?

interview with Michael R. Auslinvia The Spectator
Friday, March 20, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Auslin discusses the coronavirus, China, and the political fallout.

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Lanhee Chen: Staying Home Is Critical To Flatten The Coronavirus Curve

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Fox News
Thursday, March 19, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen says social distancing is not convenient but the only way to stop the spread of COVID-19.

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Discussing The Coronavirus Response In California: John Yoo On Fox News’ ‘Fox News At Night With Shannon Bream’

interview with John Yoovia American Enterprise Institute
Thursday, March 19, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses California’s state response to the coronavirus.

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Fed Appears Off To A Good Start To Combatting Coronavirus Economic Impact, Says Former Fed Governor Kevin Warsh

interview with Kevin Warshvia CNBC
Friday, March 20, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Kevin Warsh discusses the Fed’s response to mitigating the economic crisis stirred by the coronavirus.

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Former Trump Economist Kevin Hassett Warns Of Another Great Depression

interview with Kevin Hassettvia CNN Business
Friday, March 20, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Kevin Hassett says coronavirus could spark another Great Depression. He also says the April jobs report will be "the worst jobs number you ever saw."

In the News
In the News

Leverage Has Been Building Up

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia The Market
Thursday, March 19, 2020

Raghuram Rajan, Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago, warns of defaults in the credit sector. To dampen the repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic, he argues for targeted economic measures, and he explains why he views Switzerland as a role model for the revitalization of growth in the industrial world.

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'The Fear, The Panic, Is A Bigger Problem Than The Virus,' Says New York's Governor

quoting Richard A. Epsteinvia Reason
Thursday, March 19, 2020

The "panic" Andrew Cuomo has in mind is a rational response to the threat of an economically ruinous government overreaction.

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As The Country Shuts Down, Trump Critics Fret Over The Term ‘China Virus’

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia The Daily Wire
Thursday, March 19, 2020

The American media and President Trump’s critics are taking aim at the real threat during the COVID-19 pandemic: the phrase “China Virus.”

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We’re Being Tested By The Coronavirus In Many Ways — Not Even Student Exams Are Immune

quoting Eric Hanushekvia The Washington Post
Thursday, March 19, 2020

The national movement against annual state tests in schools never got further than a 20 percent opt-out rate, and that was just in New York state. I bet an invisible spiky virus will wipe out most, if not all, of those tests this year without issuing a single news release.

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Some Experts Say We May Be Overreacting To The Coronavirus Pandemic

quoting Richard A. Epsteinvia PJ Media
Thursday, March 19, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic is a situation to be taken seriously, but is it possible that panic we’re seeing unfold right now is not necessary? Some experts say it is.

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Covid-19 Leaves Harvard In ‘Grave’ Financial Situation, Experts Say

quoting Darrell Duffievia The Crimson
Thursday, March 19, 2020

The novel coronavirus pandemic has nearly emptied Harvard’s campus, sending students and faculty home for the remainder of the semester. It has also plunged the world into what Rutgers Business School professor John Longo called “the most serious financial crisis since the Great Recession and perhaps the Great Depression.”

In the News

Favor Local Action To Combat The Coronavirus

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Independent Institute
Thursday, March 19, 2020

Three months ago, the novel coronavirus first appeared in Wuhan, China. Now, it is considered a global pandemic. As of March 18th, the virus has infected over 169,000 individuals, resulting in 8,732 deaths—and counting.

In the News

Int'l Economists Predict Recession Due To Covid-19

quoting Kenneth L. Juddvia newkerala.com
Thursday, March 19, 2020

US and European economists were predicting a recession as a result of the global coronavirus pandemic which has so far infected over 211,300 people across the world and killed 8,847 others since it first emerged in China last December.

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Where's The (Relatively) Positive Coronavirus News? Some Say It's Suppressed.

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Newsweek
Friday, March 20, 2020

"Why the lockdown of societies now and not in any previous virus of our lifetime?" radio host Dennis Prager asked Hoover Institution senior fellow Victor Davis Hanson on Wednesday. "The official explanation is that the data proves to us that coronavirus is much more easily transmissible and much more toxic than, say, H1N1," he answered. "All I'm suggesting is that there's a lot of data that does not yet substantiate that theory."

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Sailing In Unprecedented Waters

quoting Michael R. Auslinvia Creators
Friday, March 20, 2020

Precedent doesn't provide much guidance. There's a deadly coronavirus threatening to circulate through the population. The resulting government orders and social sanctions of self-distancing and self-isolating behavior are unprecedented in living memory.

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What To Do If You Are Laid Off From Work Due To Covid-19

quoting Kevin Hassettvia Yahoo Finance
Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Aggressive moves by the federal government announced Tuesday aim to keep businesses and their workers afloat as coronavirus fallout crushes cash flows, though none of the measures guarantee that workers can keep their jobs. Companies struggling to maintain pre-COVID-19 staffing levels are already turning to layoffs.

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Layoffs Intensify, Leading To Soaring Unemployment Claims As Coronavirus Closures Continue

cited Kevin Hassettvia The Washington Post
Friday, March 20, 2020

Layoffs are continuing to mount by the tens of thousands, prompting a surge of applications at unemployment offices nationwide as coronavirus brings more of the U.S. economy to a standstill.

In the News

Stanford Offers New, Expanded Financial Wellness Opportunities For Students

mentioning Michael J. Boskinvia Stanford News
Thursday, March 19, 2020

Personal finance courses – including a new class in the Economics Department – and advice from experts are among the ways Stanford students can improve their financial literacy and wellness whether studying on campus or remotely.

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Seven Thousand Miles Away From Campus, CMU Qatar Students Experience Washington, DC

mentioning Kiron K. Skinnervia Carnegie Mellon University Institute for Politics and Strategy
Friday, March 20, 2020

Two nights before Aisha Al-Ali was to leave Qatar for Washington, DC, the US killed Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ elite Quds Force, in a drone strike in Baghdad. The Iranians swore revenge, and tensions that had simmered for decades threatened to boil over.