Hoover Daily Report
Featured
Featured

A Proposition 30 Explainer

by Joshua D. Rauh, Ryan Shyu, Greg Kearneyvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Behavioral Responses to State Income Taxation of High Earners: Evidence from California

Young Adults
Featured

A New Approach: Adult Foster Care For The Homeless

by Michael S. Bernstamvia Eureka
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

On his visit to California in September 2019, President Donald J. Trump underscored the urgency of the homeless crisis in America’s largest state. On the eve of his visit, the White House’s Council of Economic Advisers issued a special report, “The State of Homelessness in America.” It attributes the problem, correctly, “to decades of misguided and faulty policies” and proposes deregulation of the housing markets, among other solutions.

Featured

Sometimes Drug Prices Are Too Low

by David R. Henderson, Charles L. Hoopervia The Wall Street Journal
Friday, November 1, 2019

When Americans talk about drug prices, the conversation is dominated by the eye-popping sticker prices of certain new drugs. We’re all aware of how sky-high prices can make it hard for some patients to afford the drugs they need. Yet few appreciate how patients also lose access to treatments when prices are too low.

Featured

Time To Put An Ice Pack On The Fever For Social And Emotional Learning

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via EducationNext
Friday, November 1, 2019

Call me a crotchety old guy and you have a point, but I need to vent my angst over a new report from the NewSchools Venture Fund, authored by the very capable Stacey Childress and her colleagues. They’ve landed with many feet on the social and emotional learning (SEL) bandwagon. Indeed, their new “insight brief” proudly declares that “enthusiasm for social emotional learning has reached a fever pitch among policymakers and funders.” 

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

New Evidence Points To Mounting Trade Policy Effects On U.S. Business Activity

by David Altig, Jose Maria Barrero, Nick Bloom, Steven J. Davis, Brent Meyer, Emil Mihaylov, Nick Parkervia The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Friday, November 1, 2019

Trade worries remain at the forefront of economic news. Average tariffs on Chinese imports now stand at 21 percent, up from 3 percent in March 2018. Earlier this month, President Trump suspended plans for further tariff hikes on Chinese goods. Also this month, the U.S. is rolling out new tariffs on $7.5 billion worth of imports from Europe. On another front, fears are growing that Congress may not approve the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement, the intended successor to the North American Free Trade Agreement. 

Analysis and Commentary

Area 45: Lanhee Chen: Republican Rift?

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Area 45
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Lanhee Chen assesses the complicated relationship between President Trump and party regulars.

Analysis and Commentary

John Yoo: No, I Didn't Call Alexander Vindman A Spy. But Ukraine Did Engage In Espionage

by John Yoovia USA Today
Friday, November 1, 2019

I really stepped in it this week. In the course of a Fox News interview, host Laura Ingraham began with a breaking news account about Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the top Ukraine expert and director of European Affairs on the National Security Council (NSC).

Analysis and Commentary

“A Political Nervous Breakdown” . . . On Which Side Of The Atlantic?

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Seventy-two hours in London this past weekend left me cognizant of at least three things: (1) the need for affordable supersonic flights that shorten the 20-hour roundtrip between San Francisco and Heathrow; (2) how best to avert jet-lag and germ-infested cabin air (he said, reaching for the DayQuil); And . . . (3) who’s in worse political shape these days – the U.S. or the U.K.?

Analysis and Commentary

How San Diego Cleaned Up Its Act—And Got Real On Homelessness

by Kevin Faulconervia Eureka
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

As the mayor of San Diego, I recently visited a new housing complex for veterans to meet a man named Brian. I had heard he was thankful that city crews cleaned up tents that homeless individuals had set up underneath a freeway overpass.

Analysis and Commentary

Why Los Angeles’ Homelessness Approach Is Working—With The Right Ingredients

by Colleen Murphyvia Eureka
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Homelessness is on the rise across California. From Kern County to Alameda County, the housing crisis and economic disparities are pushing more and more people into homelessness.

Analysis and Commentary

When It Comes To Bearing Brunt Of War’s Brutality, It’s Women And Children First

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Sex and gender decide our fate more than some like to admit. Men and money make the world go ‘round, after all, and grown men are mostly responsible for society’s most critical decisions surrounding war and peace. Children don’t vote, and women often don’t have a voice.

