The “war” on COVID-19 continues a trend of affixing that word to life’s miseries (poverty, drugs, cancer). Hoover senior fellows John Cochrane, Niall Ferguson and H.R. McMaster debate whether “war” applies to pandemics, if Donald Trump’s “wartime presidency” is more akin to LBJ’s than FDR’s, plus Joe Biden’s odd fixation with the late Hoover economist Milton Friedman.
Many governors are refusing to lift their COVID-19 shelter-in-place decrees until long lists of conditions are met. They have phrased their recalcitrance in the language of science. As California’s Gavin Newsom put it: "Science, not politics must be the guide…. We can't get ahead of ourselves .... I don't want to make a political decision. That puts people's lives at risk."
The Hoover Institution will publish a new volume, edited by senior fellows John H. Cochrane and John B. Taylor, that reviews the strategies, tools, and communication practices the Federal Reserve system deploys to shape monetary policies for its dual-mandate goals of maximum employment and price stability. Strategies for Monetary Policy is drawn from a May 3, 2019, conference at the Hoover Institution featuring economists, financial experts, and Federal Reserve policy makers.
The Hoover Institution is hosting Taiwan and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons for the World on Thursday, May 7, 2020 from 9 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. PDT with keynote speaker, Vice President Chen Chien-jen, Taiwan (ROC).
You criticize Vice President Biden for setting one standard in the Tara Reade case—“rigorously investigate claims . . . look into it”—and a different one in the Brett Kavanaugh case. In fact he hasn’t followed either standard.
If California voters had been allowed to rank multiple candidates on their ballot in order of their preference, as one state does, the real winner of the Super Tuesday primary held nearly two months would have been announced much sooner. And the preference of a majority of voters might surprise you.
David Kessler, who was FDA commissioner under both presidents George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton, confidently stated, “When the industry sells a drug, the drug works, and it does what it says on the label. Take that away and we go back to snake oil.”
Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson said that Americans will increasingly reject a “one-size-fits-all" approach that keeps the economy shut down in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Hoover Institution fellow Markos Kounalakis discusses California's early response to Covid-19, the cognitive dissonance of beautiful Hungary, his experience as a journalist in Central and Eastern Europe in the late 80s/early 90s, and much more!
From February 27th, 2020, until March 11th, I made a research stay at the Hoover Institution Library and Archives as a Visiting Scholar. This is the report on my research project and experience during my visit.
As more and more data are being collected about COVID-19, it is becoming ever more clear that there is no reason for the majority of Americans to be confined to their homes. The stock market may be pricing in a return to sanity and a return to work.
Technologists and policymakers often speak different languages and have difficulty understanding each other, such as Mark Zuckerberg having to explain how the internet works at a basic level to members of Congress. However, the coming problems with artificial intelligence (AI) will require a consistent dialogue on what the U.S. government must do, and former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger offers an essential guide for both technologists and policymakers.
Facebook on Wednesday appointed 20 people from around the world to serve on what will effectively be the social media network’s “Supreme Court” for speech, issuing rulings on what kind of posts will be allowed and what should be taken down.
The COVID-19 pandemic is inspiring Europeans to think the previously unthinkable, according to a ground-breaking survey out today from a team led by Professor Timothy Garton Ash, the leading Oxford academic.
[Subscription Required] China is promoting both its political and economic model around the world in an effort to gain greater global legitimacy for the Chinese-Communist Party's leadership and long-term ambitions, academics, and other experts said last week.
Former president Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama will give multiple commencement addresses this spring, planning to appear with celebrities, athletes and national leaders to cheer on the Class of 2020
Join historian and big thinker Niall Ferguson for a Munk Dialogue on history's lessons for what the world will look like after COVID19. This live video dialogue and audience interactive Q&A will happen on Wednesday, May 6 from 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM Eastern. See below for details.