For many emerging economies, it is imperative to pursue a rebalancing of growth patterns, with a more active approach to managing debt and capital flows and their effects on asset prices, exchange rates, and growth. Otherwise, the dangers of unsustainable growth patterns will bring expansion to an abrupt halt.
Statue smashing is back in the news. One night last week, University of North Carolina students pulled down “Silent Sam,” a bronze monument to students and faculty of the university who fought as Confederate soldiers in the Civil War.
At the Hoover Institution, the Summer Policy Boot Camp reflects a major rethinking about how to train people to become successful policy leaders. While students may learn about policy issues and analysis in the classroom, some Stanford scholars say that they do not always develop the skills needed after college to deliver policy results in the real world.
Fiasco. Disaster. Meltdown. Take your pick. Any one of those descriptions accurately sum up the Republican Party’s handling of immigration policy in 2018—especially the warring caucuses in the House of the Representatives.
Psychologist Charlan Nemeth of the University of California, Berkeley and author of In Defense of Troublemakers talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the ideas in the book--the power of groupthink, the power of conviction, and the opportunity for an authentic, persistent dissenter to have an impact on a group's decision.
Last year's EdNext poll revealed a sharp drop in support for charter schools. On today's podcast, Paul E. Peterson and Marty West look at the biggest changes in public opinion revealed by the 2018 EdNext poll, some of which relate to charter schools and vouchers.
Some dates are etched in the American landscape: December 7, November 22, September 11, July 4. Still other events beg the question of “what if.” Does JFK survive his visit to Dallas if the bubble-top stays atop the presidential limo? Do the final chapters of the Cold War play out the same if Ronald Reagan doesn’t recover from an assassination attempt?
I want to start by quoting from a Republican congressman’s speech on the floor of the House of Representatives. He gave this speech in opposition to his own Republican President’s decision to keep troops in Iraq. I quote him because his speech essentially sums up my opinion.
In his new book, 'The End of the Asian Century,' the Hoover Institution's Michael Auslin argues that the West isn't paying enough attention to the political, demographic, and economic risks that threaten Asia's growing influence in world affairs.
Raghuram G Rajan, who warned of a credit crisis in 2005 before it hit, is now cautioning that trade wars, when combined with a build-up in leverage and high asset prices, could result in a toxic mic that dragged global growth.
It took a couple of weeks, but Republican state Sen. Troy Balderson secured the win in a special election in Ohio. President Donald Trump, who stumped for Balderson in the special election in its final innings, got the save. But troubling signs for Republican candidates linger.
With the Fall Semester upon us, football in the air, days getting shorter, and politics becoming ever more raucous, we might ask ourselves: “Why do we have colleges and universities in the first place?”
The U.S. Navy formally re-established its 2nd Fleet on Friday, intensifying its focus on the North Atlantic Ocean where the Russian military is operating at a pace not seen since the end of the Cold War.
It’s no secret that trade policy has been a primary driver of activity in U.S. markets in 2018, responsible for both gains and losses in stocks and the dollar as investors assess the impact of tariffs or the likelihood of the situation escalating into a full-blown trade war.