Joseph D. McNamara, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, discusses the San Francisco police chief’s endorsing a program to hire fifteen civilians to do police work. The new investigators would be trained to gather evidence and write reports on low-priority crimes (those in which no suspect is at the scene). McNamara talks about the benefits and drawbacks of the plan with two other experts on KQED news.
John B. Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, discusses whether the stimulus and other programs helped or hurt the economy.
Thomas Sowell, the Rose and Milton Friedman Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution, discusses race relations. He assails the civil rights organization for false Tea Party attacks and discusses the voter intimidation case.
Robert Service, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, a Fellow of St. Antony’s College, Oxford, and a noted Russian historian and political commentator, discusses his
biography of Trotsky, which was released earlier this year.
Hoover senior fellow Sidney Drell gave the 2010 Max von Laue lecture "Working Toward a World Without Nuclear Weapons" at the annual meeting of the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG, the society of physicists in Germany) in Bonn, Germany.
Niall Ferguson is a Hoover senior fellow, the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University, and a noted author. He discusses the U.S. debt position and fiscal policy, saying it will take either inflation or default for the United States to get out of its debt burden. But, he stated, the United States could default on unfunded liabilities such as Social Security and Medicare to reduce its debt.
John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution, will testify before the House Committee on the Budget
at a hearing titled “Perspectives on the US Economy” on Thursday, July
1, at 10am PT/1 pm ET. Watch live on the Budget Committee’s website: http://budget.house.gov/schedule.shtml and read his opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal - The Dodd-Frank Financial Fiasco.
Jonathan Macey, a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution and a member of the Institution’s Property Rights Task Force, is the Sam Harris Professor of Corporate Law, Corporate Finance and Securities Law at Yale University and professor in the Yale School of Management. He discusses, on CNBC, whether the United States should use the Canadian housing market, in which people cannot walk away from loans and the banks keep 75 percent of the home loans on their books, as an economic/housing role model.