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Office Hours: Michael Boskin On Tax Reform

by Michael J. Boskinvia Policyed.org
Friday, January 26, 2018

Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Michael Boskin responds to your questions related to tax reform. The primary goal of America’s tax code should be to raise the revenue to finance the necessary functions of government in the least distortionary manner possible. Tax systems with broad bases and low tax rates are the most effective foundation for an efficient, growing economy. While consumption taxes are efficient, all forms of taxation should be considered as long as they are revenue-neutral and accompanied by rigorous, enforceable spending controls.

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Raghuram Rajan: Higher Oil Pricing Is An Emerging Issue

interview with Raghuram Rajanvia NDTV
Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Raghuram Rajan says that when oil prices came down, because India imports oil, it showed up as an addition to GDP. Now that oil prices are going up it will show up as a subtraction from GDP, and that certainly is an area for concern going forward.

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Glenn Tiffert: Hearing on The Long Arm of China: Exporting Authoritarianism With Chinese Characteristics

interview with Glenn Tiffertvia Congressional-Executive Commission on China
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Glenn Tiffert, at a Congressional hearing, examines the Chinese government's foreign influence operations intended to censor critical discussion of its history and human rights record and to intimidate critics of its repressive policies.

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Niall Ferguson: Politics, Power And Networks

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Commonwealth Club
Thursday, January 25, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson talks about is new book, The Square and the Tower, and Ferguson notes that networks of people, not individuals, are responsible for producing and promoting the great political, economic and philosophic ideas that have guided Western society from its humble origins to its present greatness.

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The Benefits Of International Trade

by John B. Taylorvia Policyed.org
Thursday, January 25, 2018

International trade allows countries to consume more goods than they can produce on their own. They can do so by specializing in the production of goods for which they have a comparative advantage. This is true even if the country has an absolute advantage on producing all goods more efficiently than the other countries it can trade with.

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Niall Ferguson's "The Square And The Tower"

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, January 25, 2018

A historical overview of networks and power, from the Freemasons to Facebook.

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"We Had Two Big Headwinds": Raghuram Rajan On Slowdown

interview with Raghuram Rajanvia NDTV
Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Raghuram Rajan says the Indian economy had two big headwinds last year, in the form of demonetisation and GST. The economy was held back relative to global economy partly because of these headwinds, he adds. In the long term, says Mr Rajan, GST will have very positive effects. He also says the rising oil prices are an emerging issue and it remains to be seen how much that will affect growth.

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Here's What Raghuram Rajan Expects From Budget 2018

interview with Raghuram Rajanvia Economic Times (India)
Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Raghuram Rajan hopes the Finance Minister and Minister of Corporate Affairs Arun Jaitley in India, will stick to macro stability as he writes the Budget and not create a fiscal deficit to an extent that India looks unreliable.

Hearing on The Long Arm of China: Exporting Authoritarianism With Chinese Characteristics

by Glenn Tiffertvia Congressional-Executive Commission on China
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

This hearing will examine the Chinese government’s foreign influence operations intended to censor critical discussion of its history and human rights record and to intimidate critics of its repressive policies. Attempts by the Chinese government to guide, buy, or coerce political influence and control discussion of “sensitive” topics are pervasive, and pose serious challenges in the United States and globally, particularly as China uses technology and the lure of the Chinese market to impose authoritarian practices abroad.

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Historian Niall Ferguson Discusses The Evolution Of Social Networks

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Fox News
Sunday, January 21, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses technology in the era of President Trump.

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