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New Issue Of Hoover Digest Online

via Hoover Digest
Monday, April 26, 2021

The spring issue of Hoover Digest is now available online. The journal focuses on topics both classical—the economy, personal freedom, the role of government—and timely, such as cybersecurity, terrorism, and geopolitical shifts. 

Analysis and Commentary

Medicare At 60: A Preliminary Overview

by Lanhee J. Chen, Tom Church, Daniel Heilvia Hoover Daily Report
Tuesday, April 27, 2021

In April 2020, then-presidential-candidate Joe Biden proposed lowering the Medicare eligibility age from 65 to 60. Surprisingly, Medicare at 60 and its likely consequences—from how many people it would cover to its fiscal costs— have not been explored in much depth.2 The current proposal comes with several unanswered policy questions. Would coverage be mandatory or voluntary? Would new recipients be subject to the same rules as traditional Medicare enrollees or have their own rules? Would late-enrollment penalties apply to individuals who wait until 65 to enroll? 

In the News

Does The CDC’s Mask Mandate For 2-Year-Old Children Make Sense? A Look At The Science

mentioning Scott W. Atlasvia Foundation for Economic Education
Thursday, April 15, 2021

The justifications for requiring young children to be masked are that either they are at-risk for COVID, or at-risk for being carriers of the virus.

Matters of Policy & Politics
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Matters Of Policy & Politics: Return To Normalcy?

interview with David Brady, Douglas Rivers, Bill Whalenvia Matters of Policy & Politics
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Do Democrats run the risk of a backlash in the 2022 midterm elections if they over-reach on hot-button issues such as immigration, gun control, voting rights and packing the Supreme Court?

In the News

Science, Politics, And Covid: Will Truth Prevail?

featuring Scott W. Atlasvia The Korelin Economics Report
Friday, February 26, 2021

The COVID pandemic has been a tragedy, no doubt. But it has exposed profound issues in America that threaten the principles of freedom and order that we Americans often take for granted.

Analysis and Commentary

The Real Reason Some Californians Want To Recall Gov. Gavin Newsom

by Lanhee J. Chenvia CNN
Thursday, March 18, 2021

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is taking the recall attempt against him seriously, going on a media tour to tout his accomplishments and push back against his detractors. The deadline for the submission of recall petitions was Wednesday this week, and proponents say they have turned in 2.1 million signatures, surpassing the 1.5 million needed to put Newsom's recall before the voters later this year.

Interviews

Scott Atlas: Gov. Ron DeSantis Hosts Roundtable Discussion On Public Health

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia WPTV
Thursday, March 18, 2021

Hoover Institution fellow Scott Atlas joins Governor Ron DeSantis and a team of medical professionals for a roundtable discussion about public health. Atlas notes that the goal of policy is not to stop all spread of COVID-19 to asymptomatic or very low-risk individuals, the goal is to protect the vulnerable.

Interviews

Scott Atlas: Return To Normal Can't Be Based On 'Zero Risk' From Covid

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia Fox News
Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Hoover Institution fellow Scott Atlas discusses Fauci's latest pandemic guidance and notes that returning to normal cannot be based on zero risk.

Interviews

Scott Atlas: COVID And Civil Liberties

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia Financial Times
Friday, March 12, 2021

[Subscription required] Hoover Institution fellow Scott Atlas discusses how government's response to COVID-19 has eroded our rights and liberties.

Analysis and Commentary

Graduate Student Mental Health: Lessons From American Economics Departments

by Valentin Bolotnyy, Matthew Basilico, Paul Barreiravia American Economic Association
Friday, March 12, 2021

We study the mental health of graduate students at 8 top-ranked economics PhD programs in the U.S. using clinically validated surveys. We find that 24.8% experience moderate or severe symptoms of depression or anxiety—more than two times the population average.

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