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Policy Insights

Infrastructure

by Russ Roberts, Lee Ohanian, Michael J. Boskin, Richard A. Epstein, John B. Taylor, John F. Cogan, Daniel Heilvia PolicyEd
Thursday, May 28, 2020

With COVID-19 wreaking havoc on the economy, some in Congress are proposing a large increase in infrastructure spending. Supporters claim that increased spending will boost the economy while ensuring future generations will benefit from improved transportation, power, and communication systems. But will increased federal spending on infrastructure deliver on these promises, or are there reasons to be skeptical?

Friedman Fundamentals

The Economic Gains Of Risk-Taking

by Milton Friedmanvia PolicyEd
Tuesday, May 26, 2020

The economic system that advances society the most is one that enables individuals to take risks and accept the consequences.

The Human Prosperity Project

An Untold Economic Miracle

by Edward Paul Lazearvia PolicyEd
Thursday, May 21, 2020

Focusing exclusively on income inequality obscures the benefits of market reforms that have lifted billions of people out of poverty.

Friedman Fundamentals

Diversity And Freedom

by Milton Friedmanvia PolicyEd
Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Freedom allows diversity to flourish, while diversity prevents monolithic conformity from being imposed.

Renewing Indigenous Economies

Perspectives On Renewing Indigenous Economies

by Terry Andersonvia PolicyEd
Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Hear from members of Native communities who are working to renew indigenous economies.

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

Federalism

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.

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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.


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