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Introducing It’s A Wonderful Loaf – An Animated Film About Emergent Order

by Russell Robertsvia Policyed.org
Monday, May 8, 2017

It's a Wonderful Loaf is an animated short film by Hoover fellow Russ Roberts. It is an ode to the hidden harmony that is all around us. The seemingly magical ways that we anticipate and meet the needs of each other without anyone being in charge.

 

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Trump’s Tax Plan Would Spur Growth

by Edward Paul Lazearvia Wall Street Journal
Sunday, May 7, 2017

By moving toward a consumption levy, it could generate a GDP gain of between 2.5% and 4.5%.

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The West And The Battle Of Ideas

by Russell A. Bermanvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Monday, May 8, 2017

Our educational institutions must instill in future generations the legacy of Western values.      

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Area 45: Trump’s First Hundred Days (Plus Six)

interview with David Brady, Douglas Rivers, Bill Whalenvia Area 45
Friday, May 5, 2017

Trump at a Hundred Days (Plus Six): Is Le Pen the Mightier Sword?

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

A Healthy Reform?

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Sunday, May 7, 2017

Holman Jenkins and Cliff Asness have worthy commentaries on the health insurance reform effort. Jenkins has quite a few fresh thoughts. He also gets the incurable optimist award for viewing the bill as the "inklings of a salvation" for America’s health-care system. It's possible. Whether it is likely depends on your views of the political process.

Analysis and Commentary

What 'Fascism' Talk Really Accomplishes

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Politics
Sunday, May 7, 2017

The allegation that Donald Trump’s presidency reflects the rise—or resurgence—of fascism in America has little basis in fact. But it is a sure way to amplify the scorn for Republicans gripping many on the left and the resentment of media and academic elites roiling many on the right. Such talk magnifies polarization and further debases American political discourse.

Analysis and Commentary

The French Presidency Goes To Macron. But It’s Only A Reprieve

by Timothy Garton Ashvia The Guardian
Sunday, May 7, 2017

Like someone who has narrowly escaped a heart attack, Europe can raise a glass and give thanks for the victory of Emmanuel Macron. But the glass is less than half full, and if Europe doesn’t change its ways it will only have postponed the fateful day.

Analysis and Commentary

Tyler Cowen On The Complacent Class

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, May 8, 2017

Author and economist Tyler Cowen of George Mason University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about his book, The Complacent Class.

Analysis and Commentary

Everything You Need To Know About Trade Economics, In 70 Words

by George P. Shultz, Martin Feldsteinvia The Washington Post
Friday, May 5, 2017

If a country consumes more than it produces, it must import more than it exports. That’s not a rip-off; that’s arithmetic. If we manage to negotiate a reduction in the Chinese trade surplus with the United States, we will have an increased trade deficit with some other country.

Analysis and Commentary

The “Two-State” Diplomatic Kabuki Theater

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage Mag.com
Monday, May 8, 2017

Trump's grave mistakes with Abbas.

Analysis and Commentary

“Area 45”, Beaming Aboard

by Bill Whalenvia Ricochet
Friday, May 5, 2017

In case you haven’t noticed, there’s a new addition to Ricochet’s already impressive choice of podcast listening. Produced by the Hoover Institution, we call it “Area 45” – Hoover fellows and other notables in the greater Hoover galaxy (academics, media members, officeholders) examining various policy aspects of the 45th President of the United States.

Analysis and Commentary

Tax Reform Is Long Overdue

by Lanhee J. Chenvia Townhall
Monday, May 8, 2017

President Trump introduced a significant tax reform proposal that will dramatically lower the business tax rate, simplify the individual tax code, and cut tax rates for many American taxpayers.

Analysis and Commentary

Education Reporters: Beware Of The Bubble

by Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly (Thomas B. Fordham Institute)
Thursday, May 4, 2017

Conservatives have long complained about a liberal bias in the mainstream media. President Trump has (as with so much else) taken that line of attack to its illogical and extreme conclusion: the news is “fake” and some reporters are “dishonest” and “scum.”

