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The Effect of Tax Preferences on Health Spending
Analysis and Commentary

How To Repeal And Replace Obamacare And Pass Tax Cuts/Tax Reform By April 15, 2017

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The first law of Congressional dynamics states that Congress will delay action on any important policy as long as possible until it’s too late to pass legislation in any given two-year Congressional session.  As an illustration, the last overhaul of the federal income tax was President Reagan’s Tax Reform Act of 1986, 31 years ago.

Hoover fellow Richard Epstein on income inequality.
Analysis and Commentary

Bryan Caplan's Best Line And My Thoughts

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, February 20, 2017

I used part of my time to watch on Facebook co-blogger Bryan's debate with Will Wilkinson about the Universal Basic Income. I thought Bryan knocked it out of the park, both with his prepared presentation that he posted about today and with his back and forth with Will.


America Needs A Steady, Strategic Fed

by Kevin Warshvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, January 30, 2017

When central bankers react to short-term data, they confuse the immediate with the important.

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Past Is Prologue

by Graham Allison, Niall Fergusonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 27, 2017

Determined to shape the future, the new president needs to be reminded of the past. Let’s convene a council of historians. 

Policy Seminar with Bob Hall

Thursday, December 8, 2016
George Shultz Conference Room, Herbert Hoover Memorial Building

Robert E. Hall, Robert and Carole McNeil Joint Hoover Senior Fellow and Professor of Economics at Stanford University, discussed his paper on “Achieving Price Stability by Manipulating the Central Bank's Payment on Reserves,” written jointly with Ricardo Reis of the London School of Economics and Political Science. 


Policy Seminar with Tim Kane

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
George Shultz Conference Room, Herbert Hoover Memorial Building

Tim Kane, JP Conte Fellow in Immigration Studies at Hoover, discussed his research for his forthcoming Hoover Press book, Total Volunteer Force, that offers a blueprint for Pentagon personnel reform, including the Leader/Talent analytical survey and reform ideas for jobmatching, compensation, and performance reviews.

American Individualism
Analysis and Commentary

Hoover Institution Republishes Timely Volume, American Individualism, By President Herbert Hoover

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

The Hoover Institution Press re-released the timely volume, American Individualism, by President Herbert Hoover with an introduction by acclaimed Herbert Hoover biographer George H. Nash.

Press Releases

Policy Seminar with Darrell Duffie

Thursday, November 10, 2016
Annenberg Conference Room, Lou Henry Hoover Building
Darrell Duffie, Dean Witter Distinguished Professor of Finance at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and professor by courtesy at the Department of Economics, discussed his work on “Financial Regulatory Reform After the Crisis: An Assessment.”

Policy Seminar with Arthur Brooks

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Annenberg Conference Room, Lou Henry Hoover Building

Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), gave a talk on “Bringing America Back Together.” He started by arguing that the degree of polarization in America has reached unprecedented proportions. He suggested that institutions such as Hoover and AEI have an intellectual and moral responsibility to advocate the ideas on which they were formed. He believed that if such ideas were applied, the broad-based economic growth that would follow would take America away from the polarized situation it finds itself in right now. 

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The Libertarian: New York's Airbnb Controversy

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Wednesday, November 2, 2016

The Big Apple cracks down on short-term residential rentals.