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Office Hours: Terry Anderson On Free Market Environmentalism

by Terry Andersonvia Policyed.org
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Terry Anderson responds to your questions on free market environmentalism.

Intellections

Keeping Health Insurance Affordable

by John F. Coganvia PolicyEd
Thursday, April 26, 2018

Preventing insurers from pricing premiums based on risk unintentionally increases costs for everyone else in the marketplace. When healthy people refuse to purchase health insurance due to higher costs, it causes insurers to raise prices even further, further disrupting those who are left in the market.

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Falling Short: Social Security, Medicare, And Payroll Taxes

by John F. Coganvia PolicyEd
Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Many people believe Social Security and Medicare are fully funded by payroll taxes. In reality, both programs are increasingly relying on regular tax revenue and ultimately more federal debt to stay afloat. Unless both programs are put on sustainable fiscal path, their ongoing expansion will crowd out all other government spending.

John Taylor on a blue background with text Understanding the Unemployment Rate
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Understanding The Unemployment Rate

by John B. Taylorvia PolicyEd.org
Wednesday, March 28, 2018

The unemployment rate is the percentage of unemployed workers in the total labor force. The economic models utilize the unemployment rate to explain short-term fluctuations and long-term trends, such as job loss and recession. This makes the unemployment rate important as it determines the health of the economy when establishing economic policies.

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Office Hours: Macke Raymond On Charter Schools

by Margaret (Macke) Raymondvia Policyed.org
Thursday, March 22, 2018

Hoover Institution Distinguished Research Fellow Macke Raymond responds to your questions related to charter schools. Margaret "Macke" Raymond has served as founder and director of the Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) at Stanford University since its inception in 1999.

Intellections

Identifying Smart Climate Change Policies

by David R. Henderson, John H. Cochrane via Policyed.org
Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Climate change is a divisive topic, but the conversation rarely moves past the issue of whether or not the Earth is warming. A more prudent approach would be to focus on the economic benefits and costs of proposed environmental policies. That way we make sure to spend our resources in the most effective way.

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Office Hours: Russ Roberts On The Middle Class

by Russell Robertsvia PolicyEd.org
Thursday, March 8, 2018

Hoover Institution Research Fellow Russ Roberts responds to your questions on how the middle class is doing.

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Restoring Our National Security

by Admiral James O. Ellis Jr. , General Jim Mattis, Kori Schakevia PolicyEd
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

For the past twenty years, the United States has been operating mostly unguided by a coherent security strategy. As a result, we have been too reactive to events and crises. To effectively manage our national security, we need a strategy that is clearly defined, communicated, and supported.

Intellections

NATO For the 21st Century: Ensuring Liberal Democracy In Europe

by Victor Davis Hansonvia PolicyEd.org
Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Victor Davis Hanson responds to your questions related to NATO.

Econ 1 w/ John Taylor

The Composition Of Gross Domestic Product

by John B. Taylorvia Policyed.org
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Gross domestic product is made up of the total market value of final goods and services produced in an economy.

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Educating Americans about Public Policy

The digital media revolution has transformed the way people obtain information and form opinions. Countless partisan outlets peddle assertions and “sound bites” as indisputable facts. Few people have the knowledge and analytical skills to navigate this torrent of misinformation. They crave credible and accessible sources of facts, analysis, and information about proposed policies and the effects of those already enacted.


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Since its founding nearly 100 years ago, Stanford University’s Hoover Institution has sought to promote economic opportunity and prosperity, secure peace, and improve the human condition. Unique among policy research organizations, Hoover is part of a world-renowned university. In addition to being scholars, our fellows are educators.

Seeking to become the foremost source of policy knowledge, wisdom, and insights, we have launched the Mary Jo and Dick Kovacevich Initiative at the Hoover Institution, Educating Americans in Public Policy. The initiative seeks to:

  • Equip Americans with accurate facts and information, as well as a discerning analytical perspective, so they can better perform their civic duties, hold their elected leaders accountable, and “secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.”
  • Provide political leaders with reliable knowledge and analysis—tools with which they might assess alternatives in the shaping and execution of public policy.

This effort will build on our legacy of substantive policy inquiry where partisan advocacy has become the norm.

 
The Hoover Institution acknowledges significant gifts in support of its Education Americans in Public Policy initiative from the following generous and committed family foundations and individuals:

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    E.A. and Suzanne Maas
    Frank and Mona Mapel