As insurers abandon Obamacare exchanges, is the program beginning to unravel?
How Republicans can repeal and replace Obamacare without unleashing chaos.
This past Saturday, Mitch Daniels, the Republican governor of Indiana, delivered a commencement address at Butler University...
Charles Blahous, a Hoover research fellow who currently serves as one of the two public trustees for the Social Security and Medicare programs, discusses what Congress and the president should do to ensure the long-term outlook for Social Security.
Charles Blahous, a Hoover research fellow who currently serves as one of the two public trustees for the Social Security and Medicare programs, takes part in a panel discussion concerning the past, future, and current state of the Social Security system. The panel focused on various proposals to improve future solvency such as benefit cuts, raising the retirement age, and privatization.
Genetic testing offers great hope for future progress in treating diseases since individuals can in many instances reduce the consequences of genetic defects if they find out about them sufficiently early...
In this podcast Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and EconTalk host, discusses, with Diane Coyle, author of The Economics of Enough, how the financial crisis, the entitlement crisis, and climate change all reflect a failure to deal with the future appropriately.
In this podcast, Angus Deaton of Princeton University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about his new book Great Escape: Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality. Topics include causes of improvements in health during the past century, prospects of future improvements, and health care in the developing world.
Charles Blahous, a Hoover research fellow who currently serves as one of the two public trustees for the Social Security and Medicare programs, discusses legitimate differences over the program's appropriate future direction. Beginning with a review of the events of 1983 and focusing on the substance, intent, and scorekeeping of that year's Social Security reforms, Blahous explains what happened then, why, and how it led to sharply divergent views of program finances during the Bush administration's reform initiative as well as today.
In this podcast Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and EconTalk host, discusses, with David Autor of MIT, the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program. SSDI, which has grown dramatically in recent years, now costs about $200 billion a year. Autor explains how the program works, why the growth has been so dramatic, and the consequences for the program’s stability in the future.
Senator Rand Paul, a US Senator from Kentucky, joined Hoover fellows for a Leadership Forum roundtable luncheon at the Hoover Institution on Thursday, May 30. The thoughtful exchange allowed the senator to discuss important policy issues, such as immigration reform, alternatives to the Affordable Care Act, the future of the Republican Party, the war on drugs, entitlement reform, and urban development. Hoover fellows included those with expertise in political science, taxation, economic policy, health care policy, and international affairs.
Hoover fellow Lanhee J. Chen on the road ahead for Obamacare: speed bumps, massive potholes, or smooth sailing?
The road ahead for Obamacare: speed bumps, massive potholes, or smooth sailing?
This week on Uncommon Knowledge, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker discusses a wide range of issues facing his state, the nation, and the future of the GOP. (32:53)
“What we've tried to do is take a step back and instead of getting engrossed in the nuances and acronyms here in our nation's capital is instead try to focus on what does this mean to real people? What does this mean to our state? What does this mean to us long term? My goal is to move people from government dependence . . . and find a way to transition them into the private sector.”
PolicyEd has become a strategic mainstay for Hoover and the centerpiece of the institution’s bottom-up approach to engaging the broader public in policy discussions. We have assembled an impressive library of accessible video content to introduce Hoover policy ideas to younger people in particular. PolicyEd content includes short animations, video series, and several feature-length documentary films spanning a variety of topics, from economics, national security, and health care to the environment and civics. This year we released four new series and a total of 42 videos. Since launching in late 2016, PolicyEd videos have been watched nearly 60 million times.
Part II: Steve Wynn discusses his life as an entrepreneur and how he creates experiences that keep customers returning
Steve Wynn, founder of Wynn Resorts, in the second part of his interview, discusses further his life as an entrepreneur, what he does to motivate his employees, and how he creates experiences that keep customers’ returning.
Experts don’t always agree—but eight of us found common ground despite our other differences.
Another reason to care about how well American schools teach math: a country’s math skills are directly tied to its future wealth. By Eric A. Hanushek and Paul E. Peterson.