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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.

Office Hours

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.

Blueprint for America

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.

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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

 
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