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Pat Sajak on Uncommon Knowledge

Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak discusses his upbringing, career, Hollywood, and politics

with Pat Sajakvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, September 5, 2012

This week on Uncommon Knowledge, Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak discusses his modest upbringing in Chicago, joining Armed Forces Radio in Vietnam, working in small markets before finally landing in Hollywood, and politics.
“What is changing I think is, other than the money, which can help a campaign, people are tuning out celebrity endorsements. Everyone has an opinion, especially now in this Internet age where everyone is blogging. You do not have to be a celebrity to talk to the world.” (48:53)

John B. Taylor

Taylor discusses the biggest threats to the US economy on Fox Business’s Willis Report

via Willis Report (Fox Business)
Thursday, August 23, 2012

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 Romney's proposals to turn around the economy, a rules-based Fed policy, reducing the government’s debt, marginal tax rates, and boosting the economy’s outlook.

Condoleezza Rice

Condoleezza Rice discusses minority voters on CNN

via Piers Morgan Tonight (CNN)
Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Condoleezza Rice, the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution and a professor of political science at Stanford University, discusses, with CNN's Piers Morgan, Mitt Romney and his appeal to women and minority voters. Condi notes that the issues that are important to women and minorities are important to everyone.

John B. Taylor

Taylor discusses the Fed returning to rules-based policy on Bloomberg's Street Smart

via Street Smart (Bloomberg Television)
Tuesday, August 28, 2012

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 private equity taxes but notes that the focus should be on encouraging companies to hire and to create strategies that do everything possible to get the economy moving again. Taylor also emphasizes that the Fed needs to return to a rules-based policy. (9:11)

Edwin Meese III is a  Hoover distinguished visiting fellow.

Meese discusses efforts to unify the Republican Party on Fox Business

via Fox Business
Monday, August 27, 2012

Edwin Meese, a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution who served as the seventy-fifth attorney general of the United States, discusses Mitt Romney’s efforts to win over more-conservative factions of the Republican Party.

Congressman Paul Ryan

Vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan presents some of his ideas for fixing government in his September 2011 interview on Uncommon Knowledge

with Paul Ryanvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, August 27, 2012

In a wide-ranging 2011 interview, US member of Congress and Republican vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan of Wisconsin discusses the need to repeal and replace President Obama’s health care law, his ideas for fixing Medicare and Medicaid, and new concepts to reduce the debt and fix the federal budget.

John B. Taylor

John Taylor on whether Romney’s economic proposal is gaining support among economists on Fox Business

via Fox Business
Tuesday, August 21, 2012

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, concurs with the five hundred economists who say President Obama’s economic plan is not working. The US debt is growing, says Taylor, and the economy is getting weaker. Romney’s economic plan would reduce debt and get tax rates down while boosting the economy and stimulating growth. (4:04)

Niall Ferguson

Ferguson discusses how he thinks the world will look in 2021

via Islamic Society of Western Massachusetts
Monday, August 13, 2012

Niall Ferguson, a Hoover senior fellow, the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University, and a noted author, discusses whether the euro will exist in 2021, what the United States will look like in the future, and what will happen in the Middle East.

Trevor Rees-Jones

Uncommon Knowledge with Trevor Rees-Jones

with Trevor Rees-Jonesvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, August 15, 2012

This week on Uncommon Knowledge, the Chairman of Chief Oil and Gas Trevor Rees-Jones discusses fracking—what it is and why it is crucial to the country's future, the challenge of discovering and distributing cheap energy, and why our gas prices will (and should) go up in the future. (1:02:53)

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

Lazear gives his perspective on getting Americans back to work on CNBC’s Squawk Box

via CNBC - Squawk Box
Friday, August 3, 2012

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and former chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, offers insight into the current economic recovery, noting that the employment numbers are below the prerecession growth rate and that the job and GDP growth rates are too low for a decent recovery.

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