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Why Is Health Care So Expensive?

by Daniel Heil featuring the work of Milton Friedman, Daniel P. Kessler, John H. Cochrane, Lanhee J. Chenvia Policy Insights | A Succinct Guide to Important Policy Questions
Wednesday, September 29, 2021

It is no secret that the nation’s health care system needs reform. Washington spends more on health care than it does on any other part of the budget, including national defense or Social Security. Why is American health care so expensive?

Fixing Economic Inequality

by Daniel Heil featuring the work of John B. Taylor, Lee Ohanian, Joshua D. Rauh, John H. Cochrane, John F. Cogan, Michael J. Boskin, David R. Hendersonvia Policy Insights | A Succinct Guide to Important Policy Questions
Monday, August 30, 2021

Is today’s economic inequality as grotesque and morally intolerable as many say it is? And, more importantly, will politicians proposed solutions expand economic opportunity for everyone?

State Budget Woes

by Daniel Heil featuring the work of Joshua D. Rauh, Lee Ohanian, Michael J. Boskin, John H. Cochrane, Richard A. Epsteinvia Policy Insights | A Succinct Guide to Important Policy Questions
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

State and local officials continue to face significant budget challenges that predate the pandemic. What are these budget challenges and what can state lawmakers do to address them?

Cybersecurity

by Daniel Heil featuring the work of Jacquelyn Schneider, Amy Zegart, H. R. McMaster, Herbert Lin, Tom Churchvia Policy Insights | A Succinct Guide to Important Policy Questions
Tuesday, May 25, 2021

From pipeline hacks leading to gasoline shortages to disinformation campaigns during elections, cyberattacks are becoming a more frequent source of disruption in people’s lives. Finding the right responses to these attacks isn’t obvious. Can we take lessons from traditional warfare, or do cyberattacks demand an entirely different response?

Capitalism Vs. Socialism

by Daniel Heil featuring the work of Edward Paul Lazear, Lee Ohanian, Joshua D. Rauh, John F. Cogan, Terry Anderson, Scott W. Atlas, Russell A. Bermanvia Policy Insights | A Succinct Guide to Important Policy Questions
Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Over the last century countries have experimented with variations on both capitalism and socialsm. So how do socialism, capitalism, and their many variants compare?

International Women’s Day

featuring the work of Elizabeth Economy, Jacquelyn Schneider, Margaret (Macke) Raymond, Amy Zegartvia Policy Insights | A Succinct Guide to Important Policy Questions
Thursday, March 11, 2021

International Women’s Day is a globally significant day in which we honor women’s social, economic, social, cultural, and political contributions. To celebrate International Women’s Day, we’re highlighting four of our female Hoover Institution fellows who are leading and transforming their respective fields.

Tax Rate Hikes And The Economy

by Daniel Heil featuring the work of John H. Cochrane, Michael J. Boskin, Joshua D. Rauh, Milton Friedman, John F. Coganvia Policy Insights | A Succinct Guide to Important Policy Questions
Thursday, February 18, 2021

As a candidate, Biden proposed a series of tax rate increases on high-income families to pay for some of his new programs. What would these tax rate hikes look like, and what would they do to the economy?

What Goes Wrong When Government Interferes With Prices

by Daniel Heil featuring the work of Russ Roberts, Lee Ohanian, Lanhee J. Chen, John H. Cochranevia Policy Insights | A Succinct Guide to Important Policy Questions
Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Prices are a fact of life, and so is complaining about them. You probably prefer lower prices on just about everything, but especially when buying a house or paying for college, and you wish for higher prices when it comes time to sell that house or negotiate your salary. Complaints aside, prices are the key to widespread prosperity.

George Shultz: A Century of Wisdom

featuring the work of George P. Shultzvia Policy Insights | A Succinct Guide to Important Policy Questions
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Over the past century, George P. Shultz has made an immeasurable mark on the world. He is one of only two individuals in American history to have held four different federal cabinet posts. He taught at three of the country’s finest universities, and for eight years he was president of a major engineering and construction company. With such a distinguished career in academia, business, and government, Shultz has lived through some of the greatest events in history and shared his knowledge with countless individuals.

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Policy Insights answers important policy questions by pulling together relevant op-eds, books, podcasts, and videos from Hoover fellows. Readers are given a one stop shop that guides them through big issues and points them in the direction of more Hoover resources.