Soon the worm may turn. The real scandal is back on the horizon, and at last, we may learn that no one is above the law—most certainly not a group of smug and mediocre apparatchiks who assumed they had the moral right to destroy a presidential candidate and later an elected president.
The Hoover Institution at Stanford University is pleased to announce the appointment of Elizabeth Economy as Senior Fellow effective September 1, 2020. Economy is an acclaimed author and an expert on Chinese domestic and foreign policy and is widely respected among academics and policy makers. She comes to Hoover from the Council on Foreign Relations, where she is the C. V. Starr Senior Fellow and director for Asia studies.
It turns out Nancy Pelosi was right on one thing: The Democrats should not have pursued impeachment in an election year. Now, President Trump has won on both the law and the politics of the impeachment battle.
The Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow in Education at the Hoover Institution, Eric Hanushek, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss a new paper by Hanushek that offers guidelines for states and local governments on how to raise teacher pay in a way that best supports improved student achievement.
Physician and author Marty Makary of Johns Hopkins University talks about his book The Price We Pay with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Makary highlights some of the stranger aspects of our current health care system including the encouragement of unnecessary or even harmful procedures and the predatory behavior of some hospitals who sue patients and garnish their wages to recover fees that are secret until after the procedure is completed.
Earlier this week, Jeff Hummel forwarded me some sad news that he received from Lydia Ortega, former chair of the San Jose State University economics department: their former colleague Rudy Gonzalez has died. Lydia gave a moving tribute to Rudy that she has allowed me to post. I’ll add my own after hers.
Premiering on March 17, the show is inspired by Ferguson’s book, The Square and the Tower: Networks and Power, from the Freemasons to Facebook. It combines history and network science to chart the demise of early Silicon Valley visions of a connected, utopian world and the onset of an anxiety-provoking blend of fake news, extreme views and manipulation of public opinion in another election year.
The US stock market (S&P 500) rallied to a record high on Wednesday (Feb. 5), which unleashed fresh warnings from some corners of elevated bubble risk. Perhaps, but whenever you hear someone claim with authority that there's a bubble, and it's about to burst, ask the oracle what model he's using.
Speaking at the Center for Strategic and International Studies on January 17, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General John Hyten expressed concern about the outmoded Department of Defense (DoD) acquisition process, one largely built for the industrial rather than the digital age.
The federal government’s total non-defense discretionary spending – which covers everything from education and national parks to veterans’ medical care and low-income housing assistance – equals 3.2% of GDP in 2020, near historic lows going back to 1962, according to an analysis this week from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
After defecting from Poland, the Nobel Prize-winning poet Czeslaw Milosz found himself at Berkeley—an opponent of communism, but distrusting both conservatism and the counterculture. A newly discovered letter from the period, written to James Burnham, resonates today for its wise skepticism of ideological certainties.
Elizabeth Economy will be appointed by the Hoover Institution at Stanford University as a Hoover Senior Fellow effective Sept. 1. In 2018, POLITICO Magazine named her one of the “The 10 Names That Matter on China Policy”.
I attended the 2020 Mont Pelerin Society (MPS) special meeting held from Jan. 15 to 17 at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University. The MPS was created in 1947 at a conference organized by Friedrich Hayek, who used it as a forum to facilitate an exchange of ideas between like-minded scholars in the hope of strengthening the principles and practice of a free society.