The Obama budget represents the biggest gamble in our entire fiscal history. By Michael J. Boskin.
By the time you finish reading this sentence, fifty people will have died of AIDS and eighty-five will be newly infected with HIV.
Virtual Insurance: How ObamaCare Saves 30 Million From Being Uninsured While Leaving 30 Million Without Coverage
STANFORD—The Hoover Institution hosted a donor retreat on November 17 and 18 during which experts in their fields discussed timely political and economic matters. Topics covered by the speakers at the retreat included a postelection President Obama, federalism, the economy, Social Security, health care reform, and an analysis of the election results.
The recent settlement between Florida and the tobacco companies amounts to an excise tax on smokers in all fifty states. Anyone for taxation without representation? By Hoover national fellow Daniel P. Kessler and former Hoover national fellow Jeremy Bulow.
Avik Roy, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and the Opinion Editor at Forbes, discussed his recent book Transcending Obamacare: A Patient Centered Plan for Near-Universal Coverage and Permanent Fiscal Solvency.
Bill Gates's efforts to help the poor are praiseworthy, but his real success at worldwide wealth creation is Microsoft itself. By Robert J. Barro.
In Washington, many are struggling to control spending and cut taxes. History is on their side. By Michael J. Boskin.
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.
Stability and the foundations for long-term growth, not politics, need to come first. By Gary S. Becker, Steven J. Davis, and Kevin M. Murphy.
Why low drug prices in Canada are too good to be true. By Russell Roberts.
Comprehensive, low-deductible, low-copayment insurance isn’t the solution—it’s the problem. By John F. Cogan, R. Glenn Hubbard, and Daniel P. Kessler.
Last May, Senator Paul Wellstone said of pharmaceutical companies, “We have an industry that makes exorbitant profits off sickness, misery, and illness of people and that is obscene.”