MY HOROSCOPE this week says that now is the perfect time to relocate, or at least de-clutter. . . .
Recent polls show that President Obama continues to receive high style points, but that his policies are being less well received...
Proposals to cut deeply into the Pentagon budget carry risks that the administration has yet to confront. By Kori N. Schake.
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.
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.
Lead with a cut in the payroll tax, and millions of jobs will follow. By Michael J. Boskin.
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.
The Obama budget represents the biggest gamble in our entire fiscal history. By Michael J. Boskin.
In Washington, many are struggling to control spending and cut taxes. History is on their side. By Michael J. Boskin.
Our return to prosperity depends on permanent tax cuts, predictable policies, and sane deficits. By George P. Shultz, Michael J. Boskin, John F. Cogan, Allan Meltzer, and John B. Taylor.
Step one: honest budgeting. For the four others, read on. By Michael J. Boskin.
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.
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.
A recession is a terrible time to make major changes in the economic rules of the game. . . .
Matt Ridley, author of The Rational Optimist, insists that we humans must face the truth about ourselves—no matter how good it might be. An interview with Peter Robinson.
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.”
Since 2008, the ratio of outlays-to-GDP has risen by about 14%. . . .
If a CEO issued the kind of distorted figures put out by politicians and scientists, he'd wind up in prison. . . .
How does a politician pay for something (health care, for instance) with nothing? By cooking the books. By Michael J. Boskin.