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Hidden Debt, Hidden Deficits: The 2019 Update

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

With the first publication of Hoover Senior Fellow Joshua Rauh’s essay Hidden Debt, Hidden Deficits two years ago, there was finally a comprehensive look into the burden that state and local government pension promises to public employees are placing on public finances. Now, two years later, Rauh has revisited these fundamentally important questions regarding state and local pensions with a major data update and web resource that highlights the fiscal drag of unfunded pension obligations on state and local government finances. 

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Hoover Scholars Join Cyber Election Report

Friday, June 7, 2019
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Scholars from the Hoover Institution were among those who issued a comprehensive strategy for how to protect U.S. elections from cyber meddling, with a focus on the upcoming presidential campaign in 2020.

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Monetary Policy Stability, Rules Critical For Economy

Thursday, June 6, 2019
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Economist Michael D. Bordo argues in a new Hoover Institution Press book for the importance of monetary stability and monetary rules, offering theoretical, empirical, and historical perspectives to support his case.

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Connecting Silicon Valley And The US Department Of Defense

Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Cultivating the often rocky relationship between Silicon Valley and the US Department of Defense was the topic of a recent Hoover Institution symposium. The May 22-23 “Tech Track II Symposium: Restoring Essential Bonds Between the Department of Defense and the Silicon Valley” brought together dozens of Hoover scholars, entrepreneurs and defense experts to discuss issues inherent to their relationships. It was a unique moment for both communities, and optimism and positive talk abounded while real challenges were candidly acknowledged.

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A Synopsis Of The Finance Of Infrastructure Symposium

Thursday, May 30, 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. A synopsis of the Finance of Infrastructure Symposium at the Hoover Institution aimed to understand the obstacles that exist to the financing of infrastructure, and discussed policy conclusions given these obstacles.

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Hoover Symposium: Examining Infrastructure Financing

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Everyone needs airports, roads and bridges, but how to invest in infrastructure and services with a decent rate of return is a challenge.

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Victor Davis Hanson: US-China Confrontation Will Define Global Order

Monday, May 20, 2019
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

The United States is at a crossroads with an increasingly aggressive China, which could define America’s security and the international order for decades to come, Hoover scholar Victor Davis Hanson says.

 

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New George Shultz Book Explores The Future

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

In his new Hoover Institution Press book, Thinking about the Future, George P. Shultz reflects on more than half a century of public service to offer solutions to some of America’s most pressing contemporary problems.

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Experts Brief Supporters about Freedom’s Resilience and Today’s Challenges at 2019 Spring Retreat

Monday, May 13, 2019
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

The Hoover Institution’s 2019 Spring Retreat offered more than four hundred supporters one reminder after another about their essential role in sustaining the ideas that keep our free society flourishing. Hoover fellows and an important guest speaker reminded the group that freedom is resilient—yet under constant pressure.

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Davenport: ‘War Metaphor’ Warps US Policymaking

Friday, May 10, 2019
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

America’s political leaders no longer deliberate and compromise over the best policy solutions, but instead seek total victory in political battles and wars, all at a great cost to the nation, says Hoover scholar David Davenport.

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