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A Century Of Ideas: A Century Of Prosperity: A Review Of The Standard Of Living, 1919 Vs. 2019

with Terry Anderson, John F. Cogan, Lee Ohanian, George P. Shultz, Peter M. Robinsonvia Fellow Talks
Thursday, April 18, 2019

The past century has witnessed dramatic improvements in the standard of living in the United States. Panelists will discuss the role that free markets, property rights, innovation, regulation, and national security have played in this remarkable advancement in human well-being.

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GoodFellows: A Little Revolution Now And Then . . .

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, Bill Whalenvia Hoover Podcasts
Friday, August 21, 2020

Its virtual national convention now concluded, what is the Democratic Party’s vision? Hoover Institution Senior Fellows Niall Ferguson, H.R. McMaster and John Cochrane discuss whether the November election will spawn a policy push for the left and how a Biden presidency would balance old-guard liberal governance against a younger generation’s socialist and activist cravings.

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Area 45: California: Back In Blackouts Again?

interview with James L. Sweeneyvia Area 45
Wednesday, August 19, 2020

James Sweeney explains the differences between crises present and past, and suggests ways California can better balance population and environmental concerns. 

Analysis and Commentary

Economists At War

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, August 16, 2020

Most economists go through their lives wondering if any of their work has had an effect on the world beyond academe. The seven economists that Alan Bollard writes about in Economists at War probably never had to wonder. Bollard, an economics professor at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand, traces the effects seven economists had on their governments’ policies before, during, and after wartime. 

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Area 45: Vice President Harris, Senator Newsom?

interview with Dan Waltersvia Area 45
Friday, August 14, 2020

Dan Walters talks about why a Biden-Harris victory would trigger a competition among California Democrats to replace her in Washington.

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GoodFellows: Tik Tok Pot Luck

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, Bill Whalenvia Hoover Podcasts
Wednesday, August 12, 2020


This week, a special “potluck” edition of GoodFellows has Hoover Institution senior fellows Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, and John Cochrane serving up a spirited debate over the bureaucratic pandemic bungling and whether the social network TikTok is a data-mining threat to national security, plus thoughts on the addition of California senator Kamala Harris to the Democratic ticket.

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Area 45: Tim Kane: Does COVID-19 Trump Immigration?

interview with Timothy Kanevia Area 45
Wednesday, August 5, 2020

A sensible approach to immigration policy that would balance America’s economic, security and humanitarian concerns. 

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GoodFellows: The Importance Of Institutions In A Time Of Crisis

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, Yuval Levinvia Hoover Podcasts
Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Even pre-pandemic, America was experiencing a crisis in institutional confidence (with the noted exception of the military)—a lack of public trust in government, business, education, media, and faith organizations. Yuval Levin, a social and cultural scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, joins Hoover senior fellows and GoodFellows regulars John Cochrane and H. R. McMaster to discuss where America went astray and how the nation can rebuild from the grass roots up.

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Defending the “Defender in Chief”: John Yoo on Trump’s Fight for Presidential Power

interview with John Yoovia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, August 4, 2020


On the occasion of his new book, Defender in Chief: Donald Trump’s Fight for Presidential Power, Hoover visiting fellow and Berkeley Law School professor John Yoo joins the show to make a spirited case against the criticisms of Donald Trump for his supposed disruption of constitutional rules and norms.

Cheated by Collectivism

by George P. Shultz, Michael J. Boskin, John F. Cogan, John B. Taylorvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Businesses do good by benefiting their shareholders, not pursuing a phantom of “social responsibility.”