MY HOROSCOPE this week says that now is the perfect time to relocate, or at least de-clutter. . . .
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.
Federal and state governments are making a massive gamble about a little-understood new virus. They are betting our future on the most extreme worst-case scenario without considering the costs.
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.
The Supreme Court should seize the opportunity to overturn the agencies new regulations on carbon dioxide.
In 1990 the United Nations forecast that world population would peak at around 11 billion by the middle of this century. Now many experts believe the peak will be closer to 8 or 9 billion people. Is this slowing of global population growth good news for the earth's environment? Or do we still need to worry about the dangers of overpopulation and overconsumption? Peter Robinson speaks with Paul Ehrlich and Steven Hayward.
Ten ways for Republican leaders to show they can solve America’s problems. By Keith Hennessey.
We don’t need a moratorium. We need to push the frontiers of medicine to cure more patients.
Capping off an intensive week-long study and discussion of the core principles and tools of public policy, students were invited to apply their knowledge by researching and developing a policy proposal. Following the principles of Hoover scholarship, the proposals emphasize a specific recommendation using facts, data, and well-constructed arguments. The papers summarize the significance of the new policy and the expected result.
By the time you finish reading this sentence, fifty people will have died of AIDS and eighty-five will be newly infected with HIV.
At the Hoover Institution, the Summer Policy Boot Camp reflects a major rethinking about how to train people to become successful policy leaders. While students may learn about policy issues and analysis in the classroom, some Stanford scholars say that they do not always develop the skills needed after college to deliver policy results in the real world.
No matter how dangerous the waters, entrepreneurs plunge in. How government can stay out of their way. By Jeffrey M. Jones.
The new Stanford initiative Cardinal Conversations examined the intersections of politics and technology with entrepreneurs and Stanford alumni Reid Hoffman and Peter Thiel. Historian Niall Ferguson of the Hoover Institution moderated a discussion that included questions from the largely student audience.
Freedom’s Virtues and Vulnerabilities: Hoover Fellows Pair Economic Optimism with Sobering National Security Warnings
Can American freedom survive in today’s challenging world? That was a recurring question during two days of presentations at Hoover’s 2018 Fall Retreat, held from October 21–23 in Hoover’s David and Joan Traitel Building. In a comprehensive agenda of briefings developed exclusively for Hoover supporters, numerous fellows cheered America’s economic progress (helped by policies enacted under the advice of Hoover fellows) while also explaining daunting new challenges to America’s security.
European lawmakers want to protect their favorite regulations—effective or not, now and forever. By James Huffman.
Overseers, Directors, and Scholars Meet at Hoover Headquarters to Discuss Strategy and New Developments in US Policy
A look at the 2019 Summer Policy Boot Camp.
Regulation and risk aversion hinder advancement