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Scott W. Atlas On COVID-19 And Health Care | Hoover Virtual Policy Briefing

Thursday, March 26, 2020
Hoover Institution

A Hoover Virtual Policy Briefing with Scott W. Atlas on COVID-19 and Health Care.
Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 11AM PT/ 2PM ET.

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Toward A Coherent Economic Strategy For COVID-19

by John B. Taylorvia Project Syndicate
Thursday, March 26, 2020

Although the COVID-19 crisis has been widely compared to the 2008 market collapse, a better analogy is the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. After that tragedy, the US government identified the root cause of the economic fallout and devised an effective strategy to address it.

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Widespread Isolation And Stopping All Human Interaction Will Not Eradicate COVID-19

by Scott W. Atlasvia The Washington Times
Thursday, March 26, 2020

Current strategies prevent the development of immunity among the population.

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Trump’s Strategic Foresight Is Being Put To The Test

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, March 26, 2020

Trump will win or lose on whether he has this foresight.

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How To Hobble The Economy—And How To Revive It

by David R. Hendersonvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

In our desire to make things better, we shouldn’t forget basic economics.

 

 

Analysis and Commentary
The Classicist with Victor Davis Hanson:
Analysis and Commentary

The Classicist: Modesty And Tragedy: How To Think About Coronavirus

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

A philosophical approach to the pandemic.

Analysis and Commentary

Law Talk: Lawyers In Lockdown

interview with Richard A. Epstein, John Yoovia Law Talk With Epstein, Senik & Yoo
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

A flurry of legal controversies surround the Coronavirus.

Analysis and Commentary

A Presidential Succession Nightmare

by Jack Goldsmith, Ben Miller-Gootnickvia Lawfare
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

“Before Virus Outbreak, a Cascade of Warnings Went Unheeded,” declared the New York Times headline. The story concerned an October 2019 report by the Department of Health and Human Services that laid out an influenza pandemic scenario much like the one that is now upon us. The report made clear that our current situation was foreseeable and indeed was foreseen. 

Analysis and Commentary

FDA Shouldn’t Keep Safe Drugs Off The Market

by Charles L. Hooper, David R. Hendersonvia The Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Congress’s mandate that medications be proved effective is unnecessary and delays potential cures.

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Winners And Losers Amidst A Pandemic

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, March 26, 2020

As we California shut-ins figure how to avoid coming down with cabin fever while hunkering down against COVID-19, fear not for Gov. Gavin Newsom. He’s on the job—and very much in the public spotlight with constant media briefings on the Golden State’s efforts to combat and contain a spreading pandemic.

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How Much Damage? The True Cost Of The Senate's Coronavirus Relief Bill

by Timothy Kanevia The Hill
Thursday, March 26, 2020

Senators reached agreement on a COVID-19 relief bill late Wednesday night — and suddenly, unanimously, it passed.

Analysis and Commentary

The Coronavirus And The November Election

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage Mag.com
Thursday, March 26, 2020

What does it all mean for Trump’s chances to win again?

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Trump, Newsom And The Ties That Bind

by Bill Whalenvia Real Clear Politics
Thursday, March 26, 2020

To understand the complicated relationship between President Trump and California Gov. Gavin Newsom, try watching “The Defiant Ones,” a 1958 film starring Tony Curtis and Sydney Poitier. The plot line: Two inmates, one black and one white, are on the loose. But there’s a catch. They’re shackled together and, in order to elude the authorities, must learn to set aside their mutual animosity and work in tandem.

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School Accountability In The Time Of Virus

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Let’s assume that nobody is going to end up taking state assessments or end-of-course exams this spring. One way or another, everyone will be waived from those federal obligations and their state-imposed counterparts, mainly at the high-school level. The College Board and ACT are striving to improvise, reschedule, and reformat their volitional tests, such as AP and SAT, and some—maybe a lot—of that will continue for purposes of college admissions and credit.

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Betsy DeVos Deserves Our Thanks For Removing A Major Barrier To Remote Learning

by Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Thursday, March 26, 2020

As a Never-Trumper who suggested to Secretary DeVos that she resign after the 2018 election, I haven’t exactly been this Administration’s biggest fan. But let me say without equivocation: She has risen to the occasion during the current coronavirus crisis, and for that she deserves praise.

Analysis and Commentary

Why The Stimulus Bill As Written Will Keep Unemployment High

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

It will increase weekly unemployment benefits by $600 and keep the unemployment rate high.

Analysis and Commentary

What Scientific Consensus?

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Over at Marginal Revolution this morning, Tyler Cowen writes: For instance, some scientists have told me that at some point, if the virus is widespread enough, there is no choice but to let it burn its way through the population (not saying we are there yet, probably not according to the consensus of experts I am seeing).

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Ed Lazear: I Am An Optimist

interview with Edward Paul Lazearvia CNBC
Thursday, March 26, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Ed Lazear discusses the need for liquidity, relief for small businesses, and the potential recovery rate.

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John Cochrane: COVID-19, The Economy And Veterans

interview with John H. Cochranevia CSPAN
Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow John Cochrane talks about the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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'Niall Ferguson's Networld' Helps Us Better Understand The Spread Of Disease Through Social Networks

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Cheddar
Friday, March 13, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses how social media adds to the panic amid the coronavirus as well as his new PBS three-part series.

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Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show (Part 1 Of 2)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses Defining Ideas article "Coronavirus Overreaction."

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Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show (Part 2 Of 2)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses Defining Ideas article "Coronavirus Overreaction."

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John Cochrane On The John Batchelor Show

interview with John H. Cochranevia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow John Cochrane discusses the bailouts and as well as a public health plan that recognizes the cost verses benefits of an economic shutdown.

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John Cochrane On The John Batchelor Show

interview with John H. Cochranevia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow John Cochrane discusses his Wall Street Journal article "Flatten the Coronavirus Curve at a Lower Cost."

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John Yoo On Fox News

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Thursday, March 26, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the bailouts to help stem the economic damage of the coronavirus.

In the News
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The Race To Subzero: John B. Taylor Et Al. On Monetary Policy In The 21st Century

featuring John B. Taylorvia The Politic
Monday, March 23, 2020

“We’d all be better off globally if interest rates went back into positive territory, ” John B. Taylor said in an interview with The Politic. Taylor, the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, served as Undersecretary of International Affairs at the U.S. Treasury from 2001 to 2005. But he is best known as the mastermind behind the eponymous “Taylor rule,” a simple but powerful rule of thumb for monetary policymakers.