Since the anthrax scare last fall, there have been calls for the federal government to set up a National Vaccine Authority. Hoover fellow Henry I. Miller and Sam Kazman explain why that would be a mistake—with deadly consequences.
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.
The superlative American health care system can still be saved. By Scott W. Atlas.
The first step to avoid drowning in debt? Stop ignoring the approaching wave. By David Koitz.
President Barack Obama’s suggestion that he’d be willing to entertain piecemeal efforts at immigration reform is a devilish trap for Republicans. The best way
No matter how dangerous the waters, entrepreneurs plunge in. How government can stay out of their way. By Jeffrey M. Jones.
Step one: honest budgeting. For the four others, read on. By Michael J. Boskin.
A call for bold changes to taxes, entitlements, and spending. By Robert J. Barro.
Financing Medi-Cal: Navigating Scylla and Charybdis While Blindfolded with Both Hands Tied Behind Your Back
California Governor Jerry Brown’s proposed 2016-17 state budget projects that Medi-Cal enrollment – free or low-cost health coverage for children and adults with limited income and resources – will increase from 12.5 million to 13.5 million subscribers over the coming year at a total cost of $86 billion.
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.
As we California shut-ins figure how to avoid coming down with cabin fever while hunkering down against COVID-19, fear not for Gov. Gavin Newsom. He’s on the job—and very much in the public spotlight with constant media briefings on the Golden State’s efforts to combat and contain a spreading pandemic.
Human societies have generally made great progress over the course of history in the mastery of their surrounding environments, climates, and biomes. And the experience of the United States is emblematic of this, across a variety of measures—with significant reductions in air and water pollution, in weather-related mortality, in malnutrition, and in the burden of disease. Progress has been driven by a combination of technology, markets, and governance. Oftentimes difficult social and regulatory choices over the past half century, enabled by technological innovation and ongoing incentives for investments, have allowed this country to stay one step ahead of the variety of environmental and health risks it faces.
Incentives and information for providers and consumers could bring some rationality to this process
In 1799, doctors likely hastened the death of George Washington by draining a third of his blood to treat a bacterial infection...
Earlier this month, President Barack Obama said that an "unprecedented consensus has come together behind" health-care reform...