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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
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

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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Hoover-Based Film Documentary Under Oscar Consideration

Thursday, December 20, 2018
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Women of the Gulag, a new film documentary based on Hoover Institution scholar Paul Gregory’s book by that name, is among the ten films on the Oscar awards’ short list for “documentary (short subject).” The film is directed by Russian-American film maker Marianna Yarovskaya of Mayfilms and produced by her and Gregory, interviewed below.

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PolicyEd 2018 Year in Review

Friday, December 21, 2018
Stanford

PolicyEd has become a strategic mainstay for Hoover and the centerpiece of the institution’s bottom-up approach to engaging the broader public in policy discussions. We have assembled an impressive library of accessible video content to introduce Hoover policy ideas to younger people in particular. PolicyEd content includes short animations, video series, and several feature-length documentary films spanning a variety of topics, from economics, national security, and health care to the environment and civics. This year we released four new series and a total of 42 videos. Since launching in late 2016, PolicyEd videos have been watched nearly 60 million times.

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China Exerting ‘Sharp Power’ Influence On American Institutions

Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Larry Diamond discusses how China is penetrating American institutions in ways that are coercive and corrupt, while the United States has not fully grasped the gravity of the situation.

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Notable Events in 2018

Friday, December 21, 2018
Hoover Institution

The breadth and depth of Hoover Institution scholarship is reflected in the many events put on by the Hoover Institution on a broad variety of topics and issues.

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Featured Books 2018

Friday, December 21, 2018
Stanford

The depth of Hoover’s scholarship is reflected in the numerous books published by our fellows on a broad variety of topics and issues. This timely and prodigious output offers insight on the most pressing issues in public policy.

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Featured Podcast Episodes 2018

Friday, December 21, 2018

As the end of 2018 draws near, we look back at a busy year of podcasting at the Hoover Institution.

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