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Russell D. Roberts

Kling on the unseen world of banking, mortgages, and government

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, July 5, 2010

In this podcast Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and EconTalk host, discusses, with Arnold Kling of EconLog, the weird world of banking: Why do mortgages look the way they do? What do banks contribute to economic activity? And so on.

Hoover research fellow Amy Zegart

Once a critic, Obama now embraces commissions

via NPR
Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Amy Zegart, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, an associate professor at UCLA’s School of Public Affairs, and a fellow at the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations, has analyzed every presidential commission spanning 20 years. "They're almost worthless in terms of policy impact, but they have tremendous political value, which is why presidents and members of Congress keep using them," Zegart says on NPR’s Morning Edition.

Jeffrey M. Jones

Long-term jobless benefits

via KQED
Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Jeffrey Jones is an assistant director and a research fellow at the Hoover Institution where he specializes in welfare reform and workforce investment policy. In an interview with Michael Krasny on KQED, Jones discusses the effects of long-term jobless benefits and whether Congress should extend the unemployment benefits.

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Financial reform: What does it mean?

via KQED
Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Joseph Grundfest is a member of Hoover’s Working Group on Economic Policy, the W.A. Franke Professor of Law and Business at Stanford Law School, and a former SEC commissioner. In an interview with Michael Krasny on KQED, Grundfest shares his perspective on the financial reform legislation, including what it means for consumers and whether it will prevent another financial meltdown.

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Davenport: Kagan shows process trumps qualifications

by David Davenportvia Townhall
Monday, June 28, 2010

David Davenport, counselor to the director and a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, discusses, on Townhall, Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan’s qualifications for serving on the highest court in the United States.

Russell D. Roberts

Caplan on Hayek, Richter, and socialism

by Russell Robertsvia Hoover Podcasts
Monday, June 28, 2010

In this podcast Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and EconTalk host, discusses with Bryan Caplan of George Mason University two books: Eugene Richter's Pictures of the Socialistic Future and F. A. Hayek's The Road to Serfdom. Both books warn against the dangers of socialism.

Tunku Varadarajan is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution

Hoover fellow on the John Batchelor show

via Hoover Podcasts
Thursday, June 24, 2010

Hoover fellow Tunku Varadarajan discusses the resignation of General Stanley McChrystal and how his resignation will affect the war in Afghanistan.

Kori Schake is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution

Counterinsurgency strategy in Afghanistan

via Hoover Podcasts
Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Kori Schake, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and an associate professor of international security studies at the United States Military Academy, discusses on NPR the consequences for the war in Afghanistan and the counterinsurgency without General Stanley McChrystal.

Paul Gregory, a Hoover Institution research fellow, holds an endowed professorsh

Hoover fellow is interviewed on KCBS

via KCBS (CA)
Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Paul Gregory, a Hoover Institution research fellow who holds an endowed professorship in the Department of Economics at the University of Houston, discusses President Dmitry Medvedev’s visit and whether Medvedev can create a Russian version of Silicon Valley.

Paul Peterson and Checker Finn

Virtual education and common core standards

via Hoover Podcasts
Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Hoover senior fellows and members of the Koret Task Force on K–12 Education, Paul Peterson and Chester E. Finn Chester E. Finn Jr. discuss whether common standards create economies of scale for virtual learning products.

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