The COVID-19 epidemic’s tail risks are significant and frightening, but as of now, they do not seem particularly likely to materialize. Instead, the outbreak’s economic consequences will probably be substantial but transitory.
For 25 years, California’s attempts at presidential kingmaking have mostly failed. The state’s primaries have been held too late, or the outcomes couldn’t put any single candidate over the top. But this year, California may well give Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) an insurmountable delegate lead — meaning the Golden State would use its long-craved relevance to help make a self-described socialist the Democratic nominee for president of the United States.
Obama was not impeached not because he did not do things that Donald Trump did, but because his opposition in the House did not do what Democrats later most willingly did: attempt a coup to remove a president without cause.
Seventy years after its founding, Israel is still in the early stages of its evolution toward a full democracy, argued Distinguished Visiting Fellow Arye Carmon in a conversation with Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow and former secretary of state George P. Shultz at the Hoover Institution’s Hauck Auditorium.
The Hoover Institution and Stanford University’s Bill Lane Center for the American West, in partnership with YouGov, have conducted its Golden State Poll of likely California primary voters in anticipation of this week’s Super Tuesday contests.
Author and political scientist Yuval Levin of the American Enterprise Institute talks about his book A Time to Build with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Levin argues that institutions in America are less trustworthy than they have been in the past.
The director of the ifo Center for the Economics of Education, Ludger Woessmann (pictured), joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss Woessmann’s new research that investigates how testing reforms relate to country performance on the Program for International Student Assessment tests over time.
After her first dinner with future president Barack Obama, a forty-five-minute meet and greet that turned into a four-hour mindmeld, the then senator from Illinois told Samantha Power he admired her first book, “A Problem from Hell”, an already classic study of genocide prevention. But, he added, it “seemed like malpractice to judge one’s prospects by one’s intentions, rather than making a strenuous effort to anticipate and weigh potential consequences.”
Hoover Institution fellow Raghuram Rajan talks about the coronavirus outbreak and the implications for the global economy and central banks' policies. He also discusses the outlook for India's economy.
As the deadly strain of coronavirus continues to accelerate its spread, the political impact of a likely pandemic is now a hot topic for commentators. Niall Ferguson, the British historian based at Stanford’s Hoover Institution in California, argues that Donald Trump could well be swept out of office by coronavirus (Covid-19) and replaced by Bernie Sanders, who advocates free state-run healthcare.
In 1929 in an edict that seemed both impossibly savage and self-destructive, Stalin announced the "liquidation of the kulaks as a class.” The people he called kulaks were the relatively wealthy peasants in the countryside.
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) began in the Chinese industrial city of Wuhan in December. It has brought the Chinese industrial juggernaut to a virtual standstill. Schools have been closed, public transport systems have been halted and several business enterprises have remained shut down.
On Friday, India released its growth numbers for the December quarter. The data showed GDP growth at 4.7 percent in the third quarter of FY20 -- a marginal improvement over the 4.5 percent growth in the second quarter of FY20. Before one could heave a slight sigh of relief, the second quarter growth was revised up to 5.1 percent owing to downward revisions to the FY19 data.
Stock investors just experienced one of the nastiest weeks in history that recorded the S&P 500′s fastest correction on record, but hold on tight, the market might have more room to fall as the coronavirus damage starts to creep into upcoming economic data, analysts warned.
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