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Analysis and Commentary

The Blockchain Is The Internet Of Money

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, September 22, 2017

Silicon Valley visionary Balaji Srinivasan explains how bitcoin works and why he regards it as revolutionary.

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The Libertarian: The Single-Payer Fantasy

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Where Bernie Sanders' moonshot health care proposal goes wrong.

Analysis and Commentary

Gabriel Zucman On Inequality, Growth, And Distributional National Accounts

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, September 18, 2017

Gabriel Zucman of the University of California, Berkeley talks with Hoover Institution fellow and EconTalk host Russ Roberts about his research on inequality and the distribution of income in the United States over the last 35 years. Zucman finds that there has been no change in income for the bottom half of the income...

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Stephen Haber Discusses The Political Origins Of Banking Crises On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Stephen Habervia The John Batchelor Show
Sunday, September 17, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Stephen Haber examines banking crises and discusses his book "Fragile by Design."

Analysis and Commentary

Immigration And Integration By The Market

by Michael S. Bernstamvia Forbes
Friday, September 15, 2017

Milton Friedman noted that free immigration is incompatible with the welfare state. Decades of experience in the U.S. and Europe make a case. It is impossible to combine free immigration, access to welfare state subsidies, and national integration. This is an impossible trinity. Any two of the three are possible but not all three.


Why Entitlements Keep Growing, And Growing, And...

by Tunku Varadarajan featuring John F. Coganvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, September 8, 2017

Once granted, benefits always multiply and are nearly impossible to repeal, John Cogan says. Only three presidents have been able to rein them in.

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The Libertarian: The Accidental Libertarian

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Friday, September 8, 2017

Richard Epstein takes listeners through a half-century of his intellectual development.

Trade and immigration are good for the U.S. economy
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Trade And Immigration

by John H. Cochrane via
Friday, September 1, 2017

Trade and immigration are good for the U.S. economy. Free trade allows Americans to buy better goods at lower prices and provides bigger markets where we can sell our own goods. More immigration leads to economic growth and improvements in our standard of living. The logic that isolation and protectionism will create more American jobs is misguided and detrimental to economic growth.

In the News

Hoover Institution Economist Explores Reason For Slow Economic Growth Post-Recession

featuring Robert E. Hallvia Stanford Daily
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Typically after a recession, the United States economy experiences a spike in growth. Although the unemployment rate has returned to pre-recession levels, the economy’s growth after the 2008 recession has been slow and unimpressive, according to a working paper co-authored by a Stanford economist.

The Price of Everything: A Parable of Possibility and Prosperity

David Henderson Discusses "Price Gouging"

interview with David R. Hendersonvia Tom Woods Show
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow David Henderson examines behavior, during natural disasters, that seems to cause a sudden and intense spike in demand for the existing stock of resources. This puts upward pressure on prices, and this upward pressure has salutary effects. For further information on this topic read The Price of Everything: A Parable of Possibility and Prosperity by Hoover Institution fellow Russ Roberts.