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State Budget Woes

by Daniel Heil featuring the work of Joshua D. Rauh, Lee Ohanian, Michael J. Boskin, John H. Cochrane, Richard A. Epsteinvia Policy Insights | A Succinct Guide to Important Policy Questions
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

State and local officials continue to face significant budget challenges that predate the pandemic. What are these budget challenges and what can state lawmakers do to address them?

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Fourth Estate Or Fifth Wheel? The Role Of The Media In Education Reform

via Hoover Podcasts
Wednesday, September 29, 2021

The general media is the primary source of information about efforts to improve public education in the U.S.  Can they serve a critical role in the recovery of public education from COVID?  Do we need to watch the watchdogs? The Hoover Education Success Initiative (HESI) hosts, Fourth estate or fifth wheel?  The role of the media in education reform, on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 1PM PT. Register to attend.

Matters of Policy & Politics
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Matters Of Policy & Politics: School Re-Openings – Following The Political Science

interview with Michael T. Hartneyvia Matters of Policy & Politics
Wednesday, September 29, 2021

The ascent of teachers’ unions and the role that unions played during the past year’s school-reopening drama.


A Revolving Door For Sirhan?

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Now that the recall election is in the rear-view mirror and the California governor enjoys job security for at least another year (if not more, assuming he’s safely re-elected next November), it’s back to business as usual for Gavin Newsom.

Analysis and Commentary

Indigenous Self-Governance and Development on American Indian Reservations

by Dustin Frye, Dominic Parkervia American Economic Association
Saturday, May 1, 2021

The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People promotes self-governance as a matter of justice rather than economics. How will self-governance affect the incomes of indigenous people? To gain insight, we compare long-run income growth on American Indian reservations with and without federal oversight through the 1934 Indian Reorganization Act. Reservations with more autonomy had 12–15 percent higher income per capita in 2016, even conditional on 1930s income. However, these more autonomous reservations also experienced wider income variance with more downside risk. The findings are consistent with theory emphasizing the development trade-offs between local and centralized governance.

Analysis and Commentary

The Education Exchange: In Miami-Dade, 75 Percent Of Students Are Enrolled In Choice Options

interview with Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, September 27, 2021

The superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Alberto Carvalho, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss how the district has supported school choice, which includes spreading choice options to communities and creating new programs that meet the needs of students and demands of parents.

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Law Talk: Ask The Professors!

interview with Richard A. Epstein, Troy Senik, John Yoovia Law Talk With Epstein, Senik & Yoo
Friday, September 24, 2021

Abortion controversies, the immigration debate, and audience questions.

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GoodFellows: Stable . . . And Stagnant?

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMastervia Fellow Talks
Thursday, September 23, 2021

Europe’s future includes a post-Merkel Germany, the fallout over the AUSUK technology deal, a shaky NATO alliance post-Afghanistan, Ukraine’s uncertain outlook, plus Russian control of natural gas supplies. Hoover senior fellows Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster and John Cochrane discuss the mood on the other side of the Atlantic, as well as President Biden’s UN address and China’s financial reckoning.

Analysis and Commentary

Hope For California -- Housing Edition

by John H. Cochranevia The Grumpy Economist
Thursday, September 23, 2021

California has at last passed the first laws overturning some residential zoning restrictions.


Requiem For California’s Governor Recall Election

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Wednesday, September 22, 2021

All the political stars fell into alignment for Gavin Newsom as the state recall proposal failed by about a 2-to-1 margin. Less than two months ago, recall polls were evenly split as Newsom was fighting for his political life.