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Niall Ferguson On What History Can Teach Us About Covid-19 (Online)

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Intelligence Squared (UK)
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

[Subscription Required] Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses COVID-19 and history.

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Focus On Teaching, Not Just Masks And Hand-Sanitizer

by Eric Hanushekvia EducationNext
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Education discussions today have a time horizon of three months. In the fall, will we mix at-home with in-school? Does everybody have a digital hookup? Should we have police in schools? As important as these issues are, they have the unfortunate effect of pushing aside more fundamental issues that could have much greater impact. This twin crisis of Covid-19 and of societal recognition of deep-seated inequities must be directed toward essential school improvement.


John Cochrane: Interview And Goodfellows

interview with John H. Cochranevia The Grumpy Economist
Monday, June 29, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow John Cochrane discusses COVID-19 and the economy.

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Stanford’s Dr. Scott Atlas: There Is ‘No Science Behind Having Children Not Attend Schools’

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia Daily Caller
Monday, June 29, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Scott Atlas discusses the recent surge in coronavirus cases among young people. Atlas says there is “no science” behind the notion that children should not attend schools in the fall because of coronavirus. Atlas further explains that there is zero science for having children wear masks or have spacing when they have zero risk from the disease.

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Garret Talks To Dr. Scott Atlas

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia The Morning Ritual with Garret Lewis
Monday, June 29, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Scott Atlas discusses reopening the economy in the midst of the coronavirus crisis.

Analysis and Commentary

Vivian Lee On The Long Fix

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, June 29, 2020

Physician and author Vivian Lee talks about her book The Long Fix with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Lee argues that we can transform health care in the United States, though it may take a while. She argues that the current fee-for-service system incentivizes doctors to provide services rather than keep patients healthy and that these are not the same thing. 

Analysis and Commentary

Coronavirus Aid Should Go Directly To The People

by Lanhee J. Chen, David Cranevia The Hill
Sunday, June 28, 2020

As federal policymakers consider future legislation to address the economic challenges created by COVID-19, they should take the shortest route possible to get aid to those who need it. Where possible, the assistance should go directly to affected individuals and businesses, rather than through the states. If it’s not feasible for the aid to be sent to recipients directly, states should be held accountable for ensuring that those in need are actually getting it.

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Richard Schragger Column: Pandemics And Our Faulty Federalism

cited Jonathan Roddenvia Richmond Times-Dispatch
Saturday, June 27, 2020
In Georgia, Gov. Brian Kemp has ordered a relaxing of essential business restrictions, overruling municipal stay-at-home orders. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is apoplectic. In New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio are at loggerheads over who gets to decide whether schools remained closed or open.
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Webinar – Special Edition BPEA 2020: COVID-19 And The Economy

mentioning Steven J. Davisvia Brookings
Thursday, June 25, 2020
The Brookings Papers on Economic Activity (BPEA) is a semi-annual academic conference and journal that pairs rigorous research with real-time policy analysis to address the most urgent economic challenges of the day. This year, we are adding a special third edition of reports and papers on COVID-19’s current and future impact on the economy.

Steven Davis: Paradigm Shift Reengineering Your Workforce For The COVID 19 Era And Beyond Final Cut

interview with Steven J. Davisvia EPAY Systems
Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Steven Davis analyzes re-engineering your workforce for the COVID 19 Era.


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The Working Group on Health Care Policy devises public policies that enable more Americans to get better value for their health care dollar and foster appropriate innovations that will extend and improve life.