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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.

Intellections

Why Cyber Is Different

by Amy Zegartvia PolicyEd.org
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Cyber attacks are a new type of dangerous threats that are vastly different from traditional warfare. Cyber attacks threats are increasing, making powerful nations even more susceptible. Because cyber attacks can occur unexpectedly, we need to be more vigilant and increase coordination among organizations to prevent attacks.

Office Hours

Office Hours: Victor Davis Hanson On The Importance of NATO

by Victor Davis Hansonvia PolicyEd.org
Tuesday, February 6, 2018

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

The Numbers Game

The Paradox Of Household Income (Part 2)

by Russell Robertsvia Policyed.org
Thursday, February 1, 2018

Changes in family structure make it difficult to measure economic progress for the middle class and to get an accurate picture of the effectiveness of the American economy. The rise in divorce and the decrease in marriage rates especially among less-educated Americans distorts the standard measures of economic progress. What’s really going on is more complicated than the standard story of economic stagnation. Hoover Fellow, Russ Roberts, will present this video on 2/6 at the Hoover Institution. Register for this event today. 

Office Hours

Office Hours: Michael Boskin On Tax Reform

by Michael J. Boskinvia Policyed.org
Friday, January 26, 2018

Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Michael Boskin responds to your questions related to tax reform. The primary goal of America’s tax code should be to raise the revenue to finance the necessary functions of government in the least distortionary manner possible. Tax systems with broad bases and low tax rates are the most effective foundation for an efficient, growing economy. While consumption taxes are efficient, all forms of taxation should be considered as long as they are revenue-neutral and accompanied by rigorous, enforceable spending controls.

Econ 1 w/ John Taylor

The Benefits Of International Trade

by John B. Taylorvia Policyed.org
Thursday, January 25, 2018

International trade allows countries to consume more goods than they can produce on their own. They can do so by specializing in the production of goods for which they have a comparative advantage. This is true even if the country has an absolute advantage on producing all goods more efficiently than the other countries it can trade with.

Intellections

Charter Schools: Helping Those Who Need It Most

by Margaret (Macke) Raymondvia PolicyEd
Sunday, January 7, 2018

Charter schools are leading the way in improving public education in America, especially for students who are traditionally underserved. Charter school students in urban areas and in schools run by Charter Management Organizations show strong learning gains compared to their peers in district schools.

Intellections

Flexibility For Accountability: Why Charter Schools Succeed

by Margaret (Macke) Raymondvia Policyed.org
Friday, December 22, 2017

Charter schools are thriving in areas underserved by traditional public schools due to their framework of flexibility for accountability. They are granted flexibility to design and run schools in order maximize student achievement in exchange for being held accountable for their students’ performance. Charter schools have to improve in order to survive. Those that do not perform well need to be removed in order to expand high-performing schools.

The Numbers Game

The Numbers Game: How Is The Middle Class Doing?

by Russell Robertsvia PolicyEd
Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Is it true that the wages for those in the middle class have been stagnant since the 1970s? Watch the 1st video in the new animated series The Numbers Game, in which Hoover Research Fellow Russ Roberts discusses the challenges of accurately measuring and understanding the economy and economic policy.

Blueprint for America

Effective Financial Reform

by John H. Cochranevia PolicyEd.org
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Financial crises come from bank runs. An innovative way to prevent bank runs is to use equity-financed banking. Equity-financed banks would replace debt with equity as their method of financing and back up all deposits with liquid assets like Treasury bonds. Since it would not hold any debt, bank runs would become a thing of the past.

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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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