The Hoover Institution hosted its annual Board of Overseers’ summer meeting during July 9–11, 2013.
The program began on Tuesday evening with before-dinner remarks by Paul D. Clement, a partner at Bancroft PLLC. Clement served as the forty-third solicitor general of the United States from June 2005 until June 2008. He has argued more than sixty-five cases before the US Supreme Court. During Clement’s speech, titled “Federalism in the Roberts Court,” he talked about the revitalization of federalism in the Rehnquist court “imposing some limits on the federal government’s power vis-a-vis the states.”
Richard Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, analyzes the immigration debate with special focus on H1-B visas.
Michael Boskin, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and T. M. Friedman Professor of Economics at Stanford University, discussed “Why Is Social Security So Hard to Reform and What Can Be Done About It?”
Richard Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and a member of the Property Rights, Freedom, and Prosperity Task Force, notes that redistribution and stimulus will not create jobs but that a massive liberalization of labor markets will.
Richard Epstein the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, looks at the proper role of government in responding to natural disasters, including a consideration of state-subsidized insurance and price gouging during times of crisis.
Peter Thiel spoke about the basic principles that underlie innovative products and startup firms, using examples from his own experience starting up firms such as Paypal and Palantir. He emphasized the importance of creating a firm or product with characteristics of monopoly, and contrasted that idea with the distinction between monopoly and competition taught in economics.
Calomiris points out that Joe Stiglitz, Jonathan Orszag, and Peter Orszag were hired by Fannie Mae to write a paper in 2002 defending the claim that the odds of Fannie Mae ever getting into financial trouble were extremely low. . . .
Richard Epstein the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, weighs in on the politics of the fiscal cliff and the fight over the debt ceiling. He considers the potential consequences of the nation's current debt crisis and wraps up with prescriptions to get the nation back on a sounder fiscal footing.
In this wide-ranging interview marking the publication of his new book, The Thomas Sowell Reader, Thomas Sowell, the Rose and Milton Friedman Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution, discusses, with Hoover research fellow Peter Robinson, his life, Barack Obama, class warfare, Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, and the influence of Milton Friedman. (46:52)
This week on Uncommon Knowledge columnist James Delingpole discusses, with Hoover research fellow Peter Robinson, the European Union, the Green movement, and socialized medicine. (47:41)
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Hoover fellow and Stanford Business School professor Ed Lazear and BlackRock Investment Institute senior director Peter Fisher discuss the labor economy and immigration reform on Bloomberg TV's Market Makers.
As I said in an earlier post, my friend Robert Anthony Peters "gets" economics. It has helped him in various situations as an actor.
There’s never been a level playing field, insists economist and Hoover fellow Thomas Sowell, and we should never have expected one.
Douglas Irwin, professor of economics at Dartmouth College, explains and defends free trade.