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Williamson M. Evers

Evers discusses putting the brakes on national curriculum and testing

via Education Policy Center
Monday, June 6, 2011

In this podcast Williamson Evers, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and a member of the Institution’s Koret Task Force on K–12 Education, discusses an organized effort he is helping lead to put a stop to a national curriculum and national tests for America’s public K–12 schools. He explains the dangers in the current common core standards process and how concerned citizens can join the cause by signing an online manifesto.

Terry M. Moe

Terry Moe on the Ronn Owens Program

via Ronn Owens Program (KGO-AM)
Monday, June 6, 2011

Terry Moe, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and a member of the Institution's Koret Task Force on K–12 education, discusses his latest book, Special Interest: Teachers Unions and America's Public Schools, on the Ronn Owens Program.

Russell D. Roberts

Eichengreen on the dollar and international finance

via EconTalk
Monday, June 6, 2011

In this podcast Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and EconTalk host, discusses, with Barry Eichengreen of the University of California, Berkeley, and author of Exorbitant Privilege, the history and importance of the dollar as the dominant international currency.

William Damon

Damon discusses his latest book on New Books in Public Policy

via New Books in Public Policy
Friday, June 3, 2011

William Damon, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, the director of the Stanford Center on Adolescence, and a professor of education at Stanford University, discusses Failing Liberty 101: How We Are Leaving Young Americans Unprepared for Citizenship in a Free Society.

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Ajami discusses Syria on Bill Bennett’s Morning in America

via Bill Bennett's Morning In America
Thursday, June 2, 2011

Fouad Ajami, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and cochair of the Working Group on Islamism and the International Order, discusses, with Bill Bennett, the brutality of the Assad regime in Syria.

John B. Taylor

Taylor: United States ‘not in stalemate’ over debt limit

via Today (BBC Radio)
Thursday, June 2, 2011

John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, discusses the “tough negotiations” between President Obama and the leading Republicans over America's growing debt.

Russell D. Roberts

Easterly on benevolent autocrats and growth

via EconTalk
Monday, May 30, 2011

In this podcast Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and EconTalk host, discusses, with William Easterly of New York University, the oft-heard claim that poor countries led by autocrats grow faster than poor, democratic countries.

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Davenport: What sort of exceptionalism?

via townhall.com
Thursday, May 26, 2011

David Davenport, counselor to the director and a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, notes that President Obama’s foreign policy is confused, in part because he really doesn’t get American exceptionalism.

Michael A. Spence

Spence discusses his latest book on KUOW

via KUOW
Monday, May 23, 2011

Michael Spence, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Philip H. Knight Professor Emeritus of Management in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, notes that although the economy may recover, the job market will not. Globalization is making US companies more productive but at the expense of the middle class. In his latest book, The Next Convergence: The Future of Economic Growth in a Multispeed World, Spence looks at how this pattern shifted after World War II and how that trend will reshape the world.

Russell D. Roberts

Harford on adapt and the virtues of failure

via EconTalk
Monday, May 23, 2011

In this podcast Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and EconTalk host, discusses, with author and journalist Tim Harford, Adapt, Harford's book on the virtues of failure and the trial-and-error process.

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