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John Yoo: Democrats, White House Prepare For Fight Over Trump’s Tax Returns

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Friday, April 5, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses how the House Ways and Means Committee is demanding that President Trump release his tax returns. This could escalate into a terrible abuse of power resulting in a political weapon of partisan politics.


Michael Petrilli: The Education Gadfly Show: CTE And Local Labor Markets

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Thomas Fordham Institute
Friday, April 5, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses the findings of Fordham’s newest report, How Aligned is Career and Technical Education to Local Labor Markets?


Lanhee Chen: Watch Five Experts Break Down The March Jobs Report (2:05)

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia CNBC
Friday, April 5, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the health care sector adding jobs as well as non-farm payrolls expanding by 196,000 and the unemployment rate holding steady at 3.8%

Analysis and Commentary

Will Newsom’s “Inspirational Framework” Include More Taxes And Regulations?

by Bill Whalenvia The Sacramento Bee
Friday, April 5, 2019

In the neighborhood of America’s blue states, California is more than keeping up with the Joneses. Three years ago, voters in America’s nation-state legalized recreational marijuana. In New York, a legislative push to do the same as part of a bigger state budget deal just went up in smoke (it might pass this summer when it’s a standalone vote).


Santelli Exchange: Lazear On The Jobs Report

with Edward Paul Lazearvia CNBC
Friday, April 5, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Ed Lazear discusses the jobs report and President Trump's call for a rate cut.

In the News

Book Review For “The High Cost Of Good Intentions”

featuring John F. Coganvia Springer Link
Thursday, April 4, 2019

John Cogan, a fellow at the Hoover Institution and faculty member at Stanford University’s Public Policy Program, has written “The High Cost of Good Intentions,” which provides a detailed history of U.S. entitlement programs. The book’s coverage spans the beginnings of U.S. entitlements with the pension benefits provided to Revolutionary War veterans through the present, with the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid benefits expansion. It will surely be of interest to academics, policymakers, and the members of the public with concern for the consequences of entitlements in the United States.

In the News

"With Enough Capital, We Can End Private Financial Crises Forever"

featuring John H. Cochrane via LOEWE Center SAFE
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
SAFE Policy Lecture: For a safer financial system, John Cochrane from Hoover Institution at Stanford University sees no need for intense regulation.
Analysis and Commentary

Are Career-Tech Students Preparing For Jobs That Actually Exist?

by Amber M. Northern, Michael J. Petrillivia Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Not long ago, the New York Times ran a revealing article titled “The Typical American Lives Only 18 Miles From Mom.” Based on a comprehensive survey of older Americans, the authors reported that, “Over the last few decades, Americans have become less mobile, and most adults—especially those with less education or lower incomes—do not venture far from their hometowns.” In fact, “the median distance Americans live from their mother is eighteen miles, and only 20 percent live more than a couple of hours’ drive from their parents.”

My Short Case Against Occupational Licensing

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, April 3, 2019

“Just because somebody packs up that moving van in Chicago, Illinois, they don’t lose their skills on the way to the state of Arizona. Why should somebody have to suffer the burden of thousands of dollars or weeks or months of recertification in a skill that they already have?” So said Doug Ducey, the Republican governor of Arizona, in making his case recently for relaxing Arizona’s licensing laws.

In the News

Lindsey Burke, Mary Clare Amselem: Trump’s Education Budget Cuts Justified

mentioning Eric Hanushek, Paul E. Petersonvia Fox News
Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Since 1965, federal taxpayers have poured an estimated $2 trillion into education programs associated with President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty.


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