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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.