Many of the world’s central banks have been formally reviewing their monetary-policy strategies in light of COVID-19 and the experience leading up to the pandemic. Unfortunately, they appear to be drawing the wrong lessons from the challenges they face.
The Hoover Institution presents an online virtual speaker series based on the scholarly research and commentary written by Hoover fellows participating in the Human Prosperity Project on Socialism and Free-Market Capitalism. Tune in on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 11:00 am PT.
For decades, France and Germany have been known as Europe’s ruling “tandem” or “couple,” even its “engine.” Together, they aimed to work to unify the continent. But, to pile up the metaphors, the French want to drive the jointly leased Euro-Porsche, while the Germans insist on rationing the gas money. As a long list of crises – from Belarus to Nagorno-Karabakh – now shows, the two countries are not following the same road map.
A strange election somehow managed to become all the odder what with the two presidential candidates appearing, at the same time, in separate town hall meetings on rival television networks Thursday night (although, here in the San Francisco Bay Area, President Trump’s appearance on NBC was shown on a tape delay an hour after Joe Biden’s appearance on ABC had wrapped).
As in many other areas of public policy, America's political leaders are regularly exhorted to "follow the science" regarding the coronavirus. But they aren't heeding this advice when it comes to reopening the nation's K-12 schools.
(2:26:25) Hoover Institution fellow Elizabeth Economy discusses what needs to be done to enable Belarusians to decide their future? Has Asia become a new center of the global battle of ideas? What is next for the US foreign policy post-Covid and post(?)-Trump? And are Joe Biden's and Donald Trump's foreign policy objectives indeed so different?
Hoover Institution fellow H. R. McMaster discusses how he believes the US and like-minded countries can maneuver through today’s complicated global realities to produce peace and prosperity for their citizens.
I first met Lieutenant General H. R. McMaster almost exactly ten years ago. In the fall of 2010, I was working on the Iran desk in the office of the undersecretary of defense for policy, and General McMaster was heading up a new Pentagon unit charged with rooting out the rampant corruption in Afghanistan that was undermining the U.S. war effort in that country. We scheduled a video teleconference call to see whether I might be a good fit for his team in Kabul.
The 21st century has not started well for the United States: two big recessions, rising inequality, mishandled pandemic, racial and social strife, deeply conflicted politics, receding global reputation and power. All of that has global consequences in a world that is predicated—for better or worse—on U.S. leadership. Are there any reasons to expect those trends to change?
U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- Former National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster encouraged Air Force Academy cadets to set an example for bipartisanship during his keynote speech at the Academy Assembly Oct. 13.
I want to thank John Taylor and the Hoover Institution for inviting me to speak today. I will start with some brief remarks about the current economic situation and monetary policy and then turn to the actions that the Federal Reserve has taken this year to help ensure that the banking system remains a source of strength during the recovery from the COVID event, the term I use for the complex set of responses in both the private and public sectors to the outbreak of COVID-19.