Analysis and Commentary

Update On FIRE

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, May 8, 2017

Last week, I defended the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) from Scott Alexander's charge that it is "all about the right seeking greater fairness in mainstream institutions."

Analysis and Commentary

Wonderful Loaf

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Thursday, May 4, 2017

A charming animated free-market poem by Russ Roberts, on the invisible hand, is now available online.

Analysis and Commentary

Russ Roberts's Wonderful Loaf

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, May 3, 2017

"The farmer who grows the wheat, the miller that grinds the flour. The baker and all the others who work hour after hour." This is an excerpt from Russ Roberts's poem "It's a Wonderful Loaf."

Interviews
Interviews

Condoleezza Rice On Russia, Putin And Trump

interview with Condoleezza Ricevia CBS
Sunday, May 7, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Condoleezza Rice discusses her life, her new book Democracy: Stories from the Long Road to Freedom, as well as the state of democracy in the US and the world.

Interviews

Stanford's John Taylor Sees Benefits To Rules-Based Policy

interview with John B. Taylorvia Bloomberg
Friday, May 5, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow John Taylor discusses the benefits of rules-based monetary policy.

Interviews

Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Saturday, May 6, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Trump's Tax Plan."

Interviews

Eric Hanushek: Exploring America’s Rapidly Changing Workforce

interview with Eric Hanushekvia WNYC
Thursday, May 4, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Eric Hanushek explains what the future of the labor market looks like, which jobs might be lost to automation, which jobs will be under-filled, and what that means for the future of the US economy.

Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson On Garrison Radio (49:50)

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Garrison (WIBC)
Friday, May 5, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Victor David Hanson discusses his National Review article "Potemkin Universities."

Interviews

John Cochrane On The Bloomberg P&L Podcast (7:05)

interview with John H. Cochranevia Bloomberg
Monday, May 8, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow John Cochrane discusses wage growth and monetary policy. 

Interviews

Kevin Warsh Calls For Fed-Treasury Plan To Smooth Balance-Sheet Unwind

interview with Kevin Warshvia Bloomberg
Friday, May 5, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Kevin Warsh discusses structural reforms to monetary policy. Warsh says the central bank and the US Treasury Department should coordinate more closely as the Fed prepares to reduce its balance sheet.

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Checker Finn: Education Reform From ESEA To ESSA

interview with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Choice Media
Friday, May 5, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Chester Finn discusses his career, the evolution of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act into the Every Student Succeeds Act, and what younger reformers can expect from reform efforts.

Interviews

Condoleezza Rice: Don't Be Reassured By Marine Le Pen's Defeat In France

interview with Condoleezza Ricevia USA Today
Sunday, May 7, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Condoleezza Rice discusses her new book Democracy: Stories from the Long Road to Freedom, the elections in France, as well as the rise of populism, nativism, and a tinge of isolationism around the world and their affect on the world.

Interviews

David Henderson: BP Spill-Related Payments Totaled At 2.3 Billion In First Quarter (17:40)

interview with David R. Hendersonvia RT
Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow David Henderson talks about corporate tax cuts, deregulation, and immigration.

Interviews

Henry Miller On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Henry I. Millervia The John Batchelor Show
Saturday, May 6, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Henry Miller discusses his National Review article "How College Students Are Being Misled About ‘Sustainable’ Agriculture."

Education and finance
Interviews

Michael Petrilli: Congress Makes A Deal

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly (Thomas B. Fordham Institute)
Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses the federal budget deal for the current fiscal year and its effects on education.

In the News
In the News

From Two Would-Be Fed Leaders, The Central Bank Needs To Change

featuring John B. Taylor, Kevin Warshvia KFGO
Friday, May 5, 2017

Unemployment is at a decade low, the American economy is growing, and inflation is nowhere in sight, yet for two leading candidates to head the Federal Reserve, the central bank needs shaking up.

