Hoover Institution fellow Elizabeth Economy discusses China’s mounting economic challenges, progress on economic reform efforts, and the likely long-term economic and geopolitical effects of the US-China trade war.
Hoover Institution fellow Jack Goldsmith discusses: the illegal surveillance of his stepfather Chuckie by the feds; J. Edgar Hoover and the origins of FBI surveillance; Robert F. Kennedy's war on Jimmy Hoffa; why prosecutorial discretion is one of the government's most dangerous powers; Goldsmith's challenge to Bush's post-9/11 surveillance program; and much more.
Democrats this week are holding a hearing to discuss legislation that would impose a single-payer, government-run health care system on every American. Not only do they want to take away the health care you have and like, but they want to put government bureaucrats in charge of your medical decisions—all while putting an end to the innovation and dynamism that has made the American health care system the finest in the world.
David Steiner, the Director of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss the review of the Providence Public School District recently undertaken by Johns Hopkins. The review includes distressing news on proficiency in math and reading, teacher morale and deteriorating facilities.
Political Scientist and author Terry Moe of Stanford University talks about his book, The Politics of Institutional Reform with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Moe explores the politics and effectiveness of educational reform in the New Orleans public school system in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Moe finds that policy-makers turned to charter schools for pragmatic reasons and students enjoyed dramatic improvements in educational outcomes as a result.