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Lessons From The Hoover Policy Boot Camp

Global Hot Spots With Condoleezza Rice

by Condoleezza Ricevia PolicyEd
Tuesday, May 5, 2020

The liberal international order established after World War II is facing new challenges. Condoleezza Rice discusses modern threats to the international system and how policy makers are responding.

Renewing Indigenous Economies

A New Path Forward

by Terry Andersonvia PolicyEd
Tuesday, May 5, 2020

As tribal leaders rebuild their nations and renew their economies, it is time to liberate Native Americans from federal oversight.

Renewing Indigenous Economies

Colonialism: Then And Now

by Terry Andersonvia PolicyEd
Monday, May 4, 2020

Colonial-era policies and paternalistic attitudes continue to restrict economic activity on reservations

Renewing Indigenous Economies

Original Indigenous Economies

by Terry Andersonvia PolicyEd
Friday, May 1, 2020

Native Americans innovated and prospered for thousands of years before Europeans arrived. This is the 1st video in the Hoover Project on Renewing Indigenous Economies which conducts research to inform and promote policies that empower Native Americans to regain control over their lives and resources.

Policy Insights


by John Yoo, Clint Bolick, Milton Friedman, David Davenport, Daniel Heilvia PolicyEd
Thursday, April 30, 2020

Across much of the world, national governments have responded to the coronavirus pandemic by ordering nonessential businesses to close and residents to shelter in place. In the United States, in contrast, the orders did not originate from the national government; instead, local and state governments took charge.

Renewing Indigenous Economies

The Hoover Institution’s PolicyEd Program Launches New Video Series On Renewing Indigenous Economies

Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

The Hoover Institution’s PolicyEd program has launched Renewing Indigenous Economies, a new video series originated from research conducted by Senior Fellow Terry Anderson. The videos tell the story of the economic prosperity which characterized indigenous societies before Europeans arrived on American soil, and how after centuries of persecution by the federal government, these societies became among the poorest minorities in the United States.

Friedman Fundamentals

Freedom And Equality

by Milton Friedmanvia PolicyEd
Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Societies that put freedom before equality will end up with a great measure of both.


The Surprising Reason To Keep The Electoral College

by John H. Cochranevia PolicyEd
Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Many people believe we should abolish the Electoral College, but it serves important purposes. The Electoral College system requires candidates to broaden their national appeal and discourages extreme policy positions. Abolishing the Electoral College would worsen political polarization and partisanship.

Lessons From The Hoover Policy Boot Camp

Federal Entitlement Programs And The Fiscal Challenge With John Cogan

by John F. Coganvia PolicyEd
Thursday, April 9, 2020

Long-run fiscal problems in federal government are due entirely to entitlement programs. Their continued growth is imposing a large cost on society by slowing down the economy and limiting improvements to standards of living. In order to control these costs, we need bipartisan reform that preserves the values of entitlement programs while making them sustainable and affordable.

Friedman Fundamentals

How To Control Big Government

by Milton Friedmanvia PolicyEd
Tuesday, April 7, 2020

To limit government to its appropriate functions, we must tackle the explosive growth of federal spending.


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