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Central Banks Need To Be Left Alone, Says Raghuram Rajan

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia Bloomberg Quint
Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Former Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan wants governments to leave central banks alone for the betterment of economies in the long run. 

Interviews

Mark Levin Audio Rewind - 4/8/19: Shelby Steele (1:24:56)

interview with Shelby Steelevia Mark Levin Audio Rewind
Monday, April 8, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Shelby Steele discusses reparations for slavery.

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The Appropriate Role Of Government

by Milton Friedmanvia PolicyEd
Thursday, February 7, 2019

Milton Friedman, Hoover Institution Senior Research Fellow and Nobel Laureate, discusses how there are times when the government can become involved without infringing upon political freedom and autonomy. If two individuals enter into a business, most likely they will both benefit from it; however, there are cases in which a business can impose a cost on another individual without providing reparation. In this case, the government can become involved if markets are unable to compensate for the harm they’ve imposed.

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49th St. Gallen Symposium On The Topic Of “Capital For Purpose”

mentioning Niall Fergusonvia Caixin Global
Tuesday, April 9, 2019

To begin the programme, Niall Ferguson, Professor at the University of Stanford, will describe the state of Western capitalism from a historian’s perspective.

In the News

Lewis Honors College To Host Talk On 'Free Market Environmentalism'

featuring Terry Andersonvia University of Kentucky News
Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Terry Anderson, a senior fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, will give a talk this week as part of the University of Kentucky Lewis Honors College's Speaker Series.

Analysis and Commentary

Meer On Minimum Wage

by John H. Cochrane mentioning David R. Hendersonvia The Grumpy Economist
Monday, April 8, 2019

David Henderson posts a thoughtful draft op-ed by Jonathan Meer on minimum wages. Two talents of  great economists are to recognize that averages hide big differences among people, and to imagine all the avenues of substitution and unintended effects of a regulation. 

In the News

Cory Booker Introduces Slavery Reparations Bill To Senate

quoting Thomas Sowellvia The Daily Wire
Monday, April 8, 2019

In an effort to differentiate himself from the pack by moving as far to the left as he can on the political spectrum, Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) has now introduced a bill to the Senate that would study the payment of slavery reparations, reports Fox News.

 
 
In the News

Here’s How Much Bitcoin Countries Need To Replace Their Gold Reserves

quoting Niall Fergusonvia Bitcoinist
Monday, April 8, 2019

New research from a digital asset management firm estimates the amount of BTC governments have to accumulate if Bitcoin were to replace the current gold reserves.

Analysis and Commentary

The Indigenous Peoples War Against Pipelines

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Monday, April 8, 2019

The world will continue to to rely on fossil fuels for most of its energy needs. 

The Finance of Infrastructure Symposium

Friday, May 17, 2019
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

It is widely understood that there is an infrastructure "gap" between planned and desired infrastructure; but actual investment in infrastructure is rife with challenges. This one-day symposium will aim to understand and discuss the obstacles that exist to the financing of infrastructure, and to discuss policy conclusions given these obstacles.

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