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Friedman Fundamentals

A Case For Free Markets

by Milton Friedmanvia PolicyEd
Thursday, June 25, 2020

Competition in the free market helps prevent the concentration of power.

Policy Insights

A Better Way To Fix Infrastructure

by Joshua D. Rauh, Lee Ohanian, Daniel Heil, Tom Churchvia PolicyEd
Wednesday, June 17, 2020

American infrastructure is need of an overhaul. But, as we learned in the last edition of Policy Insights, government-funded projects often fail to live up to their lofty goals. The problem isn’t that dollars aren’t being spent on infrastructure. Instead, it is that the money is being spent poorly.

Friedman Fundamentals

Unions And Free Market Labor

by Milton Friedmanvia PolicyEd
Thursday, June 11, 2020

Unions obtain higher wages for their members by restricting entry into their occupations.


Can Medicare For All Reduce The Cost Of Care?

by Lanhee J. Chenvia PolicyEd
Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Medicare for All’s promised savings comes with costly side effects.

Lessons From The Hoover Policy Boot Camp

Building Strategic Competence: Lessons From The Battlegrounds Overseas And In Washington With H.R. McMaster

by H. R. McMastervia PolicyEd
Wednesday, June 3, 2020

H. R. McMaster discusses how America’s strategic competence has evolved over time and how to regain a robust national security strategy.

Policy Insights


by Russ Roberts, Lee Ohanian, Michael J. Boskin, Richard A. Epstein, John B. Taylor, John F. Cogan, Daniel Heilvia PolicyEd
Thursday, May 28, 2020

With COVID-19 wreaking havoc on the economy, some in Congress are proposing a large increase in infrastructure spending. Supporters claim that increased spending will boost the economy while ensuring future generations will benefit from improved transportation, power, and communication systems. But will increased federal spending on infrastructure deliver on these promises, or are there reasons to be skeptical?

Friedman Fundamentals

The Economic Gains Of Risk-Taking

by Milton Friedmanvia PolicyEd
Tuesday, May 26, 2020

The economic system that advances society the most is one that enables individuals to take risks and accept the consequences.

The Human Prosperity Project

An Untold Economic Miracle

by Edward Paul Lazearvia PolicyEd
Thursday, May 21, 2020

Focusing exclusively on income inequality obscures the benefits of market reforms that have lifted billions of people out of poverty.

Friedman Fundamentals

Diversity And Freedom

by Milton Friedmanvia PolicyEd
Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Freedom allows diversity to flourish, while diversity prevents monolithic conformity from being imposed.

Renewing Indigenous Economies

Perspectives On Renewing Indigenous Economies

by Terry Andersonvia PolicyEd
Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Hear from members of Native communities who are working to renew indigenous economies.


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.

The Hoover Institution

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:

    Mary Jo and Dick Kovacevich Family Foundation
    S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation
    Kurt and Julie Hauser
    E.A. and Suzanne Maas
    Frank and Mona Mapel