Interviews
Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson: Adam Schiff Prospers Inside The Star Chamber

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses Adam Schiff and the impeachment process.
Interviews

Raghuram Rajan: India Has To Clean Up Its Finance Sector ‘Fast’ To See Stronger Growth, Ex-Central Bank Chief Says

interview with Raghuram Rajanvia CNBC
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Hoover Institution fellow Raghuram Rajan says that India needs to clean up its troubled financial sector fast in order to get economic growth back on track.
Interviews

Charles Plosser: Fed's Communication Has Been Very Poor

interview with Charles I. Plosservia Yahoo Finance
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Charles Plosser talks about the Fed reducing the interest rates by a quarter-percentage point for the third time this year as well as the Fed signaling a pause in further cuts unless the economic outlook changes materially.

Interviews

John Yoo: House Moves Forward With Formal Vote On Impeachment Inquiry, So What’s Next

interview with John Yoovia KPCC 89.3
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the latest on the impeachment resolution and takes a look back at impeachment proceedings from the past.
Interviews

Checker Finn and Michael Petrilli: The Education Gadfly Show: On Education, Warren’s Got A Pander For That

interview with Chester E. Finn Jr., Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly (Thomas B. Fordham Institute)
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Hoover Institution fellows Checker Finn and Michael Petrilli discuss Senator Warren’s flawed education proposal.
In the News
In the News

Why The Middle Class Is Better Off Than You Think

featuring Russell Robertsvia Reason
Thursday, October 31, 2019

The consensus view that the American middle class "is dead, dying, hollowed out" is based on an "incomplete reading of the data," says economist Russ Roberts.

In the News

Kiron K. Skinner Joined FOX News Channel As A Contributor

featuring Kiron K. Skinnervia Fox News
Friday, November 1, 2019

Kiron K. Skinner joined FOX News Channel as a contributor in October 2019 and provides commentary on national and international issues across FOX News Media platforms. Prior to rejoining the network Skinner served as Director of the Office of Policy Planning and Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State at the United States Department of State.

In the News

Trump Unveiled His Reelection Strategy At The World Series. Democrats Should Be Nervous

cited Victor Davis Hansonvia The Washington Post
Thursday, October 31, 2019

President Trump’s Campaign Ad That Unexpectedly Aired On Wednesday During Game 7 Of The World Series Should Worry Democrats. In 30 Seconds, It Effectively Made The Argument That Could Reelect Him — “Trump: Not Perfect, Just Better.”

In the News

India Needs Low Tariffs To Draw Supply Chains And Create Jobs: Raghuram Rajan

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia The Economic Times
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Singapore: Former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan on Thursday said a low tariff environment was necessary for India to engage globally, draw supply chains and create more jobs.

In the News

Daily On Healthcare, Presented By SBEC: Is North Carolina Next To Expand Medicaid?

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia The Washington Examiner
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Is North Carolina the next to expand Medicaid? The Republican state lawmaker looking to lower the number of uninsured in North Carolina isn’t uttering the phrase “Medicaid expansion” as he pushes his plan to do just that through the GOP-dominated General Assembly.

In the News

Islamic State Group Names New Leader To Replace Baghdadi

quoting Cole Bunzelvia The Washington Post
Thursday, October 31, 2019
The Islamic State militant group Thursday announced the successor to its former leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who U.S. officials said killed himself by detonating a suicide vest during a raid last week on his hiding place in northwest Syria.
In the News

When Foreign Meddling Backfires

mentioning Larry Diamondvia Washington Monthly
Friday, November 1, 2019
In May and July of 2018, the citizens of Malaysia and Cambodia went to the polls. Both states were longtime autocracies. Malaysia had been run by essentially the same coalition since it gained independence. Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen had dominated the country for more than three decades.
In the News

Inside Harriet Tubman's Life Of Service After The Underground Railroad

mentioning Elizabeth Cobbsvia Biography
Thursday, October 31, 2019
On June 23, 1908, there was a grand celebration in Auburn, in the Finger Lakes region of New York. At the center of the festivities was a seemingly delicate, elderly woman. “With the Stars and Stripes wound about her shoulders, a band playing national airs and a concourse of members of her race gathered about her to pay tribute to her lifelong struggle on behalf of the colored people of America, aged Harriet Tubman Davis, the Moses of her race, yesterday experienced one of the happiest moments of her life, a period to which she has looked forward for a score of years,” wrote The Auburn Citizen.