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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

A Lot Of Good Research Doesn't Get Funded, So Why Are We Wasting Money On Crap?

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes.com
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

At a time when potentially important research is going unfunded by NSF, NIH and other federal agencies because of budgetary constraints, why should we permit NSF – or any federal entity, for that matter – to squander money on inferior projects?

Analysis and Commentary

Krugman and Blinder: Welcome to the Supply Side

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Obamacare defenders and Princeton University economists Paul Krugman and Alan Blinder have granted that the Congressional Budget Office is making a reasonable claim in saying that by 2024, Obamacare, if not repealed or delayed, will reduce the number of hours...

Analysis and Commentary

Eureka: Assessing California’s Economic Growth by Region

by Carson Brunovia Advancing a Free Society
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
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Analysis and Commentary

What Do Californians Want?

by Tammy Frisbyvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

A recent survey reveals that they are more pragmatic than we might expect.

Interviews
Interviews

Ken Anderson on the John Batchelor Show (19:50)

with Kenneth Andersonvia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

 Alex Wayne, Bloomberg. Robert Zimmerman, behindtheblack. Kenneth Anderson, Hoover. Peter Berkowitz, Hoover & WSJ. 

Interviews

Peter Berkowitz on the John Batchelor Show (30:31)

with Peter Berkowitzvia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

 Alex Wayne, Bloomberg. Robert Zimmerman, behindtheblack. Kenneth Anderson, Hoover. Peter Berkowitz, Hoover & WSJ. 

In the News
In the News

Stanford’s Taylor Says Discretionary Monetary Policy Saps Growth

with John B. Taylorvia Bloomberg News
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Stanford University Professor John Taylor, creator of a rule for guiding monetary policy, said discretionary economic and spending policies are to blame for the U.S. recovery being “as disappointing as ever.”

In the News

Keystone Brings Out the Green in the GOP

with George P. Shultz, Gary S. Beckervia San Francisco Chronicle
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Whether President Obama approves the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada or not, environmentalists or labor unions will be angry. For 40 years, foreign policy was a factor favoring wind, solar and alternative energies. Shultz and another Hoover Institution fellow, Nobel laureate Gary Becker, argued in 2013 that "a carbon tax would encourage producers and consumers to shift toward energy sources that emit less carbon - such as toward (natural) gas-fired power plants and away from coal-fired plants - and generate greater demand for electric and flex-fuel cars and lesser demand for conventional gasoline-powered cars." In the Wall Street Journal, the Hoover Institution scholars said their tax would be practical and market-friendly, "not for financing some other government programs." With so many partisans antiscience, antieconomics and antichange, the Republican Party, once strong and sensible, now resembles a huddle of trembling polar bears, trapped on a melting Arctic ice floe, drifting toward oblivion.

In the News

What if Faith-Based Prison Programs Just Attract Better Prisoners?

with John E. Chubb, Terry M. Moevia The Volokh Conspiracy (Washington Post)
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Self-selection bias makes it hard to evaluate faith-based prisons: what if prisoners who attend these programs are systematically different from prisoners who don't? The same problem has plagued evaluations of private or Catholic schools. I discuss how self-selection plays out in a number of faith-based prison and private-school evaluation studies.

In the News

Stanford Scholars Propose Peaceful Nuclear Path for Iran

with Abbas Milanivia Stanford News
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Stanford experts argue that only a truly peaceful nuclear energy program can bring Iran the prosperity and innovation it deserves. The new Iranian leadership might be listening.