Charles Blahous, a Hoover research fellow who currently serves as one of the two public trustees for the Social Security and Medicare Programs, notes that the government can ease the pain by enacting very gradual Social Security reforms—such as the Bowles-Simpson proposal to raise the retirement age from 67 to 69 over 48 years beginning after 2020.
Jonathan Macey, a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution and a member of the Institution’s Property Rights Task Force, discusses whether it was the right move for home builder DR Horton to pay its top two executives $4 million in bonuses for the 2010 fiscal year.
Michael Spence, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Philip H. Knight Professor of Management Emeritus in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, discusses how major emerging economies are pulling the others along and why advanced economies need to make sacrifices.
Michael Spence, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Philip H. Knight Professor Emeritus of Management in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, discusses how globalization is bringing about structural change in the world’s leading economies on CNBC’s Squawk Box.
George Shultz, the Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow at the Hoover Institution, discusses the economy, Social Security, debt, taxes, politics, economic growth, and the rise of Asia with Fareed Zakaria on CNN’s GPS. The Shultz interview begins approximately four minutes into the show.
Bertrand M. Patenaude, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and lecturer in history and international relations at Stanford University, discusses his book Trotsky: Downfall of a Revolutionary, which recounts the life of Red Army chief Leon Trotsky. Patenaude examines Trotsky's political career from his ascendancy as a young Marxist to Bolshevik leader to his feud with Joseph Stalin.
Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and former chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, discusses the outlook for the U.S. economy, government spending, tax policy, and the Federal Reserve's second round of asset purchases with Bloomberg’s Tom Keene.