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Peter Thiel and Andy Kessler on the state of technology and innovation

with Peter A. Thiel, Andy Kesslervia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, September 19, 2013

This week on Uncommon Knowledge, host Peter Robinson mediates a discussion between PayPal founder and Stanford Professor Peter Thiel and Velocity Capital Management founder and journalist Andy Kessler on the state of technology and innovation in the United States over the past four decades. Thiel argues that, outside of computers, there has been very little innovation in the past forty years, and the rate of technological change has significantly decreased when compared to the first half of the 20th century. In contrast, Kessler asserts that innovation comes in waves, and we are on the verge of another burst of technological breakthroughs. Industries covered include education, medicine and biotechnology, as well as robots and high tech.

Eric A. Hanushek

Hanushek: poor education has a big impact on US productivity in the long run

by Eric Hanushekvia Lou Dobbs Tonight (Fox Business)
Monday, September 16, 2013

Hoover senior fellow Eric Hanushek discusses, on Lou Dobbs Tonight, the state of America’s education system as described in his new book Endangering Prosperity. Topics include the relationship between high GDP and high-quality education and the difficulties of improving education.

John B. Taylor

Taylor: Janet Yellen “wants to get back to more sensible policies”

by John B. Taylorvia FOX Business
Monday, September 16, 2013

Hoover senior fellow and former Treasury Department official John B. Taylor discusses, on Fox Business, his opinions on Janet Yellen and other candidates for the next Fed chair.

Epstein on WSJ Live

Epstein discusses the mortgage situation in Richmond, California

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Wall Street Journal Live
Friday, September 13, 2013

Hoover senior fellow Richard Epstein discusses, on Wall Street Journal Live, the city of Richmond’s plan to invoke eminent domain to seize underwater mortgages. This interview follows his recent Defining Ideas paper “Richmond’s Mortgage Heist.”

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover I

Lazear discusses Observations on the Financial Crisis on the Santelli Exchange on CNBC

by Edward Paul Lazearvia CNBC
Thursday, September 12, 2013

Hoover senior fellow Edward P. Lazear discusses his recent book Observations on the Financial Crisis on CNBC. Topics in the interview include distinguishing between the crisis and the recession, contagion versus systemic failure in the financial industry, and the formulation and evaluation of President Bush’s response.

Fouad Ajami discusses Egypt

Ajami: Banning the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt is utopian

by Fouad Ajamivia Opinion Journal (WSJ Live)
Friday, September 6, 2013

Fouad Ajami, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, discusses, on Opinion Journal, the Egyptian political trajectory and the Muslim Brotherhood.

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover I

Lazear reflects on financial crisis

by Edward Paul Lazearvia Kudlow Report (CNBC)
Thursday, September 5, 2013

Edward Paul Lazear, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, discusses the economy on CNBC’s Kudlow Report (0:46). Topics include recent job reports and forecasts, economic growth trajectories, and rising long-term interest rates.

Samuel Tadros

Tadros discusses Egypt on Fox News

by Samuel Tadrosvia Fox News
Saturday, August 24, 2013

Samuel Tadros, a contributor to the Herbert and Jane Dwight Working Group on Islamism and the International Order, weighs in on the attacks on the Coptic Christians in Egypt.

John B. Taylor

Taylor discusses monetary policy on Bloomberg's Street Smart

by John B. Taylorvia Street Smart (Bloomberg Television)
Friday, August 23, 2013

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 Federal Reserve’s monetary policy and the US economy. Taylor is concerned about quantitative easing and how to get back to a rules-based monetary policy that will help the economy.

Hoover fellow Peter Robinson (left) and author Amity Shlaes discuss her book Coo

Amity Shlaes on Coolidge’s life, ideas, and success in bringing about low taxes and small government

with Amity Shlaesvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, August 23, 2013

This week on Uncommon Knowledge, Amity Shlaes sheds light on the life of Calvin Coolidge, the thirtieth president of the United States. The harsh conditions of Coolidge’s childhood shaped his political ideas and led to his deep understanding of life and helping people succeed, especially in business. Believing in small government and low taxes, he thought government needed to get out of the way so individuals and businesses could prosper. His supply-side economics were a resounding success, with an unemployment rate of 5 percent or even 3 percent, as the economy grew and the government shrank.