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Friedman Fundamentals

How Stagflation Changed Monetary Policy

by Milton Friedmanvia PolicyEd
Thursday, March 4, 2021

Stagflation in the 1970s derailed the Keynesian consensus on monetary policy.

Lessons From The Hoover Policy Boot Camp

Socialism Vs. Capitalism

by Peter Berkowitzvia PolicyEd
Thursday, February 25, 2021

Peter Berkowitz discusses the differences between two economic systems: socialism and capitalism.

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

Why America Must Remain Engaged Abroad

by H. R. McMastervia PolicyEd
Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Though some encourage the United States to pursue a foreign policy of retrenchment, global support for democracy and the rule of law is the best means of promoting peace.

Lanhee Chen Answers Frequently Asked Questions About The Public Option

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia PolicyEd
Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Hoover Institution research fellow Lanhee Chen answers the most popular questions from his video, "What History Tells Us About the Public Option."

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

The Middle East And Retrenchment Syndrome

by H. R. McMastervia PolicyEd
Tuesday, February 16, 2021

To improve security and prosperity for the people of the Middle East, the United States must remain engaged in the region, employing a long-term strategy that integrates diplomatic, military, and development efforts.

Policy Insights

Tax Rate Hikes And The Economy

featuring John H. Cochrane, Michael J. Boskin, Joshua D. Rauh, Milton Friedman, John F. Cogan, Daniel Heilvia PolicyEd
Thursday, February 11, 2021

As a candidate, Biden proposed a series of tax rate increases on high-income families to pay for some of his new programs. What would these tax rate hikes look like, and what would they do to the economy?

Policy Stories

An Endless Summer: How COVID Has Reversed Academic Achievement

by Margaret (Macke) Raymondvia PolicyEd
Tuesday, February 9, 2021

The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated the learning loss that typically occurs over summer vacation, and the impact has been more severe for disadvantaged children.

The Numbers Game

Q&A: Russ Roberts On Measuring The Economy’s Impact On Individual Lives

Friday, February 5, 2021
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

In this interview, John and Jean De Nault Research Fellow Russ Roberts describes the origins of his PolicyEd animated series “The Numbers Game” and the ideas behind its episodes, which explain changes in the standard of living over the past fifty years in America, whether the rich get all the gains from economic growth, and the importance of distinguishing between inequality and poverty.

Terry Anderson's Office Hours

Office Hours: Terry Anderson answers your questions on renewing indigenous economies

interview with Terry Andersonvia PolicyEd
Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Hoover Institution senior fellow Terry Anderson answers frequently asked questions from his "Renewing Indigenous Economies" videos on PolicyEd.

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

Preventing A Hegemonic Iran

by H. R. McMastervia PolicyEd
Tuesday, February 2, 2021

America must abandon its conciliatory foreign policy toward Iran and begin using strategic empathy to better counter Iranian behavior.


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