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 familiar photo of the Earth spinning in the blackness of space that was taken 50 years ago by William Anders, an astronaut on the Apollo 8 lunar mission, starkly illustrated our isolation on this planet. Now we face a crisis as the climate and environmental conditions that support life as we know it become ever more fragile owing to CO2-induced global warming. The evidence suggests there is significant risk that areas of the Earth in tropical zones may become uninhabitable and that significant food chains will collapse in this century.
Until recently a largely hypothetical threat, bioterrorism has now become a harsh reality. Jonathan B. Tucker explains how the American health system must respond.
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.
Scott Atlas, the David and Joan Traitel Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, gave a comprehensive overview of the Affordable Care Act in his talk entitled “Obamacare: What’s Happened and What’s Next.”
Of all the issues swirling around the 2008 election, the staggering projected costs for the upkeep of America's largest entitlement programs—Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid—loom with gathering intensity.
Experts don’t always agree—but eight of us found common ground despite our other differences.
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.
Ten ways for Republican leaders to show they can solve America’s problems. By Keith Hennessey.
New accounting rules won’t cure the budgetary ills of state and local governments.
The current economic crisis must be viewed as a gigantic wake-up call...
Lead with a cut in the payroll tax, and millions of jobs will follow. By Michael J. Boskin.
New government accounting rules enable local officials to get unfunded obligations to retirees under control.
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.
“What this plan will do is make the insurance you have work better for you....And here’s what you need to know, I will not sign a plan that adds one dime to our deficits—either now or in the future. Period.”...
Economics Working Paper WP09102