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Policy Stories

Overcoming Our Crisis Of Confidence In Democracy

by Morris P. Fiorinavia PolicyEd
Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Western democracies overcame a crisis of confidence decades ago. Can do they it again?

Friedman Fundamentals

Who Pays Corporate Taxes?

featuring Milton Friedmanvia PolicyEd
Thursday, August 19, 2021

Corporate taxes are ultimately paid by consumers, stakeholders, and workers.

UnArchived: Lessons From the Past

Stalin’s Crimes And Russia’s Future

by Paul R. Gregoryvia PolicyEd
Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Although Vladimir Putin seeks to rehabilitate Josef Stalin’s image to legitimize his agenda, we must not forget the terror that Stalin unleashed on Russia.

Policy Briefs

John Taylor Defends A Rules-Based Monetary Policy

by John B. Taylorvia PolicyEd
Thursday, August 5, 2021

John Taylor discusses rules-based and discretionary monetary policies.


Adapting To Climate Change

by Terry Andersonvia PolicyEd
Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Enacting government policies that reveal the true costs of climate change will encourage people to adapt and mitigate its negative consequences.

Policy Stories

Debt Relief And Economic Recovery

by Amit Seruvia PolicyEd
Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Targeted household debt relief can effectively support the economy and accelerate economic recovery.

UnArchived: Lessons From the Past

Credible Commitments: A Key To Economic Progress

by Barry R. Weingastvia PolicyEd
Wednesday, July 21, 2021

England’s Glorious Revolution of 1688 demonstrates why countries that make a credible commitment to protect property rights ultimately prosper.

Policy Briefs

Elizabeth Economy Expounds On U.S. Foreign Policy Relations With China

by Elizabeth Economyvia PolicyEd
Thursday, July 15, 2021

Elizabeth Economy explains how a shift in understanding China’s intentions and capabilities has led to a rethink and a reset of American foreign policy.

Office Hours

The Difference Between Good And Bad Inequality: Office Hours With David Henderson

interview with David R. Hendersonvia PolicyEd
Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Hoover Institution research fellow David Henderson answers your most pressing questions about good and bad inequality from his video "The Inequality We Should Worry About."

Friedman Fundamentals

Why Choice Improves Public Education

featuring Milton Friedmanvia PolicyEd
Thursday, July 8, 2021

Granting parents the freedom to send their children to the schools of their choice increases academic achievement and levels the playing field for more students.


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