In the News

Condoleezza Rice: Putin An "Eye-For-An-Eye Kind Of Guy"

featuring Condoleezza Ricevia CBS
Friday, May 5, 2017

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says Russian President Vladimir Putin's actions in "messing" with the United States' elections were "appalling," in an interview with Jane Pauley for CBS' "Sunday Morning," to be broadcast May 7.

In the News

Committee Decisions And Monetary Policy Rules: Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer, At "The Structural Foundations Of Monetary Policy," A Hoover Institution Monetary Policy Conference, Stanford University

featuring John B. Taylorvia Mondo Visione
Friday, May 5, 2017

It is a pleasure to be at the Hoover Institution again. I was privileged to be a Visiting Scholar here from 1981 to 1982. In addition, many of the researchers and practitioners with whom I have discussed monetary policy over the years have had affiliations with the Hoover Institution--including several people here today.

German president Paul von Hindenburg and chancellor Adolf Hitler riding in the   1933 May Day parade in Berlin
In the News

New German Materials Added To Hoover Archives

Friday, May 5, 2017

The Library & Archives have acquired a substantial collection of German photographs and other documents, mostly from the 1930s and the early years of the second world war.   These materials have been added to Hoover’s extensive German Subject Collection.

News
In the News

Dear GOP: Tax Credits Are Not The Answer

quoting Edward Paul Lazearvia Reason
Monday, May 8, 2017

If you like social engineering done through the tax code, you'll love the House Republicans' health care plan. It takes the refundable tax credit that Obamacare provides to most people who get their coverage through a government-run insurance exchange and replaces it with a refundable tax credit available to anyone who buys a plan on the individual market. 

In the News

Condoleezza Rice: Putin’s Actions ‘Appalling’

quoting Condoleezza Ricevia Daily Caller (DC)
Friday, May 5, 2017

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says that Vladimir Putin’s actions in interfering with the 2016 US election were “appalling.” In an interview for CBS’ “Sunday Morning” with Jane Pauley, Rice is clear that Russia “messed” with the election but doesn’t say why.

In the News

States Consider Legislation To Protect Free Speech On Campus

quoting Peter Berkowitzvia NPR
Friday, May 5, 2017

On college campuses, outrage over provocative speakers sometimes turns violent. It's becoming a pattern on campuses around the country. A speaker is invited, often by a conservative student group. Other students oppose the speaker, and maybe they protest. If the speech happens, the speaker is heckled. Sometimes there's violence.

In the News

The EPA Just Buried Its Climate Change Website For Kids

quoting Adam J. Whitevia The Washington Post
Saturday, May 6, 2017

The Environmental Protection Agency has sidelined a website aimed at teaching schoolchildren about climate change, a public watchdog group has determined, as part of the agency’s efforts to align online content with the new administration’s values.

In the News

Why Your Next Echo Command Should Be: ‘Disconnect Me From The Internet’

quoting Herbert Linvia Miami Herald
Monday, May 8, 2017

Dr. Herbert Lin, one of the nation’s pre-eminent thinkers on cybersecurity policy, shuns the internet-connected devices that fill some American homes. He’ll have nothing to do with “smart” refrigerators, hands-free home speakers he can call by name, intelligent thermostats and the like.

Condoleezza Rice
In the News

Condoleezza Rice: I Met With Foreign Dignitaries During Bush's Transition

quoting Condoleezza Ricevia NewsMax
Monday, May 8, 2017

It's not unusual for officials during a president-elect's transition period to meet with foreign dignitaries or ambassadors, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Monday, telling a television interview that she met with such people herself.

Condoleezza Rice and Professor George Barth her teacher
In the News

Yo-Yo Ma And Condoleezza Rice Performed Together At The Kennedy Center

featuring Condoleezza Ricevia The Washington Post
Sunday, May 7, 2017

They’re at it again. Yo-Yo Ma, the cellist, reunited with his sometime musical collaborator Condoleezza Rice, the pianist who is better known as a Stanford professor and a former secretary of state, at the Kennedy Center Arts Summit on Saturday for a lyrical performance of Schumann’s Fantasiestücke, Op. 73.