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Thomas Sowell Brings the World into Focus through an Economics Lens

Thomas Sowell Returns

interview with Thomas Sowellvia Reason
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Thomas Sowell discusses his life and career, the consequences of fame, the surprising similarities between Presidents Trump and Obama, how Reason helped inspire his work, and why—despite the generally positive trajectory of the world over the last four decades—he remains somewhat pessimistic about its current state.

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John Cogan Tells Us How To Think About Entitlements

by John F. Coganvia PolicyEd
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Entitlement programs fulfill the normal human desire to help those who cannot help themselves. But we must always remember that they also impose a penalty on work, because benefits have to be phased out as income rises. It is important to balance benefits granted and costs imposed.


Line Of Inquiry: John H. Cochrane On How To Prevent Financial Crises

interview with John H. Cochrane via Chicago Booth Review
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Many economists and policy makers agree the US financial system has gotten safer since the 2008-10 financial crisis. But is it safe enough? John H. Cochrane, senior fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and distinguished senior fellow at Chicago Booth, says what's made us safer is the obligation of banks to hold more capital—but they still don't hold enough to make us immune from crisis. 


Condoleezza Rice: American Creed

interview with Condoleezza Ricevia PBS
Monday, November 26, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Condoleezza Rice, historian David Kennedy, and a diverse group of Americans explore whether a unifying set of beliefs, an American creed, can prove more powerful than the issues that divide us.


Historian Victor Davis Hanson On The Case For Trump

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News
Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his new book The Case for Trump.


Ed Lazear: US Productivity Growth A Win For American Workers?

interview with Edward Paul Lazearvia Fox Business
Monday, November 19, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Ed Lazear discusses the correlation between wage growth and productivity growth and the impact of the Federal Reserve policy.


John Yoo: Racial Discrimination, Harvard Style

interview with John Yoovia Powerline
Monday, November 19, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo joins a panel to discuss racial discrimination at Harvard.


Jack Goldsmith: Cybersecurity, Cyberwarfare, And The Threats We Face

interview with Jack Goldsmithvia Conversations with Bill Kristol
Sunday, November 18, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Jack Goldsmith shares his perspective on America’s vulnerabilities to cyber attack—the complex and systemic threats to our digital and physical infrastructures, as well as to our politics via hacking and digital espionage.


Martin Feldstein: Famed Harvard Economist Warns Of Brexit Spillover From Clash

interview with Martin Feldsteinvia Fox Business
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Martin Feldstein discusses Brexit concerns.


Lanhee Chen: Amazon Looking To Make A Splash In Health Care?

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Fox Business
Friday, November 16, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses Amazon's investment in Nashville and the potential challenges filling manufacturing jobs in America.