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Should Companies Put Profits Before Social Responsibility?

by Michael J. Boskinvia PolicyEd
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

There is a growing movement for companies to put social responsibility before profits—but the best defense for workers comes from a healthy and competitive market.

The Fight to Defend the Free World w/ H.R. McMaster

The Future Of South Asian Security

by H. R. McMastervia PolicyEd
Thursday, January 14, 2021

In order promote a safe and secure Afghanistan, the United States must convince Pakistani leaders that it is in their interest to pursue diplomacy rather than use terrorists to advance their foreign policy.

Policy Insights

What Goes Wrong When The Government Mandates Prices

featuring the work of Russ Roberts, Richard A. Epstein, Milton Friedman, Thomas Sowell, Lee Ohanian, John H. Cochrane, Daniel Heilvia PolicyEd
Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Prices contain vital information. Too often, governments interfere with them. In an attempt to protect consumers, politicians mandate lower prices. Other times, governments push prices up to benefit certain industries. These efforts might be well intentioned, but they distort the information that prices convey and tend to make us poorer.

The Human Prosperity Project

Economic Growth: The Path To A Cleaner Environment

by Terry Andersonvia PolicyEd
Thursday, January 7, 2021

Environmental progress is more likely to occur in free-market systems due to their robust, tradeable, and enforceable property rights.

The Fight to Defend the Free World w/ H.R. McMaster

Confronting Chinese Communist Party Aggression

by H. R. McMastervia PolicyEd
Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Free and open societies must work together to prevent China from exporting its aggressive, authoritarian model and instead promote the ideals of liberal democracy.

Lessons From The Hoover Policy Boot Camp

The Supreme Court And The Constitution

by John Yoovia PolicyEd
Wednesday, December 23, 2020

John Yoo discusses the Supreme Court, its history, and its power.

Policy Briefs

Bjorn Lomborg On The Key To Overcoming The Effects Of Climate Change

by Bjorn Lomborgvia PolicyEd
Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Bjorn Lomborg explains why innovation matters more than good intentions to overcoming the effects of climate change.

Policy Insights

One Hundred Years Of George Shultz

featuring George P. Shultzvia PolicyEd
Sunday, December 13, 2020

In this special edition of Policy Insights, we take a look at one hundred years of wisdom from economist, businessman, and dedicated public servant George P. Shultz.

The Fight to Defend the Free World w/ H.R. McMaster

Parrying Putin's Playbook

by H. R. McMastervia PolicyEd
Thursday, December 10, 2020

American leaders have underestimated the role that ideology, emotion, and aspiration have played in Vladimir Putin’s strategy toward the United States and Europe.

The Fight to Defend the Free World w/ H.R. McMaster

PolicyEd Launches New Series About National Security Strategy Featuring General H. R. McMaster

Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

The Hoover Institution’s educational platform, PolicyEd, has launched The Fight to Defend the Free World, a new video series featuring General H. R. McMaster in which the Fouad and Michelle Ajami Senior Fellow addresses current US national security challenges.

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Educating Americans about Public Policy

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