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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

How The U.S. Can Return To 4% Growth

by R. Glenn Hubbard, Kevin Warshvia The Wall Street Journal
Sunday, June 21, 2015

Short-term policy gimmicks need to be set aside in favor of longer-term tax and regulatory reforms.

John Taylor
Analysis and Commentary

Stanford’s Economics 1 Course Open And Online

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Saturday, June 20, 2015

This summer Stanford will be offering an open online version of my on-campus course Principles of Economics. People can find out more and register for the course, Economics 1, on Stanford’s free open on-line platform. The course starts on Monday (June 22). The first week’s lecture and study materials are now posted.

Analysis and Commentary

Econ 1

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Saturday, June 20, 2015

John Taylor is offering his Economics 1, the introductory economics course for Stanford undergraduates, as a free online class. Class starts Monday, June 22.

Nuclear bomb's tell-tale mushroom cloud
Analysis and Commentary

George Shultz And James Goodby: The War That Must Never Be Fought

interview with James Goodby, George P. Shultzvia Commonwealth Club
Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Hoover Institution fellows James Goodby and George Shultz discuss a post-deterrence approach to defense in the 21st century and the possible pathways to a world without nuclear weapons, as well as their outlook on the general state of the world.

Analysis and Commentary

Does Foreign Intervention Cause Blowback

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, June 21, 2015

In a blog post today, Arnold Kling cites Robert Nozick's term "normative sociology." The idea is that many people point to what they want the causes of something to be rather than trying their best to find what the causes are. It's a clever term and the idea it refers to is important.

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Analysis and Commentary

California: Running On Empty

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Sunday, June 21, 2015

The air in the San Joaquin Valley this late-June is, of course, hot and dry, but also dustier and more full of particulates than usual. This year a strange flu reached epidemic proportions.

Analysis and Commentary

Redefining The School District In America

by Amber M. Northern, Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Monday, June 22, 2015

Years into America’s quest to fix its failing schools, everyone agrees that it is extraordinarily hard work to turn them around. But that hasn’t stopped us from trying.

Poster Collection, UK 2771a, Hoover Institution Archives.
Analysis and Commentary

Even With Technological Change, Some Things Never Change

by Max Bootvia Strategika
Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The world’s militaries—and especially the most advanced military in the world, that of the United States—are now caught in the vortex of technological change.

Analysis and Commentary

Steady Progress On America's Most Terrifying Epidemic: Alzheimer's Disease

by Gilbert Ross, Henry I. Millervia Forbes
Monday, June 22, 2015

Arguably the most urgent and seemingly intractable of all the healthcare issues facing us today is Alzheimer’s disease (AD), which is marked by progressive, inexorable loss of intellectual and social skills and ultimately, death.

Analysis and Commentary

Inside Every Liberal Is A Totalitarian Screaming To Get Out: The UC’s Assault On Academic Free Speech

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine Online
Sunday, June 21, 2015

Since ancient Athens free speech has been at the heart of political freedom. “Free men have free tongues,” as Sophocles said, for freedom depended on citizens empowered to speak freely in the public deliberations about policy and the laws through which they governed.

Law, Healthcare, and Finance
Analysis and Commentary

Repealing Obamacare Would Lower Federal Deficits

by Charles Blahousvia e21, Economic Policies for the 21st Century
Sunday, June 21, 2015

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has just released a report on the budgetary and economic effects of repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Press reports reflect what CBO has reported pursuant to its scoring instructions – specifically, that relative to its scorekeeping baseline, repeal of the ACA would worsen the federal deficit but bolster the economy.

Interviews
Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson – California Woes Pile Up

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Garrison (WIBC)
Friday, June 19, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses California's latest problems - drought, illegals & reckless spending.

Interviews

John Cochrane On The Larry Kudlow Show (40:28)

interview with John H. Cochranevia Larry Kudlow Show
Saturday, June 20, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow John Cochrane on changing economic policies to encourage growth.

Interviews

Allan Meltzer On The Cost Of Hostility Toward Business & Excess Regulation

interview with Allan H. Meltzervia TribLive
Saturday, June 20, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow Allan Meltzer speaks to the current condition of the economy and its future.

In the News
In the News

Morten Jerven On African Economic Growth

interview with Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, June 22, 2015

Morten Jerven of Simon Frasier University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about his new book, Africa: Why Economists Get It Wrong.

In the News

Archive Of Captured Enemy Documents Closes

featuring Hoover Institutionvia New York Times
Sunday, June 21, 2015

It was a bold vision: The American military had captured a massive cache of enemy documents, including detailed records of Saddam Hussein’s high command in Iraq and Qaeda records from Afghanistan.

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In the News

Ah, Fatherhood: Much Is Lost, But More Is Gained

quoting Harvey C. Mansfieldvia Philly.com
Saturday, June 20, 2015

The primary effect of children is to take things from you. It begins with sleep, time, and dignity, and then expands over the years to include serenity, sanity, and a great deal of money.

In the News

A Year After His Death, Fouad Ajami’s Detractors Look Even Worse

featuring Fouad Ajamivia FrontPage Magazine
Sunday, June 21, 2015

"He came with conceptions, but he made a voyage of discovery. And so he caught truths, deeper and more durable truths about himself and about us all." So wrote Fouad Ajami, who died one year ago today, about Joseph Conrad, whose talents for capturing the clash between East and West he judged superior to V.S. Naipaul’s.

In the News

The Agreement That Will Save Ukraine

quoting Henry A. Kissingervia National Interest
Sunday, June 21, 2015

Here's how the West and Russia might be able to peacefully resolve the crisis in Ukraine.

In the News

Justice Anthony Kennedy’s Tolerance Seen In His Sacramento Roots

mentioning Edwin Meese IIIvia New York Times
Monday, June 22, 2015

In the fall of 1987, a package arrived on the desk of Laurence H. Tribe, a Harvard law professor who had just lost a Supreme Court case on gay rights. It contained the legal opinions of Anthony M. Kennedy, a strait-laced, conservative Republican jurist from Sacramento who hardly seemed sympathetic to that cause.