California is ranked forty-ninth in housing affordability. According to Zillow, the median home value in California in July 2018 was $541,800, compared to the national median price of $218,000, which is a premium of about 150 percent over the national average. Only Hawaii and Washington, DC, have higher median home values than California.
On incentives, deadweight loss, and economists who should know better.
Congress and the Presidency in the Age of Trump.
The Hoover Institution hosted its annual Board of Overseers’ summer meeting during July 10–12, 2012.
The program began on Tuesday evening with two dinner presentations hosted by John Raisian. Hoover fellows Daniel Kessler and Michael McConnell discussed “Health Care and the Constitution,” with McConnell beginning by speaking to the current health care situation as affected by the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act and explained the difference between mandates enforced by a penalty versus a tax. Kessler spoke about changing the subsidy formula, Medicaid and Medicare, and the need to “get costs down.”
Restoring religious freedom to public schools
Lloyd Macauley Richardson
Henrik Bering on Never Had It So Good: A History of Britain from Suez to the Beatles by Dominic Sandbrook
Henrik Bering on The Sale of the Late King's Goods: Charles I and His Art Collection by Jerry Brotton.
In this rereleased interview from 1998, Christopher Hitchens, a contributing editor of Vanity Fair magazine, is a self-proclaimed radical. William F. Buckley, Jr., editor-at-large of National Review magazine, is one of the most noted conservatives in the country. During the 1960’s, Hitchens enjoyed the counter-culture, whereas Buckley was one of the founders of the politically conservative counter counter-culture. Thirty years later (1998), and Hitchens and Buckley are still wrangling over the Revolution. (24:52)
A 2003 book warning against illegal immigration has now found acceptance. The author explains. By Victor Davis Hanson.
American media and the collapse of standards. By Morton Keller.
A symposium with Sen. John Ashcroft, David Blankenhorn, James Dobson, Gov. John Engler, William Galston, Kay James, D. James Kennedy, Rep. Steve Largent, Dan Quayle, Paul Weyrich
Damon Linker on Philosophy and Social Hope by Richard Rorty
Liberals spent the Cold War refusing to see communism for what it was. Hoover fellow Robert Conquest on “how the mind of the liberal became so much a subject of self-deception.”
How race-conscious policies have failed. By Stephan Thernstrom.
"We’re all under attack—all the free world." Europe responds to September 11. By Hoover fellow Timothy Garton Ash.
In June the Supreme Court issued a definitive—if narrow—ruling that permits the consideration of race in university admissions. This may have been bad law—but was it a bad decision? By Robert Zelnick.