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Analysis and Commentary

So Much For People To Learn About Medicare Reform

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One (blog)
Friday, August 19, 2011

There is so much more for people to learn about the various Medicare proposals out there...

Analysis and Commentary

No Near-Consensus Among Economists for Another Stimulus Package

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One (blog)
Monday, August 15, 2011

Sunday’s Weekend Edition on NPR gave listeners a chance to hear different economic views on how to reduce the high unemployment rate...

Analysis and Commentary


by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, August 14, 2011

Riots must be due to basic forces underlying human and social behavior since they have happened throughout history in all parts of the world...


Boosting Job Growth: It's A Money Matter

with John B. Taylorvia Weekend Edition (NPR)
Sunday, August 14, 2011

The Federal Reserve doesn't seem very confident about the future...

Analysis and Commentary

When Economic Principles Were Ignored

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One (blog)
Friday, August 12, 2011

In televised speech on Sunday evening August 15, 1971, Richard Nixon shocked the world with these words: “I am today ordering a freeze on all wages and prices throughout the United States for a period of 90 days...

Analysis and Commentary

More on the S&P Downgrade

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One (blog)
Sunday, August 7, 2011

Two years age in an article in the Financial Times I wrote that “Standard and Poor’s decision to downgrade… should be a wake-up call for the US Congress and administration...

Analysis and Commentary

Treasury Versus S&P on the Downgrade: It’s Not a Math Error

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One (blog)
Saturday, August 6, 2011

The White House and the Treasury are accusing Standard and Poor’s of making an elementary arithmetic mistake in the recent downgrade decision...

Analysis and Commentary

To the G8: Don’t Let Aid Perpetuate Barriers to Growth in Tunisia and Egypt

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Thursday, May 26, 2011

In this Bloomberg Echoes post, I argue that the United States should do whatever it can to promote economic freedom in the post-Jasmine Revolution Middle East and North Africa, and strongly support economic leaders who are committed to creating a private market economy...

Analysis and Commentary

Subsidies to Oil and Other Energy Sources

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, May 15, 2011

President Obama and members of Congress are calling for a sharp reduction in the substantial direct subsidies to American oil companies...

Analysis and Commentary

More on Seniors, Guns And Money

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Saturday, May 14, 2011

Paul Krugman returned to the debate with me about federal spending in his New York Times column yesterday...


Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow
Wohlford Family Senior Fellow
Leonard and Shirley Ely Senior Fellow
Annenberg Distinguished Visiting Fellow
Annenberg Distinguished Visiting Fellow
Paul H. Bauer Senior Fellow
Visiting Fellow
Senior Fellow
Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow
Robert and Marion Oster Distinguished Military Fellow
W. Glenn Campbell Research Fellow
George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy and National Security Affairs, Emeritus
Senior Fellow
George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics

The Hoover Institution's Shultz-Stephenson Task Force on Energy Policy addresses energy policy in the United States and its effects on our domestic and international political priorities, particularly our national security.


As a result of volatile and rising energy prices and increasing global concern about climate change, two related and compelling issues—threats to national security and adverse effects of energy usage on global climate—have emerged as key adjuncts to America’s energy policy; the task force will explore these subjects in detail. The task force’s goals are to gather comprehensive information on current scientific and technological developments, survey the contingent policy actions, and offer a range of prescriptive policies to address our varied energy challenges. The task force will focus on public policy at all levels, from individual to global. It will then recommend policy initiatives, large and small, that can be undertaken to the advantage of both private enterprises and governments acting individually and in concert.