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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.

Renewing Indigenous Economies

Renewing Indigenous Economies: An Interview with Bill Yellowtail, Apsaalooke (Crow)

interview with Bill Yellowtailvia PolicyEd
Thursday, April 23, 2020

Bill Yellowtail grew up on his family’s cattle ranch on the Crow Indian Reservation in Montana. Holding a degree in geography from Dartmouth College, Yellowtail has been a rancher, educator, fishing guide, Montana state senator, and congressional candidate. An expert canoeist and fly fisherman, he was named Angler of the Year for 1991 by Fly Rod and Reel magazine.

Renewing Indigenous Economies

Renewing Indigenous Economies: An Interview with Daniel Stewart, Spokane Tribe

interview with Daniel Stewartvia PolicyEd
Thursday, April 23, 2020

Dan Stewart is a professor of Entrepreneurship. He received his PhD (organizational behavior) and MA (sociology) from Stanford University. His research appears in leading social science journals such as American Sociological Review, Organization Science, Research in the Sociology of Organizations, and American Indian Culture and Research Journal. He has coedited two of the leading volumes in Native American business and economics, Creating Private Sector Economies in Native America (Cambridge University Press) and American Indian Business (University of Washington Press).

Renewing Indigenous Economies

Renewing Indigenous Economies: An Interview with Sam Schimmel, Siberian Yupik & Kenaitze Indian

interview with Sam Schimmelvia PolicyEd
Thursday, April 23, 2020

Sam Schimmel is an Alaska Native with a passion for subsistence hunting and fishing, both of which keep him connected to tradition and infuse his efforts to combat the suicide, drug abuse, and cultural erosion that riddle Native communities. Having seen the effects of climate change in Alaska firsthand, Sam is also working to raise awareness of its impacts on tribal communities. He is an active member of Alaska’s Climate Action Leadership Team and serves on the Cook Inlet Tribal Youth Council as well as the Youth Advisory Board of the Center for Native American Youth.

Renewing Indigenous Economies

Renewing Indigenous Economies: An Interview with Chairman Ernest Sickey, Coushatta Tribe

interview with Ernest Sickeyvia PolicyEd
Thursday, April 23, 2020

As a leader of the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana for nearly three decades and tribal chairman from 1973 to 1985, Ernest Sickey is a trailblazer in the evolution of Indian affairs in the southeastern United States. He is best known for leading his own tribal community from legal obscurity to becoming the first tribe recognized by the state of Louisiana in 1972. Sickey also played an instrumental role in securing government-to-government status for the Coushatta tribe, laying the foundation for multiple economic ventures that have since placed the Coushatta among Louisiana’s top employers.

Renewing Indigenous Economies

Renewing Indigenous Economies: An Interview with Joseph Austin, Navajo Nation

interview with Joseph Austinvia PolicyEd
Thursday, April 23, 2020

Joseph Austin is a member of the Navajo Nation and cofounder of the ACES School (Austin, Crepelle & Ernest Sickey's School for Wards and Domestic Dependent Nations), a nonprofit corporation established to help the Native nations and Native people move past wardship and shift toward the path of nationhood.

Renewing Indigenous Economies

Renewing Indigenous Economies: An Interview with Misty Kuhl, Aaniiih Member

interview with Misty Kuhlvia PolicyEd
Thursday, April 23, 2020

Misty Kuhl is a member the Fort Belknap Indian Community, a first-generation college graduate, and the director of Native American Outreach at Rocky Mountain College.


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.

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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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