Abraham Sofaer, who served as legal adviser to the US Department of State from 1985 to 1990 and was appointed the first George P. Shultz Distinguished Scholar and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, discusses how the Palestinian bid for full UN membership might affect the stalled Middle East peace process and the domestic political landscape.
In this podcast Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and EconTalk host, discusses, with Garett Jones of George Mason University, the workers who were hired with money from the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: the stimulus package. The conversation includes a discussion of the labor market generally and why the stimulus spending may not have been effective.
Josef Joffe, the Marc and Anita Abramowitz Fellow in International Relations at the Hoover Institution and publisher/editor of the German weekly Die Zeit, notes that debt-ridden countries such as Greece “can't be on the dole forever.” Joffe discusses the cultural clashes of the Eurozone and the problems that stem from the Eurozone’s inception when a monetary union was created but not a fiscal union.
Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and a professor of economics and the J. Fish and Lillian F. Smith Distinguished Scholar at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, discusses whether the government should reduce income inequality, encourage ingenuity, and get rid of unfair inequality.
Victor Davis Hanson, the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, discusses terrorism and legislation such as the Patriot Act, which is used to protect and defend the United States.
Charles Blahous, a Hoover research fellow who currently serves as one of the two public trustees for the Social Security and Medicare Programs, discusses the mounting concern over jobs and the deficit that have made Social Security a target for cuts.
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 where he was on 9/11 and the measures he took, as undersecretary to the Treasury of the United States, to freeze assets and cut off funding to the terrorists.
In this podcast Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and EconTalk host, discusses, with Robert Frank of Cornell University and author of The Darwin Economy, competition, government, and the relevance of Darwin to economics.