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Dr. Scott Atlas On Health Care Reform: Americans “Will Have Unequal Access And Unequal Quality Of Health Care.”

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia Fox News Radio
Friday, July 26, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Scott Atlas shares his perspective on health care reform.

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Bill De Blasio's Bill

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, July 29, 2019

The mayor's plans for workers are as bad as his own presidential campaign.

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Woke Racism

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Sunday, July 28, 2019

Well before Sigmund Freud formalized the idea of “projectionism”—the defense of one’s own shortcomings and sins by attributing them to others—it was a common theme in classical literature and the New Testament: the ridiculing of the mole on someone else’s nose to hide one’s own boil.

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Playing With Fire On Election Security

by Larry Diamondvia The American Interest
Friday, July 26, 2019

If one foreign power continues to shred, on an ever-more daring basis, the integrity and inviolability of our electoral process, other foreign powers will draw lessons and follow. And they won’t all be pitching in on the Republican side.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Area 45: Guy Benson On Trump And The Millennial Vote

interview with Guy Bensonvia Area 45
Monday, July 29, 2019

What will it take for President Trump to get a second term?

Analysis and Commentary

Some Debate Questions I Wish The Candidates Would Address

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Sunday, July 28, 2019

Quantity isn’t a concern as far as this week’s Democratic presidential debates in Detroit are concerned.

Analysis and Commentary

The Importance Of Rules In Federal Reserve Policymaking

by Michael D. Bordovia The Hill
Sunday, July 28, 2019

The Federal Reserve is re-examining its monetary policy strategy. It is considering whether alternatives to the present inflation-targeting framework could be more efficient and transparent in helping it attain its core macroeconomic objectives of price stability and maximum employment, while maintaining its independence. My research provides ample theoretical, empirical and historical evidence that can help the policymakers in their pursuit.

Analysis and Commentary

Shoshana Zuboff On Surveillance Capitalism

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, July 29, 2019

Shoshana Zuboff of Harvard University talks about her book Surveillance Capitalism with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Zuboff argues that the monetization of search engines and social networks by Google, Facebook, and other large tech firms threatens privacy and democracy.

Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill aboard HMS Prince of Wales in 1941
Analysis and Commentary

Winston Churchill's Lasting Legacy

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, July 29, 2019

Andrew Roberts, a Visiting Professor at the War Studies Department at King’s College, London and the Lehrman Institute Lecturer at the New-York Historical Society, sits down with Paul E. Peterson to discuss his new book, "Churchill: Walking with Destiny," Winston Churchill's lasting impact on Western civilization, and how he is taught today in schools.

Analysis and Commentary

Britain Is An Outlaw Nation

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, July 26, 2019

From Britain’s Daily Telegraph (reprinted in Canada’s National Post, Thursday, July 25, 2019: Hassan Rouhini, Iran’s president, said Wednesday that if Britain reversed its “wrong actions, including what they did in Gibraltar” then “they will receive a proper response from Iran.”

Analysis and Commentary

Biography Of Richard H. Thaler Is Online

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, July 28, 2019

Economists generally assume that more choices are better than fewer choices. But if that were so, argues Thaler, people would be upset, not happy, when the host at a dinner party removes the pre-dinner bowl of cashews. Yet many of us are happy that it’s gone. Purposely taking away our choice to eat more cashews, he argues, makes up for our lack of self-control. This simple contradiction between the economists’ model of rationality and actual human behavior, plus many more that Thaler has observed, leads him to divide the population into “Econs” and “Humans.” Econs, according to Thaler, are people who are economically rational and fit the model completely. Humans are the vast majority of people.

Interviews
Interviews

Niall Ferguson: Trump's 2020 Strategy

interview with Niall Fergusonvia CNN
Monday, July 29, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses a potential deal with China, as well as other foreign policy successes, which Ferguson believes will tee up an election victory in 2020 for President Trump.

Interviews

Abbas Milani On U.S.-Iran Tensions

interview with Abbas Milanivia C-SPAN
Monday, July 29, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Abbas Milani talks about the renewed tensions between the US and Iran.

Interviews

Lanhee Chen: Robert Mueller Testifies On Capitol Hill

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia KQED
Friday, July 26, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the testimony of special counsel Robert Mueller.

Interviews

John Yoo On Robert Mueller: “He Had A Really Hard Time Explaining Why That Investigation Had Ever Been Conducted”

interview with John Yoovia Fox News Radio
Friday, July 26, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the testimony of special counsel Robert Mueller.

Interviews

Lanhee Chen: Alexandraia Ocasio-Cortez Can't Get Very Far Without Nancy Pelosi, Says Run For America Co-Founder

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Yahoo News
Friday, July 26, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen weighs in on the meeting between Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

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John Yoo: Democrats Weighs Pros And Cons In Push For Impeachment Following Mueller Hearing

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Friday, July 26, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the continuing push by the Democrats to look for more evidence to impeach President Trump.

In the News
In the News

Senator Booker: Public Option Is ‘First Step’ To Medicare For All

quoting Scott W. Atlasvia Orlando Political Observer
Friday, July 26, 2019

In an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday, Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) became the latest Democratic presidential candidate to confirm that a new government insurance system known as a “public option” is designed to lead to Medicare for all, meaning it would ultimately subject Americans to the same high costs, unaffordable tax increases, loss of consumer choice and diminished access to high-quality health care.

In the News

Why Is John Cochrane Nodding To A Gold Bug?

quoting John H. Cochranevia EconoSpeak
Friday, July 26, 2019

John Cochrane gave a preview of a WSJ oped he wrote in response to something from James Grant. Permit me to be brief about the utter nonsense from Grant before noting the more worthwhile discussion from Cochrane:

In the News

All You Want To Know About Sovereign Bonds

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia Money Control
Friday, July 26, 2019

After Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman proposed that the Indian government would borrow some of its funds in overseas markets in foreign currencies, there is a lot of buzz on sovereign bonds. It has been a fiercely-debated issue with a lot of highly economists. Even former Reserve Bank of India governors and deputy governors, mostly arguing against such an issuance. To top it all, now, there are news reports suggesting that Finance Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg was transferred to the power ministry because the government was unhappy with his handling of the sovereign bond issue. Here’s a FAQ on sovereign bonds.

In the News

Are America And China On A Collision Course?

quoting Michael R. Auslinvia The National Interest
Friday, July 26, 2019

The Center for the National Interest holds a discussion with Lt. Gen. Wallace Gregson, Kurt Campbell, and Michael Auslin on America’s future relationship with China.

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The Practical Reasons Candidates Talk About Improbable Policies

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia KUNC
Friday, July 26, 2019

Elizabeth Warren made sure to specially thank South Carolina Rep. James Clyburn when they introduced their student debt forgiveness plan this week.

Michael McConnell bio photo
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Phoenix: Lunch Discussion With Professor Michael McConnell

mentioning Michael McConnellvia Stanford Law School
Tuesday, September 17, 2019

In celebration of Constitution Day, we hope you join us for lunch with Professor Michael McConnell. An expert in constitutional law and theory, equal protection, and the founding, Professor McConnell serves as Director of the Constitutional Law Center at Stanford Law School and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution.

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Book Review - "The Tubman Command"

mentioning Elizabeth Cobbsvia The Register Herald
Sunday, July 28, 2019

“The Tubman Command” by Elizabeth Cobbs is a historical novel that examines a lesser-known part of Harriet Tubman’s life.