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Reforms Urged To Control Exploding California Pension Costs

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The public pension nightmare for California will only worsen unless serious reforms are adopted, a Hoover scholar says. Joshua Rauh, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and a professor of finance at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, suggests that governments in California need to either offer more modest pension benefits—and fund those much more conservatively—or start putting public employees into defined contribution plans.

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Hoover Political Scientists Among Most Cited In Academia

Thursday, January 17, 2019
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Five of the top 25 most-cited American political scientists are Hoover senior fellows. A new report from the American Political Science Association examined journal citations of 4,089 tenure-track faculty members at 133 doctorate-granting political science departments in the United States.

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Hoover Hosts Roundtable Discussion Commemorating The 40th Anniversary Of The Taiwan Relations Act

Thursday, January 17, 2019

In April 1979, president Jimmy Carter signed the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA) after the breaking of diplomatic relations between the United States and Taiwan. The act allows for a special authority created specifically for Taiwan known as the American Institute in Taiwan to serve as a de facto embassy, and provides for Taiwan to be recognized under...

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Reforms Urged To Control Exploding California Pension Costs

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

The public pension nightmare for California will only worsen unless serious reforms are adopted, a Hoover scholar says. Joshua Rauh, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and a professor of finance at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, suggests that governments in California need to either offer more modest pension benefits—and fund those much more conservatively—or start putting public employees into defined contribution plans.

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Hoover Scholars Examine Cyber Warfare In New Book

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
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War is changing, and the U.S. military can now use cyber weapons as digital combat power. When and how that’s done is the subject of a new book, Bytes, Bombs and Spies: The Strategic Dimensions of Offensive Cyber Capabilities, edited by Herb Lin and Amy Zegart of the Hoover Institution.

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Niall Ferguson: Open Societies Can Overcome Network Disruptions If They Adapt

Monday, January 14, 2019
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Online social networks are worsening political polarization in many democracies today, says Niall Ferguson, a historian and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution.

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Hoover Fellow Warns About “Shadow Banking” Threat

Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

“Shadow banks” are capable of the kind of reckless mortgage lending that led to the 2008–09 financial crisis, a Hoover Institution scholar says. Like regular banks, shadow banks lend money to consumers, but these banks are not subject to as many regulations. For example, they do not use bank deposits to finance lending.

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New Hoover Press Book Examines Causes Of 2008 Financial Crisis

Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

In the new Hoover Institution Press book, Gambling with Other People’s Money, Russ Roberts argues that rescuing rich people from the consequences of their decisions with money coming from average Americans is bad for democracy.

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Silas Palmer Fellow Examines 20th Century Monetary Aid in China

Thursday, December 20, 2018

China, throughout the 20th century, experienced uncertainty and revolution that resulted in radical changes in government. During this time, China also experienced frequent natural disasters (floods and earthquakes) and famines. The effect of these disasters on China’s large population was devastating; people perished, lost their crops, had their houses destroyed, and fled from their homes. 

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Hoover Celebrates One Hundred Years Of “Ideas Defining A Free Society”

Monday, December 31, 2018
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Policy innovation and intellectual discoveries marked the Hoover Institution’s first one hundred years, and an even bigger stage is set for a second century of breakthroughs. This year, the Hoover Institution celebrates its centennial with events, discussions, and an exhibition commemorating the one-hundred-year-old think tank, which stands today as the world’s preeminent archive and policy research center dedicated to freedom, private enterprise, and effective, limited government.

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