Hoover Institution

Programs of Economic Reform Begin to Emerge

Barry Naughton
July 16, 2013

In this essay at Hoover, Barry Naughton writes that China’s leaders declared a reform renewal last year, but nothing of significance occurred until the National People’s Congress concluded.

The Tax Collector vs. The Constitution

James Huffman
July 8, 2013

In this report for Hoover, the author asserts that when the government picks winners and losers in the marketplace, citizens lose out. Where taxes and regulation are the sam

Time to Chill Out on Global Warming

Charles L. Hooper
January 31, 2013

Scientific models of climate change are incomplete and unconvincing.

Renewable and Distributed Power in California

Jeremy Carl, Dian Grueneich, David Fedor, Cara Goldenberg
November 28, 2012

CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION  ....  1

CURRENT STRESSES ....  6

The Policy Maze: California's Renewable and Distributed Power Programs  ....  6

Union Power and the Education of Children

Terry Moe
August 1, 2008

In this excerpt from Stanford University Press’s Collective Bargaining in Education, Hoover Institution research fellow Terry Moe explains why the power of teachers unions is, in many ways

Cost Shifting in California Hospitals: What Is the Effect on Private Payers?

Daniel P. Kessler
June 6, 2007

The extent to which health care providers cost shift -- increase the price or markup charged to one group of patients in response to a decrease in another group's price or markup -- has

The High Price of Cheap Drugs

Russell Roberts
June 1, 2004

The lure of an alleged free lunch can be irresistible.  Even a lunch at reduced prices is hard to ignore.  This human desire for a bargain is part of America's persistent inte

Why Medical Ethics Matter

Philip R. Alper
April 1, 2004

"The potential of the physician to do great harm (as well as great good) has been recognized since ancient times.  In addition, the susceptibility of the physician to dangerous mor

Health, Wealthy, and Wise

John F. Cogan, R. Glenn Hubbard, and Daniel P. Kessler
May 4, 2004

After a century of U.S.

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