Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
Healthcare Application
Analysis and Commentary

Running in 2016? Don't Like Obamacare? Better Offer An Alternative.

by Lanhee J. Chenvia Politico
Sunday, June 1, 2014

The debate over the Affordable Care Act is not over. Despite President Barack Obama’s claims to the contrary, a significant majority of Americans continue to disapprove of the law. But that doesn’t mean that most people also want to go back to the health care system we had before Obamacare was passed.

Hillary Clinton
Analysis and Commentary

Is Bill Clinton an Asset or Liability for Hillary 2016?

by Bill Whalenvia Hill
Friday, May 30, 2014

There are two ways to process Bill Clinton's impassioned defense of his wife, amidst the recent flap over Karl Rove implying that Hillary Clinton might in some way be brain-impaired after suffering a concussion late last year.

Gold Globe
Analysis and Commentary

The End of America’s ‘Big Stick’ Policy

by Markos Kounalakisvia Sacramento Bee
Sunday, June 1, 2014

My wife comes from a large family and her father would always make a point when the kids fought. He would give them each a stick from the ground and ask them to break it. Snapping the singular twig in half was never a problem.

World Puzzle
Analysis and Commentary

Our Bad Habit of Negotiating with Terrorists

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage Mag.com
Monday, June 2, 2014

Every parent should be happy for the Bergdahl family, whose son was returned to them after five years of captivity among the Taliban. But every parent is not the president of the United States, whose primary responsibility is to protect the security and interests of all Americans, both now and in the long-term.

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Analysis and Commentary

Donnelly and Kashkari Competing for Relevance

by Bill Whalenvia Sacramento Bee
Monday, June 2, 2014

Four years ago, Meg Whitman and Steve Poizner were in the bell lap of a California Republican gubernatorial primary that saw the two spend an outlandish $109 million – more that what the Kardashians have blown through on three (so far) over-the-top weddings.

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Analysis and Commentary

Obama’s Audiences

by Angelo M. Codevillavia LIbrary of Law and Liberty
Sunday, June 1, 2014

West Point’s graduating cadets were patriotic props for President Obama’s “major speech” on foreign policy. Heavy advertisement of the speech, pre and post, tells us that others were his intended audience. The speech was a defense of his conduct of foreign policy against critics whom he did not name but characterized gratuitously, together with a promise to double down on that conduct in the future.

Interviews
Federal Reserve
Interviews

Niall Ferguson on The Hays Advantage

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Bloomberg Radio
Monday, June 2, 2014

Hoover senior fellow Niall Ferguson discusses the recent Hoover conference on monetary policy on Bloomberg Radio.

Barack Obama
Interviews

Kiron Skinner on the Melissa Harris-Perry Show (5:01)

interview with Kiron K. Skinnervia MSNBC
Sunday, June 1, 2014

Hoover research fellow Kiron Skinner discusses Obama's foreign policy on MSNBC.

Chicago Skyline
Interviews

Richard Epstein on the John Batchelor Show (19:24)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia John Batchelor Show
Friday, May 30, 2014

Hoover senior fellow Richard Epstein discusses the Atlantic Magazine article "The Case for Reparations" on the John Batchelor Show.

In the News
Interest Rates
In the News

John Taylor: Interest Rates Should Already Be Higher

featuring John B. Taylorvia Real Time Economics (Wall Street Journal)
Monday, June 2, 2014

We caught up with Stanford University professor John Taylor at a Hoover Institution conference Friday on the Federal Reserve’s 100-year anniversary.

US Economy
In the News

Fed Debate Over Future Beyond End of Stimulus

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia New York Times
Friday, May 30, 2014

STANFORD, Calif. — The combination of a persistently weak labor market and evidence of a little more inflation is prompting an increasingly vigorous debate among Federal Reserve officials about the future of the central bank’s stimulus campaign.

Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building
In the News

50 Shades of Fed

featuring John B. Taylor, Hoover Institutionvia Wonkblog (Washington Post)
Sunday, June 1, 2014

STANFORD, Calif. – Several dozen economists and one-third of the regional Federal Reserve Bank presidents gathered in the California sunshine last week, and they spent two days talking about how and why to rein in a central bank that, in many of their eyes, has been acting awfully naughty lately.

Economics Abstract
In the News

Stanford conference urges more rules and policies for central banking

with John B. Taylor, John H. Cochrane , Hoover Institutionvia Stanford News
Monday, June 2, 2014

Stanford scholars at a Hoover Institution conference suggest that central bankers' decisions should be based on clearly understood rules and not only on discretion. The conference's mission was to generate a strong argument that the Federal Reserve should follow traditional policies and rules as the debate grows on its future role in the U.S. economic recovery.

Blue map of California
In the News

Kashkari and Donnelly offer 2 paths for California Republican Party

quoting Bill Whalenvia Los Angeles Times
Sunday, June 1, 2014

This may be the most ho-hum statewide election ever held in California. But there couldn't be more at stake for ailing Republicans. They're teetering on life or death.

EconTalk
In the News

McAfee, McArdle, and Ohanian on the Future of Work

by Russell Roberts interview with Lee Ohanianvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, June 2, 2014

Andrew McAfeeMegan McArdle, and Lee Ohanian talk with EconTalk host Russ Roberts on the future of work. Recorded before a live audience at the 33rd Santa Barbara Economic Summit, the conversation begins with each participant making a brief set of remarks on the topic. Topics discussed include the traits that might be rewards in a world of smart machines, reforming the educational system to prepare people for the changing economy, reforming immigration, and policies that might help the labor market work more effectively.