Terry Anderson, the John and Jean de Nault Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and Carson Bruno, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, discussed developments in the energy industry in their talk entitled “Fracking: Should You Fret or Fete?” Bruno outlined the technological advancements that make fracking profitable today, and Anderson discusses how fracking could benefit the US economy and political arena. The second part of the talk focused on the potential drawbacks of fracking and potential policies to address those concerns.
Hoover senior fellow Edward Lazear discusses the national debt on CNBC’s Santelli Exchange. Topics include the sequester; how the nation’s debt under the Obama administration compares to historical levels; spending control and entitlements; and avoiding a future government shutdown.
Peter Schweizer, the William J. Casey Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution, unveils his current research, on Fox News, which exposes the corruption and extortion accepted as business as usual in Washington, DC. Last year, the CBS news magazine 60 Minutes featured Schweizer, spotlighting his book Throw Them All Out: How Politicians and Their Friends Get Rich off Insider Stock Tips, Land Deals, and Cronyism That Would Send the Rest of Us to Prison. Feedback from the program helped pass the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act, which prohibits members and employees of Congress from using nonpublic information for private gain.
Hoover senior fellow Condoleezza Rice discusses, on CBS’s This Morning, the current state of Iran-US relations, including Iran’s nuclear program, effects of sanctions on and new dynamics in US-Iran relations. She also talked about the need for more dialogue between the parties to resolve the government shutdown.
Hoover senior fellow Eric Hanushek discusses, on Lou Dobbs Tonight, the state of America’s education system as described in his new book Endangering Prosperity. Topics include the relationship between high GDP and high-quality education and the difficulties of improving education.